Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing naturopathic physicians who are licensed or eligible for licensing as primary care providers.
Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D. or N.M.D.) or Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) degree.
NABNE is responsible for approving applicants to take the NPLEX, and for administering the examinations. The NPLEX – Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination(s) – is the examination that graduates of one of the approved naturopathic medical colleges must pass to be licensed in any of the states or provinces that license/register naturopathic physicians.
To learn more about Naturopathic Medical Education and the Schools that provide it, visit the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
Naturopathic Medical Schools
Bastyr University, located north of Seattle, Washington, is one of the world’s leading academic centers for advancing knowledge in the natural health sciences. A twenty–five year pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr continues to be in the forefront of developing the model for 21st century medicine.
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, established in 1978, offers Canada’s only accredited four-year, full-time professional program in naturopathic medicine. Graduates receive a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) diploma.
NCNM offers two graduate professional degrees in accredited and recognized programs that prepare you for licensed practice in many states and provinces: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, founded in 1992, educates in the art and science of naturopathic medicine to prepare students to be conscientious and caring health care providers.
The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine is a non-profit, co-educational professional institution which grants the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) degree to graduates who successfully complete four academic years of study including clinical training.
NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.