Interested in Attending an Accredited Alternative Medicine School?

by Erik Hambrick

Posted on Saturday 15th of August 2009


Look no further than the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, located in beautiful Tempe, Arizona, is a leading accredited naturopathic college that offers an exceptional education for someone looking for a career in holistic therapies and naturopathic medicine. This college of natural health offers students the chance to graduate with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree (ND). The degree program is designed to be completed in four calendar years.

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Degree Program Synopsis:
In the first year, naturopathic medicine students study a basic medical science curriculum, involving classes about anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. The student is also introduced to courses involving naturopathic medicine. The basic medical science curriculum is still taught during a student’s second year at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in addition to courses explaining the human body’s pathological transitions through disease and how these diseases can be recognized. Students learn the ways these diseases can be recognized with physical, clinical, and lab diagnosis. Advanced naturopathic medicine courses are introduced, including mind-body medicine, nutrition, oriental medicine, and homeopathy. A student’s third and fourth year studying naturopathic medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences includes the study of clinical methods involving naturopathic medicine, in both a classroom and clinical setting. Students work with several patients, including patients at the Southwest College Medical Center as well as nine other community clinics affiliated with this college of natural health. With four years of study, the graduate is ready to start a career in the field of naturopathic medicine.

Career Paths after Graduation from a Naturopathic College:
There are several career paths for someone who studies and receives a Doctor of Naturopathic Doctor degree (ND) from an accredited naturopathic college like the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. Graduates can choose to become primary care physicians in a clinic or open up a private practice. There are also careers for naturopathic medicine graduates as research scientists, natural pharmacists, or public health administrators.
Naturopathic medicine students work with and treat all aspects of health and wellness and can practice in several areas, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Whatever field of naturopathic medicine in which a student wishes to work, a graduate who receives a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Degree (ND) from an accredited naturopathic college utilizes his/her knowledge to integrate non-toxic therapies and holistic therapies in the overall approach to disease prevention and overall wellness optimization.

Students who choose to study and earn a degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Arizona should go into their graduate program knowing they will be prepared for a career in naturopathic medicine. This college of natural health is one of only seven institutions accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences is also a member of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges.



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