Southwestern College of Naturopathic Medicine is now Sonoran University of Health Sciences

The transition to university broadens the scope and offerings

TEMPE, Arizona, September 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –Today, Southwestern College in Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, a leader in the field of holistic and natural approaches to medicine and health sciences, is proud to be Sonoran University of Health Sciences. New degree programs, a state-of-the-art research institute, and expansion of free health care delivery and access in underserved communities have driven the transformation at Sonoran University.

“We are excited to announce that we are now a Sonoran University,” said Dr. Paul Mittman, President and CEO. “Our students, faculty, staff and trustees were looking for a name that reflected the values ​​and aspirations of the institution. The biodiversity, beauty and resilience of the Sonoran desert honor the university’s past and captures our broad goals for the future. Becoming a university is the next logical step in solidifying Sonoran University Health Sciences’ position as a leading institution in the health sciences.”

Sonoran University’s goal is to shape a healthier future by supporting students as they train to excel as healthcare professionals, improving the health and well-being of their patients and communities, and discovering effective treatments for humanity based on the healing power of nature .

The university consists of six unique branches, each part connected to shape a healthier future for the local and global community. They include:

College of Naturopathic Medicine – Training future naturopathic physicians and healthcare leaders to use the best of evidence-based conventional, complementary and alternative medicine and therapies for ideal patient outcomes.

College of NutritionFully online programs offered include a master’s degree in clinical nutrition, a master’s degree in business leadership in nutrition, and a supervised practice experience. All programs offered focus on the fundamental importance of food and nutrition in health.

Ric Scalzo Institute of Botanical Research – Botanical research focused on the development of safe and effective new products and the improvement of existing botanical therapeutics through rigorous scientific investigation – bridging the gap between the research bench and the patient’s bedside.

Medical Center – A world-class medical center focused on naturopathic primary care.

Neil Reardon Center for Regenerative Medicine – An interdisciplinary, patient-centered clinic providing safe and effective non-opioid treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain.

Sage Foundation for Health – Providing support to offer health services to needy individuals and families without cost at all times Maricopa County.

These branches give students and the community access to unique opportunities, one-of-a-kind training, individualized learning, and holistic approaches to care and research. More programs and degree offerings will be added in the coming years.

For more information about Sonoran University, please visit

For Sonoran University of Health Sciences
Also known as Southwestern College of naturopathic medicine, Sonoran The University is shaping a healthier future through the healing power of nature. The university has three pillars: education, community engagement and research. Dedicated to the ideal that everyone deserves high-quality health care, we engage students in rigorous, innovative academic programs, discover and expand knowledge, and empower individuals and communities to achieve optimal health. Our vision is a world that embraces the healing power of nature.

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Contact: Claire Natale
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202.294.5999

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