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The Healing Power of Nature

SCNM's Evolution to a University in 2022

Evidence-based, Naturally

Making an Impact on Healthcare Through the Healing Power of Nature

Evidence-based, Naturally

Making an Impact on Healthcare Through the Healing Power of Nature

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The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences is a fully-accredited medical school dedicated to a comprehensive team approach to natural health and nutrition. Complementing patient care with innovative research and natural medicine backed by science, both SCNM students and graduates are using a uniquely different mindset to change healthcare. SCNM’s on-site doctoral degree program blends unique opportunities for learning like the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine with an evolving curriculum that keeps pace with changing medicine. SCNM’s new fully online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership programs combine flexible online access with the clinical and scientific knowledge to become an advanced nutritional professional.


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Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


SCNM is accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Both accreditations are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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What's New At SCNM?


June 10, 2022

Why Change to a University?

May 26, 2022

Ric Scalzo Institute of Botanical Research and Kelai Pharmaceutical Announce Research Partnership

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May 20, 2022

Why Change, Why Now?

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Your Success Starts Here


Dr. Timmermans received his naturopathic medical degree from SCNM and completed a residency in integrative pain management and regenerative medicine at the Neil Riordan Center.

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Dr. Drew Timmermans
Class of 2017

Alan Christianson, ND, is a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Endocrinologist with a focus on thyroid disease.

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Dr. Alan Christianson
Class of 1996

"We want to redefine how labs are viewed.”

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Dr. Chad Kotlarz
Class of 1999

"We envision a world where all people with disabilities have equality, dignity and power."

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Drs. John and Barbara Oxley

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We invite you to learn more about our industry-leading graduate programs – including our accredited Naturopathic Doctoral program – professional training, research and the future of medicine, health care and nutrition.