Course Descriptions

The SUNM Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine Program consists of four types of courses: Basic Science, Naprapathic Science, Evidence Based Practice Research, and Professional Skills.

  • The Basic Science courses are taught in relation to the human organism with a stress on homeostasis. Naprapaths must understand the structure and function of the organs’ bodily dysfunctions and the ways these dysfunctions can manifest themselves.
  • Naprapathic Science courses blend theory and practice focusing on methods to evaluate connective tissue disorders, assess how these disorders affect neurological control of the connective tissues, properly apply Naprapathic therapeutic techniques, and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Evidence Based Practice Research courses are scaffolded to introduce students to the basics of information literacy, assess ethics in research practices, review and evaluate research, and culminates in students conducting a Naprapathic Research Project. SUNM students will be contributing to the field of manual medicine research. Evidence based practice techniques are woven throughout the Basic and Naprapathic Science courses.
  • Professional Skills courses are designed to guide students through the day to day activities of a Naprapath. While in these courses, students learn to interact with patients, collaborate with Naprapaths and other medical professionals, and to build their own practice.

YEAR 1 QUARTER 1

HPP 600 NAPRAPATHIC HISTORY, THEORIES, AND PRINCIPLES – 3 credits – Hybrid

Presents the rationale for Naprapathic principles, theories and techniques. Covers the history of Naprapathy from its origins up to the present, the evolution of its philosophy principles and an introduction to the ethical principles of Naprapathic treatments. This course prepares students to better understand some of the fundamentals of Naprapathic Medicine including the principles of Naprapathic Chartology and the founder of Naprapathy, Dr. Oakley Smith.

ANAT 501 ANATOMY I – 3 credits – Online

Students study the muscular and skeletal systems and bony landmark trails of the shoulder, arm, and hand. Students focus on using this anatomical knowledge to assess patients as a Naprapath.

Prerequisite: College Level Biology or its equivalent.

PHYS 501 PHYSIOLOGY I – 3 credits – Online

In relation to manual medicine, students study cells, tissues, membranes, and the integumentary system.

Prerequisite: College Level Biology or its equivalent.

CTDY 501 CONNECTIVE TISSUE DYNAMICS I – 3 credits – Hybrid

This is the first of a three quarter course which integrates the basic science of connective tissues with the Naprapathic approach to soft tissue evaluation. Lectures and hands-on lab present different types of connective tissues in health and disease. Laboratory gives the student experience in palpation of the physiological states of various types of connective tissues.

METE 500 MEDICAL TERMINIOLOGY- 3 credits – Online

The structure and formation of technical terms used in Naprapathy as well as in the health sciences, based on roots and elements from Greek and Latin.

ILEB 500 INFORMATION LITERACY FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE – 3 credits – Online

This course will assist students in developing the information literacy skills needed to utilize an evidence-based approach to their practice and studies. Included in the course topics will be use of the library resources, identification of non-library resources, an introduction to scholarly writing and academic integrity/ethics.

YEAR 1 QUARTER 2

ANAT 502 ANATOMY II – 3 credits – Online

Students study the muscular and skeletal systems and bony landmark trails of the spine, thorax, head, neck, and face. Students focus on using this anatomical knowledge to assess patients as a Naprapath.

Prerequisite: ANAT 501 Anatomy I

CTDY 502 CONNECTIVE TISSUE DYNAMICS II – 3 credits – Hybrid

Lectures and laboratory provide in-depth experience of connective tissue: loose, dense, etc. The formation of scar tissue adhesions, nerve entrapments, pain syndromes and various other soft tissue disorders are studied experientially. An introduction to the treatment of soft tissue disorders in the upper body is an integral part of the course.

PHYS 502 PHYSIOLOGY II – 3 credits – Online

In relation to manual medicine, students study frameworks of movement, communication, and control.

Prerequisite: PHYS 501 Physiology I.

SANC 600 SPINAL ANATOMY – 3 credits – Hybrid

A comprehensive study of the anatomical structures and functional dynamics of the spine and the associated structures both intrinsic and extrinsic, as well as Naprapathic connective tissue terminology. Identification and usage of the charting system for recording the Naprapathic examination and treatment plan.

