United States School Of Naturopathy History
Founded in 1911, the year 2004 is the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the United States School of Naturopathy by Dr. Frederick W. Collins, one of the founding fathers of Naturopathy in America. In 1916 the United States School adopted the business name of First National University of Naturopathy, as it embraced colleges of Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, and Allied Sciences, as well as Naturopathy, within its academic borders.
Dr. Frederick W. Collins
Dr. Frederick W. Collins (1873-1948), Founder of First National University and the United States School of Naturopathy.
Known as the Consulting Drugless Physician of America, Dr. Collins was a true Renaissance Man, with doctorates in Medicine, Naturopathy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic. A prolific author and speaker he helped to form, advance and define the new Profession of Naturopathic Medicine.
At the Golden Jubilee Convention of the American Naturopathic Association, held in New York City in 1947, Dr. F. W. Collins received the award of “Dean of Naturopathy” as he was the last of the five great Naturopaths of America – Lust, Lindlahr, Collins, Riley and Tilden.
In addition he received a plaque from the hands of Dr. Eppolito which began: “To Dr. F. W. Collins, N.D., in appreciation of your fifty years of service to humanity and Naturopathy”. It ended with: From Your Loyal Students: Naturopathic Physicians of America. (See F. W. Collins page for pictures of the plaque and presentation.)
Through his efforts in New Jersey, licensure for Osteopaths and Chiropractors was obtained and Naturopathic Private Board Licensing instituted.
First National University of Naturopathy and Allied Sciences dates its foundation from 1905 with the founding of its first constituent college, The New Jersey College of Osteopathy.
The National University was formally incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a University level, degree granting institution, which it remains although no longer situated in the District of Columbia. First National University, The National University of Therapeutics, and United States School of Naturopathy and Allied Sciences are all used by the University and by its constituent colleges.
New Jersey College of Osteopathy
United States School of Naturopathy
Mecca College of Chiropractic
United States School of Physiotherapy
National School of Physical Culture
United States Naturopathic Institute
Charters for many other schools are also included,
the result of the efforts of the Founder and Dean,
F. W. COLLINS, M.D., A.M.
Beginning in 1905, when the first Institution was incorporated and chartered.