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Naturopathic medicine is a health care profession that emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances (alternative medicine practices) that encourage individuals' self-healing process. The goal of naturpathic medicine is to treat the whole person. Naturopathic practitioners, including naturopathic doctors (NDs), help with dietary and lifestyle changes, stress reduction, herbs and dietary supplements, homeopathy, exercise therapy and more. Naturopathic physicians generally complete a 4 year, graduate-level program at a naturopathic medical schools.
Currently, there is not a centralized application system for naturopathic medical schools. Students who are interested in applying to a naturopathic medicne program must apply directly to each individual school.
Each program is different, but typically, schools are looking for the following prerequisites:
It is important for students to check each school's requirements carefully as some schools will require courses not listed above. For more information about a specific program, contact that school directly.
Students should check with each program of interest for more information.
If interested in shadowing a naturopathic physician, contact an admission representative at your local naturopathic medical school. The admissions representative can set up a shadowing opportunity with a local alumni.
Unfortunately, because naturopathic medicine programs do not have a centalized application system, Pre-Health Adivsing is unable to track this data.