A School Unlike Other Schools
As a competency-based, student-focused, holistic university, we do things a bit differently at the American University of Holistic Sciences. From the bottom up, we're designed with students in mind-- for the traditional student, as well as the busy, working, adult student who wants to earn a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree but for whom a traditional university education simply won't do.
A Unique History in Higher Education
AUHS has been different since the very beginning…to extend education to those who cannot attend class by offering an online platform. This new and innovative method harnesses technology to teach in new ways, focuses on measuring learning rather than time, and provides more people the opportunity to build their careers and better their lives by finally getting an education that allows them to start their own business instead of having to work for another.
At the Heart of It All, Our Mission:
The principal mission of the American University of Holistic Sciences is to provide students with the education to become self-employed. After graduation from our University, you will be well equipped to open up a successful business and thrive, dismantling the need to seek employment at a company. Our profound high-quality education will be accompanied by the opportunities to provide a means for individuals to learn independent of time or place and earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to academic institutions and employers.
American University of Holistic Sciences is a leading academic institution for holistic integrative health in the nation of Senegal. We are educating and informing practitioners and leaders in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. Progressive graduate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines are offered both on-campus and online.
A distinctive community of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and advocates, the American University of Holistic Sciences promotes whole-person, relationship-centered healthcare. Through discovery and exploration, we deliver progressive educational programs, advance innovative clinical models, build mutually beneficial partnerships, and provide opportunities for fulfilling careers.
Serving as a leader in the global transformation of health and wellness, we integrate healing traditions and contemporary science, acknowledge the wisdom of the body and nature as a teacher, and focus on the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit. Our work enables people to thrive through the cycles of life.
In the on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, AUHS provides compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, delivering clinical treatments and consultations each year.
In 1993, we began as a small natural health boutique in the South Bay Pavilion at Carson, formally known as the Carson Mall in Carson, California. As our business grew and became international, Dr. Gueye, the founder of Gueye's Health and Beauty and the founder of the American University of Holistic Sciences desired to preserve the knowledge of traditional health care by formally educating students worldwide. In fact, we are the first University of this caliber accredited by Le ministère de la Formation professionnelle, Senegal. Over the years, we secured and reinforced our position as a national leader and change agent in the world of integrative health.
We expanded our expertise in a number of health and wellness disciplines, are attracting the best and brightest faculty and students, and achieved university status.
Today, we are an accredited graduate university, one of just a few in the country that is completely dedicated to integrative health. Our commitments, very simply, are to educate, heal, support, and collaborate. You can count on us to consistently deliver on these promises.
A Healing Presence
We care for patients and clients in our campus Natural Care Center where we offer integrative health treatment and consultations. Licensed and certified professionals as well as our student interns under faculty supervision practice here.
Being a "healing presence" is an element that is essential to everything we do. We take our values-driven philosophy seriously, and our foundational principles are front and center in everything we do. We strongly believe in the power of relationships to heal. Our students are assessed on their ability to develop this healing presence, which includes elements of empathy, self-reflection, and mindfulness. We also strive to use this healing presence in meetings with our partners and when we are out in the community. We respect the role of allopathic medicine and prepare our students to work side-by-side with healthcare providers from all disciplines.
We believe in the power of community. This is a fundamental part of the AUHS experience and it is evident both on campus and when you engage with us virtually. Just as a patient and practitioner form a mutually rewarding relationship on the path toward healing, our faculty and students learn from each other and develop lasting bonds that support a sense of interconnection and unity.
If you are ready to be a part of the movement toward wellness and an advocate or practitioner of whole-person, relationship-centered healing, AUHS just might be wyou'veu’ve been looking for.
We are on a fulfilling, meaningful, and exciting adventure to shift the landscape of health care and your contributions are most welcome.
American University of Holistic Sciences is accredited and recognized by the American Natural Wellness Practitioners Board in Sarasota, Florida (www.aanwp.org/anwpb), the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in Galveston, Texas (www.aadp.net), and the International Association of Natural Health Practitioners in Algonquin, Illinois (www.ianhpinternational.org).
