A shift toward personalized and lifestyle medicine is occurring within health care today—one that is more proactive, predictive, and preventive—supported by health technology, changes in environmental policy, and advanced natural product development. Integrative Medicine (INTM) is defined by The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the practitioner-patient relationship. INTM is whole person, evidence-based medicine that makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
The INTM Programs prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate and lead innovation in health care. Practitioners will learn to utilize their new knowledge of biological systems, advanced analytical methods, and the INTM approach to evaluate the needs of patients and make informed decisions while building personalized patient-care and wellness plans.
Graduates will be able to:
Generate whole-person, patient-centered care plans using the integrative medicine core competencies and evidence-based reports from advanced techniques and methods (genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) to inform personalized treatment plans.
Evaluate business principles in the context of integrative medicine practice.
Integrate nutrition and metabolism fundamentals into integrative medicine patient-care plans.
Apply good clinical research practices to evidence-based integrative medicine patterns of care.