General Physics I or Introductory Physics I and Lab
PC 201 or PC 203
General Physics II or Introductory Physics II Lab
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
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
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.
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
CH 232/232 Organic Chemsitry I with Lab
CH 312 Biochemistry
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology
CH 247 Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab
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.