Naturopathic Doctor training


Rigourus 4 Year Doctorate Program

Only 5 Accredited U. S. Naturopathic Medical Schools:

Do ALL NDs Train The Same Way?

No. The ND Title and Training is not yet standard in the United States. 

Please keep this in mind when searching for a Naturopathic Doctor. 

More information at:

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Years 1 and 2 Basic Medical Sciences

Regional Anatomy, Neuro Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry, Histology, Embryology, Medical Genetics, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Lab Techniques, Ethics, Jurisprudence, Epidemiology/Public Health, Research, Physical and Diagnostic Assessement. 

Naturopathic Physician Licensing Exam I (NPLEX 1) Covering all Biological Sciences.

Years 3 and 4 Clinical Sciences and Rotations

Neurology, Endocrinology, Otolaryngology/EENT, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Urology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Minor Surgery, Oncology, Virology, Pediatrics, Medical Psychology, Geriatrics.

Clinical Rotations With Patients Totaling a Minimum of 1340 Hours.

Natural Therapies: Interspersed Over 4 Years

  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine -205 hours
  • Botanical/Herbal Medicine-150 hours
  • Clinical Nutrition-120 hours
  • Environmental Medicine-55 hours
  • Homeopathic Medicine-140 hours
  • Mind Body Medicine-110 hours
  • Physical Medicine-200 hours

With exposure to additional healing therapies such as Iridology, Aromatherapy, Light/Color therapy and Many More!

Post Doctorate

Naturopathic Physician Licensing Exam II (NPLEX 2)

Standardized national exam taken for licensure covering clinical sciences, physical/clinical diagnosis, lab/imaging analysis, conventional medical treatments and naturopathic medical treatments.

Residences Optional For Naturopathic Physicians.