Now that you know more about the medicine we teach and practice, it’s important to know about our long history in the Valley of the Sun providing education and care for those looking for integrative care. From our inception, we've blended new ways of learning and teaching with timeless principles of naturopathic and conventional medicine.SCNM was founded in 1993. It quickly outgrew its first home and moved to the current Tempe campus in 1996. The medical center remained in Scottsdale until 2010 when a campus expansion made it possible to co-locate academic learning with clinical services and training in Tempe.
At SCNM, they take a different approach to research. The faculty and students are putting the science behind naturopathic therapies and creating new treatments for therapeutic care. This work is often performed in collaboration with other institutions so as to improve integration of naturopathic medicine in a larger health arena.
Some of the things that set naturopathic medicine apart is the growing awareness that doctors not only heal, but also teach and advocate for their patients. Naturopathic doctors are innovators in healthcare, as they focus on patient-centered care with a strong emphasis on preventive care, nutritional education, natural treatments and the ability to empower patients to take their health into their own hands.
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One member of the SGA also serves on SCNM’s Board of Trustees and various college committees and task forces. Very few academic institutions in the nation have a student representative as part of their board. Here at SCNM, they recognize that students are the largest part of the SCNM community, and they value the representation of their student body’s voice in the executive decision-making process.
Conveniently located in Tempe, Arizona, in the breathtaking Valley of the Sun, the SCNM campus lives at the intersection of ancient wisdom and contemporary innovation, of native truths and new horizons.
Utilize any one of SCNM’s student lounges or community spaces to connect with fellow students, faculty or staff. Access the yoga studio between classes to connect your mind, body and spirit. You can also work out in our fitness room, which is equipped with weight training and cardio equipment.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME),