A naturopathic campus that leads by example

Conveniently located in Tempe, Arizona in the breathtaking Valley of the Sun, the SCNM campus is rooted at the intersection of ancient wisdom and contemporary innovation. It is a school entrenched in native truths and new horizons. With a renown medical center and the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine, an on-site medicinary, and an encouraging learning environment, our campus is a powerful and enriching center of naturopathic learning and healing. The SCNM campus demonstrates our vision and commitment to creating a naturopathic experience for our students while in medical school. We've created an environment and a support system that promotes not only student learning, but also student health and community.

LEED Platinum Community Commons

SCNM’s Community Commons Building is a 48,000-square-foot, state-of-the art education facility that houses the SCNM Medicinary, the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine, cafe, teaching kitchen, fitness center, yoga studio, classrooms, and library.

The Community Commons demonstrates SCNM's commitment to sustainability, holding a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-platinum certification, the highest honor awarded for using best-in-class building strategies and practices. LEED certification was made possible by a donation from Hyland's.

Pain afflicts more than 100 million people and most find they have to travel to multiple places to manage their symptoms. At SCNM, we specialize in addressing the underlying causes and provide pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management solutions, including physical manipulation, acupuncture, injection therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, physical therapy, fluoroscope imaging, cryotherapy and more. SCNM’s Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine employs a model of care based on a shared philosophy of care and supported by structures, processes, evaluations and continuous improvement. By integrating the health care perspectives and practices of interventional pain specialists, acupuncturists, naturopathic physicians, physical therapists, and massage therapists, the Center decreases reliance on hierarchy and respects the contributions of all members of the treatment team, including patients.


For most people, adopting a healthy diet means making a major shift in eating habits. SCNM understands that rather than just talking about healthy diets, patients need to see and experience healthy cooking firsthand. The Teaching Kitchen is home to SCNM’s nutrition community education classes. The Kitchen provides a great space for participants to learn how to prepare delicious meals. The Teaching Kitchen also provides hands-on learning for students in nutrition classes. 


For SCNM students, the Community Commons offers state-of-the-art, high tech classrooms and study rooms equipped with white boards and monitors that you can connect to your laptop. Students can also study or relax in a bright, light-filled cozy and comfortable lounge on the second floor.


The library at SCNM has many resources to help students, Alumni, doctors, and faculty succeed. To learn more click here.

There are a number of student led classes to help you unwind. The bright studio with views of South Mountain will help you relax and work on your mind, body, spirit connection. 


The Chi Fitness room is available to students and members of the SCNM community. The room has free weights, cardio equipment and a power rack.


The most knowledgeable staff in the Southwest sells a full range of supplements, tinctures, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, books and more. And by shopping in the Medicinary, a 501 (c)(3), you are helping to support the students at SCNM and the work SCNM does in the community with underserved communities.


Bene Plates serves a variety of delicious, healthy food and beverages to both the public and the SCNM community.

The medicinal garden at SCNM grew from an inspiration to bring botanical medicine to life. Students have opportunities to volunteer in the garden as well as observe the natural lifecycle of plants through the seasons. Click HERE for more info on the Medicinal Garden.