Get the Skills to Become a Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine

Become a Naprapathic Doctor in as Little as 3 Years!

Naprapathy is a longstanding medical art that is starting to make a resurgence in 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.

Next Start Date: July 3rd

Our Program

  • Naprapathic Doctorate Program

    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 complimentary medicine.

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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. Additionally, SUNM has a working relationship with a respected Naprapthy school in Stockholm, Sweden. The two schools entered into an agreement to match their curriculum so as to ensure a high level of Naprapathic education and care in the U.S.

As the founder of Southwestern 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 8000 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 Southwestern 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 the Complementary and Allied Health industry 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! Or give us a call at 1-505-467-8777 to speak to a friendly admissions counsellor today.