Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM)

Phoenix, Arizona

Contact SCNM

Mailing address:
2140 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: 480.858.9100


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We encourage you to experience SCNM in-person or through our virtual tour.

Degrees Offered

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN)
  • Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership (MSNBL)

About SCNM

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences is the premier medical school focusing on natural medicine. Game-changing opportunities only available at SCNM, such as an ND job board, a full time career services director, and honors tracks, give students and graduates distinct advantages as they start careers in the health field. In addition to the ND program, SCNM now offers two online Master’s Programs; Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership for those looking to earn a degree from a leading institution in evidence-based, holistic, and scientific approaches to natural medicine.

The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program launched five distinct honors tracks in Community Health, Nature Cure, Pain Management, Pediatrics, and Regenerative Medicine. These focused areas of clinical education can help position students 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.

Dedicated in 2018, the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine is the first of its kind at any medical school, continuing SCNM’s reputation as a leader in the field of naturopathic medicine and stem cell therapy. The Center will expand clinical experiences for students focused on providing non-opioid pain relief options to patients.

Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research will advance 21st century Botanical Medicine by conducting scientific exploration grounded in herbalism’s rich tradition. Scheduled to open in 2020, the Institute will conduct analytical testing, cellular and molecular biology assays, and metabolomic testing. Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research will expand research opportunities for students.



Phoenix, Arizona Campus

SCNM’s campus is located in Tempe, part of the Phoenix metropolitan area which is one of the top 10 largest metro areas in the US. The Valley of the Sun has all of the diversity of big city life without the big city cost. Perks include desert mountain parks, many outdoor attractions, cultural and entertainment opportunities and light rail transit. Not far from SCNM is Arizona State University, the largest university in the country, which brings a rich college atmosphere and an abundance of affordable housing.


Our Programs

​More students choose SCNM than any other naturopathic medical school in the U.S. and it’s easy to see why. Under Arizona’s wide scope of practice, you’ll learn all of the naturopathic therapies within the ND program, including acupuncture and injection therapies. Our progressive educational model is based upon proven, effective methods used by the world’s most prestigious medical schools. These methods consist of early clinical experiences, team-based learning, and a body-systems approach for teaching the basic sciences.

SCNM’s most recent additions are two online food-science-driven Master of Science in nutrition degrees.

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.



Admissions applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Naturopathic Doctor Centralized Application Service (NDCAS). We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020.

Our representatives are available to help you along your journey.