UWS/NUHS Collaborative Program

Primarycare _250wIf you are a DC student or a graduate from University of Western States, you can now take advantage of this collaborative program between National University and University of Western States.

Started in 2015 , this program allows you to complete your doctor of naturopathic medicine degree in as few as four additional trimesters, saving you both time and tuition expenses as well as providing you with expanded career options and a greater earning potential.

In order to apply, you must be in your 5th quarter or later, and have a minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA in your DC program at UWS.

You must complete a NUHS application for the ND program. You can either apply online or download a printable application .

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about this unique collaborative program:

Why should I consider an additional degree in Naturopathic Medicine?Adding a ND degree to your DC credential will increase your career options and earning potential. You will have an expanded scope of practice (e.g., prescription rights, minor surgery) in some states that license NDs.

How will the UWS/NUHS Collaborative ND Program benefit me?Students participating in the program will be able to obtain a ND degree in as little as 4 additional trimesters. This program allows for completion of both degrees in a shorter timeframe than if they were taken independently. Additionally, students will benefit from cost savings and reduced loan debt.

How does the program work?

  • UWS Student (5th quarter - 11th quarter)
    • Students are accepted into the program and complete 11 quarters of the DC program at UWS, then transfer to the NUHS campus for their final term of internship. Students will take specific ND coursework while finishing their DC internship and then complete the program in 4 additional trimesters, spending 5 terms in total on the NUHS campus.
  • UWS Student (12th quarter) or UWS Graduate
    • Students who are already in their last term at UWS, or who have graduated, would still be required to spend 5 terms on the NUHS campus to complete the program.

When am I eligible to apply?You may apply in the 5th quarter (or later) of your UWS DC program. If you have already graduated from UWS, you are eligible for the program, however, the ND program must be completed within 8 years of the start of your DC program.

Will I be eligible for financial aid for the ND program?Financial aid is available for any student who qualifies and is accepted into the ND program

How do I apply?
You must complete a NUHS application for the ND program. The application fee of $55 will be waived when you complete a paper application . You are welcome to use the online application , however the $55 application fee will be charged.

If accepted into the program, a $225 deposit fee will be required.

What are the admission requirements?

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA in DC program at UWS
  • Grade of 'C ' or better on individual DC coursework at UWS
  • Completion of 11 or 12 quarters of DC program at UWS

What do I need to submit for admission consideration?

  1. Completed application (download paper application or apply online )
  2. Two character references ( download form )
  3. Three essays
  4. Official undergraduate transcripts
  5. Official UWS transcript
  6. Phone interview

Are there any prerequisite course requirements for the ND program?UWS students who have completed the prerequisites for the DC program at UWS, will be considered to have met the prerequisite course requirements for the ND program.

What are the living accommodations?NUHS has apartment style housing on campus. UWS students participating in this program will have preferred status for a limited number of units each trimester.

Who should I contact for further information?
Please contact Teri Hatfield, Assistant Director of Admissions, at thatfield@nuhs.edu or call 1-800-826-6285 if you have questions or would like additional information.

Curriculum

Preceptorship and Additional Courses at NUHS (4 terms post UWS graduation)

Course

Course Name

Credits

Term 0 (Internship & Additional Courses) (Completion of DC degree) - 28.0 Credits

IC7002

Clinical Internship III

17.0

NN6206N

Pharmacology II

3.0

NN6308N

Botanical Medicine II

4.0

NN6301

Clinical Nutrition

4.0

Term 1 - 23.5 Credits

NT5110N

Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine I

2.0

NP5312N

Introduction to Naturopathic Counseling

1.5

HY5409N

Hydrotherapy & Traditional Naturopathy

2.0

NN5212N

Homeopathy I

1.0

NN6112N

Homeopathy II

4.0

NN6212N

Homeopathy III

4.0

NT5211N

Basic Science Applications: Determinants of Health

1.5

NT6110N

Advanced Naturopathic Clinical Theory

1.0

NT6210N

Applied Naturopathic Clinical Theory

2.0

NX6215N

Advanced Laboratory Diagnosis and Endocrinology

2.5

ND6317N

Clinic Observation

2.0

Term 2 - 28.0 Credits

NT5210N

Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine II

1.0

ON5311N

Oriental Medicine (ND)

1.5

NN6312N

Homeopathy IV

4.0

NN6412N

Botanical Medicine III: Advanced Naturopathic Botanical Prescribing

3.0

ND6315N

Hydrotherapy Clinical Rotation

1.0

NP6415N

Advanced Topics in Women's Health

1.0

NN6416N

Advanced Nutrition: Functional Medicine

2.0

NP6417N

Internal Medicine / Emergency Medicine

4.5

NP6418N

Naturopathic Management of Special Populations

1.0

ND6410N

Internship I

9.0

Term 3 - 21. 5 Credits

NN7109N

Botanical Medicine IV: Advanced Materia Medica

1.0

NP6419N

Environmental Medicine / Toxicology / Detoxification

1.0

ST7107N

Minor Surgery

1.5

NP7419N

Pediatrics

2.0

ND7110N

Internship II

16.0

Term 4 - 14.0 Credits

ND7210N

Internship III

14.0

Total Credits - 115.0 Credits


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