Course Descriptions CNM

Course Descriptions



This course will help the student become a more effective animal holistic practitioner by providing a basic working understanding of animal naturopathic care practices, nutrition and diagnosis and treatment of certain ailments.  The course content will focus on the background of animal natural health as well as provides a basic understanding of common animal ailments and their preferred natural treatment regimens.  We will study the time course of animal naturopathic care and the positive effects of nutrition.  We will also explore the adverse reactions of pharmaceuticals and provide appropriate alternative recommendations.
ANM 301: 3 credits – Sheila Rockley, Ph.D.

The course content will provide a foundation for preventing and treating common ailments in dogs, cats and other animals through the use of aromatherapy and essential oils.  When treating animals through aromatherapy a holistic viewpoint is taken.  The class will cover general conditions that will be found in everyday practice including coat problems, gum infections, ear infections, UTI’s, parasites and general health conditions.  This course teaches preferred aromatherapy treatments for various animal health related conditions. Species primarily covered in this course include dogs, cats, birds and horses.

You will become familiar with the origins of essential oils and how they are harvested and distilled.  This course covers the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils to aid in the healing process of animals.  From a historical perspective the course covers the ancient Egyptian origin of essential oil practice.  As times progresses you will learn how chemicals began presenting in the oils and causing illness in both animals and humans; this lead to the reputation that essential oils are harmful and should be avoided.

At the end of this course you will have an understanding how and when to use aromatherapy to treat a variety of animal health related conditions.  This course will provide details on the proper administration and absorption of essential oils.  You will also gain an understanding of how aromatherapy has been integrated into a holistic treatment regimen for animal health and well-being.
ANM 303: 3 credits – Sheila Rockley, Ph.D.

The Herbology and Flower Essence for Animal course content provides a foundation for identifying and treating common behavioral problems through the use of flower essences.  You will become familiar with the history and philosophies of flower essence methodologies.  The course also covers common ailments found in dogs and the herbal recommend treatments. Common conditions covered in herbology include dermatitis, fleas/ticks, arthritis, parasites and periodontal disease. Species covered in this course include dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and reptiles.

At the end of this course you will have an understanding how both flower essences and various herbs can be used to avoid many behavioral issues as well as treating common animal ailments.  This course provides treatment options to enhance the quality of an animals life through natural remedies.  A holistic treatment approach is taken and charts for simplifying essence selection are provided.  .
ANM 304: 3 credits – Sheila Rockley, Ph.D.

The course content will teach key nutritional aspects for a variety of ailments using both case studies and related practice.  The class will cover general conditions that will be found in everyday practice including post-surgical care and care following trauma, as well as the general nutritional needs of animals at all life stages. You will learn to diagnose ailments based on key recommended nutritional treatments.  Species primarily covered in this course include dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits and horses.

At the end of this course you will have an understanding of an animal’s nutritional needs.  You will have an understanding of the various stages of an animal’s life and the health risks that can be associated with each stage.  You will also understand the nutritional requirements for specific types of ailments and disease states.
ANM 401: 3 credits – Sheila Rockley, Ph.D.

The Healing Modalities in Animals course provides a basic working understanding of animal acupressure and massage techniques to help aid in the healing of animals.

The acupressure portion of the course offers a foundation of animal anatomy and acupressure points for the dog, cat, cow, ferret, rabbit, goat, goose, guinea pig, horse, iguana, llama, pig, parrot and the sheep.  The course covers the various meridians and vessels through which Qi flows for each type of animal.  The course content will provide acupressure administration techniques followed by over 40 species specific ailments and the acupressure points for treatment.  You will learn there is often times more than one acupressure point for treating a particular condition.  The acupressure course material provides location descriptions of each acupoint accompanied by easy to read acupressure charts.

The dog and cat massage portion of the curriculum describes the anatomy, physiology and a variety of massage techniques to help the animal relax and assist in the recovery of various injuries and ailments.  You will learn massage movements, applying pressure, various massage techniques (gliding, waving, rubbing, kneading, flicking and circling) and systems as well as addressing specific health problems.  Focus will be placed on relaxation, improving strength and coordination and flexing stiff joints.

At the end of this course you will have an understanding how to appropriately administer massage and acupressure in order to treat a variety of animal health related conditions.  You will also gain an understanding of the origins of both massage and acupressure and how it can be used for both condition treatment and relaxation for an animal’s health and well-being.
ANM 406: 3 credits – Sheila Rockley, Ph.D.


