- Admission to an accredited Naturopathic Medicine program requires a four year undergraduate degree including certain sciences such as biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry.
- It involves four years of intensive training, including over 3000 hours of classroom education and more than 1200 hours of clinical training.
- Education includes a strong foundation in the sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, embryology, pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology.
- A Naturopathic Medicine program includes extensive training in various Naturopathic modalities including traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, diet and lifestyle counseling, massage, and hydrotherapy.
- Licensing requires passing NPLEX (North America’s licencing exam) and provincial boards in regulated provinces (Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia).
- Mandatory continuing education.