JOHNSON, VERMONT — Northern Vermont University-Johnson’s biannual Integrative Medicine Day will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4 at McClelland Hall on campus. The event, which will include group sessions on varied wellness, healing and stress-reduction approaches, is free for prospective students and their families interested in NVU-Johnson’s Wellness & Alternative Medicine (WAM) Bachelor of Science program. High school students may attend a WAM homeopathy class, talk with current WAM students, and go to sessions on music therapy, yoga, healing with horses and plants, and other treatments and techniques.
Integrative medicine, which employs conventional and alternative treatments, is used in some major U.S. hospitals. Alternative medicine uses natural, non-invasive approaches including nutrition, herbalism and homeopathy.
NVU-Johnson was one of the first accredited higher education institutions in the country to offer a science-based undergraduate degree program in wellness and alternative medicine. The WAM program — with interdisciplinary courses in the Behavioral Sciences and Environmental & Health Sciences departments — is the only such program in New England. Students may also pursue a WAM degree online.
“We have been reviewed by and received high marks for our undergraduate program from high-ranking individuals in key organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University and Bastyr Naturopathic Medical School,” WAM program director Susan Green says.
To register, visit http://northernvermont.edu/integrative-medicine-day. For more information, call 635-1320 or contact Susan.Green@jsc.edu.
On July 1, 2018, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University, a two-campus institution of higher education that combines the best of both colleges’ nationally recognized liberal arts and professional programs under a single administration. Driven by a mission to provide a high-quality, accessible, inclusive education for students in the state, the region, the nation and online, NVU will begin recruiting in fall 2017 for its first class starting in fall 2018. Learn more at NorthernVermont.edu.