Sample Curriculum – Doctor of Natural Medicine for Health Professionals

Module I – Medical Sciences
SCI 320 Human Anatomy & Physiology
SCI 401 Clinical Biochemistry
SCI 455 Basic Sciences (Human Biology Histology, Embryology, Microbiology/Parasitology, Genetics, Immunology)
SCI 408 Pathology I

Module II – Natural Medicine Modalities
NUT 304 Clinical Nutrition
NM 303 Botanical Medicine/Herbology
HM 305 Homeopathy I
NM 507 Functional Medicine
NM 402 Naturopathic Practice I

Module III – Integrated Medicine Diagnostics and Assessments
SCI 418 Holistic Blood Chemistry & Urine Lab Analysis
NM 503 Physical Examination & Diagnosis
PHM 608 Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
IR 400 Iridology I (optional)
NM 307 Tissue Mineral and Metal Hair Analysis (optional)

Module IV – Natural Medicine Modalities
NM 401 Naturopathy: History & Practice
NM 309 Detoxification & Nature Cure
NM 310 Color Therapy (Diploma)
NM 311 Gastroenterology I & Colon Therapy
NUT 460 Holistic Nutritional Counseling
PT 407 Physiotherapeutic Modalities

Module V – Natural Medicine Modalities
HM 501 Homeopathy II
NM 406 Naturopathic Manipulations I
NUT 412 Cellular Nutrition/Oligo & Trace Elements
NM 502 Naturopathic Practice II
NM 506 Naturopathic Manipulations II

Module VI – Natural Medicine Modalities
NM 518 Naturopathic Womens Health
NM 403 Naturopathic Pediatrics
PSY 444 Introduction to Applied Counseling
PSY 402 Naturopathic Psychiatry

Module VII – Medical and Legal
RAD 505 Radiological Analysis
LAW 418 Jurisprudence
PHL 410 Ethics in Healthcare

Electives: (Not requirements in ND)
SCI 317 Elemental Chemistry
NUT 301 Basic Nutrition
NUT 302 Nutrition I
NUT 307 Whole Nutrition
NM 320 Anti-aging and Longevity
IS 4-600 Body/Mind Integrative Studies
NM 407 Aromatherapy
AY 300 Ayurveda – The Beginner
NM 417 Gastroenterology II – Mayr

Practical and/or Clinical – A Minimum of 24 Credit Hours

The practical and clinical training requirement may be fulfilled by attending and successfully completing approved trainings, seminars, or apprenticeship programs, nationally or internationally. In order to receive credit the student must receive a satisfactory pass or certificate of completion from the appropriate instructor. All practical and clinical must be pre-approved by the student’s Dean.

Practical: The requirements for these courses are:

  1. Complete the practical.
  2. Complete a certification course, practical, or seminar at a pre-approved location in an apprenticeship, or with a pre-approved instructor.
  3. If the student finds it impossible to fulfill either of the above requirements then they may apply for a special exception. This exception will require that the student submit documentation in the form of case studies, a research paper and/or other representation of how they have integrated this modality or course of study into their practice.
  4. The last alternative would be to complete a research study in the particular science or modality.


The University has a growing list of clinics and centers throughout the Americas and in many foreign countries with practitioners offering to assist students in fulfilling externship requirements. The clinical externship may be completed with a professional practitioner in the area in which the student resides as well. A student may also decide to complete the externship with more than one practitioner to receive a diversity of experience and training. All preceptors in the externship program must meet the established qualifications and requirements of the University of Natural Medicine and thereby be approved by the Dean. Upon completion of the clinical program, the Dean will evaluate each individual’s learning experience and preparedness for integrating knowledge into a Naturopathic practice.

All courses must be documented and verified in order to receive credit.

Core Curriculum and Electives 120
Practical and Clinical Studies 24
Total Credits 144