HTGE 500 HISTOLOGY-GENETICS-EMBRYOLOGY- 3 credits – Online

Microscopic study of tissues and how they form organs and organ systems. Provides a foundation for further study of physiology and pathology. Study in the structural and functional characteristics of embryological development, with emphasis on the first trimester of pregnancy, the principles of genetics are explored to understand the anomalies and their effects on individuals.

EBPN 500 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR THE NAPRAPATHIC PROFESSIONAL – 3 credits – Online

This course will set the foundation for students to become evidence informed practitioners through problem synthesis, hypothesis generation, reflective practice and decision making. During this course students will be introduced to analysis of evidence and research design.

YEAR 1 QUARTER 3

ANAT 503 ANATOMY III – 3 credits – Online

Students study the muscular and skeletal systems and bony landmark trails of the pelvis, thigh, leg, and foot. Students focus on using this anatomical knowledge to assess patients as a Naprapath Prerequisite: ANAT 502 Anatomy II and PHYS 502 Physiology II.

BCHM 501 BIOCHEMISTRY I – 3 credits – Online

This course reviews the structures and functions of proteins and enzymes such as amino acids and peptides; the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, the respiratory chain, oxidative phosphorylation, citric acid cycle, glycolysis, ketogenesis and the synthesis of cholesterol. Included are the biosynthesis of essential and non-essential amino acids and the catabolism of amino acids. Prerequisite: College Level Biology and Chemistry.

PHYS 503 PHYSIOLOGY III – 3 credits – Online

In relation to manual medicine, students study circulation, body defense, metabolic processes, elimination, and reproduction. Prerequisite: ANAT 502 Anatomy II and PHYS 502 Physiology II.

NTEC 601 NAPRAPATHIC TECHNIQUE I – 3 credits – Hybrid

Instruction and demonstration in the use of the hands and body to apply manipulative pressure to specific areas of an individual’s body should a condition exist that prevents normal functioning. Topics include contact points, palpation techniques, and application of specific Naprapathic techniques to the thoracic and Lumbo-sacral areas. Students will be required to observe treatments being given in the SUNM Intern Clinic.

CTDY 503 CONNECTIVE TISSUE DYNAMICS III – 3 credits – Hybrid

This is the last of a three-quarter class sequence. Lectures and hands on practice provide in-depth experience of connective tissue: loose, dense, etc. The formation of scar tissue adhesions, nerve entrapments, pain syndromes and various other soft tissue disorders are studied experientially. An introduction to the treatment of soft tissue disorders in the lower body is an integral part of the course.

SDR 500 SCHOLARLY DESIGN AND REVIEW – 3 credits – Online

This course will focus on the skills necessary to develop scholarly writing and reasoning related to research planning and design. Building upon the outcomes of Evidence Based Practice for Naprapaths, students will progress through an evaluation of practice focused research, development of the framework for a scholarly project/study and will begin to integrate analysis of research into a literature review.

YEAR 1 QUARTER 4

BCHM 502 BIOCHEMISTRY II – 3 credits – Online

This course reviews the structure, function and replication of macromolecules: extracellular and intracellular communication, actions of the pituitary, hypothalamus, thyroid, adrenal cortex, adrenal medulla, gonads and pancreas. Special topics covered are nutrition, metabolism of xenobiotics, cancer, and the genetic basis of the disease. Prerequisite: BCHM 501 Biochemistry I.

EPBM 500 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY/BIOMECHANICS – 3 credits – Online

A specific approach for understanding the various control systems that integrate the function between the nervous and endocrine systems at rest and as they adapt to the various stresses. These fundamental physiological principles are presented in a biomechanical context with an emphasis on the laws governing force vectors and their effects in acquiring appropriate axial and appendicular skeleton joint mobility and range of motion.

KINE 500 KINESIOLOGY – 3 credits – Online

An interdisciplinary study stressing principles of human biomechanics. An analysis of the interactions of the bone, joint, muscle and nerve morphophysiology as they affect the mechanisms of human movement, in order to provide a basis upon which to differentiate normal from pathophysiologically altered motion.

Prerequisite: ANAT 503 Anatomy III and PHYS 503 Physiology III.

NTEC 602 NAPRAPATHIC TECHNIQUE II – 3 credits – Hybrid

Continuation of Technique 501 with emphasis on refining and correlating application of the Naprapathic Technique especially for the cervical and pelvic areas. Students will be introduced to the Nerve Function Principle from the historical document, Naprapathic Therapeutics.

