American Association of Naturopathic Doctors

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.

Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)

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.

North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE/NPLEX)

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 Student Association (NMSA)

The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) is an international, student-governed 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to support naturopathic medical students at accredited schools in the USA and Canada. We provide access to unique leadership experiences and educational resources, as well as increased access to information on how to succeed in our future careers as healthcare professionals.

The Institute of Natural Medicine (INM)

The Institute of Natural Medicine (INM) exists to help you understand the diverse health-changing options available today. We describe the differences between Medical Doctors (MD) and Naturopathic Doctors (ND) and show how Naturopathic Medicine helps people transition from “managing illness” to cultivating real health. We provide you with vital information you need to find a reputable, licensed ND and begin a journey toward greater health.


Bastyr University

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.

Bastyr University – Washington Campus
14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, Washington 98028-4966
Phone: (425) 823-1300, Fax: (425) 823-6222

Bastyr University – California Campus
4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard
San Diego, California 92121-1407
Phone: (858) 246-9700, Fax: (858) 246-9710

National University of Natural Medicine

NUNM 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.
049 SW Porter St., Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 552-1555

Southwest College of Naturopathic 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 healthcare providers.
2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85282
Phone: (480) 858-9100, Fax (480) 858.9116

University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine

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.
Health Science Center, 60 Lafayette Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
Phone: (800) EXCEL UB (392-3582) ext. 4108

National University of Health Sciences

200 East Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (630) 629-2000, Fax: (630) 889-6499

Canadian College of Naturopathic 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.
1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 1E2
Phone: (416) 498-1255, Toll Free: 1-866-241-2266

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

Boucher Centre, 300-435 Columbia Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3L 5N8
Phone: 604-777-9981, Fax: 604-777-9982


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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.