Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine is an intensive four–year doctoral program that trains holistic primary care physicians and prepares candidates for state board licensing examinations and the general practice of naturopathic medicine. Graduates are eligible to sit for board examinations in states and provinces that license naturopathic physicians.
The program emphasizes a distinctive approach to health and healing – an approach that considers the whole person when treating specific conditions, one that seeks to diagnose and treat causes wherever possible.
Naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world. This is evidenced by its emphasis in treating disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing power of the body. Chosen methods of treatment respect this natural healing process.