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.
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.
- 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.
- 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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