Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, which specializes in holistic and natural approaches to medicine and health sciences, is now named Sonoran University of Health Sciences. New degree programs, a state-of-the-art research institute, and expansion of free healthcare delivery and access in underserved communities propelled the transformation to Sonoran University, according to a news release.
“We are thrilled to announce that we are now Sonoran University,” said Dr. Paul Mittman, president and CEO, in a statement. “Our students, faculty, staff, and trustees sought a name that reflects the institution’s values and aspirations. The Sonoran Desert’s biodiversity, beauty, and resilience honors the University’s past and captures our expansive goals for the future. Becoming a university is the next logical step in establishing Sonoran University of Health Sciences’ position as the preeminent health sciences institution.”
Sonoran University’s goal is to shape a healthier future by supporting students as they train to excel as healthcare professionals, enhancing the health and well-being of its patients and communities, and discovering effective treatments for humanity grounded in the healing power of nature.
The University is comprised of six unique branches, each part is connected to shape a healthier future for the local and global community. They include:
These branches give students and the community access to unique opportunities, one-of-a kind training, individualized learning, and holistic approaches to care and research. More programs and degree offerings will be added in the coming years.