Naturopathic Education

Naturopathic Doctors Are Rigorously Trained

Licensed or registered naturopathic doctors have attended four-year post-graduate professional-level programs at accredited institutions.  The naturopathic education includes the same basic sciences as those studied by allopathic physicians. Some member schools in the AANMC actually require more hours of basic and clinical science than many top allopathic medical schools.
During their first two years of study, the curriculum focuses on basic and clinical sciences, covering Biochemistry, Human Physiology, Histology, Anatomy, Macro- and Microbiology, Immunology, Human Pathology, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology.

For at least the final two years of their naturopathic medical program, students intern in clinical settings under the close supervision of licensed professionals. Students of naturopathic medicine use the Western medical sciences as a foundation on which to build a thorough knowledge of holistic, non-toxic therapies and develop skills in diagnosis, disease prevention and wellness optimization.

While earning their degree, doctors of naturopathic medicine learn virtually all the modalities of proven natural therapies such as Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Lifestyle Counseling, Massage, Physical Medicine, and Hydrotherapy.

Graduates from naturopathic medical schools must pass the comprehensive naturopathic physicians licensing examinations (NPLEX) to be registered in Colorado as Naturopathic Doctors starting January 2014.

Today’s naturopathic doctors artfully blend modern, cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with ancient and traditional methods. They offer the world a healing paradigm founded on a rational balance of tradition, science and respect for nature.

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