Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NCNM Changes Its Name To NUNM: From College to University

here, we see, there's gold in them there '.edu woo':

001. at Facebook, there's this announcement 2016-06-28:


002. from, in "National College of Natural Medicine Becomes National University of Natural Medicine" (2016-06-28; 2016 archived), we're told:

"National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) [...] founded in Portland in 1956, is known as the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America, a living link to the naturopaths of the early 20th century, who pioneered a practice of medicine that nearly disappeared in the mid-1950s and today enjoys a growing resurgence and popular acceptance [...] today announces its new university status as it changes the name of the school to National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), effective immediately. The name change honors the 60-year-old medical school’s heritage and reflects the addition of undergraduate degree programs to its growing roster of doctorate and master’s-level degree programs [...]";

and it is quite the nest of pseudoscience. 

"[e.g.] in February 2015 the school received accreditation approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities to offer two new bachelor degree completion programs, a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition [...] the institution subsequently received permission to formally change its name to reflect its university status from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission [...] ";

to integrate science is not to blend one branch of science with another, but to blend nonscience with science and then still call the degree science.  The integrative is inherently fraudulent.  Fully accredited.  But aren't universities supposed to have a certain kind of preponderant universality?  Not narrow sectarianishness?

"NUNM President David J. Schleich, PhD [...] noted that while natural medicine may have its detractors [...and he calls all this stuff] 'the health sciences fields'";

proudly, merely I ask honesty from them, transparency: pseudoscience fields.
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