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About MUIH

Maryland University of Integrative Health is the leading academic institution for integrative health in the nation. For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated practitioners in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. MUIH offers graduate degrees and certificates in a wide range of wellness fields, as well as programs for professional and personal development. In our on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, we provide compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, and deliver more than 35,000 clinical treatments and consultations each year.

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

You are welcome here

President and CEO Frank Vitale

We are so happy you have decided to explore Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). Whether you are considering becoming a student or a patient, want to join our faculty, be a part of our staff, or have an idea for a partnership, we sincerely welcome your inquiry and look forward to learning more about you.

We’ve been in integrative health for a long time. 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.

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.

With warm regards,



Frank Vitale
President and CEO