Accreditation & Approvals

Accrediting bodies in the U.S. are private, non-governmental agencies that review higher education institutions and programs to ensure educational quality and promote continuous improvement. Maryland University of Integrative Health has earned both institutional and programmatic accreditations. Accreditation is an important consideration for students, faculty, patients, clients, and partners because it assures an institutional culture of quality, integrity, excellence, and continuous improvement.

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

MUIH is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (phone 267-284-5000, website www.msche.org). The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Specialized Programmatic Accreditation

Programmatic accreditation oversees specific academic programs in the fields that fall under their auspices.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM)

The following programs offered by Maryland University of Integrative Health are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):

(1) Master of Acupuncture

(2) Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization 

(3) Doctor of Acupuncture

(4) Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization 

(5) Certificate in Chinese herbal medicine [currently named Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs]

Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory

ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture practitioners. ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level. ACAHM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; www.acahm.org.

Accreditation Council on Nutrition Professional Education (ACNPE)

MUIH’s M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Nutrition Professional Education (ACNPE), a programmatic accrediting agency for master’s degree programs in clinical nutrition. For more information, contact: ACNPE, 20 West 20th Street, Suite 204, New York, NY 10011; phone: 646-455-1149.

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

MUIH’s M.S. Yoga Therapy program is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, which supports education in yoga and serves as a worldwide professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga therapists. For more information, contact: IAYT, PO Box 251563, Little Rock, AR 72225; phone: 928-541-0004.

International Coaching Federation (ICF)

MUIH’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching and M.A. Health and Wellness Coaching programs are accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) programs. ICF sets standards for coaching education and serves as a worldwide credentialing organization for coaching professionals. The program format students select (online, hybrid, or face-to-face) determines the ICF credentials for which they will be eligible; additional details are provided in the descriptions of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching and M.A. Health and Wellness Coaching programs. For more information, contact: ICF, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd, Suite A325 Lexington, KY 40504; phone: 888-423-3131.

National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC)

MUIH’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching holds the status of NBHWC-Approved Training Program with the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), and it is embedded in the Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching program.  Additional details are provided in the descriptions of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching and M.A. in Health and Wellness Coaching programs. For more information, contact: NBHWC, PO Box 16307, San Diego, CA 92176; phone 866-535-7929.

State Approval

Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)

MUIH is authorized to operate in the state of Maryland by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), which is Maryland’s higher education coordinating agency. All of MUIH’s credit-bearing degree and certificate programs are approved by MHEC.  For more information, contact: MHEC, 6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; phone: 410-767-3300.