Prerequisite: NTEC 601 Naprapathic Technique I

CEVL 601 NAPRAPATHIC CLINICAL EVALUATION I – 3 credits – Hybrid

A discussion of Naprapathically ascertained syndromes of vertebral and extra-vertebral articulations, a generalized evaluation of particular types of soft and osseous tissue disorders known to exist, and the discussion of a specific treatment for each type of involvement. Emphasis is placed on the pelvic region. Students begin proficiency in the use of signs, symbols, charts and definitions commonly used by Naprapaths to record specific physical findings in the evaluation of pelvic and sacral disorders. Students will be required to observe treatments being given in the SUNM Intern Clinic.

Prerequisite: SANC 600 Spinal Anatomy.

SID 500 SCHOLARLY IMPLEMENTATION AND DISSEMINATION – 3 credits – Online

Focuses on the development and implementation of data collection skills and the evaluation of the quality and equity of data related to research design and methodology.

YEAR 2 QUARTER 1

MPHE 500 MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH – 3 credits – Online

A fundamental approach focusing on select organisms and the diseases they cause. Some topics include classification and taxonomy, microbial genetics, infection, and resistance. Case studies relevant to Doctors of Naprapathy are presented.

Prerequisite: ANAT 503 Anatomy III and PHYS 503 Physiology III.

NEUR 501 NEUROSCIENCE I – 3 credits – Online

Emphasis placed on the structure and function of the cerebellum, basal ganglia, cranial nerves, cerebral cortex, hypothalamus and special senses. Case studies relevant to specific neurological disorders are presented.

Prerequisite: ANAT 503 Anatomy III and PHYS 503 Physiology III.

REHB 600 PRINCIPLES OF REHABILITATION – 3 credits – Hybrid

An overview addressing the problem of de-conditioning that accompanies most persistent pain syndromes and disuse atrophy. Students learn the art of blending passive and active care of the patient, evaluation of deficits in activities of daily living, functional restoration or accommodation, and the need for patient education in the management of exercise, joint protection, and environmental and intrinsic stressors

Prerequisites: SANC 600 Spinal Anatomy.

CEVL 602 NAPRAPATHIC CLINICAL EVALUATION II – 3 credits – Hybrid

A continuation of Naprapathic Clinical Evaluation 601 with emphasis on the thoracic and lumbar areas. Hands on evaluation of the thoracic/lumbar spinal articulations to determine pathological syndromes, finishing with the performance of comprehensively charted thoracic/lumbar treatments. Prerequisite: SANC 600 Spinal Anatomy.

APBM 500 APPLIED BIOMECHANICS – 3 credits – Hybrid

The laws of human movement are presented. Students study the structure and function of human joints in the thorax, vertebral column and extremities. Students are introduced to postural analysis and the evaluation of specific work environments for ergonomic risk factors and appropriate corrective measures.

Prerequisite: KINE 500 Kinesiology, EPBM 500 Exercise Physiology/Biomechanics.

NRPC 600 NAPRAPATHIC RESEARCH PROJECT COMPONENTS – 3 credits – Online

In this course students will be introduced to the components of the Naprapathic Research Project: Abstract, Introduction, Problem Statement, Purpose of the Study, Research Question, Hypothesis, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, and Discussion.

YEAR 2 QUARTER 2

CEVL 603 NAPRAPATHIC CLINICAL EVALUATION III – 3 credits – Hybrid

Emphasis is placed on the cervical region and an integrated analysis of individual syndromes in the context of the whole body, finishing with the performance of comprehensively charted cervical treatments. Prerequisite: SANC 600 Spinal Anatomy.

THEX 600 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE – 3 credits – Hybrid

Emphasis is placed on integrating specific exercises into the treatment session and customizing home exercise to facilitate the attainment of treatment objectives and goals. General fitness, preventive/ maintenance exercises are included to enhance a patient’s rehabilitation and prevent injury.

NEUR 502 NEUROSCIENCE II – 3 credits – Online

The basic organization and neurophysiology of the central nervous system are presented. Topics include anatomy of the brain stem, spinal cord, and blood circulation, cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, spinal nerve reflexes, descending and ascending pathways. Case studies specific to the function of the nervous system are presented.

Prerequisite: NEUR 501 Neuroscience I.

