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


Meet the Admissions Team and Student Ambassadors

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

SCNM Open House

Join us for a fun-filled open house on Saturday, October 26th.

Hear from SCNM faculty and alumni, tour the campus, meet with current students, and much more!

About SCNM

For more than 20 years, SCNM has been on the forefront of advancing the naturopathic medical profession. A constant innovator, SCNM boasts many professional “firsts” including developing the first curriculum redesign, the first Career Services Center for alumni success, the industry’s first job board –, as well as implementing electronic health records first in the teaching clinic. SCNM recently added a 47,000 sq. foot building to  campus. The Community Commons houses the industry’s first integrative medical clinic devoted to treating pain, a healthy café, ample study space and classrooms, a yoga and fitness room, teaching kitchen, a 5000 sq. ft. library, the largest medicinary in the southwest, and much more.

SCNM is committed to graduating confident, competent and caring physicians. SCNM’s innovative clinical training is designed to provide an intuitive progression of medical education. The 1st two years of the program feature 6 clinical practice courses that prepare you to hit the ground running when you enter clinic in your 3rd year. Working with standardized patients and observing physicians in their own practices also allows students to build confidence early in the program. Our basic sciences curriculum is taught using best practices in principles of adult learning theory, including team-based learning.

SCNM has pioneered naturopathic programs in environmental medicine, women’s health, pediatrics and most recently pain management. However you imagine your career, SCNM will help you turn your passion for making a difference in patient’s lives into a reality! From our state of the art facilities, progressive approach to medical education and lots of support from our caring faculty, you will develop the skills and confidence to become an innovator in healthcare.

SCNM offers a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree and courses in Injection Therapy and Corporate Wellness.



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. Two on-campus medical centers (including the integrative Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine), as well as the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research, give students unparalleled opportunities for career preparation. Known as the most supportive and customer-service driven school, SCNM supports and guides students before, during and after their time on campus. Discover the SCNM difference for yourself!



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

Our representatives are available to help you along your journey.