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Welcome to the Valley of the Sun

Valley of the Sun - Beautiful Sunset

SCNM is located in Tempe, part of the Phoenix metropolitan area which is one of the top 10 largest metropolitan areas in the nation.

Phoenix is fortunate to be a growing city with a healthy economy. As an added bonus, the cost of living in Phoenix and Tempe is lower relative to other cities with naturopathic colleges. Enjoy the diversity of big-city life without the big-city cost of living!

SCNM is a community that believes in the healing power of nature. It’s been shown that spending time every day in sunshine and feeling the grass and earth beneath your feet does wonders for your mental wellness. Where better to get your daily dose of nature than the “Valley of the Sun” in Arizona?

Exploring Arizona

Bustling city or silent mountains? Warm desert or snowy peaks? In Arizona, the choice is yours – and nowhere else will you find so much to choose from. With five distinct regions, dozens of national and state parks, and hundreds of towns and cities, Arizona’s landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful.

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Arizona is a goldmine for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hiking, biking, boating, swimming, golf, tennis, horseback riding, and even skiing and snowboarding during the winter months with just a short drive north to the mountains. Take a weekend trip to Arizona destinations including Sedona, Tucson, the Grand Canyon, Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains. Phoenix’s central location also makes it easy to drive to the bright lights of Las Vegas and the beaches of San Diego, Los Angeles and Mexico in just a few hours.

In addition to the ease of exploring areas outside of Phoenix, you can enjoy the excitement and entertainment that awaits in Tempe. Spend time in the Mill Avenue District, a pedestrian-friendly downtown just west of SCNM that captures the spirit of a college town. Shady red brick sidewalks, turn of the century buildings, "A" Mountain, Tempe Town Lake, and more than 100 restaurants, nightlife venues and shops make the Mill Avenue District a popular destination for people all over the country.

Your Arizona

Sometimes living in a city can become overwhelming. Living in Arizona, you have endless opportunities to step outside of the metropolitan area and explore the outdoors. With gorgeous flora and fauna, beautiful mountains, sunny weather all year-round, and breathtaking sunsets, your experience at SCNM will be one filled with glorious moments from nature.

Helpful Links

Tempe Tourism: Things to Do

Tempe Attractions

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