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This unique, 12-credit graduate certificate program is entirely online and can help advance your career in integrative health and wellness.
Participants in the Integrative Health and Wellness program will learn the fundamental concepts, philosophies, and methods of integrative health, and will compare these to those of conventional medicine. They will analyze the empirical research on the use, benefits, and effects of integrative approaches to healing. Notably, beyond studying the research, students will have the opportunity to experience and practice integrative mind-body interventions and the key skills of health coaching. This experiential learning will contribute to both professional and personal development. Finally, participants will learn how to apply their knowledge of integrative health and wellness to assessment and treatment planning. Participants will be able to use their skills in a diverse number of fields, including medicine, nursing, counseling, coaching, teaching, massage therapy, acupuncture, personal fitness, rehabilitation, yoga instruction, physical therapy, and many more.
According to the US Department of Labor, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19% from 2014 to 2024. The knowledge and training you'll receive in the Integrative Health and Wellness Certificate Program will prepare you to jump-start your career in a number of rapidly growing fields, including:
- Holistic Health
- Patient Care
- Palliative Care
Integrative Health and Wellness is a 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate program offered in an asynchronous, 100% online environment. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. There are no online meetings or set times when you'll need to log in; just submit your coursework before the posted deadline, and check back in for feedback from your instructors and classmates.
As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in integrative health and wellness. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a health, scientific, or academic background who are employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this specialization.
Program Completion Timeline
- All four courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within one year.
- Participants can start the program at the start of any term.
- Although most students complete the program within one year, you will be allowed up to three years to complete the program.
The Integrative Health and Wellness certificate is a stackable credential that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health Sciences. This program is available entirely online, and can be completed by a working professional in as little as 18 months. If you decide to continue your studies in our MS Health Science program, all 12 of the credits earned via completion of the Integrative Health and Wellness certificate program are completely transferrable. This means that when you finish your certificate, you'll be 18 credits away from a Master's degree!