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Master of Science in Health Sciences Integrative Medicine

A shift toward Integrative and personalized medicine is occurring within health care today—one that is more predictive and preventive, and 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 Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the practitioner-patient relationship. It focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

The GW 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.