Mission

A distinctive community of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and advocates, Maryland University of Integrative Health promotes whole person, relationship-centered healthcare.

Through discovery and exploration, we deliver progressive educational programs, advance innovative clinical models, build mutually beneficial partnerships, and provide opportunities for fulfilling careers.

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Vision

Serving as a leader in the global transformation of health and wellness, we integrate healing traditions and contemporary science, acknowledge the wisdom of the body and nature as a teacher, and focus on the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit.

Our work enables people to thrive through the cycles of life.

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Learn more about our Mission, Vision, and Foundational Principles.

Overview

Maryland University of Integrative Health is one of the leading academic institutions for integrative health in the nation. Since 1974, MUIH has educated and informed practitioners and leaders in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. Progressive graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines are offered both on campus and online.

Community Support

In the on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, MUIH provides compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, and delivers more than 20,000 clinical treatments and consultations each year.

History

In 1974, we began as a small acupuncture clinic and, by 1981, had created an acupuncture school. In fact, we were the first US acupuncture school to be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Over the years, we secured and reinforced our position as a national leader and change agent in the world of integrative health.

We expanded our expertise in a number of health and wellness disciplines, attracted the best and brightest faculty and students, became regionally accredited, and achieved university status.

Today, we are an accredited graduate university, one of just a few in the country that are completely dedicated to integrative health. Our commitments, very simply, are to educate, heal, support, and collaborate. You can count on us to consistently deliver on these promises.

A Healing Presence

We care for patients and clients in our campus Natural Care Center where we offer integrative health treatment and consultations. Licensed and certified professionals as well as our student interns under faculty supervision practice here.

Being a “healing presence” is an element that is essential to everything we do. We take seriously our values-driven philosophy and our foundational principles are front and center in everything we do. We strongly believe in the power of relationships to heal. Our students are assessed on their ability to develop this healing presence, which includes elements of empathy, self-reflection, and mindfulness. We also strive to use this healing presence in meetings with our partners, and when we’re out in the community. We respect the role of allopathic medicine and prepare our students to work side-by-side with healthcare providers from all disciplines.

We believe in the power of community. This is a fundamental part of the MUIH experience and it is evident both on campus and when you engage with us virtually. Just as a patient and practitioner form a mutually rewarding relationship on the path toward healing, our faculty and students learn from each other and develop lasting bonds that support a sense of interconnection and unity.

If you are ready to be a part of the movement toward wellness and an advocate or practitioner of whole-person, relationship-centered healing, MUIH just might be what you’ve been looking for.

We are on a fulfilling, meaningful, and exciting adventure to shift the landscape of health care and your contributions are most welcome.