National University of Health Sciences



About NUHS

National University of Health Sciences has set standards of educational excellence in health career education since 1906. With a steadfast commitment to integrative medicine, NUHS provides a dynamic atmosphere where students and faculty of diverse medical specialties can work together as colleagues. National University’s naturopathic medicine program offers a rigorous and academically challenging curriculum that blends a thorough scientific foundation with comprehensive training in naturopathic treatments. The program brings a strong emphasis on naturopathic principles and philosophy together with a thorough study of contemporary, evidence-based treatments from a number of perspectives.

Offering the only naturopathic medicine degree program in the Midwest, NUHS boasts a beautiful 35-acre campus in a quiet suburb only minutes away from the academic, entertainment, and cultural resources of Chicago.

Mailing address:
200 E. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-629-2000
Toll free: 1-800-826-6285


National University of Health Sciences

Chicago, Illinois Campus

Offering the only naturopathic medicine degree program in the Midwest, NUHS boasts a beautiful 35-acre campus in a quiet suburb only minutes away from the academic, entertainment and cultural resources of Chicago.

Our Programs

National University of Health Sciences, the nation’s premier institution for complementary and alternative medical education, offers a doctor of naturopathic medicine program (ND), which will prepare you to practice as a licensed naturopathic physician. National University’s ND program provides you with a rigorous curriculum that blends thorough scientific foundation with comprehensive training in traditional naturopathic treatments.

“National University of Health Sciences is a great place to study naturopathic medicine. We have over 100 years of experience in training natural health care physicians, and maintain high academic standards and a rigorous curriculum. Most importantly, we have a commitment to integrative medicine. On our campus, students and faculty from different medical specialties work together and share their knowledge, skills, and research for better patient outcomes. We combine natural and conservative care with the best of modern diagnostic and treatment options for better clinical results. We’re proud of what we do, and are confident that our ND graduates will go on to become respected leaders in their profession. I hope you’ll join us as we define the future of integrated health care.”

Joseph P.D. Stiefel, President
National University of Health Sciences

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites for Admission

Students are expected to have completed a total of 24 credit hours in life and physical science coursework before entering the chiropractic or naturopathic programs.

The 24 credits of life and physical science coursework should include both lecture and laboratory components in each of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Additional coursework is recommended, but not required for admission:

  • Anatomy (human or comparative)
  • Biochemistry

All courses must be taken at an accredited institution and must be transferable at the baccalaureate level. All courses must be completed with a “C” grade (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher. A grade of “C-” is not satisfactory unless it is equivalent to a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale.

Please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-826-6285 or for more detailed information on required prerequisites.

Degree and GPA Requirements

Students must have earned a baccalaureate degree and a minimum GPA of 3.00. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 may be admitted under an Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP).

Technical Standards

In addition, ND students must read and understand the technical standards for the ND program.

Academic Options

Students who desire a naturopathic education but have undergraduate degrees with a non-science major, or those who fall short of the required science credit hours to meet National University admission requirements, may enroll in the Prerequisite Program. Under the prerequisite program, students can finish the above prerequisites in an accelerated format during two eight-week mini-terms prior to starting their doctoral program.
Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree may enroll in the NUHS Bachelor of Biomedical Science Degree completion program. It is designed for students with a two-year/associate’s degree or 60 semester hours of general education credits, who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree to prepare for a career in science or health care.

Students who are in the process of completing the above prerequisites at another institution are still welcome and encouraged to apply. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or to speak with an Admissions Counselor regarding admission.

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• Three and one half years (10 trimesters) for full-time students
• Five years for dual degree tracks
• Flexible track options

$30,100 estimated cost for two trimesters.