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CCNM is a very special place

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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
President & CEO


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.

Bob Bernhardt

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Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Educating naturopathic doctors in North America for over 40 years

1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E2

College: (416) 498-1255 I 1 (866) 241-2266 (toll-free)

Clinic: (416) 498-9763

Member of the Association of
Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges