About

Recognized for our small class sizes and collaborative model of learning, the Boucher Institute offers students a rigorous four year program, which culminates in a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) designation.

About the Institute

Located in the heart of New Westminster, British Columbia, and just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is Western Canada’s only naturopathic medical school accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.

While we offer students the highest standard of education, we also strive to preserve a community that is founded on principles of inclusion, integrity, safety, respect, academic freedom, self-responsibility, innovation and sustainability. In short, we endeavour to create a community in which each member feels heard, valued and supported on the journey of self-discovery and academic exploration.

Our academic philosophy strives to incorporate principles of research based learning theory, conventional academic wisdom, and creativity within a mentorship context. Mentors help our students reach their learning potential by guiding and encouraging them to excel and grow. Through mentorship, students gain insight into new skills and knowledge.

Our graduates are leaders in the field of Naturopathic Medicine, continuously exhibiting a strong commitment to self-reflection, a passionate belief in the value of complementary medicine and a commitment to leading our world toward sustainable health.

The Boucher Institute is also home to the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic. Providing first rate natural health care for the whole family, the clinic equips our clinic interns with essential hands on experience in the art and science of practicing Naturopathic Medicine. We also proudly partner with four external community clinics which enable students to gain experience treating different patient groups using a range of treatment modalities.

Boucher Philosophy

Meet Our Team

Get to know our dedicated staff and faculty and find out why Boucher is a great place to study and work.

Meet Our Team

Career Opportunities

Accreditation

"Accreditation is recognition granted to educational institutions, or to specialized and professional programs offered by educational institutions, signifying attainment of a certain specified level of quality and integrity in its operations. This recognition entitles programs and institutions to the confidence of the general public, the educational community, governmental agencies and other agencies and organizations." – Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, Handbook of Accreditation, 2007 Edition

  • CNME

    The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). As a professional accrediting agency, the CNME ensures the highest quality of naturopathic medical education is delivered through participating naturopathic medical programs.

    Accreditation enables Boucher Institute students to sit the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), offered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Passing the NPLEX is required for licensure in most regulated jurisdictions, including British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and those states in the U.S. that regulate the practice of Naturopathic Medicine.

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  • PTIB

    The Boucher Institute is additionally accredited in accordance with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of British Columbia. Boucher Institute students are thereby eligible to apply to provincial and federal Student Assistance Programs.

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  • EQA

    Province of BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) - BINM is EQA designated. British Columbia public and private post secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality standards are eligible for EQA status.

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