This is perhaps the only course in which students are encouraged to take a holistic view of aromatherapy, studying not only the oils themselves, but also the plants they come from. Students are required to participate in experimentation with a variety of essential oils for a number of circumstances, becoming familiar with the neurological, physical, and emotional effects of essential oils through personal use. Students will become familiar with a minimum of 300 essential oils and be able to use at least 75 with ease. Graduates of this intensive advanced study receive a Certificate of Completion/Aromatherapy Specialty for 150 hours of Advanced Aromatherapy knowledge. Aromatherapy Certification is available with hands-on Intensives. Students are eligible for practitioner liability insurance.
NM 407: 12 credits – Jeanne Rose


The goal of this course is to understand the basics concepts of the Ayurvedic medicine comprehensively and get introduced to the knowledge of the subject in a comfortable manner. This Ayurveda course portrait in brief about the history and philosophy, principles, Ayurvedic terminology, introduction to pathology, diagnosis, health and disease management, herbology and its principles and usages, Ayurvedic diet and nutrition, Rasayana therapy (rejuvenating methods), principles and basic knowledge of procedures of Marma therapy (Ayurvedic acupressure points) and Panchakarma(Ayurvedic way of cleansing and more), Ayurveda and Yoga and Lifestyle; This course is miniature of the several classroom programs (Across the globe, USA Universities and has been modified from the WHO mandate) and makes the basis of further studies.
AY 300: 3 credits – Ranvir Pahwa, Ph.D., D.N.M.



The Family Herbalist Course is essential for anyone who wants to take charge of their own health and become more informed, educated, and independent. This course explores important concepts in natural medicine that even the most experienced natural healers need to know for success. At the completion of this course, the student receives a certificate as a Family Herbalist.
NM 303: 5 credits – David Christopher

NM 304 is a 1 year to 18 months program and includes 12 chapter course book, supplement, and 1 book. The first lesson of the Herbal Studies course – Seasonal Herbal: Twelve lessons covering folklore and symbolism , activity and exercise, herbs and diet, internal care, external care, gardening, aromatherapy, astrology, living the natural life, and more…
NM 304: 6 credits – Jeanne Rose

This course addresses the following questions:What is aging? Why do we age? What are the causes of aging? How to rejuvenate using modern medicine and ancient modalities?
NM 320: 3 credits – Dr. Ranvir Pahwa

This course will prepare the student to treat a variety of physical and mental conditions, as well as promote vibrant good health and beauty. The student will acquire both broad knowledge and in-depth experience identifying, growing and caring for herbs, and will learn to use herbs and herbal treatments in self care, body care, house care, animal care and basic Aromatherapy. This is a three Level Course – Herbal Studies Course covers 36 lessons covering “all things herbal”. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be able to prepare and use herbal remedies and treatments with confidence.

1. Seasonal Herbal – Twelve lessons covering Folklore and Symbolism, Activity and Exercise, Herbs and Diet, Internal Care, External Care, Gardening, Aromatherapy, living the natural life, and more…
2. Herbal Studies Course is a 2-year (up to5) program and includes 36 chapters and 5 books.
3. Medicinal Herbal/Therapeutics – Twelve lessons covering herbal remedies for each of the 12 organ systems
4. Herbal Practice – Twelve lessons including Herbs in History and Herbals Through the Ages, and extensive Materia Medica, Ancient Herbalism, Herbal Foods, the Ecological Garden, Aromatherapy, a source list, a 150-ailment/herb chart, and a bibliography
Course Materials include: Three full-sized textbooks and booklets, about 2,800 pages total. Each lesson includes a Study Guide, which the student completes, and returns for review. Each student keeps an Herbal Experiment Diary and a Plant Herbarium (photographic or pressed), which are presented periodically. A final term paper will complete the work.
NM 509: 20 credits – Jeanne Rose


This cookbook type course presents “recipes” for new graduates and practitioners entering the business world of health care. It outlines how to set up and administrate a holistic health practice. The course information has been derived from the Instructor’s wealth of experience as director of a large multi-disciplinary center, in addition to his fifteen years of private practice. This course should prove valuable to the versed business person as well as to the novice.
BUS 419: 1 credit – Willard Dean

