Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, The
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
1255 Sheppard Ave. East
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada's premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. CCNM offers a rigorous four-year, full-time doctor of naturopathic medicine program. CCNM is also home to the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, a dynamic naturopathic teaching clinic where senior clinicians and ND supervisors conduct more than 25,000 patient visits per year. CCNM’s intensive four-year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program requires a baccalaureate degree for admission. The program involves more than 4,200 hours (classroom and clinic) and is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), the North American accrediting agency for naturopathic programs recognized by the US Department of Education. CCNM is a member of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges. Naturopathic doctors are highly educated primary care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that addresses the root causes of illness, and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. It supports your body's own healing ability using an integrated approach to disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention that includes: • acupuncture/Traditional Chinese medicine • botanical medicine • physical medicine (massage, hydrotherapy, etc.) • clinical nutrition • homeopathic medicine • lifestyle counseling Upon graduation, many NDs open their own practice. CCNM graduates are building successful practices throughout North America, including remote areas. Some graduates choose to partner with existing naturopathic practices, multidisciplinary clinics, wellness centres, fitness centres, spas, or corporate wellness programs. Many NDs conduct special lectures and workshops, represent natural health product companies as spokespeople, develop natural health products and do research.