School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences

Administrators of the School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences

Lynelle Golden, PhD, Dean

Mark R. Martzen, PhD, Chair, Basic Sciences

Debra Boutin, MS, RD, Chair, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Wendy Gordon, MPH, LM, CPM, PhD, Chair, Midwifery

Dan Rosen, PhD, Chair, Counseling and Health Psychology

Rebecca Achterman, PhD, Program Director, Integrated Human Biology

Lisa Petersburg, Program Coordinator, School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences

Mahshid Rowhani, Program Supervisor, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Anne Jenness, Program Supervisor, Midwifery

Jennifer Segadelli, CPM, MSM, Clinical Education Supervisor, Midwifery

Eileen Newsom, Program Coordinator, Counseling and Health Psychology

Abby Srinivasan, Program Coordinator, Basic Sciences 

Chris Vires, Manager, Laboratory Services

Alex Sosa, Director, Simkin Center for Allied Birth Professions

Kay Hwang, Program Coordinator, Simkin Center for Allied Birth Professions

Neal Malik, DrPH, MPH, RDN, CHES, EP-C, Chair, Nutrition and Basic Sciences, California Campus

The School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences is comprised of the Department of Basic Sciences, Department of Counseling and Health Psychology, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science, Department of Midwifery, Department of Public Health, Simkin Center for Allied Birth Professions, and Laboratory Services.

The mission of the School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences is to facilitate the development of a scientific foundation for students to investigate the individual and the natural world. We inspire students to reach their full potential in education, research and health care.

The vision of the School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences is to produce leaders in the art and science of natural health through the development of relevant and innovative programs that build on a foundation of science and integrate mind, body and spirit.

The core values of the School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences are:

  • to practice critical and integrative thinking.
  • to honor and celebrate diversity.
  • to promote professional ethics and behavior.
  • to communicate respectfully.
  • to foster a lifelong quest for knowledge.
  • to pursue excellence.

The Department of Basic Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Integrated Human Biology. The department also provides science curricula for most graduate and undergraduate programs. It also houses the University’s Laboratory Services. The courses offered by this department emphasize the scientific knowledge required for success in each of these programs.

The Department of Counseling and Health Psychology offers a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Health Psychology with tracks in integrated wellness and premedicine. The department also provides coursework and training for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology dual degree program, and counseling coursework and training for the Department of Naturopathic Medicine and the Department of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine.

The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in nutrition, nutrition and exercise science, and nutrition and culinary arts. In conjunction with the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition, the department offers a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) that meets Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) academic requirements leading to eligibility to apply for a dietetic internship. There are four Master of Science offerings in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science: the Master of Science in Nutrition, the Master of Science in Nutrition with Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), the Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness (California campus only), and the Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology dual degree. (MSN/MACP). The Dietetic Internship, based on ACEND’s standards of education, is offered to provide performance requirements for entry-level dietitians through supervised practice. The department also provides coursework for students in the School of Naturopathic Medicine and the Department of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine.

The Department of Midwifery offers a Master of Science in Midwifery and a Master of Arts in Maternal-Child Health Systems. The mission of the Department of Midwifery is to educate and inspire leaders in midwifery and maternity care systems.

The Department of Public Health offers a Master of Science in Public Health with a Specialization in Community Health Education.