Hear from Our Students & Graduates
Students who come to Santa Fe, New Mexico and complete Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine’s doctorate program leave changed people. The amount of personal and professional growth that will take place over three years will astound you. Hear from students and graduates about their experience at Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine.
In working with people that needed my services, I found that I needed more and more expertise. SUNM provides me with not only the expertise and know-how, but also a degree that will help me become a Naprapathic physician and use the trainer aspect of my career as a modality.
While I was away in Europe a friend of mine had been receiving Naprapathic treatments from Dr LaVista. When I returned from being in Europe after 3 years I noticed that his back had completely transformed. I was inspired and I asked him what he had done and he said he had went to the [SUNM] clinic to receive treatments. That got me intrigued and started my journey in Naprapathy.
My background started in Personal Training, then I got my Medical Massage License. I was looking to really branch out and learn a lot more to help my patients and become more of a “one stop shop”. So when I heard about Naprapathic medicine it was one of the best things I found that combined everything from hands-on work, to rehabilitation, and also strengthening exercises all rolled into one.
I’m pursuing a career in Naprapathy because I feel it’s the next logical step in being able to help people improve their quality of life, and decrease pain that they’re experiencing, so they can get back to doing the things that they enjoy in life. I think this program is a really good fit for other Personal Trainers out there like me who work with a mature population and who work with people in pain. We want to get them moving and get them back to living their lives.
There are so many schools that are creating Licensed Athletic Trainers, but there’s no one creating jobs for licensed athletic trainers, which becomes a problem. This would be an avenue for you to move on and do something else and actually become the physician that supervises your colleagues.
The reason I chose to come into the field of Naprapathy is to further my career. I feel that having a Dr in front of your name makes you more credible instead of the LMT or PTA. I’d like to propel my career and have the ability to help more people. The school [SUNM] makes it easy.
I would suggest if you are into any kind of physical body work, whether it’s Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Massage, Asian body work, Reflexology, anything where you’re dealing with hands-on with the body, this would be the perfect field for you.
I chose Naprapathy as a career because I wanted to help as many people as possible using manual therapies. I went to a Naprapath when I had some body pain and Dr Nuzzo helped me alleviate all my pain within two treatments. I knew that it worked, so I decided I wanted to help other people alleviate their pain as well without the use of drugs.
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.
My education at SUNM has been fabulous. The teachers are caring dedicated, and have taught me so much. It is apparent that all of the teachers are passionate about naprapathy and its mission, as well our success as students, which has created an open and productive learning environment. My experience has been nothing but positive, and I am so excited to start my career doing something that I love and that will help others as well.