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The National University of Natural Medicine offers graduate degrees and certificates through the College of Chinese Medicine, College of Naturopathic Medicine and School of Graduate Studies.
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College of Naturopathic Medicine
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
NUNM‘s Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine is an intensive four–year doctoral program that trains holistic primary care physicians and prepares candidates for state board licensing examinations and the general practice of naturopathic medicine. Upon graduation, alumni are eligible to sit for board examinations in states and provinces that license naturopathic physicians. The program emphasizes a distinctive approach to health and healing – an approach that considers the whole person when treating specific conditions, one that seeks to diagnose and treat causes wherever possible.
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What Do NDs Do? Career Options in Naturopathic Medicine
College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
The MSOM program is the most comprehensive training in classical Chinese medicine offered in the US. In this four–year, 226 credit program, students are immersed in the classical foundations of the medicine, receive a holistic education in Western medical sciences, and are trained in the clinical application of the major modalities of Chinese medicine—herbal formulation, acupuncture, moxibustion, bodywork, qigong and nutrition. The curriculum has a strong focus on personal and professional cultivation in order to support the health of the students as they progress through school, as well as to optimize their proficiency as practitioners.
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Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine
The Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM) is a four-year program within which the MSOM program is fully nested. In addition to achievement of the MSOM competencies, DSOM students cultivate the capacity to directly access the profound level of knowledge and wisdom in the classical texts of Chinese medicine. They journey on the path of the scholar-practitioner committed to applying ancient knowledge in the service of enhanced clinical outcomes. With a patient-centered focus, they attain the competencies required to integrate their classical knowledge, skills and values into the broader healthcare system through effective communication, education, and collaboration.
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School of Graduate Studies
Master of Science in Ayurveda
The MScA is designed to provide training in the art and science of Ayurveda to currently enrolled NUNM students and licensed medical professionals. Ayurveda is a perfect complement to our existing core programs in naturopathic and Chinese medicine, and may also be of interest to nutrition and global health students. Learn more about the Master of Science in Ayurveda
Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research
The Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) in NUNM’s School of Graduate Studies is designed for those interested in a strong foundation in research and study design in integrative medicine. As the need for evidence–based medicine grows stronger, the demand for research skills in integrative medicine has increased. This program aims to train master’s level researchers, evidence-based clinicians, and clinician researchers by offering courses that cater to multiple career paths.
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Master of Science in Integrative Mental Health
The MSiMH combines integrative medicine and mental health care training for a truly unique, multidisciplinary, and collaborative learning experience. This whole systems approach to mental health provides students with concrete skills in biopsychosocial assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and integrative and conventional therapies.
Students learn a variety of modalities, including mindfulness-base approaches to counseling and applied psychotherapeutic approaches to healing, by active participation. Additionally, students explore their own psyche, and study how what they learn about themselves shapes their personal identity as a health care professional. The MSiMH program can only be taken concurrently with one of our clinical degrees: ND, DSOM, or MSOM.
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Master of Science in Nutrition
The Master of Science in Nutrition at NUNM focuses on diets that are based on whole, unprocessed foods. To create a well-rounded curriculum, the program integrates nutritional biochemistry and pathophysiology with advanced clinical nutrition knowledge.
This active-learning curriculum provides a solid foundation in holistic nutrition and food systems, complemented by skill-training in cooking, teaching, and nutritional counseling.
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Master of Science in Nutrition (Online)
The Master of Science in Nutrition (Online) also focuses on diets that are based on whole, unprocessed foods, and integrates nutritional biochemistry and pathophysiology with advanced clinical nutrition knowledge. This online nutrition program is unique in that students will learn culinary nutrition skills as well. This program provides a solid foundation in holistic nutrition and food systems, complemented by skill-training in cooking, teaching, and nutritional counseling.
All classes are delivered through an online learning management system that supports live and recorded videos; readings and group projects; solo cooking assignments; discussions and live office hours.
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Master of Science in Global Health
The Master of Science in Global Health is designed for students who desire to understand the complexity of global health challenges and contribute to solutions in a meaningful way.
This unique program combines public health with traditional medicine providing a whole-systems approach to global health. Program coursework investigates multi-disciplinary solutions to complex health issues, emphasizes health disparities and social justice, and offers fieldwork to hone skills locally or internationally.
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