Become an Associate

The Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI) exists to educate the public and medical practitioners about the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine.  We strive to maximize the value of our educational offerings by stressing practical knowledge for the healing arts primarily designed for naturopathic physicians and other allied professionals to facilitate their professional development.

NMI provides several levels of participation. 

Associate Levels

We offer associate levels for:

  • General public
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Vital Track
  • Fellow Track

All associate levels include participation in the weekly recorded conference call, “The Vital Conversation,” hosted by Dr. Jim Sensenig and featuring Naturopathic Physicians from around the world.  These groundbreaking calls are inspiring, educational, and paradigm-shifting.

General Associate

This associate level is open to interested members of the general public who wish to learn about Vitalistic Naturopathic Medicine and support our mission.

In addition to The Vital Conversation, General Associates also receive a 10% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI.

Cost:  $75 per 2017 calendar year

Student Associate

This associate level is open to interested students who wish to learn vitalism  and support the mission of the NMI.

In addition to The Vital Conversation, Student Associates also receive a student rate on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI.

Cost:  $25 per 2017 calendar year

Professional Associate

This associate level is open to healthcare practitioners (ND, DC, DO, MD, NP, DOM, LAc, RDN, AARNP and others).

In addition to The Vital Conversation, Professional Associates also receive:

  • 15% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI.
  • 15% discount on other CE events
  • Option to purchase CE credit for The Vital Conversation at 50% off.

Cost:  $275 per 2017 calendar year.

Vitalist Track Associate

This associate level is open to students of CNME naturopathic schools or licensed Naturopathic Physicians who have earned or want to earn the VNMI (Vitalist of the Naturopathic Medicine Institiute). The Vitalist certification indicates your understanding and clinical experience in the healing art, science and practice of Vitalistic Naturopathic Medicine. For those Naturopathic Physicians interested in becoming a Fellow of NMI, this is the first step of that process.

In addition to The Vital Conversation, Vitalist Track Associates also receive:

  • 25% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI
  • 25% discount on other CE events
  • CE credit for The Vital Conversation at no extra charge (up to 42 CE credits per year)
  • Access to Associates only clinical discussion group (will launch 2018)
  • Free listing in the NMI Find a Naturopathic Doctor Directory (once VNMI is awarded).

Cost:  $625 per 2017 calendar year (payment plan available)

Fellow Track Associate

Fellow Status is awarded by the NMI to those individuals who have achieved a level of mastery in vitalistic clinical medicine.

This Associate level will open in 2018 after the Vitalist Fast-track program has ended.

Cost:  To Be Announced