7 Accredited Naturopathic Programs Across 8 North American Campuses

AANMC’s accredited naturopathic schools meet both federal and academic standards. Explore all AANMC member schools to discover the unique qualities of each institution.

Graduation from a naturopathic medicine program that is accredited or is a candidate for accreditation guarantees eligibility to sit for the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), the passage of which is required to obtain licensure.


Learn more about each school’s specific academic prerequisites here.

Bastyr University - Naturopathic Medicine

Bastyr University

Seattle, Washington, and San Diego, California

Bastyr University is recognized globally for its rigorous curriculum and NIH-funded research. Students learn to view nature as the ultimate teacher of science and thrive on the free exchange of ideas within a nurturing community.

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Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM)

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

British Columbia, Canada

The Boucher Institute is recognized for its innovative curriculum, mentorship model of education and small class sizes. The campus is located in beautiful British Columbia, where naturopathic physicians enjoy one of the widest scopes of practice in North America, including prescription rights.

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Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CCNM is Canada’s premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine, offering new thinking, new research and new approaches to health care.

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National College of Natural Medicine

National University of Natural Medicine

Portland, Oregon

NUNM has been a recognized authority in providing ground-breaking naturopathic medical education for over 50 years.

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National University of Health Sciences

National University of Health Sciences

Chicago, Illinois

NUHS has set standards of educational excellence in health career education since 1906.

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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences

Phoenix, Arizona

SCNM’s renowned faculty and dynamic student body share a passion for innovative learning and technology, rigorous clinical training, public health service and the advancement of naturopathic medicine.

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University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine

University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine

Bridgeport, Connecticut

UBCNM is proud to offer small class sizes, a recently renovated anatomy lab with 24/7 student access and a student to cadaver ratio of 4:1. Our UB Clinics, which offer naturopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, and dental hygiene services, see about 25,000 patients each year.

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All AANMC member institutions have been accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition, all of the naturopathic medicine programs of the member schools have been accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), the recognized accreditor for naturopathic medical programs in North America. Graduation from a naturopathic medicine program that is accredited or is a candidate for accreditation guarantees eligibility to sit for the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), the passage of which is required to obtain licensure.

Since 1978, the CNME has helped to develop and maintain the highest standards of education for naturopathic doctors. For further information on accreditation, contact:

The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)
P.O. Box 178
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: 413.528.8877
www.cnme.org