Global Health

According to the World Health Organization, global health is the health of populations in a global context and transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations. Naturopathic and traditional medicine, in essence, is global health at its core. At NCNM, global health is taught in all of our courses, as we pull from cultural traditions that have been passed on for centuries.

While working within ancient traditions, NCNM also works within a modern context, through incorporating cultural competency in a variety of courses. Taking a step beyond this, the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research and Master of Science in Global Health programs offers global health experiences in order to facilitate the physical transcendence of borders in expanding global health.

2014 Global Health Experience: Trip to Thailand

December 13–23, 2014 (with optional extension from December 23–January 3)

Thailand Trip Flyer

Thailand Trip Application (Word-Fillable)

Thailand Trip Application (PDF)

For more information, please contact Maria Valdez, ND

Please note the following:

  • Students pay for their own airfare (typically $1,700-2,000).

  • Students must purchase and maintain their own travel insurance.

  • A TB test is required upon return.

  • Partners, pets and parents are politely declined from joining the trip.

2014 Global Health Experience: Trip to Tanzania

Summer Quarter: June 28-July 30, 2014

Follow this year's journey: read the letters from Tanzania

2013 Global Health Experience: Trip to Tanzania

NCNM Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research students traveled summer 2013 with Dean Heather Zwickey to Tanzania in order to learn how research is conducted internationally. Additionally, Dean Zwickey is leading a research trip to Uganda and Rwanda.

Follow the Journey: Read the letters from Tanzania & Uganda

2013 Tanzania Trip Photo Collage