Maryland University of Integrative Health

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Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly the Tai Sophia Institute, is a private non-profit graduate school of Eastern medicine located in Laurel, Maryland.

The University was founded in 1974 as the Traditional Acupuncture Institute to train acupuncturists.[1] In 2000, it was renamed the Tai Sophia Institute and expanded its offerings to include other forms of traditional medicine. It is a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredited graduate school with an academic and clinical focus on integrative health, preventative health, and wellness. In 2012 it was announced that the Institute would be applying for University status.[1] In February 2013 it was announced that the Institute had been awarded University ranking from the state and changed its name to the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) on March 1, 2013.[2]

The schools current President and CEO is Frank Vitale, M.B.A.[3]

Academic Programs[edit]

The University offers master's degrees, graduate certificates, post-master's certificates, and continuing education in areas such as acupuncture, oriental medicine, holistic health, and herbal studies.

Academic Departments[edit]

The University offers curricula in the following branches of integrative medicine:

  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Jeff Millison, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), Academic Director;
  • Health Philosophy and Promotion, Tia Simmons, M.P.H., Academic Director, Health Philosophy and Promotion;
  • Herbal Medicine, Michael Tims, Ph.D., Academic Director;
  • Integrative Health Sciences, James Snow, M.A., RH(AHG), Interim Academic Director; and
  • Nutrition and Integrative Health, Liz Lipski, Ph.D., CCN, CHN, CNS, Academic Director.[3]


  1. ^ a b Heubeck, Elizabeth (2012-03-06). "Healthy Growth: Wellness School Tai Sophia Seeks University Status". BmoreMedia. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ Sharrow, Ryan (2013-02-11). "Tai Sophia earns university status, changes name". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Maryland University of Integrative Health (Laurel,MD)". Retrieved 2013-05-07. 

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Coordinates: 39°9′57″N 76°53′18″W / 39.16583°N 76.88833°W / 39.16583; -76.88833