This course has emerged from the Instructor’s fifteen years of holistic practice. It offers a synopsis of his five year exploration of the legal structure that binds the healing arts in America and other nations. The purpose of Jurisprudence and Ethics is to induct future practitioners into the world of legal guidelines and lawful protection. The student will learn a basic understanding of significant issues without being encumbered by overwhelming legal jargon. The pros and cons of licensure will be discussed, including: Definitions, history, and structure of laws, holistic paradigms, disclaimer and consent forms, self-presentation, record keeping, occupational and medical licenses, Ninth Amendment, Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution.
LAW 418: 1 credit – Lawrence Wilson


Areas of study: Diagnostics, Philosophy, Terminology, Pharmacognosy, Materia Medica, Pathology, Cell Salts, Dietetics and Hygenics. The student will study a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of homeopathy. This course offers the knowledge and practical skill essential for resolving common ailments and injuries homeopathically. This includes history, philosophy, prescribing, potencies and the treatments for acute and chronic conditions. It also contains detailed study in the constitution and therapeutic application of the biochemical cell salts.
HM 305: 4 credits – Mark Smith

This 36-tape homeopathic medicine course designed for physicians and others interested in the serious study of homeopathy is a clear, practical, and comprehensive introduction to professional care. It contains much modern, cutting-edge information on classical homeopathy. It provides the fundamentals necessary for both first aid and acute homeopathic care, as well as providing an introduction to constitutional homeopathic treatment.
The course is taught by Todd Rowe, MD, MD (H), CCH, D Ht, a prominent homeopath and teacher at the respected Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, who has been in practice for more than 20 years. This 36-tape course includes an extensive 250 page syllabus, practice cases, and self-administered quizzes. Phone consultations are available for an additional fee.
HM 510: 5 credits – Todd Rowe


When applied correctly, Iridology is a highly accurate assessment tool for the practitioner in understanding the genetic blueprints as well as the strength and weaknesses of their clients. Learn from one of the most popular instructors on the science of Iridology. Lessons designed to help you study for certification as well as to teach you the practical knowledge you will need to apply in your career. A textbook and video series filmed during Dr. Tart’s Pre-Cert and Cert classes and filled with valuable Iridology instruction and information including: History of Iridology; Iris: Anatomy, Mapping, Zones, Signs, Pigments Topostabile and Topolabile Collarette Wreath Pupil Tonus Constitutional Types and Subtypes by Color and Structure; Collarette & Pupil Relationship to Vitality & Digestion; Shading & Density Contraction Furrows; Lacuna Types; Syndromes: Cardio-Abdominal, Cardio-Renal, Pancreatic; Intro. To Time Risk & Rayid Sclera Signs; Case Studies. Further practical trainings with Dr. Tart-Jensen are available by request. All courses are recognized by the IIPA (International Iridology Practitioners Association).
IR 400: 5 credits – Dr. Ellen Tart Jensen
Dr. Tart-Jensen also offers Level II and III advanced training seminars in Iridology and Rayid for Certification.



The student will learn the tools to effectively analyze the nutritional and elemental needs of an individual through tissue mineral analysis. Identifying abnormal metabolic imbalances and toxic mineral profiles will also be studied. Tissue mineral analysis is a comprehensive and scientific tool for evaluating and monitoring an individual’s state of health through the mineral levels in hair and for determining heavy metal toxicity.
NM 307: 3 credits – Dr. Lawrence Wilson

The student will study the merits and historically proven benefits of fasting and detoxification. Systems to be embodied include the ultimate tissue cleansing, mucous free diet healing, life extension, water and juice fasting. Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual issues concerning fasting will be brought to light. All factors involved in the therapeutic application of this integral modality will be discussed, including basic principles, timing, and healing crises.
NM 309: 3 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

The student will learn treatments for various illnesses with the use of colored light. It is offered with the approval and blessings of the Dinshah Health Society. It is based on the extensive works of the late Dinshah Ghadiali and professed by his son, Darius Dinshah, who has taken on the mission of keeping the knowledge of this art and science alive and available to the world today. This extensive training in Spectro-Chrome Therapy covers all aspects of its applications in a myriad of given situations. Let There Be Light is truly one of the most direct expressions of the power to heal naturally.
NM 310: 2 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

