CCNM offers Canada's only four-year, full-time professional program in naturopathic medicine. Graduates receive a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) diploma. Upon completion of the program, graduates must successfully complete the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations before beginning a practice.
Founded in 1978, CCNM offered its first full-time program in 1983. In the past three years, under the leadership of president David Schleich, the college has grown to more than 400 students, with plans to double the enrollment over the next four years. In September 1999, the college moved to a new location, a 180,000 square-foot building that formerly housed the School of Nursing.
CCNM has a cooperative educational agreement with the new naturopathic school at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT, and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR.
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By Rachael Jones