by Doreen Oribado and Gestlee Ann Michelle Ganzon


UCU launches alternative medicine as part of excellence.

Unlike other medical courses, alternative medicine deals with natural body stimulation to cure illnesses, like acupuncture, massage therapies, herbal medications and other non-surgical ways.

Licensed graduates entitled Alternative Medicine Specialists will later work as therapists, holistic nurses, spa directors or wellness coaches.

Dr. Zosima Garin, dean of the College of Nursing, affirmed that the university is the first to launch the degree and masters programs in alternative medicine populated by 20 students.

Academic Affairs Vice-President Jocelyn Espino deemed that global competitiveness has been pervasive and the global demands higher, which caused the opening of different courses.