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The Applied Spirituality Institute (ASI) (formerly the Spirituality and Health Institute) is devoted to exploring the complex relationship between spirituality and well being from an interdisciplinary, multicultural perspective.

Faculty, staff, and students from Santa Clara as well as other universities (e.g., Stanford, UC Berkeley, and the Graduate Theological Union) participate in a variety of collaborative research, teaching and outreach projects. The intention behind ASI is to bring creative, thoughtful and rigorous scholarly pursuit to better elucidate the relationship between spirituality and well being.

The Institute started in 2002 as the Spirituality and Health Institute.


Santa Clara University Faculty and Staff Participants

Visit the professors' pages below for a brief biography and to learn about their interests.

Faculty Participants from Other Universities

Recent Books:

For further information about the Applied Spirituality Institute, please contact Tom Plante at