Legacy Bay Area Colleges Unite to Expand Program Offerings in Holistic Health

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Emeryville, California – National Holistic Institute | A College of Massage Therapy announces the acquisition of Bauman College, a leading provider of vocational programs in the fields of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. NHI is excited to build upon the rich heritage of both organizations while expanding program offerings in online and in-person holistic health education, particularly during a time when public health is at the forefront of our national dialogue, and critical to our collective physical and economic wellbeing.  People across all segments of our society are becoming increasingly aware that proper self-care is more important than ever to not only survive, but thrive in today’s world.

“We are thrilled about the acquisition and partnership with Bauman College. Bauman College’s reputation in the nutrition and holistic culinary world is second to none and makes for a great fit with NHI’s culture and mission of “Helping People Have Work They Love”. The entire team at Bauman College has done a tremendous job and we’re looking forward to furthering that legacy in the years to come.” – Tim Veitzer – President, NHI  

  • Bauman College founder, Dr. Ed Bauman, helped put the term “Holistic” on the map with his NYT best-selling book, the Holistic Health Handbook (1977).
  • Bauman College has trained over 10,000 holistic nutrition and culinary arts professionals over the course of 30 years.
  • Bauman College founder and colleagues founded the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) in 2005 as an industry organization to validate the credentials and define the national scope of practice for holistic nutrition professionals.

“Bauman College has always been, at its core, a family endeavor. We are now joining the NHI family, who shares similar values and goals. Together, we have greater bandwidth and potency to fulfill our mission and achieve a sustainable business model. We are thrilled our Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts programs will now afford students financial aid that was not previously available.” – Ed Bauman – Founder, Bauman College & Director, Bauman Wellness

National Holistic Institute – A College of Massage Therapy is the first accredited massage therapy school in California. NHI has been a national leader in massage therapy education, since 1979, focusing on our mission of “Helping People Have Work They Love”. Currently with 10 California campuses, NHI offers a comprehensive core Massage Therapy Training Program that fully prepares graduates for rewarding careers as well as an Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program designed to take massage professionals to the next level by focusing on neuromuscular therapy.

For over 30 years, Bauman College has led the way with non-dogmatic, science-based, nutrition and holistic health programs. In keeping with our commitment to healing, we are dedicated to broadening our impact by helping to address the inequalities in access to food, education, and health care, which underlie health disparities in our society. NHI is building upon the rich heritage of both organizations while expanding program offerings in integrative health education, which includes online Nutrition Consultant and Holistic Chef.


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Learn more about Bauman College’s Online Nutrition Consultant and Holistic Chef Programs.  Contact us to connect with an Admissions Representative today.