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Our Students

 

Jon Alger

Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition & Integrative Health

“As a licensed nutritionist, continuing student, and community educator, my mission is to further promote public health and well-being through holistic health practices.”

 

Joanna Balz

Joanna Balz

Nutrition & Integrative Health

“My unofficial tagline is ‘eat well, be well, thrive,’ and I wholeheartedly believe that in order to thrive, all aspects of our health—physical, psychosocial, and spiritual—need to be supported, and nutrition plays a key role in achieving this balance.”

Danielle Bellezza

Oriental Medicine

“What I have learned at MUIH goes way beyond just the treatment room. It has allowed me to develop practices in my own life to strengthen relationships with my own being, loved ones, and nature that I can share with my patients.”

 Jason Bosley-Smith

Jason Bosley-Smith

Nutrition & Integrative Health

“MUIH is not only a fantastic academic setting, but a beacon for integrative health and a place of engaging community.”

Lindsey Brandenberg

Nutrition & Integrative Health

“I loved the comprehensive and integrative nature of the nutrition program. I wasn’t interested in learning about just one dietary theory and MUIH provided that diversity.”

Liana Brooks-Rubin

Liana Brooks-Rubin

Acupuncture

“Every time I work in the Natural Care Center, I learn something new from my partners, supervisors, and clients about acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and the simple wisdom of living in harmony with both our inner nature and what’s occurring outside of us in our external environments.”

 

Katelyn Chiarello

Health Promotion

“I love that MUIH focuses on integrative healing and relationship-centered, whole person healthcare. I believe that this is what may be missing from our current healthcare system, and to be a part of a place looking to make real changes in today’s culture is so exciting for me!”

 

Ron DeMartin

Health and Wellness Coaching

“I started this program to learn how to enable others to succeed and that is my passion."

Shelley Goldman

Yoga Therapy

“I love that the program teaches this ancient healing art with current scientific evidence. I feel so fortunate to have found a program that it is academically rigorous, interesting, applicable and so enjoyable.”

Jackie Hill

Health Promotion

“MUIH has a philosophy that meshes so perfectly with mine - I have a passion for holistic health and wellness and approach wellness from a can-do attitude, no matter where one is in his or her personal journey.”

Rohan Jasani

Rohan Jasani

Clinical Herbalism, Therapeutic Herbalism, and Health & Wellness Coaching

“With a background in the sciences and a reverence for the ancient traditions of the world, MUIH’s approach of integrating ancient wisdom with modern science was exactly what I was looking for.”

 

Valerie Johnson

Nutrition & Integrative Health and Health & Wellness Coaching

“I really want to be able to help people discover the power they have in them to live life as the best version of themselves—spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally.”

 

 

Mariana Matias

Oriental Medicine

“My teachers have inspired me to question and think outside the box, to dig deep into the course work and be diligent in my studies, to stay grounded and in tune with my body as an instrument of healing, and to continue to come from a place of curiosity and wonder.”

 

Kevin McNeeley

 

Oriental Medicine

 

“I get the feeling that the faculty have been pulling for me since before they knew me.”

 

Joshua Nachman

Joshua Nachman

Nutrition & Integrative Health

“To be able to assist others one-on-one and find what works for them and makes them feel well is an amazing feeling. Coupling that with the ability to delve into the science makes for an amazing left and right brain experience.”

Kateri Payne

Nutrition & Integrative Health

“I have met amazing people who have such passion for nutrition and holistic health that I am continually inspired to keep going and keep dreaming about what we can all bring to our communities."

Victoria Ransom

Victoria Ransom

Clinical Herbalism and Therapeutic Herbalism

“The ability to really integrate the world of plants with my everyday life is exciting. I see plants in a whole new way...as healing medicines, as well as food and fellow living things.”

Nicole Rubin

Nicole Rubin

Clinical Herbalism, Therapeutic Herbalism, and Health & Wellness Coaching

“For me, gaining a greater scientific understanding of plants' medicinal benefits just confirms how powerful plants are.”

 

Jamie Schmidt

 

Acupuncture

 

“The fact that I am learning a technique that has been healing people for thousands of years thrills and excites me!”

 

 

Melissa Smith

Yoga Therapy

“When I came to visit the campus for the first time, I could feel that that this was the place for me. I knew that this was where I could deepen my knowledge of the healing power of yoga with integrity and pursue a professional career in this emerging field.”

 

Ann Swanson

Yoga Therapy

“I love working with people who need more special attention than they get in a general yoga class. By studying yoga therapy, I can integrate more therapeutic applications of yoga with more confidence to those who really need it.”

Gabby Tucci

Gabby Tucci

Oriental Medicine

“Knowing the history, power, and the future of this medicine excites me. Acupuncture is not only about needles and the body and the relationship between the two. It is about healing and teaching others their own strength to heal.”

Dorcia Tucker

Therapeutic Herbalism and Yoga Therapy
 

“I was drawn to MUIH because of its innovative degree programs. Having worked in the health field, I value higher education and the caliber of learning that it can deliver.”

Michelle Voll

Michelle Voll

Clinical Herbalism, Therapeutic Herbalism, and Health & Wellness Coaching

"I am excited to be able to anchor my own life, study, and work experiences through the academic programs at MUIH."

 Bethany Ziman

Bethany Ziman

Clinical Herbalism, Therapeutic Herbalism, and Health & Wellness Coaching

“It may be easier in the short term to pop a pill to suppress a symptom, but getting to the root cause of disease is where real healing takes place. We all have the ability to improve our lives and levels of wellness regardless of where our suffering originates.”