The student will study the significance of colon hygiene in health covering areas such as absorption and assimilation of nutrients, cleansing procedures and detoxification, colon hydrotherapy, parasites and other related pathological disorders. Therapeutic programs designed to enhance or alleviate these situations will be examined. This curriculum is dedicated to the training of colon hydrotherapy therapists and to a renewed awareness by the medical and natural healing community as to the importance of colon hygiene.
NM 311: 4 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

This course addresses the following questions: What is aging? Why do we age? What are the causes of aging? How to rejuvenate? This course will explore the biochemical process of aging, different modern and ancient modalities (such as Ayurveda) which can help us slow the aging process. Additionally, the course includes different body, mind, and spiritual aspects of aging, and how to use and recommend them.
NM 320: 3 credits – Dr. Ranvir Pahwa

This course is designed to give the student an overall perspective of Naturopathy with respect to the history, philosophy, methodology and spiritual essence of this science. From its inception to the present day practice, expounding on the principles, code of ethics and knowledge of Naturopathy as a natural system of health care will all be covered. This course is necessary for all prospective Naturopaths to understand the practice, philosophy and scope of Naturopathy.
NM 401: 3 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

This course offers the student detailed and extensive suggestions and proven remedies for successful treatment, without the use of drugs or medicine, of a myriad of disorders which afflict humanity. The identification of the pathology and etiology of certain disease states and their symptomatology along with an overview of the physiological function and imbalances of the human system will be studied. Part of this course is the original curriculum in its entirety of a naturopathic program offered over half a century ago. It also offers some of the latest research and therapeutic applications of many modalities in the Naturopathic field.
NM 402: 4 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

The goal of this course is to introduce Naturopathic Pediatrics to the students of Natural and Naturopathic medicine. The focus is to make students aware about how the healing power of nature can benefit children so that they will continue with the values of natural healing for generations to come. The student will be able to recognize the principles behind Naturopathic Pediatrics and how to apply them. The course will allow students to understand the procedure of children’s health assessment under the allowable ethics. Additionally, one will learn naturopathic pediatric therapies, pediatric conditions and system s related problems and diseases and applicable treatments.
NM 320: 3 credits – Dr. Ranvir Pahwa

Naturopathic Manipulations is a practical course teaching the art and science of hands-on therapy, which is an integral part of any holistic wellness program. Various modalities such as: spinal, joint and soft tissue manipulations, therapeutic massage, viscero-somatic reflexes, neuromuscular and physical therapy, as well as methods of spiritual healing will be imparted. Aspects of these therapies and protocol for applications will be elaborated upon. Philosophies and applications taught are Naturopathic principles.
NM 406: 4 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

Dr. Mayr was a highly respected and famous Austrian physician who developed diagnostic criteria for differentiating between a healthy and a functional, yet severely impaired, digestive system. He treated many patients with a special diet and intestinal cleansing to bring relief and even cure the majority of illness represented today. He also developed further diagnostic criteria for the form and firmness of the belly, sensitivity to pressure, gas content and physical orientation of the intestine, and the connection between digestive disturbances and posture. This course presents the only two English versions of his works and how to apply them for the remedy of various ailments.
NM 417: 3 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

The student will learn about sources of toxins to the human body, the physiological responses to toxins, detoxification processes, and methods designed to accelerate or assist in detoxification, and preventive approaches. The student will demonstrate basic knowledge of historical and contemporary approaches to detoxification and will be familiarized with physiological effects of toxins, organs of detoxification, and routes of detoxification and excretion. The student will also demonstrate knowledge of various sources and types of toxins of external and internal origins and will be familiarized with many approaches to detoxification, their mechanism of action, and their potential side effects and contraindications. The student will experience at least a few aspects of a detoxification program (from the text) deemed appropriate according to his or her health history and the student will learn appropriate preventive approaches necessary to reduce the toxic burden on human tissues and organs. The student will employ critical analysis in evaluating the scientific validity, health claims, and potential drawbacks of various detoxification methods.
NM 435: 4 credits Dr. Tel-Oren

