Maryland University of Integrative Health allows advanced standing, transfer credit, and course exemptions for students in the following programs.
American College of Healthcare Sciences
American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) and MUIH have entered into an agreement to provide students coming from ACHS with an accelerated pathway to admission and advanced standing with MUIH. Students who have successfully completed the B.S. in Integrative Health Sciences and B.S. in Nutrition degrees at ACHS have been identified to meet the prerequisite requirements of some MUIH programs. In addition, a selected set of ACHS courses have been identified as equivalent to courses at MUIH and eligible for transfer credit and/or course exemption.
Center for Mind-Body Medicine – Food as Medicine
Graduates of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Food as Medicine program may be eligible for advanced standing (three elective credits) in MUIH’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. Candidates for this advanced standing should indicate this in their application essay, and must submit an academic paper on a topic approved by the Academic Director.
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences
Individuals who have completed a particular set of courses at the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may transfer this coursework or be exempt from coursework upon enrolling in a program at MUIH.
Georgetown University Medical Center
Students in the Georgetown University Medical Center Master of Science in Physiology - Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM-MS) program have the opportunity to apply for preferred admission and advanced standing in an MUIH degree program to further their education in the field of integrative health. Candidates for preferred admission or advanced standing should indicate their status with Georgetown University Medical Center at the time of application for admission to MUIH and must provide documentation, such as transcripts and course descriptions, prior to approval. Similarly, students enrolled in one of MUIH’s degree programs have the opportunity to apply for preferred admission and advanced standing in the CAM-MS program. Qualified students must meet or exceed the admissions criteria (including pre-requisites) for the program to which they are applying and must request advanced standing at the time of application.
Institute for Functional Medicine
Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioners may be eligible for advanced standing and up to nine credits of course exemption in MUIH’s Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) program. Candidates for this advanced standing should indicate IFM certification at the time of application for admission to MUIH and must provide documentation before approval for advanced standing.
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Graduates of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition who hold a bachelor’s degree will be eligible for the following exemptions in MUIH’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health based on an Articulation Agreement with IIN and approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Candidates for this exemption must indicate graduation from the IIN program on their application for admission to MUIH. For more information, go to http://www.muih.edu/about/partnerships/institute-integrative-nutrition.
Natural Gourmet Institute – Chef’s Training Program
Graduates of the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute may be eligible for advanced standing in MUIH’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. Graduates may be exempt from taking some of the Cooking with Whole Foods Labs I-VIII. Candidates for this advanced standing should indicate this in their application essay and submit their official record of graduation from the Chef's Training Program to the Office of Graduate Admissions office so that the Academic Director can evaluate eligibility.