* The INTEGRATION of independent study, plus practical and residential training options designed for professionals and students seeking a degree or certificate program. This approach allows the student or practitioner to expand their knowledge and training without sacrificing their personal and professional lives.

* The establishment of a WORLDWIDE FACULTY of respected practitioners and educators who have excelled in their professions.

* The availability of COST-EFFECTIVE Programs that are STUDENT-CENTERED.

* Directed independent RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CASE STUDIES combined with real life experience and clinical situations to lead the student into in-depth inquiry, integrated knowledge, practical applications, and competency in the field.