Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine Requirements
The specific requirements of entrance into the program leading to the Doctor of Naprapathy degree are:
- Completion of Bachelors degree earned at an appropriately accredited institution
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited institution of higher education
- A minimum of 6 semester hours in each of the following: English composition, Humanities, Natural and Physical Sciences,Biology, Chemistry and Social Sciences
You must submit your official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, forwarded directly from the institution to the Registrar. If shortlisted you will also have an intake interview with an Admissions Representative.
If accepted to the program the prospective student should be competent with technology as 75% of the coursework is conducted online. During their program of study students virtually attend classes at the SUNM virtual campus through Moodle.
Applicants for admission to SUNM are approved for matriculation by the Admissions Committee. The Committee will only admit applicants who demonstrate good character and the ability to both perform the intended program and to become a credit to their respective profession.
All applicants are required to complete an intake interview with an Admissions Representative, either in person or by telephone, depending upon the distance from SUNM. Parents and/or significant others are encouraged to attend, providing potential students and their families an opportunity to learn about SUNM’s programs, faculty, equipment and facilities as well as ask any questions relating to the curriculum and their career objectives. A personal interview also enables us to determine whether an applicant is a strong candidate for enrollment into the program.
The following items are required as part of the admission process:
- Admission Interview with an SUNM Admissions Representative
- Application for Admission
- Enrollment Agreement
Once an applicant has paid the application fee, completed the Admission Interview and all other necessary documentation has been provided, the Admissions Committee will review the submitted information. In addition to verifying that the submitted information is authentic and complete, the Committee will also assess the student’s background and training to ensure readiness for the intended course work. If in the view of the Committee the information does not meet admissions criteria, is otherwise incomplete or the applicant does not appear ready for the intended course work, it will deny the application. If in its view the above requisites have been met, it will notify the applicant that he/she has been accepted for matriculation at SUNM. Then an Enrollment Agreement will be signed once the student has been formally accepted to the program.
Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by providing passing any of the following tests:
- Official TOEFL PBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-Based Test) score of 550 or better
- Official TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test) score of 80 or better
- Official IELTS (International English Language Test) score of 6.5 or better.
- 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report
Students submitting documentation in a language other than English must use an international evaluation service to translate and/or evaluate their previous education by a recognized member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) http://www.naces.org/members.
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