Leena S. Guptha is the Academic Dean of Online Education at Pacific College of Health and Science. She holds degrees in osteopathic medicine (DO), naturopathic medicine (ND), and a master’s in complementary therapy/medical science. She graduated valedictorian of her MBA cohort and is an alumnus of Duke University’s integrative health coaching and of Pacific College’s health and human performance coaching programs. Guptha is an ICF certified coach and a board-certified hypnotherapist. She received her PhD in Health Sciences with a concentration in global health education in 2021 and remains a lifelong learner.
Guptha has over 30 years of experience in practice of her various professions and disciplines and today maintains a health and peak performance coaching practice in San Diego and online. Her journey with peak performance and lifestyle counseling began in the 1990s, when she worked with athletes training for the London and Chicago marathons; in the 2000s, she coached business executives for financial health and longevity. Today she teaches individuals, groups, businesses, and birthing mothers to achieve health and peak performance.
She has served as Vice President and President of the American Massage Therapy Association, Chair and CEO of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and on various other boards including the Academic Collaborative of Integrative Health (formerly ACCAHC). Leena has also taught in programs including osteopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, MSN/DNP nursing, massage therapy, physical therapy, and hypnotherapy at colleges and universities including the International College of Osteopathic Medicine, National University of Health Science, and De Sales University. Guptha received a meritorious award for contributions to legislation in 2003, an employee excellence award in 2006, and was inducted into the World Massage Hall of Fame in 2015. She is very happily married, a grandmother of 2, and her hobbies include embroidery, tapestry, meditation, positive affirmations, math, and life-long learning.