The student will learn about the immune system’s components and mechanisms, challenges to the immune system, and techniques to enhance the immune system and prevent its suppression. The student will demonstrate basic knowledge of innate and acquired, cellular and humoral, and other factors of the immune system, in addition to understanding the significance of imbalances within these factors. The student will also be familiarized with factors that can overload or weaken the immune system, including nutritional and chemical agents, environmental allergies and pollutants, and electromagnetic and psychosocial factors. The student will learn about various dietary considerations relevant to immune function, including malnutrition, gut health, processed foods, macronutrient imbalances, and immune-damaging foods and will be familiarized with various immune system boosters, both dietary and non-dietary. The student will learn about non-allopathic therapies to prevent immune disorders, as well as to boost the immune system and will understand the connection between emotional stress and immune function, and learn stress-management techniques. The student will employ critical analysis in evaluating the scientific validity and potential drawbacks of various concepts regarding immune function and therapy.
NM 436: 4 credits: Dr. Tel-Oren

This course is a depiction of various holistic modalities, nature cures and their corresponding methods of treatment. Detailed instruction on physical manipulations for structural alignment and the Universal Naturopathic Tonic Treatment are described. The mental, emotional and spiritual connections to various disease states and relative recommendations to overcome these situations will be covered. Leaders in the field, Cliff Robertson, D.O., the late Jay Victor Scherer, L.M.D., N.D., and others offer over a century and a half of combined knowledge to this course.
NM 502: 4 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

This course presents the student with the theoretical and practical aspects of history taking, physical examination, and diagnostic procedure. It provides the student with a familiarity of various diagnostic modalities. The use of specific medical equipment and methods of hands-on interpretation will be addressed.
NM 503: 4 credits – Dr. Willard Dean

This course is one of the original training programs for Naturopathic manipulations and nature cures as taught by Dr. Paul Wendel in the 1950’s. Bloodless surgery is the art of healing by manipulation and vibrations. These are done most entirely by the hands, and consist of spinal alignment, stretching spinal ligaments and muscles, pulling and twisting bones, joints, ligaments and muscles; as well as kneading, deep vibration and massage of various parts of the body for the purpose of restoring proper blood circulation within the body, replacing vital organs, breaking adhesions, removing growths, toning up muscles and ligaments, and stimulating the body systems without making incisions, bloodshed or adhesions. Methods and applications will be demonstrated.
NM 506: 4 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

This course will introduce to the student various research and scientific concepts of functional medicine and their implementation in the form of a therapeutic modality. The student will be able to explain thebasic principles that characterize the functional medicine paradigm and will be able to characterize core clinical imbalances established by functional medicine that underlie the expression of disease. The student will determine and apply therapeutic functional medicine protocols and interventions, which may include diet programs, lifestyle changes, supplements, to name a few, in various chronic disease states, and explain why these would be useful.
NM 507: 4 credits – Staff

This course may be obtained in practically any community or area from a certified trainer or association. A certificate of completion must be provided to the University for credit.
NM 517: 1 credit – Certified Trainer (taken off-site)



This course covers topics such as Anatomy and Cell Physiology, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals, Water, Hormones, Enzymes, Immune System, Nutraceuticals, Good Labeling, and The Changing American Diet as well as putting it all together to benefit your own health. In addition to home study quizzes to reinforce your learning, you will receive recommended reading assignments that will further enhance your knowledge of nutrition. You will learn how to recognize deficiency signs and symptoms, identify good sources and available forms of nutritional supplements, and the appropriate use of vitamins and minerals for good health.
NUT 301: 5 credits – Dr. Larry Milam

The student will learn the basics of digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in the human body and the role of vitamins, minerals and enzymes in these processes. The course is a study of micronutrients known to be essential in human metabolism and the postulated uses of these substances on a biochemical basis, their interrelationship and how excesses and deficiencies may manifest in the being.
NUT 302: 3 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

The student will experience an intensive study of nutritional therapeutic applications in the prevention and treatment of common diseases and disorders including the physiological basis of the pathologies of the gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, respiratory, cardiovascular, skeletal, endocrine and nervous systems. Various other nutritional deficiencies and degenerative conditions will be covered with diagnostic and evaluative repertoire.
NUT 304: 4 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

This course is a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimes focusing on nutritional, spiritual and social belief systems concerning food. Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, hereditary predispositions, ecology and health fads will be explored. Specific dietary recommendations for ailments such as candidiasis, hypoglycemia, allergies, premenstrual and auto-immune deficiency syndromes as well as many others will be covered.
NUT 306: 3 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

