List of the Best Holistic Medicine Schools and Colleges

Holistic medicine combines traditional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease; it's also often called naturopathic medicine or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Some traditional medical school programs include holistic courses or CAM training for medical doctor (M.D.) students. Other schools offer full degrees in holistic or naturopathic medicine.

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Top Schools to Study Holistic Medicine

1. Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA

Bastyr University is located near Seattle, Washington and is dedicated to offering degree programs in holistic medicine. The School of Naturopathic Medicine offers 4-year and 5-year tracks for its Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) program. The N.D. program has similar curriculum and clinical training as an M.D. program and offers coursework in botanical medicine, spinal manipulation and homeopathy.

Students in the N.D. program can pursue a dual degree with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Acupuncture or a M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Bastyr is accredited by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges and the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.

Contact Information

  • Address: 14500 Juanita Dr. N.E., Kenmore, WA 98028
  • Phone Number: (425) 425-3110

2. Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. offers a M.S. in Physiology degree for students who wish to work in CAM law or regulatory affairs, pursue CAM research or use CAM methods in medical practice. Program coursework includes the study of herbal medicine and nutritional supplements, medical ethics and mind-body medicine. Georgetown's medical school program was ranked 79th in 2010 by U.S. News & World Report.

The Georgetown University School of Medicine also offers a 5-year joint M.D./M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics with a specialization in complementary and alternative medicine. The program allows students who are part of a traditional M.D. degree to integrate principles of holistic medicine into their studies.

Contact Information

  • Address: 37th and O St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20057
  • Phone Number: (202) 687-0100

Good Holistic Medicine Programs

College/University Name Total Student Enrollment Address Phone Number
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 51,659 100 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612) 625-5000
University of Arizona 38,767 1401 E. University, Tucson, AZ 85721 (520) 621-2211
San Francisco State University 30,469 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1111
University of Colorado Denver 23,715 Denver, CO 80217 (303) 556-5600
Metropolitan State College of Denver 22,837 Speer Blvd. and Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80217 (303) 556-3876
Georgetown University 16,520 37th and O St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20057 (202) 687-0100
Plymouth State University 6,263 17 High St., Plymouth, NH 03264 (603) 535-5000
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 6,055 65 Bergen St., Newark, NJ 07101 (973) 972-4300
St. Catherine University 5,277 2004 Randolph Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105 (651) 690-6000
University of Bridgeport 5,103 126 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 576-4000
Daemen College 2,921 4380 Main St., Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-3600
Johnson State College 1,964 337 College Hill, Johnson, VT 05656 (802) 635-2356
John F Kennedy University 1,626 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 969-3300
Everglades University 1,039 5002 T-Rex Ave., Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 912-1211
Bastyr University 917 14500 Juanita Dr. N.E., Kenmore, WA 98028 (425) 425-3110
New York College of Health Professionals 844 6801 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, NY 11791 (516) 364-0808 x100
National University of Health Sciences 787 200 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 60148 (630) 629-2000
National College of Natural Medicine 517 049 S.W. Porter St., Portland, OR 97201 (503) 552-1555
Tai Sophia Institute 424 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel, MD 20723 (410) 888-9048
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences 332 2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 858-9100 x200
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