Institutional and Program Accreditation
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
National University of Natural Medicine is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NWCCU indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one that has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial, but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by NWCCU should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)
The degree program in naturopathic medicine is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a professional accrediting agency for naturopathic medicine programs.
P.O. Box 178, Great Barrington, MA 01230
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
The National University of Natural Medicine’s following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM): (1) Master of Acupuncture (2) Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization(formally known as Master of Science in Oriental Medicine) (3) Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (formally known as Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine).
Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAOM Directory. ACAOM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.
ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org
Other sources of information available to prospective students about NUNM include the Exploration Day program, campus visits and nunm.edu.
For further information regarding NUNM programs, please contact:
Office of Admissions
49 South Porter Street, Portland, OR 97201
503.552.1660 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Information regarding a consumer or civil complaint can be filed with:
Oregon Department of Justice
Consumer Protection Section
1162 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4096
1.877.877.9392 | email@example.com
Information regarding any violation of civil rights is available at:
U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202
800.421.3481 | ed.gov/ocr
Student complaints, or other allegations that the university has failed or is failing to comply with the provisions of any laws or rules, can be filed with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to investigate and resolve complaints:
State of Oregon: Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC)
255 Capitol Street NE, Third Floor, Salem, OR 97310
Equal Opportunity Statement
NUNM complies with the Equal Opportunity Act of 1965, American Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IV of the Higher Education Act as federally reauthorized in 1998, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. These acts and amendments prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, national or ethnic origin, religion or disability, or veteran’s status in any of its policies, procedures or practices. NUNM also complies with Oregon state discrimination laws that prohibit discrimination for sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and family relationship. NUNM adheres to guidelines set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which pertain to limitations and rights of access to student records (FERPA) and patient-protected health information (HIPAA). To ensure compliance with these requirements, NUNM enacts policies and procedures, and articulates protocols in this catalog, the student and employee handbooks, and departmental policy and procedural guides.
NUNM’s nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in university programs and activities, including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and employment. Title IX prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
The dean of students has been designated to handle inquiries regarding NUNM’s Title IX policies and procedures.
Title IX Coordinator
Rachael Allen, MS
National University of Natural Medicine
49 South Porter Street, Portland, OR 97201
Every effort has been made to ensure the catalog’s informational accuracy. NUNM regularly reviews its policies to improve the institution and the quality of education provided. Changes to the catalog can be made without prior notice. This catalog is not a contract between NUNM and current or prospective students.
This catalog can be downloaded in PDF format at nunm.edu.