Become a Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine

Change your life in as little as 3 Years!

Become a  Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine

in as Little as 3 Years!

Naprapathy is a longstanding medical art established in 1906, and is making a resurgence with individual clinics and within integrative medicine practices across North America.

Naprapathic Medicine is currently being championed by the complementary medicine community, who prefers this gentler form of manual medicine over other high velocity forms of treatment. Naprapathic Medicine treats stress, aches, and pains without the use of drugs.

SUNM is licensed and regulated by the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Once students graduate and receive their diploma they must sit for and pass the National Board of Naprapathic Examiners examination to receive their Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine, DN. The DN license is issued and regulated by the New Mexico Medical Board.

Our Program

  • Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine

    People who are passionate about health and wellness are ideal candidates to become Naprapathic Doctors. Those with a background in sports medicine, exercise science, physical therapy, massage therapy, nursing, and other healthcare professions would be suited to learn Naprapathy as their prior certifications pair well with complementary medicine.

What is Naprapathic Medicine? Hear from SUNM founder, Dr. Patrick Nuzzo

Dr. Nuzzo Explains Naprapathic Medicine

Learn More about the History of Naprapathic Medicine

About Our Founder

SUNM holds the honor of being the only licensed school of Naprapathic Medicine in New Mexico and one of two licensed Naprapathic Medicine schools in the United States.

As the founder of Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine, Dr. Patrick Nuzzo:

  • Dr. Nuzzo and his wife, fellow Naprapath Kirsten LaVista, opened Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico in 2004 and have served over 15,000 citizens of New Mexico since then.
  • Dr. Nuzzo single-handedly lobbied the New Mexico legislature and in 2004 his efforts resulted in the Naprapathic Practice Act.
  • In 2006, Dr. Nuzzo acquired a license for the Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine and the school opened its doors in 2010.

Learn more about Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine.

Hear More From Our Students and Graduates

I have enjoyed the educational experiences that Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine has given me. The instructors’ knowledgeable hands-on approach to teaching is a wonderful way to learn. Classes are small allowing for individual time with instructors if needed. This has been the best educational experience I have had and could have asked for. Naprapathic Medicine helped me regain full movement after a severe low back injury. Now I will be able to help others feel better and keep living active lives.
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Start your Complementary Medicine Journey Today…

As a catalyst for the Naprapathic movement, SUNM aims to advance Complementary Manual Medicine with the superior quality and professionalism of its graduates. If you’re ready for a rewarding career as a Naprapathic doctor, Contact Us and we’ll help you get started! Give us a call at 1-505-467-8777 to speak to a friendly admissions counselor today.

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