College Profile: National Institute of Whole Health
Our mission is to provide quality whole health education to health care, allied health care and education professionals. The goal of NIWH is to provide the most comprehensive, evidence-based education curriculums in the field of Whole Person Health Care.
NIWH endeavors to provide curriculums which approach health education training from a unique perspective. NIWH programs blend evidence-based medical science with a whole health perspective and holistic concepts of healing, unlike any traditional or alternative health school.
Individuals attracted to Whole Health training understand that educating and caring for the whole person is what individuals are seeking from today's health and wellness professionals, as well as what is being mandated by national medical and health care regulatory organizations as essential to providing quality health care.
This whole person/whole health model is now the mandate for "the practice of medicine in all settings". Both the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and hospitals and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has identified guidelines for the practice of health care in all settings, which include: "patients at the center of their healthcare decision making; care for the whole person; and evidenced-based health education" as key guidelines.
For 33 years, the focus of NIWH has been to facilitate the practice of healthcare in all settings to include whole person health care and shared decision making, educating and empowering individuals to take control of their health and longevity.
The Whole Health Educator, Whole Health Nutrition Educator or Whole Health Coaching programs are ideal for enhancing the practice of licensed and certified health care practitioners, allied health care professionals and education professionals which include: nutritionists and dietitians, therapists, nurses and medical providers, social workers, hospice providers, massage therapists and therapeutic body workers, health educators, midwives, naturopaths, yoga teachers, fitness and wellness coaches, personal trainers, aroma therapists, patient advocates, and other integrative medicine and health care practitioners.