The information below provides an overview of the application
process. For more details, please consult the academic calendar.
To be considered for admission to the Doctor of Naturopathy
degree program, applicants must have completed a three- or four-year
bachelor’s degree in any discipline at an accredited institution. In addition, the following courses need to be completed prior to admission:
May be fulfilled either by a one-year biology course or by two
semesters of courses such as anatomy, botany,cell biology,
endocrinology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular
biology, or zoology.
May be fulfilled either by a one-year physiology course or
a one-year anatomy and physiology course.
Example: McMaster University - HTH SCI
2F03-Human Physiology and Anatomy I and HTH SCI
2FF3-Human Physiology and Anatomy II
May be filled either by a one-year chemistry course or two
semesters of any chemistry. General, organic and/or biochemistry
courses would be accepted towards this requirement.
May be fulfilled either by one semester of introductory
psychology, health psychology, developmental psychology, or other
Example: University of
Toronto - PSY100Y-Introductory Psychology
Acceptable courses include, but are not limited to: psychology,
sociology, economics, organizational
behaviour/management, English, history, women's
studies, etc. This elective must include an essay-writing
component. Foreign language courses are not accepted towards the
University - Nursing 2500-Concepts of Health
Credit will only be given for the completion of prerequisites
when a grade of C-minus (60 per cent) or better is earned.
For September admission, courses must be completed by August 31
of the year of application. For January admission, courses must be
completed by December 31.
Applicants should have a cumulative grade point
average of at least 3.3 on a four-point scale (equivalent to B+); a
lower grade point average (minimum 2.7) may be acceptable, depending
on the applicant’s academic history, interview, essay, references and
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED COURSES
In addition to the required courses outlined above, we recommend
that applicants complete courses in some or all of the following areas
to prepare for the ND program curriculum:
For further information on prerequisite sciences, please contact
the Admissions and Student Services Department at 1 (866) 241-2266 ext.
245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROFICIENCY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
As CCNM curriculum is delivered in English, all applicants are
expected to demonstrate sufficient English language fluency to fully
participate in the learning process. If an applicant’s post-secondary
studies were completed outside of North America in a language other
than English, proof of English proficiency must be submitted to CCNM.
Our minimum requirements are indicated below:
- IELTS (academic): minimum overall band score of 6.5 or higher (on a 9
- TOEFL IBT: minimum 86 out of 120 (CCNM TOEFL DI Code: 0245)
A limited number of exceptions are made for experienced students. Experienced students wishing to apply to CCNM must have completed a minimum of three years of university study (90 credit hours, 15 full courses) towards a bachelor's degree. Competitive applications should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 on a four-point scale (equivalent to B+). A lower grade point average (minimum 2.7) may be acceptable, depending on the applicant's academic history, interview, essay, references and career-related experience. Applicants applying as experienced students must have the minimum prerequisites as outlined in the above section on admission requirements. In addition, anyone applying as an experienced student must be able to demonstrate a minimum of four years of work and life experience outside of university. Please note that possessing the published minimum admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.
STATEMENT OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine works to ensure
that the principles of the Ontario Human Rights Code are reflected in
our dealings with all of our constituents. The Ontario Human Rights
Code states: Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect
to services, goods and facilities, without discrimination because of
race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship,
creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, same-sex
partnership status, family status, or handicap.
This applies to all matters of the College.