What is Quantum University's History?
What is Quantum University's History?
Quantum University was founded by Canadian medical doctor, Paul Drouin. Dr. Drouin was inspired by a new vision of health care to create exceptional education in holistic, alternative, natural, and integrative medicine so that students can earn the proper credentials to become certified and respected as health practitioners in order to help individuals and communities in need all around the world.
Drawing on more than 20 years of private practice exploring both traditional and alternative methods to further his knowledge of curative, preventive, and integrative medicine, Dr. Drouin established Quantum University in 2002 in San Diego, California, as the Institute of Quantum Biofeedback Naturopathic Medicine (IQBNM). He soon began presenting workshops all over the world. IQBNM was the first institution to offer the Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN) online certification program with video education on an iPod, certified by the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB).
To grow the Institute into a degree-granting university, IQBNM established its offices in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2007 and began a new legacy. The name was changed to the International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine (IQUIM), also known as “Quantum University.”
Quantum University first created a master’s, then a doctorate, a bachelor’s, and finally a PhD program. Each degree program can lead to board certifications from the Board of Natural Medicine Doctors and Practitioners (BNMDP), Board of Integrative Medicine (BOIM), and World Organization of Natural Medicine (WONM). In addition, Quantum University is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer professional CEUs.
For many years, Quantum University has also hosted many onsite and online events. In 2008, Quantum University began a tradition of hosting a conference: the World Congress of Quantum Medicine. This world-class event has brought together world-renowned keynote speakers to interact with our attendees, students, and graduates in world-famous Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. Attendance grew year after year, and in 2015, the event evolved into the World Summit of Integrative Medicine with a worldwide online audience of over 25,000. Keynote speakers included Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Amit Goswami, Nassim Haramein, David Wolfe, Lynne McTaggart, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Dr. Dean Radin, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Caroline Myss, Gregg Braden, and more – all leaders and pioneers in their fields. Many of these speakers are also faculty members at Quantum University. In 2016, the event was renamed the World Congress of Integrative Medicine and transformed into a series of hands-on Practicum Workshops held for the first time at Quantum University’s campus in the historic Dillingham Transportation Building and iconic Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. The World Congress now includes our formal Graduation Ceremony followed by a memorable Sunset Dinner Cruise Celebration along Honolulu’s scenic coastline from Waikiki to Diamond Head.
Over the years, Quantum University has gained additional highly-regarded faculty members. In 2009, author and lecturer Dr. Amit Goswami joined Quantum University to offer the Quantum Doctor course. Dr. Goswami is a foremost authority on quantum physics and the author of Quantum Mechanics and several bestselling books on quantum physics. New York Times bestselling authors such as Dr. Joe Dispenza, Lynne McTaggart, and Dr. Bruce Lipton have also created online video courses for our students. Quantum University has expanded its video course offerings, enhanced its online technology, and embraced iPad Education, solidifying its presence as a leader and pioneering institution in higher learning.
Our story would not be complete if we did not acknowledge our students and graduates. Nine thousand students with a variety of backgrounds and cultures in more than seventy countries throughout the world all have one thing in common: they wish to make a difference in the lives of their families and communities. Practitioners of many modalities from alternative healers to licensed medical professionals enroll in Quantum University to become Quantum Heroes and gain the education to make a meaningful difference in the world, find their purposes, and follow their dreams.
Dr. Drouin’s vision of Quantum University has grown to become the world’s largest online degree-granting institution in integrative medicine based on the science of quantum physics, providing degrees and certification programs in holistic, alternative, natural, and integrative medicine.