National University of Natural Medicine

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

76 Faculty Members | 8:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the oldest programmatically accredited naturopathic medical school in North America. NCNM had its beginnings in the early 1950s, in response to the termination of the naturopathic program at Western States Chiropractic College. Members of the profession from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia planned the founding of the College and in May 1956, in Portland, Ore., Drs. Charles Stone, W. Martin Bleything and Frank Spaulding executed the Articles of Incorporation of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. After 50 years, in July 2006, NCNM decided to change its name to National College of Natural Medicine to be reflective of its two core programs and inclusive of any future offerings.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$10,875

Out of state

$10,875
Graduate

In state

$16,701

Out of state

$16,701

Financial aid resources

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • International Public Health/International Health
Full List of Programs

Graduate ProgramsX

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Clinical Research Coordinator
      • A program that prepares individuals for careers as clinical research administrators or clinical research coordinators where they work under the supervision of a Principal Investigator to organize, coordinate and administer clinical research trials. Includes instruction in pharmacology, medical terminology, foundations of clinical research, project management, ethics, research design and data management, and legal and regulatory compliance . Examples: [Clinical Research Trial Coordination], [Clinical Trials Research], [Clinical Trials Management] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
      • A program that prepares individuals to provide evaluations, referrals, and short-term counseling services to help people prevent or remediate personal problems, conflicts, and emotional crises. Includes instruction in human development, psychopathology, individual and group counseling, personality theory, career assessment, patient screening and referral, observation and testing techniques, interviewing skills, professional standards and ethics, and applicable laws and regulations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • International Public Health/International Health
      • A program that focuses on the application of public health specializations, the social and behavioral sciences, and policy and communications methods to the study of health problems in low- and middle-income countries and regions, and prepares individuals to function as professional international health specialists. Includes instruction in health education and promotion, research design and evaluation, infectious disease epidemiology, international health policy and management, public nutrition and food security, information systems, program evaluation, medical anthropology, international communication, behavioral sciences, maternal and child health, demography and population policy, and health care finance and economics. Examples: [Global Health] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply the principles of dietetics and the biomedical and nutrition sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs as part of clinical treatment and therapy programs, and to manage health care facility food services. Includes instruction in human nutrition, nutrient metabolism, the role of foods and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention, nutrition as a treatment regime, planning and directing hospital food service programs, diet and nutrition analysis and planning, supervision of food storage and preparation, special diets, client education, and professional standards and regulations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
      • A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of acupuncture, a Chinese system of health care and healing based on the use of pulse diagnosis, acupuncture point selection, and needle insertion, as well as herbs and other Asian treatment modalities. Includes instruction in basic Western medical sciences, Asian philosophy, Chinese medical anatomy and physiology, Chinese herbs, diagnostic techniques, patient observation and communication, acupuncture points and point selection, acupuncture techniques, acupuncture treatment of disease, pain management, practice management, and professional standards and ethics. Examples: [Acupuncture], [Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine], [Oriental Medicine] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda
      • A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of Ayurveda, a holistic health care system based on the use of dietary, lifestyle, spiritual, pharmacological and physical therapies to remove imbalances and restore health as defined in Vedic and other classical Sanskrit authorities in the Indian tradition. Includes instruction in Sanskrit; history, philosophy, and principles of Ayurveda; Ayurvedic pharmacology; anatomy and physiology; internal medicine; herbology; diagnostic techniques; patient examination and communication; therapeutic modalities; detoxification theory and practice; mind and body behavior modification; Yoga; clinical pediatrics and gynecology; diet therapies; treatment of specific diseases; and professional standards and ethics. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$50
Graduate
$75
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
85%
Male Students
15%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian64.74%
  2. Not Specified11.34%
  3. Hispanic/Latino7.84%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities7.42%
  5. Asian7.01%
  6. Black0.62%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.62%
  8. American Indian/Alaska Native0.41%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

658

Undergraduate students

38

Graduate students

620

Attendance breakdown

Full time
85%
Part time
15%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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