The goal of this course of study is to provide the student with a basic foundation in Clinical Nutrition – using the principles of nutrition in a practical/clinical setting. This course will introduce concepts which define the term “natural” as it applies to modalities of healthcare. As such, students will be taught the difference between whole food concentrate supplements versus supplements which are fractionated and synthetic. Much emphasis shall be placed upon the concept of whole food complexes as “whole nutrition” based upon the interdependency and interaction of myriad nutrients which are naturally found within whole foods prior to alteration by cooking, heating, or supplement manufacturing. In addition, students will analyze disease etiology (causation) from the perspective of nutritional deficiencies, malnutrition and “foul nutrition,” borne of the typical modern diet which imbalances biochemistry. Students are encouraged to learn the art of working with a patient/client toward better health and understanding of nutrition and whole food complex supplementation.
NUT 307: 4 credits – Dr. Vic Shayne

This course covers is a continuation of the Basic Nutrition course. It allows the student to conduct research on a specific Nutritional topic. The completion of NUT 301 and NUT 401 fulfills the Nutritional Advisor requirement. The student will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the series.
NUT 401: 5 credits – Dr. Larry Milam

Oligo therapy works upon the cell’s enzymes by introducing precise low level amounts of specific trace elements which serve to detoxify and reactivate blocked healthy enzyme processes. These trace elements restore the normal functioning capacity of the cell. This enables the body to utilize essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to influence the healing processes and achieve a renewed state of well-being. This course teaches practitioners how to administer precise amounts of oligo elements for various maladies. A discourse on the diatheses and symptomatology of disease is elaborated upon.
NUT 412: 3 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

This basic course in nutrition succinctly reviews all the known macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, etc.), micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) and their clinical/nutritional significance. A short summary of basic clinical assessment protocols is provided (history and examination, physical and laboratory tests, and diet analysis) to enhance the nutritional consultant’s knowledge and ability to interact with other healthcare providers. Brief clinical protocols for all major conditions and situations (including gynecologic, obstetrics, geriatric, and infant nutrition) are listed, including clinical definitions, causative/contributory factors, protective factors, assessments, and therapy for each condition. Finally, a concise summary of nutrient biochemistry and physiology is provided for student reference.
NUT 448: 3 credits Dr. Tel-Oren

As Nutritionists or Naturopaths, we need to know and understand the body systems and the foods and nutrients that nourish those bodily systems.  We need to be able to counsel clients on how to rebuild their health through whole food nutrition.  This course reviews each of the bodily systems, and nutritional requirements necessary for each system to heal and repair.  Meal plans are given in order to help the client know what foods to eat, what foods to avoid and how to combine foods properly for optimal digestion.  Assessment plans are provided to teach testing of the thyroid, pH of the saliva and urine and test for candida albicans are taught.  Body signs that show specific body systems are out of balance are shown and explained.  Healing the body through foods, herbal remedies, poultices, salves, baths, and cleansing are reviewed.  Case studies are provided.

NUT 460: 4 credits Dr. Ellen Tart-Jensen


This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the principles of ethics as an inseperable part of good clinical medicine whether it is practiced by allopathic or non-allopathic practitioners. This course will provide a foundation for the ethical discourse in practicing medicine and offer tools for the clinician to integrate into daily medical practice as well as personal practice.
PHL 410: 3 credits – Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman


This course, compiled from materials of the late Dr. Jay Victor Scherer Dr. Esther Swanson, and Dr. Boyle from over 150 years of combined experience, provides the student with a comprehensive knowledge of physical therapy for treatment of injuries, bodily weaknesses and defects through physical remedies such as massage, exercise, gymnastics, light, heat, cold, water, electricity and mechanical devices. It also includes some of the latest theories, principles and applications in the physical therapy field.
PT 407: 3 credits – Dr. Mark Smith


The goal of this course is to introduce common and advanced psychiatric or mental disorders with a focus on natural treatments. The course will cover various general and advanced diseases and disorders of the mind, behaviors, traumas, and substance abuse. Emphasis will be on therapies with natural substances, nutrients, herbs, and mind-body approaches. The student will learn how the research and treatment methods have been used to explain the roles and successes of various therapies. It will also provide the opportunity for students to understand integrative mental health. Additionally, students will learn where gaps in current psychiatric treatments may be filled by natural therapies.
PSY 402: 3 credits – Dr. Ranvir Pahwa

