“Integrated National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Kansas-Newman or Warner-Pacific Basic Science Program on Naturopathic Medicine.” [p. 19]

Notes as requirements:

For first two years: 115 semester hours (173 quarter hours), taken at either Warner-Pacific College or Kansas-Newman.

Part of these credits go towards obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree. (B.S) in Biology, with Human Biology as the major.  [p. 19]

20 Anatomy                    4 Histology      

13 Physiology                 4 Embryology

5 Microbiology                5 Biochemistry

5 Clinical Chemistry

“After evaluation and recommended acceptance by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and after a personal interview with the Admissions and Accreditation Committee, the student’s records will be reviewed by either Warner-Pacific, or Kansas-Newman College.  The decision will be made by both college and the student will be notified concerning acceptance.  If accepted the student will be sent an application form from Warner-Pacific or Kansas-Newman (depending upon the student’s preference in most cases) which he will return to Warner Pacific or Kansas-Newman’s Director of Admissions with the college’s corresponding matriculation fee.” [p. 9]

COSTS (p. 11)


      WPC or KNC Basic Science Years      $2,090

      Clinical Years at NCNM              1.500

Fees (for NCNM)

  • Matriculation                 $15
  • Late Registration         5
  • Late Tuition                  10
  • Student Activity          2.50
  • Roentgenological Labs   10
  • Clinical Laboratory           10
  • Externs Clinic                  5
  • Graduation              25  


KNC and CNCM libraries, and other libraries in the Kansas and Oregon areas. 

“[NCNM] maintains an adequate library of a few thousand books germane to Naturopathy for students to use.”

Medlar and Medline computer systesm “for medical research” are referred to, “made available through an exchange program.” [Probably through the Kansas facility]


“The college maintains an outpatient clinic to provide clinical experience under supervision.  The clinic is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Postal Building in downtown Portland and includes student clinic facilities, private care facilities, physiotherapy section, minor surgery and O.B. suite, complete diagnostic laboratory, X-ray department, botanical pharmacy and library.”

“Albina Health Care Center, an H.E.W.-funded Health Care facility, is available for Junior and Senior students during those clinics held by National College of Naturopathic Medicine faculty members who are on staff of Albina Health Care Center.”

“Private clinics are made available to the students to broaden their clinical exposure through preceptorships.”


1080 clinical hours minimum are required for graduation.

Preceptorships provide additional hours, but cannot surpass 50% of the total clinical hours time.

Teaching clinic is limited to those wha have completed the prerequisites for that clinic.

Laboratories may be run parallel to didactic training.

“Preceptorships, run in conjunction with didactic study, form the laboratory study of the final two years of college.”


“All licensed states and provinces within the United States and Canada require in-residency study of at least 4 year of 4000 hours.  In addition, most of the states and provicens require two years ofliberal art and science prelicensure and pre-professional education.”

“The Licensure Boards are of two types: 1.) Basic science, and 2.) Professional.  The basic science boards test in anatomy. physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology and public health prior to taking the professional boards.  The professional boards test in diagnostic and therapeutic clinical subjects germain to the practice of Naturopathy.  When no basic science tests are given within a state or province the subjects are included within the professional subjects tested by the professional board.”

“The states which license Naturopathy are: Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.  In addition Idaho provides for legal practice through a ruling of the State Supreme Court.  There are also states not listed here that make provisions for “Drugless” Physicians, “Other Practitioners” and/or Limited Practitioners” regulated by the State Medical Boards.”

“The Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan license Naturopathy.”


“Starting with the graduating class of 1977 a dissertation is required for graduation.  Each student shall at the beginning of the junior year at a time and in a manner directed by the appropriate committee present a plan for research and proposed subject for approval by the committee.  Rules governing subjects, procedure and publication can be obtained from the college office.”


Both NCNM and KNC are working by Semesters, each of which are 18 weeks in length. 

“Warner-Pacific is on the quarter system.  Each quarter is 12 weeks in length.”

The program requires attendance of day time classes, usually beginning around 8 AM, and occasional evening classes. 

“The first two years of the professional program are taught under the auspices of National College at the campus of Kansas-Newman College, Wichita, Kansas, and Warner-Pacific College, Portland, Oregon.  At both institutions, courses are taught by Faculty of National College and approved Faculty of Kansas-Newman College or Warner-Pacific College.  Normal student load is approximately 24 semester Hours (36 quarter hours) per semester, or 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) per quarter depending on the institution.”

SYLLABUS (pp. 20-24)

Syllabus key follows 1977-78 method.


The first number indicates the year of study.

  • 100s = first semester course
  • 200s = second semester course
  • 300s = third semester course
  • 400s = fourth semester course, etc.

The second number indicates the department.

      Department numbers

  • 1 = Anatomy
  • 2 = Physiology
  • 3 = Chemistry
  • 4 = Microbiology and Public HealthPathology
  • 5 = Pathology
  • 6 = Integrated Basic Medical Science Courses
  • 7 = Therapeutic Department Courses (Naturopathic      Therapeutics)
  • 8 = Clinical Therapeutic Courses (Naturopathic Practice)
  • 9 = Naturopath Department Courses

The third number gives “individual course designation.”


Weekly Didactic (lecture) Hours–precedes ‘-‘ sign in brackets; Weekly Laboratory Hours–follows ‘-‘ sign in brackets; as in  “[(class hours) – (lab hours)]”.

Course Clock hours, the total number of hours spent in classroom or lab in a semester, is determined by multiplying the number of didactic or lab hours by the number of weeks per semester (18) [or per term (12) as with Warner Pacific].

1 Clock Hour = fifty minutes of classroom lecture, preceptorship, and teaching clinic, or 100 minutes of laboratory session.

5236 Clock hours minimum are needed for graduation from NCNM as of September 1975