Our Mission, History, and Faculty

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Our Mission

To provide students with a mentor-based, individualized, nonresident and self-paced alternative learning system, with a primary goal to produce competent professionals rooted in deep self-awareness, sensitive to multi-cultural and global issues, and committed to serving humanity.

 

Our History

International University of Professional Studies traces its philosophy back to 1988, when the elementary and secondary departments in Harvard's School of Education and the Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education decided to move into alternative and more innovative programs.

Our Faculty

Professors and mentors are not only highly qualified, we are in the forefront of effective, innovative processes such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Alternative and Complementary Health, Somatic-Energetic Therapies, Multimedia Learning Environments, and Expressive Art Therapies.

IUPS Offers 8 Distance Learning Programs

Online Distance Education

Since 1988

Our Mission

To provide students with a mentor-based, individualized, nonresident and self-paced alternative learning system, with a primary goal to produce competent professionals rooted in deep self-awareness, sensitive to multi-cultural and global issues, and committed to serving humanity.

 

Our History

IUPS was founded in 1988 on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. At that time we recognized the limitations of traditional brick and mortar universities and thus decided to develop a flexible, state of the art school that was highly relevant, mentor-based, time-flexible and individualized, with low tuition and an integrative body-mind-spirit approach. We were pioneers in the development of online learning which was once referred to as “at a distance” education. We continue to use the saying, “our campus is wherever you are”, allowing students all over the world to earn graduate degrees while remaining in their places of employment and studying from the comfort of home.  

Our Faculty

The heart of programs at IUPS is our faculty who serve as student mentors. Not only are they highly qualified leaders in their respective fields, they are also very skilled at utilizing their wisdom and expertise to direct and inspire students to reach their most valued goals. Since our mentors are distinctly familiar with the territory of their fields, they are able to guide their students effectively and expeditiously, tailoring assignments to meet both our university requirements and the needs of each specific student. One of our primary goals at IUPS is to integrate education with a student’s personal development.

Our Programs

 

Our programs are carefully crafted, time-tested (over 33 years) and are founded on a body-mind-spirit approach. We have a long-established online delivery system that the brick and mortar schools are developing now through expediency. Our programs utilize virtual meetings, webinars, and online resources, in combination with traditional textbooks, conferences, workshops, retreats, and supervised practicums, as well as other means of knowledge acquisition. We believe that the integration of didactic and experiential approaches result in an optimal learning experience. 

IUPS Offers 9 Distance Learning Programs

The Top 10 Reasons Why Students & Professionals Choose IUPS

1.    Masters and Doctorate programs are customized to meet recognized requirements as well as your individual interests.
2.    All programs are online-based. No need to leave home or employment.  
3.    High quality education at a fraction of the cost of other universities.
4.    Credit given for prior relevant education, training, and work experience - further lowering your tuition cost.
5.    Respected and experienced faculty mentors.
6.    Direct personal contact and one-on-one mentoring.
7.    An established educational institution (since 1988).
8.    No entrance exams required. (Instead, personal interviews, transcripts, and approval by the graduate committee.)
9.    Holistic approach giving sufficient consideration to body/mind/spirit, which is usually underrepresented. 
10.  Self-paced and time-flexible programs.

After completing my MA, I felt I needed a University where I could continue to explore Consciousness not only academically, but which also honoured insights into human consciousness based on the student’s inner experiences. IUPS not only allowed this, but encouraged me in my explorations. The open structure of the program also permitted me to undertake courses of my choice, including a course in embryology. Based on this, I was then  able to really spread my wings during my thesis by investigating the connection between consciousness, soul, somatogenesis and the heart. I thank my mentor Dr. Inula Martinkat who stood beside me while I went through this “birthing process”.  It was a wonderful and enriching experience. Unravelling the secrets of the heart is an ongoing process which I continue to explore today through journal articles based on my dissertation.

 

Tina Lindhard, Ph.D. Consciousness Studies

   President CCAEspaña, CICA: Chair of Consciousness Research