PATH 501 PATHOLOGY OF HUMAN DISEASES I – 3 credits – Online

The first of a two-quarter sequence, the course includes fundamental concepts of pathology, the integumentary system, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, circulatory system, lymph system, and immune system.

Prerequisite: HIST 500 Histology, ANAT 503 Anatomy III, and PHYS 503 Physiology III.

SNDI 501 SCIENCE OF NUTRITION AND DIET I – 3 credits – Online

A comprehensive study of the basic principles of nutrition; the processes of digestion, absorption, transport; and metabolism; and the role of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and vitamins.

Prerequisite: BCHM 502 Biochemistry II.

NRPP 600 NAPRAPATHIC RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL – 3 credits – Online

Students will develop a three-chapter proposal utilizing a problem statement, literature review and methodology approach to a proposal.

YEAR 2 QUARTER 3

PATH 502 PATHOLOGY OF HUMAN DISEASES II – 3 credits – Online

As a continuation of PATH 501, the course includes a study of the respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems in relation to CAM treatments for disorders related to those systems. Prerequisite: PATH 501 Pathology of Human Diseases I.

SNDI 502 SCIENCE OF NUTRITION AND DIET II – 3 credits – Online

The course incorporates the study of minerals; the impact of diet on health, eating disorders, nutritional needs through the lifespan, food safety, and global nutrition.

Prerequisite: SNDI 501 Science of Nutrition and Diet I.

ACTC 601 ACCESSORY TECHNIQUE I – 3 credits – Hybrid

An advanced integration of therapeutic modalities incorporated by Naprapaths over the decades of their clinical research and practice. Material covered includes, but is not limited to: Trigger Point Therapy, Trigger Point tools, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, and therapeutic stretches. Additional topics may include, PNF, Cupping, and Gua Sha. A hands-on practicum provides the opportunity to apply principles of spinal and extra-spinal manipulation.

Prerequisites: NTEC 601 Naprapathic Technique I and II and CEVL 601 Naprapathic Clinical Evaluation I.II, and III.

CONE 600 CLINICAL ORTHOPEDIC AND NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION – 3 credits – Hybrid

This course is designed to prepare students to be able to properly administer and interpret orthopedic and neurological tests. It will also help students determine which orthopedic and neurological tests should be administered in different situations. Being knowledgeable in orthopedic and neurological testing will help students be able to better communicate with the medical community as a whole.

RAD 600 RADIOLOGICAL REPORT INTERPRETATION AND NORMAL RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY – 3 credits – Hybrid

This course is an overview addressing normal skeletal radiology with an emphasis on radiological report interpretation and clinical case correlation. Special tests to be covered include primarily plain film x-ray and MRI, but also CT, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and DEXA exams as well. Student goals should be interpretation of radiological reports to be able to make clinical decisions based on said reports, and translate said reports to patients for their clinical benefit. Population studies will be discussed as well as the degree of certain radiological abnormalities and their relation to Naprapathic treatment. Prerequisite: Path 501 Pathology I.

NRP 701 NAPRAPATHIC RESEARCH PROJECT I – 3 credits – Online

Students will develop a Naprapathic Research Project, under the supervision of a Naprapathic Research Project Committee. Learning to think independently when approaching connective tissue problems and developing a personal process for problem solving are important parts of lifelong Naprapathic education. Each Naprapathic student at the Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine is required to successfully complete a Naprapathic Research Project. The Naprapathic Research Project should be a culmination of theory synthesis, application of intervention, analysis of outcomes and dissemination. The educational goal of the Naprapathic Research Project is for each student to learn the importance and the process behind an evidence based approach to healthcare. The Naprapathic Research Project consists of two elements: A communication component where the student must present the Naprapathic Research Project orally or in poster format before a committee composed of three qualified members.

YEAR 2 QUARTER 4

STBD 500 STRESS AND THE BODY – 3 credits – Online

Students examine what it is that makes psychological stress stressful, and its relevance to depression, anxiety and addiction and how Naprapaths use this knowledge to treat patients. Each week, students will research different stress relief techniques, evaluate their effectiveness, and assess if and how they would recommend the techniques to patients.

Prerequisite: PATH 502 Pathology of Human Diseases II. 

