National University System
The Center for Integrative Health is committed to improving the quality of health and wellness care in the United States by providing education to individuals about integrative health and to help people lead healthier lives.
The National University System Center for Integrative Health evolved from the Institute for Wellness and Peak Performance, which was founded in 2005. In its first year, the Institute launched iTHRIVE, an electronic health and wellness magazine published six times a year and sold through subscriptions.
In collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education, the Institute created "San Diego 6," a series of television programs airing on ITV Channel 16, produced to appeal to young viewers and introduce them to the benefits and the fun of a healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, and exercise.
In addition, the Institute produced and disseminated the "Healthy Reader," a series of podcasts targeting children in grades K-3 and concentrating on fitness and nutrition.
In early 2007, the National University System began to explore the creation of an organizational mechanism that would allow it to expand its commitment to health and wellness. All of the System's affiliates are involved, to some extent, in the area of health and wellness education and in the preparation of allied health professionals.
Address & Contact
11355 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037 US
Contact Person: Sue Fennema