SUNM to Graduate Fourth Class of Naprapathic Physicians


SUNM to Graduate Fourth Class

of Naprapathic Physicians

Former State Senator Maurice Hobson To Be Awarded Honorary

Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine Degree


SANTA FE – The Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine (SUNM) will confer Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine degrees on its latest class of graduates on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, at the Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail. The six new doctors of Naprapathic Manual Medicine will join three previous classes in qualifying to practice the healing art of Naprapathy, a medical discipline that is increasingly used to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction without drugs or surgery.


“I am proud to see these new doctors joining our profession,” said Dr. Patrick Nuzzo, founder and president of SUNM.  “Naprapathic Manual Medicine has been shown to help people for whom other specialties have not been effective. We need these talented new practitioners to provide access to the countless sufferers of musculoskeletal problems to the care that they need.”


“SUNM is also privileged to award an Honorary Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine degree to Maurice Hobson ” Dr. Nuzzo stated.  “Maurice is a strong supporter of Naprapathic Manual Medicine and his support was instrumental in the establishment of professional licensing for Naprapathic doctors in the State of New Mexico.”


The founding of Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine was a mandate by the state Legislature in the bill that was passed and signed by Governor Bill Richardson in 2004.”

The granted licensure in New Mexico to professional practitioners of Naprapathic Manual Medicine.  SUNM, whose campus is at the corner of Butolph Road and St. Michael’s Drive in Santa Fe, has been fulfilling that mandate with its doctoral program.


With this third class, SUNM will have graduated 17 new doctors qualified to practice Naprapathic Manual Medicine.

The Commencement ceremony will take place in the Auditorium of the Women’s Club at 2 p.m.  For more information, please contact:

Dr. Patrick Nuzzo

President, SUNM





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