College of Continuing Education

Naturopathic Residency Opportunities

NUHS does not currently offer any naturopathic residency programs; however, there are many residency opportunities available. The following institutions are recognized sponsors of approved programs in Postdoctoral Naturopathic Medical Education (aka residencies), by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). Each sponsor school must meet stringent requirements, which can be reviewed in the Handbook on CNME Postdoctoral Naturopathic Medical Education Sponsor Recognition Process and Standards

Sponsoring Institutions

Sponsoring institutions and respective contacts: 

Bastyr University

Gary Garcia, MD, MHA
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
3670 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 834-4124

National College
of Natural Medicine

Melanie Henriksen, ND, LAc, CNM
National College of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 552-1848

Southwest College
of Naturopathic Medicine
& Health Sciences

Jessica Mitchell, ND
Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center
2164 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 222-9809

CNME Approved Residences

Current CNME approved residencies can be found online at:


There is a universal application process for each of the residency opportunities. To qualify as an applicant for the CNME approved residency programs, applicants shall possess, by the start of the program, the following: 

  • A naturopathic doctor degree from a college or university that has been accredited, or has been granted accreditation status, by the Council for Naturopathic Medical Education.
  • Successful completion of the NPLEX I & II and the ability to secure a license or its equivalent to practice naturopathic medicine for the appropriate licensing jurisdiction.
  • Applicants must pass appropriate add-on boards for the state they intend to be licensed in. Failure to pass all board examinations, as required by each state for licensure will effectively disqualify applicants from consideration for this program and will nullify any offers made prior to receipt of examination results.
  • Ability to present appropriate documents that verify the applicant's legal right to work in the United States.

Please review the official Universal Application for CNME-Approved Naturopathic Residencies for the application process, application deadlines, applicant matching and other specifics.


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