As evidence-based natural medicine plays an increasingly active role in the suite of solutions to Australia’s growing health care needs, Southern Cross University is at the forefront. The centrepiece is Australia’s first National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, based at the Lismore campus, with its three-pronged approach: innovation, research and education.

The National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) has developed a suite of innovative courses that aim to enrich clinical practice, enhance professional standing, and empower future leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine.

The courses delivered through NCNM are underpinned by a framework of critical enquiry, clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Patient-centredness, integration, interdisciplinarity and the principles of naturopathic medicine form an integral part of these courses. Graduates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to work with diverse patient groups and teams across a range of professional settings.