Western States University launches Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program


The new Professional Studies graduate program integrates the principles of naturopathy and functional medicine, a holistic, individualized approach to health and well-being.

Portland, Ore., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — University of the Western States (UWS), an independent, not-for-profit health sciences university operating in Portland since 1904, is adding a new addition to its strong academic offering. Degree in Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD).

The UWS NMD program supports a holistic and individualized approach to health and well-being. The integration of functional medical principles distinguishes this course from other naturopathic courses.

“The need for whole-person primary care services will continue to grow,” Prengubar said.

Tweet this Marcia Prenguber, ND, Fabuno Dean, College of Naturopathic Medicine University of Western States

“Our new naturopathic program is extremely exciting for the University of Portland community and our health community,” said Naturopathic Practitioner, Naturopathic Physician, Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology and Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine. in the UWS. “Our NMD program offers a holistic approach to medicine and is designed to educate future practitioners in evidence-based natural healthcare while addressing body, mind and spirit and functional medicine. The principles have been integrated.”

An evidence-based, patient-centred approach
Naturopathy and functional medicine are evidence-based, patient-centered approaches to achieving and maintaining health by optimizing function and addressing the root causes of disease, rather than just suppressing symptoms. Functional medicine’s focus on the biochemical and genetic personality, as well as the diet, lifestyle, and nutrition of each patient integrates well with the full spectrum of naturopathic evaluation and treatment modalities.

Predicting increased demand and shortage of GPs
“Physicians of naturopathy are trained as general practitioners and have established primary care designations in many jurisdictions,” Prengubar said. “The need for complete individual basic care will continue to increase. Universities in the western states are uniquely positioned to integrate and partner with our new and established programs.” Learn more about naturopathy and career paths Here.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projects a primary care physician shortage of between 21,100 and 55,200 by 2032. The US Census Bureau reports that the number of people over 65 will increase by 48% in the same year, which will boost demand. Primary care. In addition, census data suggests that a third of currently active physicians will retire as the population ages.

a learning community
The UWS NMD program is a 14-trimester doctoral course that is taught year-round. Students can complete the program in three and a half calendar years. UWS supplies the NMD program here Its vibrant, state-of-the-art campus in northeast Portland. Courses include anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, physical therapy and pharmacology to provide graduates with a wide range of clinical patient care modalities and procedures. The curriculum is offered in a hybrid format that embodies a learning community through synchronous online delivery and face-to-face instruction, with clinical skills reinforced by personalized laboratory experiences.

Informative live webinar on Thursday, June 16, 2022
Register for the live webinar on Thursday, June 16 at 3pm PDT To learn what makes this program a leader in health education. To learn more, visit the UWS Naturheilkunde website,

About Western States University
University of the Western States Designs and delivers an evidence-based curriculum that embraces the science and art of healthcare, providing a strong foundation and competitive advantage in preparing professionals for clinical practice. UWS is a regionally accredited, independent, not-for-profit university dedicated to improving the health and well-being of society through its educational programs, research and clinical services. Founded in 1904, the institute is known worldwide for its excellence in the education of health professionals. University students from western states pursue a range of academic courses including:

  • Naturopathic doctor
  • Chiropractic Doctor
  • Doctor of Clinical Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
  • Master of Science in Sports Medicine
  • Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology
  • Doctorate in sports and performance psychology
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

The institute sponsors continuing education programs for licensed health professionals. UWS is a founding member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, an organization dedicated to advancing integrative healthcare through education, research, patient care, and advocacy. To learn more about Western States University and its academic programs, visit uws.edu,

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