Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is actively monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus).
MUIH continues to monitor this evolving situation, as the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students remain of utmost importance. The University recognizes that students and employees outside of Maryland may experience different situations in their communities. The University is committed to working with those in affected areas to identify alternative arrangements if the situation arises.
MUIH continues to follow guidance from the Howard County Health Department, Maryland Department of Health, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in making its decisions. Additionally, MUIH is monitoring what is taking place at the public schools and area colleges and universities.
Information for Fall 2020
MUIH will offer classes for students enrolled in all its programs and is admitting new students for the Fall 2020 trimester. MUIH will offer a full schedule of courses during the Fall 2020 Trimester. All classes will be offered online and remotely, and none will require students or faculty to come to campus or participate in in-person activities. The campus will continue to be closed with employees operating remotely throughout the remainder of the calendar year, including student and faculty support services.
In recognition of the potential impact of the pandemic on our students and their families, MUIH will not increase student tuition in the upcoming academic year and will not implement the increases that were originally planned. MUIH is freezing tuition at the current rates for returning and new students this academic year.
MUIH will continue to monitor the situation and will make decisions regarding the spring 2021 trimester at a later date.
New Students Fall 2020
For new students starting in the fall, MUIH has arranged the sequence of courses and/or identified appropriate virtual alternatives to in-person learning to enable these students to take all online courses in the fall. This is consistent with the steps taken to assist continuing students in making progress towards their degree despite the suspension of in-person courses and coursework.
Continuing Students Fall 2020
Online courses will proceed as originally scheduled.
On-Campus Non-Clinical Classes
All on-campus non-clinical classes will be offered remotely online for the trimester.
For courses which require an experiential component that can only be achieved in person, the components of these courses that can be achieved remotely and online will be provided in this format, and the remaining experiential components will be completed in person in a future trimester when health and safety concerns permit. Once campus reopens, the academic programs will work with students enrolled in these classes to make arrangements for completing the experiential components needed to progress in their program in a timely manner and to complete their degree.
On-Campus Clinical Classes
The Natural Care Center will not be operating in person during the fall trimester and students will continue to address their clinical requirements and make progress towards their degree via the virtual clinic models that have been approved by the program accreditors. MUIH has received approval from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and the International Association for Yoga Therapy (IAYT) to offer its face-to-face (F2F) classes remotely and online, and to develop virtual clinics to assist students in completing some of their degree requirements during the pandemic. MUIH has also received approval from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) to modify the number of synchronous hours required for students’ ICF certification.
For degree requirements that cannot be completed remotely, once the NCC reopens, the academic programs will work with students enrolled in these classes to make arrangements for completing the clinic requirements needed to progress in their program in a timely manner and to complete their degree. The date the NCC will reopen is not yet known due to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 emergency.
Other Important Operational Updates
The University continues to operate in order to serve students, support faculty, and conduct business on its standard schedule. The MUIH campus and offsite office suite are both currently closed and all MUIH employees are working remotely. All offices are available by phone and by email during normal operating hours.
Natural Care Center
The Natural Care Center (NCC) is currently closed to student interns, private practitioners, residents, and patients. Telehealth options are available for patients of our private practitioners and for yoga therapy patients of our student interns. The University is working to launch additional telehealth options for patients of our student interns in the coming weeks. For more information, email .
Western and Chinese Herbal Dispensaries
The Western and Chinese Herbal Dispensaries are currently closed until further notice due to precautions necessary as a result of COVID-19. Although the building remains closed, staff are available and are actively responding to emails.
To keep the MUIH community informed, regular updates and important resources will be posted here. Any immediate changes to the University’s operating status will be shared immediately through MUIH Alerts, which delivers urgent notifications through text message. Please continue to check your MUIH email regularly.
Thank you for your support and for your efforts to keep safe and healthy.