CPRP 600 CLINICAL PREPARATION – 3 credits – Hybrid

The students research and practice Naprapathic Charting, Naprapathic evaluation, Naprapathic techniques and nutritional counseling. The course prepares the students for the proper creation of Naprapathic Case Records using One Touch, standard clinical conduct and protocols are introduced. Presented immediately prior to entrance into the year of Internship, the course is designed to refresh and prepare the student for practical application of academic studies.

MBME 603 MIND-BODY MEDICINE – 3 credits – Online

Mind-body medicine focuses on the interactions among the brain, the rest of the body, the mind, and behavior. The ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, experiential, and behavioral factors can directly affect health. Students will explore various medical models, including the holistic models. During this course, students will evaluate the use of different models in different medical situations.

Prerequisite: PATH 502 Pathology of Human Diseases II.

ACTC 602 ACCESSORY TECHNIQUE II – 3 credits – Hybrid

Presents advanced methods of joint and soft tissue examination including mastery of PRRT techniques, cervical spinal manipulation, techniques for upper and lower cervical tissues Naprapathic motion analysis, cervical /thoracic kinesiological tests and treatment, upper and lower thoracic rotations, lumbar and pelvic trend examination and treatment, lumbar primary pathologies, primary pelvic pathologies, acute pelvic rotations, iliopsoas and piriformis contractures, shoulder pathologies, knee pathologies, carpal tunnel and wrist pathologies. The class will include use of various other physical modalities and tools, non-pharmaceutical and diet interventions. Includes demonstrations and practical applications.

Prerequisites: ACTC 601 Accessory Technique I, NTEC 601 Naprapathic Technique I and II and CEVL 601 Naprapathic Clinical Evaluation I.II, and III.

SEIA 600 SPORTS AND EXERCISE INJURY ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT – 3 credits – Hybrid

This course is an overview of sport and exercise injury assessment, treatment protocols and various forms of rehabilitation.

NRP 702 NAPRAPATHIC RESEARCH PROJECT II – 3 credits – Online

Students will develop a Naprapathic Research Project, under the supervision of a Naprapathic Research Project Committee. Learning to think independently when approaching connective tissue problems and developing a personal process for problem solving are important parts of lifelong Naprapathic education. Each Naprapathic student at the Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine is required to successfully complete a Naprapathic Research Project. The Naprapathic Research Project should be a culmination of theory synthesis, application of intervention, analysis of outcomes and dissemination. The educational goal of the Naprapathic Research Project is for each student to learn the importance and the process behind an evidence-based approach to healthcare. The Naprapathic Research Project consists of two elements: A communication component where the student must present the Naprapathic Research Project orally or in poster format before a committee composed of three qualified members.

YEAR 3 QUARTER 1

 CPPH 700 CLINICAL PROTOCOLS AND PUBLIC HEALTH – 3 credits – Hybrid

The goal of this class is to familiarize students with the day to day operations of a typical Naprapathic Clinic. Students review and discuss the Naprapathy Clinical Manual of Policy and Procedure on a weekly basis. Patient cases are consistently reviewed in a roundtable milieu with the instructor leading the discussion. This class is designed to present students with integrative protocols to develop a foundational understanding for treating connective tissue related disorders. These student-clinic-patient evaluations are based on signs and symptoms, utilizing orthopedic and neurological evaluation, Naprapathic manipulative therapy, nutrition, therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercises. Students will be familiarized with the clinic monitoring computer program One Touch. Opportunities for community outreach and mentorship with experienced Naprapaths will be discussed, encouraged, and provided. Current clinic interns or recent graduates are scheduled to attend the class to discuss their clinic experiences and future professional plans or experiences.

CPRC 701 Clinical Practice I – 5 credits – Hybrid

During the first quarter of the internship, students are introduced to the day to day functions of the clinical setting while conducting exams and performing spinal markings on patients. The SUNM intern clinician observes every patient treatment and checks interns spinal findings and treatment plan.

PSPD 701 Professional Skills Practice Development I – 1 credit – Online

Designed to prepare Interns to assume a professional role. Students will be introduced to effective business and practice management including basic bookkeeping, budgeting, and taxes.

