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Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles


Mission, Vision, and Values


Our mission is to educate students as competent, caring, and successful integrative healthcare practitioners and professionals. The University is committed to providing an academic community imbued with kindness, integrity, humor, and determination.


To transform and redefine health and healthcare education.


    • Integrative Health: We teach, learn, collaborate, and lead by creating an open environment for multiple disciplines and professionals to bring their shared and unique skills together for the benefit of patients and students.
    • Evidence-based Practice: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, scholarship, and judicious use of current best evidence to inform our decisions and work.
    • Health Equity: We value people equally. We strive to educate graduates that are prepared to improve individual and community health.
    • Inclusivity: We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other similar or protected status. We believe inclusivity leads to more diversity in our reasoning, better representativeness in our conclusions, more ingenuity in our problem solving, and greater equity in our care.

Transforming and Redefining Health and Healthcare Education

The Refreshed Institutional Plan to 2023 provides a sustainable plan for success and growth of Southern California University of Health Sciences. The success of SCU depends upon the ability to anticipate and adapt to future trends in both environments. SCU graduates students and provides programs and services with an eye toward where higher education and healthcare are heading. SCU continues to adapt and change out of a desire for excellence and a need to respond to a changing environment.

View SCU’s Refreshed Institutional Plan to 2023 (PDF)

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