An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Doctor of Botanical Medicine DBM Program

Thank you for your interest in the online on-demand accelerated botanical medicine (also known as herbology or phytotherapy) degree program. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) and ask us any questions you may have. All botanical medicine classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a mobile hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the DBM program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes.

Why Study Botanical Medicine?

Health care professionals such as osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, physicians, athletic therapists, massage therapists & naturopaths regularly use herbs to help their patients. World Health Organization estimates that over 67% of the world population use botanical medicine as the primary choice of treatment & that it is practiced in all countries. Botanical medicine refers to using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. This is one of the oldest medical systems in the world dating back to the beginning of history and now it is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research prove the value of botanical medicine in the treating and preventing disease. Currently in North America even physicians prescribe on average 8 botanical products per day. Currently30 % of all medications still contain active constituents derived from plants.

Why Choose to Study Botanical Medicine at NUMSS?

Because NUMSS offers the most affordable online on-demand accelerated Doctor of Botanical Medicine. This program is ideal for the working people as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a DBM without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS DBM program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.

Admission Prerequisites

The DBM is an entry level accelerated program that students can enter directly without the need for prior university education or prior health education. As it is an accelerated program it can be completed in a shorter time as more lectures are added per semester to allow students to complete the program in a shorter time. The prerequisite to enter the Doctor Botanical Medicine (DBM) is having a high school diploma or equivalent. This degree can be taken as a dual degree program with most other program offered by NUMSS. The category 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the DBM in 6 months (1 semester). Category 2 students (with previous health education, such as massage therapists) can earn the DBM in 1 year (2 semesters). Category 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 2 years to obtain the DBM.

Doctor of Botanical Medicine (DBM) Curriculum

There are 3 different curriculums for the DBM program:

  1. 1. Curriculum for category 1 students (2 years FT)
  2. 2. Curriculum for category 2 students with prior health education (1 year FT)
  3. 3. Curriculum for category 3 students whith background of (physicians, naturopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, athletic therapists, osteopaths) (6 months FT)

Curriculum for category 1 regular students (2 year FT, 4 semesters, 2560 hours total 640 hours per semester)

1st Year (1st Semester)1st Year (2nd Semester)2nd Year (3rd Semester)2nd Year (4th Semester)
HA101 Human AnatomyMM102 Medical MicrobiologyRX201 Principles of Radiology & X-ray DiagnosisBC202 Botanical Medicine Clinical Skills
HP101 Human PhysiologyPA102 PathologyBM201 Fundamentals of Botanical MedicineBP202 Practical Botanical Pharmacy
CR101 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)IM102 ImmunologyMM201 Botanical Medicine Materia MedicaAP202 Applied Phytotherapeutics
NA101 Neuro AnatomyDS102 Diagnosis & SymptomologyPP201 Botany & Plant IdentificationMB202 Botanical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders
CN101 Clinical NutritionND102 Neuro-DiagnosisHP201 Herbology Principles, Practice, Ethics & JurisprudenceTH202 Thesis & Research project

Curriculum for category 2 students with prior health education (1 year FT, 2 semesters 1536 hours total 768 hours per semester)

1st Year (1st Semester)1st Year (2nd Semester)
Fundamentals of Botanical MedicinePractical Botanical Pharmacy
Principles of Radiology & X-ray DiagnosisBotanical Medicine Clinical Skills
Botany & Plant IdentificationApplied Phytotherapeutics
Herbology Principles, Practice, Ethics & JurisprudenceBotanical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Botanical Medicine Materia MedicaClinical Nutrition
Diagnosis & SymptomologyThesis & Research project

Curriculum for category 3 students (physicians, naturopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, athletic therapists, osteopaths) (6 months FT, 1 semester 1024 hours total)

(Only Semester)
Fundamentals of Botanical Medicine
Botanical Medicine Materia Medica
Applied Phytotherapeutics
Botany & Plant Identification
Botanical Medicine Clinical Skills
Botanical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Practical Botanical Pharmacy
Research project & Thesis