CCNM is a very special place. Our small student population ensures collaborative
relationships can be fostered among students and faculty. Our campus, with its treed
courtyard and herb garden, provides a warm and inviting environment just steps from
the subway. CCNM’s culture is also amongst the most diverse and inclusive you will find
at any educational institution.
Individuals who choose to practice as naturopathic doctors address the fundamental
causes of disease, heal the whole person through individualized treatment, and teach the
principles of healthy living and preventative medicine — key principles of the profession.
The first year of CCNM’s Doctor of Naturopathy degree involves a comprehensive
examination of the biomedical sciences that underlie the study of medicine. The second
and third years focus increasingly on the clinical sciences and the modalities that
constitute the tools of the profession. The fourth year is spent largely in clinical practice
under the supervision of registered naturopathic doctors.
You will be entering an interesting and complex profession that has a long tradition,
which is now experiencing dramatic growth.
Our students are bright, energetic and extremely dedicated. CCNM’s faculty are strongly
committed to teaching the path to promoting health and wellness and to ensuring that
CCNM graduates are well-prepared for successful careers as naturopathic doctors.
I look forward to welcoming you into the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Bob Bernhardt, B.Sc., LLM, M.Ed., PhD
ABOUT BOB BERNHARDT
The president of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) since 2004, Bob Bernhardt, B.Sc.,
M.Ed., LLM, PhD, has an impressive academic background spanning science, information systems,
administrative law and higher education. He led the creation of new post-secondary education
departments overseas, consulted on teacher education programs in the Middle East, and served as the
president of the international Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC).
He was director of education for the Law Society of Upper Canada, where he was responsible for Ontario’s
bar admission process and continuing legal education.
He serves on the Board of Learning for a Sustainable Future, a charity promoting sustainability through
improved education across Canada.
At CCNM, he is responsible for ensuring the College delivers high-quality naturopathic medical education
and clinical care, advances groundbreaking research and promotes the College’s reputation.