Naturopathic Medicine

Overview

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.  The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2011)

Naturopathic Medicine is based on the following principles:

  • The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
  • Identify and Treat the Causes (ToIle Causam)
  • First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
  • Treat the Whole Person
  • Prevention

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CSU Recommended Coursework

These courses are provided as GENERAL pre-requisites and may not represent a complete list of requirements.  It is the student’s responsibility to check with each professional school in order to determine specific pre-requisites courses and equivalencies for each institution.
Requirement Recommended CSU Course(s)
General Biology (2 semesters w/labs) LIFE 102 & LIFE 103
General Chemistry (2 semesters w/labs) CHEM111/112 & CHEM113/114
Organic Chemistry (2 semesters w/labs) CHEM 341 & 343/344 or CHEM 345 & 346
General Physics (1 or 2 semesters w/labs, depends) PH 121 & PH122 OR PH141 & PH142
Psychology (1 semester) PSY 100
English  (2 semesters) CO150, CO/JTC 300/301
Mathematics & Statistics (requirement differs by school) MATH 125, MATH 155 or MATH 160; STAT201 or higher
Highly recommended courses: Social Sciences/Humanities (var.), Botany (BZ120), Genetics (BZ350), Physiology (BMS300/302), Anatomy (BMS301), Microbiology (MIP300/302), Public Speaking (SPCM200), Biomedical Ethics (PHIL305B, 130, 205), Philosophy of Science (PHIL325), Medical Terminology (OT215), Nutrition (FSHN150), Immunology (MIP342), Plant Identification (BZ223), Cellular Biology (LIFE210)