President’s Welcome Message
Welcome to Sonoran University of Health Sciences. Discovering effective treatments and ensuring that we are grounded in the healing power of nature is directly tied to Sonoran’s mission to shape a healthier future. This and our core values are woven throughout the campus experience where dedicated, bright faculty and staff work tirelessly for our students’ success. Establishing partnerships with healthcare systems, clinics, and practitioners and providing Sonoran students with an outstanding learning experience and career opportunities is something we’re passionate about. Our philanthropic relationships with individuals and corporations help us deliver the best campus resources for the benefit of Sonoran students and patients, which include state-of-the-art classrooms, study and library spaces, integrative healthcare clinics, research laboratories, and wellness clinics.
I’m Dr. Paul Mittman, President of Sonoran University of Health Sciences. I practiced naturopathic medicine for 25 years, conducted and published research, taught medical students, and promoted the benefits of naturopathic medicine to the public. After becoming President, I earned a Doctorate in Higher Education Management.
Sonoran University of Health Sciences is intent on meeting the challenges of our time and shaping a healthier future by educating the next generation of naturopathic physicians and nutritionists to address today's and tomorrow’s healthcare needs. Sonoran University faculty and staff embrace new learning technologies and best practices in teaching and learning to foster student success. Sonoran clinicians combine the best of conventional and integrative medicine at our Medical Center, at seven Community Clinics caring for patients in underserved communities, at the Virtual Center for Personalized Nutrition, and at the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine offering non-opioid solutions for people suffering from chronic pain. Scientists in Sonoran’s Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research are discovering new medicines and improving centuries-old treatments.
Decades from now, when historians chronicle the innovation wave of our time, Sonoran University of Health Sciences will be part of that history. Read on and learn how you can too.
Purpose and Publication Notice
This catalog is effective October 2, 2024, with an Addendum published on February 7, 2024.
Sonoran University of Health Sciences Course Catalog is published to provide applicants and the general public with information about educational programs, policies, and procedures. This catalog does not constitute a contract. Sonoran University reserves the right to make changes in the regulations, rules, and policies set forth in this publication. The University will communicate those changes with reasonable notice to interested parties. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information available at the time the copy is prepared for this catalog, Sonoran University does not guarantee its accuracy. Students are responsible for understanding and complying with all policies and procedures contained in the most recent catalog and in other publications distributed by Sonoran University. A student’s course of study is guided by the curricula published annually in this catalog. Information, programs, and requirements are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the administration. The University reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this catalog at any time. This catalog supersedes all previous editions.
Sonoran University is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and approved to offer degrees by the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners and Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education. Sonoran University’s Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). In addition to the ND program, HLC has approved Sonoran University to offer distance education courses and programs, including the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) and Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership (MSNBL). Sonoran University’s MS in Clinical Nutrition program fulfills the didactic requirements to sit for the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam and has been approved for CNS candidates to earn 324 hours and meet the required competencies for the Supervised Practice Experience (SPE), see Academic Accreditation and specific program Information to learn more about accreditation and certification.
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