Le ministère de la Formation professionnelle, Senegal
License No. 000613 MFPAA/SG/DFPT/MM
Dr. Valinda Patrice Haisley–Gueye is the formulator and manufacturer of exceptional botanical-based products sold worldwide through Gueye's Health and Beauty and Gueye Africa, alongside co-founder Dousse Gueye, her supportive husband of nearly 30 years. These unique products promote healthy hair and skin and a well-balanced, healthy body. Her impressive ability to combine Nature with Science has brought her great success in providing designer stores, beauty supply companies, salons, health food establishments, and consumers with the industry's most innovative health, skin, and hair growth products available on the market. She also formulates products for many well-known companies. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health, a Master of Science degree in Natural Health Sciences, and a summa cum laude Doctor of Philosophy degree in Holistic Medicine. She has also been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy degree – Honoris Causa, a Doctor of Science in Integrative Medicine, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. She is board certified by the American Alternative Medical Association and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has also been awarded numerous certificates and diplomas in her field of knowledge.
Her extensive scientific research spans several health and scientific disciplines, including Homeopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Vibrational Medicine, Energy Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Mind/Body Medicine, Cognitive and Sleep Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Rejuvenation and Anti-Age Medicine, Aesthetic Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Medicine and Sports Nutrition, Holistic Lifestyles Philosophies as interpreted by both Eastern and Western philosophies. She has explored the scientific basis, history, pharmacology, and clinical applications of these disciplines. She has a solid foundation in biochemistry, microbiology, epidemiology, nanotechnology in medicine, cosmetics, and more. She is an Integrative and Functional Medical Doctor, a Botanical Chemist, and an Herbal Pharmacist.
Her manufacturing facility employs highly trained and skilled staff, including qualified chemists and pharmacists. The manufacturing facility is equipped with fully automated, state-of-the-art machinery and an Analytical and Research and Development Department/Laboratory. Her manufacturing facility utilized the latest technology to ensure quality control in the processing and testing of her products. The manufacturing facility is GMP Certified, GMP Registered by NSF, UL Certified, NPA GMP Certified, and is licensed by the following federal and state regulatory agencies: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), California Department of Health Services, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Los Angeles County Public Health Department.
Born from the heritage of healing, Gueye's Family of Six - HairCeutical, SkinCeuticals, CosmeCeuticals, ThinCeuticals, NutraCeuticals, and OralCeuticals offer multi-perfecting capabilities for the ultimate expression of health and personal indulgence. Her luxurious products utilize life-enhancing botanicals, oils, and extracts infused with plant bio-molecular technologies and glacier bio-extracts. She adds precious clays, exotic gemstones, and 24K monatomic gold in the exclusive skincare lines. These DNA Correction and body perfecting bio-absorbable, non-metallic 24K gold nanoparticles interact with defective DNA and reverse aging by energetic cohesion. Many have experienced her secrets of youthful tactics and luxurious beauty rituals. Gueye's cutting-edge formulas are infused with patent-pending innovated botanical signaling peptides and growth factors, nanoparticles, BioGlacier Extracts, African Botanicals, and essential oils. These products are the gold standard of the health and beauty industry. All ingredients are clinically validated and tested. All are organic, Non-GMO, and are third-party tested for purity.
Gueye's Health and Beauty serves many retail locations in the health and beauty market throughout the U.S., Africa, and many other countries. It has won numerous awards for ethical business practices.
MEMBERSHIPS and CERTIFICATIONS:
• American Association of Integrative Medicine - Member
• Gene Therapy Network – Member
• Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) – Member
• Health and Wellbeing – Member
• Naturopathic Practitioners Network (The NPN) – Member
• All Natural Cosmetics Manufacturing - Member
• Natural and Integrative Medicine - Member
• HealthPRO: Health, Wellness, CAM & Fitness Professionals – Member
• Global Public Health – Member
• Society of Physicians Entrepreneurs (SoPE) – Member
• Society of Cosmetic Chemist - Member
• American Association of Drugless Practitioners – Board Certification
• American Alternative Medical Association – Board Certification