Perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best when he asserted that scholars have within themselves the collective wisdom of humanity and are the source of all innovation. Emerson also stated that scholars have the ability to solve problems in new ways, which comes directly from within themselves. Thus, scholars were meant to study and honor all things, but not define themselves, without question, based on “official knowledge.”
As a result, Emerson instructed the scholar to renew his or her intellectual development through the depth of individual experience. In so doing, the divine pattern within each soul would make itself known.
The University of Natural Medicine, is also dedicated to the mission to empower each graduate with the scholarship and independent character that will lead them to become leaders and enhance the field of natural medicine and healing, through its unique approach to education.
The Purpose and Mission of this Educational Institution is:
To teach, promulgate, and advance the philosophy, science and art of holistic, natural, and Integrative healing and encourage others in the same endeavor.
To create a realistic bridge between theory and real-life experience.
To build strong character in our students based on intellectual and inner freedom, with the philosophy that all people, everywhere, have the right to the knowledge and availability of all healing modalities.
To provide quality faculty and staff to assist students in their learning experience by promoting in-depth inquiry and life-long learning.
To provide positive experiences through quality, independent, sequential and developmental learning to produce well-grounded, competent and qualified practitioners with a strong foundation in the Integrative and Natural Healing Arts.
To seek public, legal and governmental recognition for Naturopathy, Integrative and Natural Medicine, as a valid, effective healing system worldwide.
To advance the philosophy that all people have the right to freedom of choice in the selection of physicians and health practitioners and in the type of healing method(s) according to their beliefs and lifestyle.