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Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) Program

This program is a rigorous four-year medical
curriculum with emphasis on basic medical sciences and clinical training designed to produce Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine. Graduates are awarded the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) degree.

At the present time, the College is admitting only licensed physicians (MDs, DOs, and DCs) into years three and four of the program. The four-year curriculum will be initiated when licensure of NMDs is legislatively restored in Florida.

Instruction is offered in basic medical sciences, clinical medical sciences, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, alternative therapies, and conventional Western medicine for preventive healthcare, health maintenance, and active treatment of disease. Graduates are trained to refer patients to other medical professionals when indicated, and they are prepared to work cooperatively with other physicians. Naturopathic medicine is about cooperating and complementing, not replacing.

The mission of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program is to provide quality medical education to qualified candidates and thereby prepare them for the skilled licensed practice of Naturopathic Medicine as primary care physicians-a practice that rests upon a strong foundation of medical knowledge and clinical skills that exemplify the values of Naturopathic philosophy and integrated healthcare.

The curriculum and admission requirements can be examined in detail in the College Catalog, a downloadable file. Additional information can be obtained by submitting the Request for Information to the Admissions Office.

The functional and well-equipped library offers a collection of medical resources designed to support instruction and research. Access to resources is facilitated by a computerized cataloging system. Computer stations with Internet connection are provided for students' use.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HERBAL AND NUTRITIONAL HEALTH
32 CREDIT HOURS

Program Description
The Master of Science in Herbal and Nutritional Health (MSHN) program is a 32-credit hour program designed primarily for healthcare professionals and counselors who want to advance their understanding of traditional and modern herbal and nutritional approaches to natural health maintenance, disease prevention, and support for treatment of disease. It offers students an advanced understanding of the uses of herbs and nutrition to further health or to support the treatment of disease. Students study all major aspects of nutritional and herbal health, including the medicinal uses of food, the physiology of digestion and metabolism, traditional herbal systems, and natural hormone therapies.

Prerequisites
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college of university, including the following minimal courses and credits:

  • General Biology with Lab 4 credits
  • Additional Science Courses 6 credits
  • Behavioral Science Course 3 credits
  • College Math Course 3 credits

Preference is given to candidates with cumulative GPAs of 3.0 and higher and to those with biomedical science training.

Semester 1

Credits

HN 5100 Medicinal Uses of Food

1.0

HN 5101 Physiology of Digestion and Metabolism

3.0

HN 5105 Traditional Herbal Systems

2.0

HN 5106 Biochemistry of Nutrition

3.0

HN 5107 Macro/Micro Nutrients

2.0

HN 5108 Nutritional/Herbal Support I: Organ Systems

3.0

HN 5109 Recognizing Disease Patterns

2.0

Semester total

16.0

 

 

Semester 2

Credits

HN 5210 Lifestyle and Nutritional Management

2.0

HN 5211 Pharmacology

2.0

HN 5212 Biomedical Research Methods

2.0

HN 5213 Nutritional/Herbal Support II: Disease Applications

3.0

HN 5214 Introduction to Orthomolecular Psychiatry

2.0

HN 5218 Natural Hormone Therapies

2.0

HN 5228 Drug, Herbal, and Nutrient Interactions

2.0

HN 5241 Legal and Ethical Issues

1.0

Semester total

16.0

 

Introduction to Herbal Medicine Program
Learn to use 75 herbs in just 45 classroom hours.

Introduction to Herbal Medicine – 12 hours
This course is designed to help students categorize herbs based on their main properties and actions on the body. Bonus material: alterative, anti-inflammatory, laxative, and nervine herbs.

Plant Constituents – 9 hours
This course will cover the various plant constituents and their therapeutic uses. Included will be a discussion of standardized extracts versus whole plant extracts. Bonus material: choleretic, hepatic, and detoxifying herbs.

Herbal Preparations – 6 hours
This course will discuss the various ways to prepare and dispense herbal medicines including tinctures, teas, capsules, and salves. Issues regarding therapeutic doses, potency, and availability will be discussed. Bonus material: bitter and carminative herbs.

Food, Drug, and Herb Interactions – 6 hours
This course will focus on the practical issue of food, drug, and herb interactions. This will provide a basic foundation to ensure the safe use of herbal medicines. Bonus material: toxic, low dose, and hypotensive herbs.

Quality Issues in Herbal Medicine – 3 hours
This course will enable students how to identify good manufacturing practices. Emphasis will be placed on quality and potency issues. Bonus material: adaptogenic herbs.

Herbal Support for the Immune System – 9 hours
This course will cover the major immune modulating herbs and their practical applications. Safety and dispensing information will be discussed. Specific antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antiviral, expectorant, antifungal, and antiparasitic herbs will be discussed. Bonus material: antiviral, antibacterial, and antiparasitic herbs.

Note: one hour of each three hour session will be set aside for bonus material. In the bonus material hour we will discuss 5 different herbs so that at the end of the course students will have learned 75 herbs in greater detail.

The college is actively developing other programs that will be announced soon.
To view our College Catalog click here.

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