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Aviva Institute

Aviva Institute
31 W. Superior Street Suite 504
Duluth, MN 55802


Aviva Institute offers midwifery education in addition to training for doulas, childbirth educators, lactation specialists and related professionals. Aviva Institute offers both short term training as well as certificate and a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery.

The community-based model provides all academic coursework 100 percent online, with clinical (hands-on) training in the student's home community, with an approved preceptor, or in one of the many affiliated clinical sites. Because Aviva Institute is not limited by geography, they have extraordinary faculty from all over the country. The wide range of backgrounds and philosophies allows students a broad base of knowledge, wisdom, and experience from which to learn. The staff at Aviva Institute has over 30 years experience training midwives, operating midwifery schools as well as serving on national certification and accreditation boards.

Midwifery programs are based on the MANA Core Competencies, are designed to prepare students for the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential, and to meet or exceed US state licensing or certification requirements in these states. Aviva Institute is passionate about birth, optimal health, and natural healing. Aviva means life.

Quick Facts:

  • Aviva Institute's motto is: Changing the World, One Birth at a Time.

  • This midwifery school teaches the essential components - birth, health, and family - to make a difference in others' lives.

  • Aviva Institute believes that midwives should be trained by other midwives with varied routes of entry into the profession and from varied ethnic, spiritual and cultural backgrounds, in order to serve the greatest number of women. That's why the faculty and staff are from a variety of midwifery backgrounds.

  • The Mission of Aviva Institute is to provide comprehensive and accessible education for midwives and health care providers, based in their own communities, providing the highest standards of academic excellence, which encompasses a holistic model of integrating mind, body, heart, and spirit.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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