NRP 703 NAPRAPATHIC RESEARCH PROJECT III – 3 credits – Online

Students will develop a Naprapathic Research Project, under the supervision of a Naprapathic Research Project Committee. Learning to think independently when approaching connective tissue problems and developing a personal process for problem solving are important parts of lifelong Naprapathic education. Each Naprapathic student at the Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine is required to successfully complete a Naprapathic Research Project. The Naprapathic Research Project should be a culmination of theory synthesis, application of intervention, analysis of outcomes and dissemination. The educational goal of the Naprapathic Research Project is for each student to learn the importance and the process behind an evidence-based approach to healthcare. The Naprapathic Research Project consists of two elements: A communication component where the student must present the Naprapathic Research Project orally or in poster format before a committee composed of three qualified members.

YEAR 3 QUARTER 2

CAT 701 CLINICAL ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY I – 3 credits – Hybrid

This Adjunctive Therapy class focuses on clinical nutrition protocols. Students will be introduced to a specific line of nutraceuticals that augment traditional Naprapathic therapies. These supplements will address internal and external patient soft tissue disorders. Included in the class are case reviews and discussions of specific patient challenges that are not being adequately addressed solely by soft tissue manipulation.

CPRC 702 Clinical Practice II – 5 credits

During the second quarter of the internship, students are given more responsibilities in the clinical setting. In addition to basic treatments with spinal markings, students may begin using modalities with patients. The SUNM intern clinician observes the intern six times on returning patients and checks interns spinal findings and treatment plan for all new patients.

PSPD 702 Professional Skills Practice Development II – 1 credit – Online

Designed to prepare Interns to assume a professional role. Students will practice principles of effective marketing, including identifying a target market, conducting a comparative analysis, cost of patient acquisition and creating a marketing plan.

NRPD 700 NAPRAPATHIC RESEARCH PROJECT DISSEMINATION – 3 credits – Online

This course will provide an opportunity for the student to create a channel for distribution and dissemination of the Naprapathic Research Project. This will include a written publishable paper and an oral presentation of the project to a committee.

YEAR 3 QUARTER 3

CAT 702 CLINICAL ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY II – 3 credits – Hybrid

This Adjunctive Therapy class continues the focus on clinical nutrition protocols. Students will continue to research a specific line of nutraceuticals that augment traditional Naprapathic therapies. These supplements will address internal and external patient soft tissue disorders. Included in the class are case reviews and discussions of specific patient challenges that are not being adequately addressed solely by soft tissue manipulation. This Adjunctive Therapy class will also emphasize macro-stretching techniques, more specifically Thai bodywork. This class will focus on techniques for supine, prone, and side lying (pregnancy) positions. Some classes will consist of “Clinic Review”, providing Interns a forum for discussing individual patient cases with other Interns and a Clinician, thereby exchanging ideas and other problem-solving techniques. The clinical application of these therapies do not supplant, but rather complement the Oakley Smith Naprapathic Method of treatment.

CPRC 703 Clinical Practice III – 5 credits – Hybrid

During the third quarter of the internship, students continue to be given more responsibilities in the clinical setting. In addition to basic treatments with spinal markings, students continue using modalities with patients. The SUNM intern clinician observes the intern four times on returning patients and checks interns spinal findings and treatment plan for all new patients.

PSPD 703 Professional Skills Practice Development III – 1 credit – Online

Designed to prepare Interns to assume a professional role. Students will create a business plan, assess staff hiring and onboarding processes, and review basic human resources functions required for a small business.

Year 3 Quarter 4

CAT 703 CLINICAL ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY III – 3 credits – Hybrid

Adjunctive Therapy, taught during the Clinic Internship, incorporates the use of tools such as the Electro Stim and Ultrasound. The clinical application of these therapies do not supplant, but rather complement the Oakley Smith Naprapathic Method of treatment. Other topics include first aid, mental health of patients, treating special care populations, treating the LGBTQ population, ethical issues, CPR, as well as the basics of CAQH Credentialing and Insurance Contracting and Billing.

CPRC 704 Clinical Practice IV – 5 credits – Online

During the final quarter of the internship, students continue to be given more responsibilities in the clinical setting. In addition to basic treatments with spinal markings, students continue using modalities with patients. The SUNM intern clinician observes the intern two times on returning patients and checks interns spinal findings and treatment plan for all new patients.

PSPD 704 Professional Skills Practice Development IV – 1 credit – Online

Designed to prepare Interns to assume a professional role. In this culminating class, students will be walked through the process to register a business, obtain malpractice insurance, register for the National Board of Naprapathic Examiners exam, and apply for a license with the New Mexico Medical Board.

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