The Healing Power of Nature

Welcome to Sonoran University

Evidence-based, Naturally

Making an Impact on Healthcare Through the Healing Power of Nature

Evidence-based, Naturally

Making an Impact on Healthcare Through the Healing Power of Nature

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Sonoran University of Health Sciences (formerly Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences) is a fully-accredited university[1] dedicated to a comprehensive team approach to health sciences education in the fields of medicine, nutrition, and mental health. Complementing patient care with innovative research and natural medicine backed by science[2], both Sonoran University students and graduates are using a uniquely different mindset to change healthcare.

Sonoran University’s on-site Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree program blends unique opportunities for learning like the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine with an evolving curriculum that keeps pace with changing medicine. Sonoran University’s College of Nutrition offers two fully online Master of Science degrees, one in Clinical Nutrition and the other tailored to executives for Nutrition Business Leadership. Sonoran University’s newest School of Mental Health features the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program. All three of our virtual master’s programs combine flexible online access with the clinical and scientific knowledge to become an advanced health care professional.

A Degree Program to Fit Your Schedule

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Sonoran is accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Both accreditations are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Campus and Community Involvement

What's New At Sonoran?

April 10, 2024

Sonoran University Announces Free Homeopathic Literature Collection

March 27, 2024

Sonoran University President Dr. Paul Mittman Announces Retirement

January 29, 2024

Sonoran University Announces New Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program


Your Success Starts Here

"I chose to attend Sonoran because of its strong focus on natural medicine as a natural extension of modern science."


Dr. Alan Christianson
Class of 1996

"We want to redefine how labs are viewed.”


Dr. Chad Kotlarz
Class of 1999

"We envision a world where all people with disabilities have equality, dignity and power."


Drs. John and Barbara Oxley

"You can’t diminish how vital it is to your health to get outside and a number of studies have shown this.”


Dr. Jennifer Havens
Class of 2015

Connect With Sonoran University of Health Sciences

We invite you to learn more about our industry-leading graduate programs – including our accredited Naturopathic Doctoral program – professional training, research and the future of medicine, health care and nutrition.