Program Objectives

Through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind, body and spirit, CCNM's  naturopathic medicine diploma program develops primary-care doctors accomplished in the art and practice of naturopathic medicine.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Integrate naturopathic philosophy and principles with medical knowledge in the care of patients.
  • Educate patients and the public in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Manage the underlying spiritual, social, mental and physical causes of disease.
  • Practice in a manner that exemplifies professionalism, strong ethics and a commitment to the principles of naturopathic medicine.
  • Communicate effectively with patients.
  • Appraise and apply research in treating patients.
  • Integrate biomedical with clinical science knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients.
  • Utilize naturopathic therapeutics in the individualized care of patients including but not limited to:

    - Asian Medicine - Counselling/Health Psychology - Nature Cure
    - Botanical Medicine - Homeopathic Medicine - Pharmaceuticals
    - Clinical Nutrition - Lifestyle Modification - Physical Medicine
  • Identify the need for urgent and emergent health care and direct appropriate resolution.
  • Establish and manage a naturopathic practice.
  • Manage chronic disease.
  • Demonstrate leadership in health advocacy and environmental stewardship.
  • Collaborate effectively and work in partnership with other health care practitioners.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the advancement of the naturopathic profession.