Student Membership

The AANP is committed to helping you be successful while in school and throughout your years in practice. We present to you a series of benefits to help you build a solid foundation. The products and services focus on educational resources, career services, and tools to help you start your own practice. View an overview of membership benefits.

AANP student membership provides you with the tools and resources you need to expand your expertise and start a career in naturopathic medicine. Pleae note, a Dual NMSA-AANP student membership is available to you for one price and gives you access to both organization membership benefits. Visit to register for a dual Naturopathic Medical Student Association - AANP membership.

We offer students multi-year membership options that allow you to save on membership dues. Have a look at our membership types, rates and terms to decide on a membership option that works best for you:

Membership Types Rate Savings
Four Year Student Membership (48 months) $160 $80
Three Year Student Membership (36 months) $135 $45
Two Year Student Membership (24 months) $100 $20
One Year Student Membership (12 months) $60 $0

An applicant must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. or Canadian naturopathic medical school.

Application process Fax your completed form to: 202-237-8152
Mail your completed form to:
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Attn: Membership Services
300 New Jersey Ave NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

Email your completed form to

become a student rep

We’re giving you the chance to shape the future of the naturopathic profession as we look for our next student rep. Student reps represent naturopathic medical students at the school they are enrolled in. Being a student rep is a rare opportunity to get more involved in your profession and become the voice of your fellow students. Click here to learn more about student reps.

Whats involved?

There are currently five open student rep position for the following schools:

  1. Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
  2. University of Bridgeport
  3. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
  4. CCNM

AANP STUdent representatives

Ana Rodriguez, Bastyr Rep (WA)


Ana is a fourth year ND student and second year acupuncture student at Bastyr University. She is passionate about advocating for health equity and providing access to quality, naturopathic health care to those in underserved areas. She is currently an ambassador for INM, Bastyr Chapter, and is working with her peers on community outreach projects in hopes to increase awareness of naturopathic medicine in conventional medical communities, build relationships with community clinics in the area, increase access to naturopathic medicine for people in low income or underserved populations, and increase opportunities for naturopathic students and naturopathic doctors. Her goal is to provide education about naturopathic medicine and create partnerships between various types of healthcare providers in order to benefit the overall health of communities.

Hind Alzawbaii, Bastyr Rep (CA)


Hind Alzawbaii is a 3rd-year naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University California. She is president of the community outreach club where she is honored to represent her school and serve the community. She has a background in psychology and biology. She discovered naturopathic medicine when she was looking for ways to integrate alternative medicine with her western medicine education. She is passionate about natuuropathic medicine, especially the focus on treating the root of the problem instead of covering only the symptoms.


Michael Robinson, NUHS Rep


Michael is a third year Naturopathic Medicine student at National University of Health Sciences and a second year Masters of Applied Clinical Nutrition student at New York Chiropractic College. He is also the Fellow of Clinical Sciences at NUHS in the Clinical Diagnosis department. Michael is very active in advocating for and advancing the profession. He is the Legislative chair for the NMSA Chicago Chapter, has attended DC-FLI for the last three years in a row, and has lobbied at the state level in Springfield, Illinois. Michael is also the past president of NDS, a Naturopathic Medicine fraternity at NUHS, focused on mastering clinical skills, and introducing and perfecting new therapies to the NUHS student body. He’s excited to get the students more involved in profession advancement at the only ND school in a pre-licensed state.

Merci Wells, NUNM Rep 

Merci is a third year student of Naturopathic Medicine and Global Health at NUNM. She attended DC FLI and the AANP annual convention earlier this year and her mind was blown at the progress happening in the profession. Merci was living as a farmer with her husband and one-year old on Kauai, Hawaii when she discovered naturopathy. When an ND helped her heal from a GI condition that other docs scratched their heads at, she knew she had to pursue this path to help others to heal. Her background is in teaching yoga and fitness as well as educating internationally for an herbal supplement company. A native Texan, Merci is inspired to help foster student’s invaluable connection with the AANP and to support Naturopathic medicine to become globally recognized.
Elaine Thobe, SCNM Rep


Elaine is a 1st year student at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. She holds a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management from Concordia University. With a father who was in hospital administration and a mother as a pediatrician, medicine was a natural for her. Her background in healthcare management coupled with the various health adversities that she and her family faced, she looked for alternatives and decided instead to seek naturopathic medicine as a career path. Elaine continues to stay active with the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Cushing’s Research and Support Foundation in various capacities while completing her ND degree. She looks forward to helping support and network with other like-minded students and professionals along the way.
Katelyn Lieb, UBCNM Rep


Katelyn is a 2nd year student at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She holds a Bachelor’s in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University. She is a Pathfinder Scholar at the Center of Excellence, researching individualized and generative medicine under Dr. Peter D’Adamo. Katelyn is also a Student Ambassador for UBCNM and Integrative Medicine Chair for NMSA, UBCNM Chapter. Katelyn volunteers at the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Conference and is looking forward to legislative advances in her home state. She is passionate about nutrition education and her goal is to expand the global and everyday understanding of naturopathic medicine. She is excited to begin clinical years and foster the growth of students’ involvement in professional development of the field.