This course will teach you how to effectively listen to the spoken word and its metaphor and communicate this meaning both verbally and nonverbally. Training includes: Systematic development of the core dimension of counseling, including empathy, respect, genuiness, appropriate self disclosure3, immediacy and confrontation. Thoroughly learn, practice and experience basic attending, responding, personalizing and initiating skills. Learn how to verbally dialogue with personal issues that arise from clients during any therapeutic encounter.
PSY 444: 3 credits – Dr. Lawrence Weitz


The student will learn to recognize major drug classifications and their most common applications; the rationale for pharmacological intervention for selected drugs; the use of drug information sources and patient-prescriber interaction; and the principles of toxicological adverse effects, drug interaction and drug abuse.
PHM 608: 3 credits – Dr. Richard Brady

Areas of study: Osteology, Neurology, Dermatology, EENT, Myology, Syndesmology, Splanchnology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Histology, Gastroenterology, Metabolism, Cardiology, Embryology, Gynecology, and Immunology. Because the structures of the body are so exquisitely adapted to carry out specific functions, the student can best understand anatomy and physiology when they are presented together. This course uses a systems rather than a regional approach which facilitates our focus on the relationship between structures and function.
SCI 320 and SCI 320L: 4 – Dr. Larry Milam

This course is a study of embryological development, from gametogenesis through the establishment of fetal membranes and placenta. Additionally, the special development of the human nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urogenital, endocrine, skeletal, and muscular systems will be discussed.
SCI 310: 2 credits Dr. Tel-Oren

This course is a compilation of the advanced works of Dr. Bernard Jensen as applied during his 50 years of clinical experience. It proves the effectiveness of nutrition in restoring patients to normal health. It focuses on the chemical elements, their structure and their application, including vitamins, enzymes, proteins, starches, prostaglandins, and minerals in foods in order to understand the source in Nature from which health and well-being spring. Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain indicates chemical imbalance in the body. A body that is chemically well-balanced will normalize itself. A holistic approach depicting the integration of body, mind and spirit will be presented.
SCI 317: 3 credits – Dr. Ellen Tart Jensen

Areas of study: Metabolism (Proteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Enzymes), Nutrition, Bioenergetics, and Genetics. This course integrates and summarizes the essentials of clinical biochemistry for the student to understand and assimilate information in the biochemical field.
SCI 401: 4 credits – Dr. Larry Milam

In this course, the microanatomy of cells, tissue, and organs is surveyed. The ultra structure of cells and basic tissue types are described, and stress is made on the functional microanatomy of bone, muscles, nerves, and the organs of the circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, hemopoietic, immune, and integumentary systems.
SCI 405: 3 credits Dr. Tel-Oren

This comprehensive course of pathological processes in the human body focuses on the basic mechanisms and concepts of tissue reaction to injury, degenerative cellular changes, cellular response to the inflammatory reaction, and concepts of immunology and neoplasia. Additionally, pathologic responses of specific body systems to infections and degenerative diseases are stressed.
SCI 408: 5 credits Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren

This course focuses on the theoretical and practical basis of clinical microbiology: structure, classification, control, cultivation, and identification of typical species of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The normal and pathological interaction between microbes and human host are stressed. Prerequisites: Biochemistry, Histology.
SCI 410: 4 credits – Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren


In this course, the student will learn to evaluate clinically the results of blood chemistry and urinalysis in order to identify nutritional/metabolic imbalances and underlying causes of disease. Acquired knowledge will be used to design and recommend nutritional and wellness programs for the prevention and correction of the biochemical imbalances identified. Instead of clinical laboratory reference values, suggested optimal values are used in an effort to evaluate the individual more holistically. Nutritional recommendations and other natural therapies that are appropriate for various specific scenarios will be taught.
SCI 418: 4 credits – Dr. Mark Smith

This course covers the following subject areas: Histology, Microbiology/Parasitology, Immunology, Anatomy/Physiology, Human Biology, Genetics/Embryology
SCI 520: 5 credits – Dr. Chris Irene

This course in immunology will take the student through the various aspects of the immune system, including its structure, components, mechanisms, immunological methods, immune response, and inflammation. Clinical immunology will be emphasized, including hypersensitivity, atopy, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiency disorders. Pre-requisites: Histology, Biochemistry, Microbiology.
SCI 520: 3 credits – Dr. Tel-Oren


