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Professional Organizations

Established in 1956, National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical university in North America and a leader in natural medicine education and evidence-based research. Our Mission is to educate and train physicians, practitioners and pre-professionals in the art, science and research of natural medicine.

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed naturopathic doctors, naturopathic medicine students, and other healthcare professionals allied with the naturopathic profession.

Enhancing human health and wellness by advancing the profession of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic physicians will guide and empower people to discover and experience improved health, optimal wellness, and effective management of disease through the principles and practices of naturopathic medicine.

The Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI) exists to educate the public and medical practitioners about the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine. We strive to maximize the value of our educational offerings by stressing practical knowledge for the healing arts primarily designed for naturopathic physicians and other allied professionals to facilitate their professional development.

The most innovative modern Naturopath in history ​was Dr. Otis G. Carroll. The Carroll Institute of Natural Healing provides post- doctoral learning opportunities for Doctors of Naturopathy to greatly enhance their vitalistic practice by learning these advanced therapeutics for clinical care.

The Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) is a non-profit, professional membership association representing Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) in the state of Oregon and supporting NDs all across the globe.

The American Nutrition Association (ANA) envisions a society of Healthy People, Powered by Nutrition. We bring that vision to life through our mission to Champion the Science and Practice of Personalized Nutrition.

The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) envisions a world that celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes, in which body weight is no longer a source of discrimination and where oppressed communities have equal access to the resources and practices that support health and well-being.

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.