|BI 101||General Biology I|
|BI 102||General Biology II|
|CH 142 and CH 143||Integrated Chemistry Principles I and Lab|
|CH 144 and CH 145||Integrated Chemistry Principles II and Lab|
|CH 232 and CH 233||Organic Chmistry I and Lab|
|CH 247||Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab|
|PC 200 or PC 202||General Physics I or Introductory Physics I and Lab|
|PC 201 or PC 203||General Physics II or Introductory Physics II Lab|
|PY 101||Introduction to Psychology|
|SO 101||Introduction to Sociology|
|EN ___||English Course (in addition to CWS)|
- These courses reflect most but not all program requirements for naturopathic medical schools in the U.S. Some schools also require biochemistry, organic chemistry II, and psychology and others highly recommend genetics, anatomy and physiology. Check the specific schools you are considering. Also recommend cell biology, microbiology, plant science, ecology, economics, business courses, communication courses, ethics, counseling, and speech courses.
- Naturopathic medicine is an emerging health care field that is currently licensed in only 23 states in addition to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Pennsylvania recently recognized the liscensure of Naturopathic Physicians in 2019. New York and New Jersey currently have legislation pending for recognition.
- This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements. Design a POE in consultation with your advisor.
- Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee.
- In addition to your course work you are urged to gain some experience in naturopathic medicine over breaks or during the summer.
- GPAs vary for the different schools; general guideline is minimum of 3.0
- Prerequisite course grades need to be C or better
- MCAT is NOT required
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges: http://www.aanmc.org
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: http://www.naturopathic.org/
Bastyr University: http://www.bastyr.edu/
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine: http://www.ccnm.edu/
National College of Naturopathic Medicine: www.ncnm.edu
National University of the Health Sciences: www.nuhs.edu
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine: http://www.scnm.edu/
University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine: http://www.bridgeport.edu/pages/2632.asp
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: http://nccam.nih.gov/
Georgetown University CAM Masters Program: http://camprogram.georgetown.edu
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine: http://www.binm.org
Pedidatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP) - www.pedanp.org
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) - http://www.oncanp.org/
General Information: http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/home
Suggested Core Progression for Pre-Naturopathic Medicine
Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken.
|Freshman Year||BI 101 General Biology I||BI 102 General Biology II|
|CH 142/143 Integrated Chemistry Principles I and Lab||CH 144/145 Integrated Chemistry Principles II and Lab|
|PY 101 Intro Psychology|
|Sophomore Year||CH 232/232 Organic Chemsitry I with Lab||CH 312 Biochemistry|
|SOC 101 Intro to Sociology||CH 247 Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab|
|Junior Year||Physics I and Lab||Physics II and Lab|
|HP 270 Health Careers Seminar|
If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing.
Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here.