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C. Sean McConnell B.A., N.D.

C. Sean McConnell, Naturopathic Doctor


C. Sean McConnell, a native of Montreal, graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. He and his family moved to Toronto so that he could complete the four-year naturopathic program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

During the four years at CCNM Sean was involved with curriculum development and was elected as student representative to the Board of Governors for the College. After clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, and selection for rotation at the college's satellite clinic at Anishnabe, Sean graduated and was awarded the Dr. Shimon Levytam prize for outstanding understanding of naturopathic medicine.

Presently, in an effort to give back to CCNM Sean acts as a teaching assisstant for Health Psychology, Emergency Medicine, Naturopathic Manipulation, and Botanical Medicine. Dr. McConnell is also working at Ancestral Voices Healing Center on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory southwest of Hamilton.

Dr. McConnell is registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy and is licensed to practice in the province of Ontario.

Naturopathic Training

Naturopathic Doctors are required to have a minimum of three years premedical studies at a recognized university, followed by four years of full time study at an accredited college of Naturopathic Medicine.

Training includes over 4200 hours of study in basic medical sciences, diagnostic and assessment skills and therapeutic techniques, and a minimum of 1500 hours of clinical internship.

To become licensed to practice in the province of Ontario, graduates must successfully complete two sets of standardized North American examinations, and one set of provincial licensing examinations.

Naturopathic Doctors are regulated by the Province of Ontario through the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy, which is regulated within the Drugless Practitioners Act.