Located just a few miles from Dr. Rittling's Practice in Tempe, AZ the Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) was founded in 1993, moving to the current campus location in 1996. 

The medical center remained in Scottsdale until 2010 when a campus expansion made it possible to co-locate academic learning with clinical services and training in Tempe. Throughout the decades, our student body grew from its inaugural class of 42 to its current size exceeding 400.

Anyone who has visited the campus will tell you that SCNM is much more than a brick and mortar academic institution…it’s a place where passionate, like-minded students, faculty and staff come together to make a difference in people’s lives. And, the feeling is tangible on campus.

SCNM trains and prepares graduates for the future of medicine and health care.