Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences is a leading medical school focusing on natural medicine. Game-changing opportunities available at SCNM, such as honors tracks, a full-time career services director, and the ND job board, elevate and better prepare our students and graduates as they start careers in the health field. SCNM now offers two fully online Master’s Programs, Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership, created for those looking to earn a degree from a leading institution in evidence-based, holistic, and scientific approaches to natural medicine.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program
Our doctorate program blends patient care with innovative research and a cutting-edge naturopathic curriculum. SCNM students and graduates use an evidenced-based, natural mindset to change the future of healthcare. SCNM’s faculty, physicians, and staff work together to prepare students for success, both in school and as they join the field of naturopathic medicine.
With a wide scope of practice in the state of Arizona, students are able to experience using all types of naturopathic therapies to treat and heal, including: acupuncture, IV, and regenerative injection therapy.
Keep up with the latest news about SCNM and the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program by visiting Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine’s website and YouTube channel.
Honors Tracks: Customized Clinical Education in a Concentrated Area
The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program has five distinct honors tracks: Community Health, Nature Cure, Pain Management, Pediatrics, and Regenerative Medicine. These focused areas of clinical education can help better prepare and elevate an honor’s track student’s position for competitive post-graduate opportunities and residencies. Students participate in hands-on learning, both in classrooms and within our on-site Medical Center, Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Medicinary. Off-site opportunities for additional patient experiences exist in the partnership with our community clinics, benefitting the underprivileged populations throughout Maricopa County.
SCNM School of Nutrition: An Institution that Grows Masters
In Fall of 2019, SCNM announced plans to launch two 100% online Master of Science in Nutrition degrees – the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) and the Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership (MSNBL). Both programs will seat their first class in April of 2020.
The Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) educates students in nutritional sciences, self-care, whole food nutrition, and the responsible use of dietary supplements while also covering emerging topics such as nutrigenomics and microbiomics.
The Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership (MSNBL) educates students in the nutritional sciences, supply chain, regulations, leadership, and management—all specific to the thriving natural products, nutraceutical, and dietary supplement industry.
Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine
Dedicated in 2018, the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine is the first of its kind at any naturopathic medical school. Continuing SCNM’s reputation as leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine, research, and stem cell therapy, the Center provides extensive research opportunities and additional clinical experiences for students by offering non-opioid pain relief options to patients.
SCNM Sage Foundation: Broadening Student/Patient Experiences While Making an Impact
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In addition to clinical experiences at the two on-campus centers, SCNM third- and fourth-year ND medical students treat patients at various community clinics throughout Maricopa County.
The SCNM Sage Foundation is our award-winning community health program that provides quality healthcare to underserved populations in Arizona. Our community clinics empower underprivileged communities by providing a healthy foundation to begin to improve their lives.
At these clinics, students will see a range of patients including: children in low-income school districts, domestic violence survivors, low-income families, individuals coping with HIV/AIDS, and patients recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. SCNM students are given the opportunity to help the underprivileged in their own community while broadening their patient experiences.
The Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research: Breaking Ground
The Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Medicine is on track to open in 2020. This state-of-the-art molecular biology and phytochemistry laboratory will work in collaboration with the natural products industry and other academic institutions to develop new products and improve existing botanical therapeutics grounded in herbalism’s rich tradition through scientific exploration.
The Institute will conduct analytical testing, cellular and molecular biology assays, and metabolomic testing. Furthermore, the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research will expand clinical research opportunities for students.
For more information on these exciting additions to SCNM, visit www.scnm.edu