Upon completion of course work for the Masters, the student may be required to prepare a 15,000 word (minimum) thesis in a publishable format. Topics and/or research projects shall be approved by the student’s Dean.
TH 515: 15 credits – Adjunct Faculty

Upon completion of the Ph.D. curriculum, the student shall prepare a 25,000 word (minimum) Dissertation and/or clinical research in a publishable format. All dissertations must be defended by the student with the designated dissertation committee. Topics for the Dissertation/clinical research shall be approved by the dissertation committee and the Dean.
TH 610: 25 credits – Adjunct Faculty

The credibility of any doctor (“teacher”) is only as good as the research and experience they have to substantiate their point of view. Research marks the standard of professional practice and allows for respectful debate among practitioners with widely differing points of view. As one formulates this knowledge into a cohesive and articulate presentation and delivers these findings to peers, professionals and even one’s patients it naturally builds professional self-esteem and credibility. The Research /Clinical Project is the culminating experience for the preceding module(s) of study and requires students to present a written paper based on but not limited to the educational principles and knowledge acquired, using principles such as problem identification, research design, data collection, analysis and interpretation, research methods and techniques in presenting the results of research. It is designed to integrate the theory and practice developed throughout the program and to apply that learning and experience toward the solution of real problems or situations in the health field or one’s practice. This will enable students to incorporate an optimal mix of modalities to develop and implement treatment protocols to achieve successful integration of this knowledge into practice.
NM 450: 1 credit – Staff (2,000 words minimum)

This course will introduce students to world of scientific research. It will provide the knowledge to critically analyze scientific research, and to plan and carry out an original research project. Both quantitative and qualitative research designs will be studied. The student will plan, design, and carry out a variety of different research projects. Also, the student will learn to understand and critique research as described both in technical reports (e.g., professional journals) and in the popular media (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV). Further, the student will be given a feasible research problem, formulate relevant questions pertaining to the problem, identify the variables, and write hypotheses. The student will also learn to operationally define variables, diagram a research study, describe different methods of sampling, differentiate and evaluate reliability and validity, compare and contrast three scales of measurement, develop a research design and a plan for data collection.
NM 500: 5 credits

Practical: The practical training requirement may be fulfilled by attending and successfully completing one of our scheduled or approved trainings, seminars, or apprenticeship programs in Santa Fe and occurring around the world. The University will provide, upon request by the student, through e-mail or other correspondence, a listing and schedule of the many various modalities and offerings throughout the curriculum. In order to receive one credit hour of practical training, the student must fulfill the equivalent of 15 hours of actual study or training and receive a satisfactory pass or certificate of completion from the appropriate instructor. All practicals must be pre-approved by the student’s Dean.

Lab: The requirements for the lab courses may be fulfilled through several options:

1. Compete the lab/practical course offered at the Santa Fe campus or an affiliate school.

2. Complete a certification course, practical, or seminar at a pre-approved location with a mentor, our faculty or adjunct faculty.

3. If the student finds it impossible to fulfill either of the above requirements then they may apply for a special exception. This exception will require that the student submit documentation in the form of case studies, a research paper and/or other representation of how they have integrated this modality/course of study into their practice. If the student has not yet commenced a practice they may choose friends or family members to conduct case studies on their particular conditions, integrating the knowledge received in the specific course of study. The last alternative would be to complete a research study in the particular science or modality.

The second and third options must be pre-approved by the Dean of the College in which the student is seeking a degree or diploma. All hours must be documented and verified in order to receive credit.
NM 550: Variable credits – Staff

The University has a growing list of clinics and centers throughout the Americas and in many foreign countries with practitioners offering to assist the student in fulfilling externship requirements. The clinical externship may be completed with a professional practitioner in the area in which the student resides as well. A student may also decide to complete the externship with more than one practitioner to receive a diversity of experience and training. All preceptors in the externship program must meet the established qualifications and requirements of the University of Natural Medicine and thereby be approved by the Clinical Director and Dean. Upon completion of the clinical program, the clinical director will personally evaluate each individual’s learning experience and preparedness for integrating knowledge into a Naturopathic practice. All hours must be documented and verified in order to receive credit.
NM 650: Variable credits – Clinical Staff


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