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Unique Program Features


During an eight-week long internship in the summer, students are placed into a CAM related organization where they apply curriculum concepts into a real-world setting.


Located in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., students are in close proximity to the National Institutes of Health, the EPA, along with many other agencies and healthcare companies.


The CAM program prepares its students to pursue their Pre-Med or Pre-Career aspirations with support through every step of the way.


Alumni of the CAM program go on to fulfill roles in a variety of industries like healthcare, education, and research, demonstrating the many possibilities in career placement for CAM graduates.


To educate open-minded health care providers and scientists eager to explore the state of the evidence in areas of complementary and integrative medicine with objectivity and rigor.


Our goal is to train students who will enter careers in the private and public sectors related to CAM research, education, and integrative healthcare, and provide them with a rigorous educational program that incorporates a firm foundation in biomedical science, exposure to CAM disciplines, and competence in assessment of the evidence.

Why a graduate degree in physiology – complementary and alternative medicine?

The program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine encourages students to introduce scientific rigor into understanding the mechanistic basis for CAM therapies such as acupuncture, massage, herbs and supplements, and mind-body interactions. The multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach program is crucial to providing future healthcare providers, educators, and researchers with holistic understandings of medicine.