Program Outcomes


Program Outcome 1 –  Synthesize a breadth and depth of basic science knowledge to provide proper assessment and treatment for a patient.

Foundation – It is crucial to a patient’s disease diagnosis for a Naprapath’s sustained focus on specific tissues involved in a disease process. Naprapaths must be able to synthesize knowledge of basic science and the effect of biological concepts, which will contribute to the delineation of which specific exercises are appropriate to the tissues under consideration.  Naprapaths apply this broad range of base knowledge to set the patient on the road to recovery and ultimately returning them to a realistic or previous level of physical performance.

Program Outcome 2 – Conduct a thorough patient assessment utilizing an evidence-based approach to differential diagnosis.

Foundation – Subjective and objective approaches are used during treatment. Naprapaths must use both approaches to properly determine exact patient issues and then calculate how to appropriate each step of the treatment protocol to fit into the allotted treatment time resulting in measurable successful outcomes for the patient. 

Program Outcome 3 – Create therapeutic nutritional protocols and provide dietary intervention and nutritional counseling for various local and systemic imbalances. 

Foundation – Many patient issues can be traced to an improper diet therefore supplements and dietary counseling are an integral part of patient success. It is imperative for a Naprapath to differentiate what part of the patient diet needs to be addressed and how supplements play a specific role in quickly reducing the patient complaint. 

Program Outcome 4 – Demonstrate the application and pragmatic use of Naprapathic principles, theories and techniques in a safe, effective, and professional manner.

Foundation – Naprapathic theory is based on the theory of balance in the soft tissues of the body. Ligamentous tissues are stressed heavily as their imbalance causes muscles and fascia to vacate their jobs of movement and functional hydraulics in the body. These concepts are paramount to the Naprapath when diagnosing and treating specific areas of pain or discomfort. 

Program Outcome 5 – Student will apply an evidence-based approach to a problem of practice.

Foundation -Part of the mission of SUNM is to grow the profession. Further research in the various aspects of the art of Naprapathy will encourage ongoing profound interest in the art for present and past practitioners.  The dissertation can be utilized to promote the profession and SUNM, contributing to building confidence and knowledge in the art by both practitioners and the general public. 

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