Course of Study for Integrative Health Studies
Integrative Health Studies (MA)
Required Coursework: The MA requires 40 units of coursework.
Directed Electives allow students to focus on their area of specialization, selecting from a list of courses taught by core and adjunct faculty. Directed electives are determined in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. Some of these units may be taken outside the program with other departments and CIIS Public Programs.
Full-Time or Part-Time Curriculum: Students may complete the program in a minimum of two years. They may also pursue the curriculum on a part-time basis, and complete their course of study within five years.
Advising: Students are required to set up advising appointments every semester, and to sign a contract intended to help them elucidate clear goals and work toward achieving their degrees.
Internship: Students will gain real-world experience in the Integrative Health Field in a 200-hour internship focused on one or more of the following areas of service-learning: Alternative and Complementary Healing, Health Advocacy, Organizational Wellness Programming, Vulnerable Populations, Spirituality and Healing, Global Health Issues, Integrative Health Research, Sound and Healing, and Integrative Health Administration.
Integrative Seminar: The Integrative Seminar is the culminating course for the MA degree. This seminar is a scholarly process designed to demonstrate critical knowledge in the students’ area of study. It also demonstrates the ability to design, conduct, and assess applied research in integrative health and to engage professional skills. It provides an opportunity for students to reflect critically upon all work accomplished during the course of the program, while clarifying professional goals. Students must develop a focused interest and present a modified thesis on an integrative health research subject of their own interest.
MA in Integrative Health Studies- 40 units
I. Required Courses - 35 units
IHL 5000 Integrative Anatomy and Physiology (2)
IHL 6032 Integrative Wellness Management (2)
IHL 6034 Mind/Body Approaches (2)
IHL 6036 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine (3)
IHL 6052 Advanced Wellness Coaching (2)
IHL 6060 Integrative Wellness Coaching (3)
IHL 6066 Integrative Health Research (3)
IHL 6067 Human Flourishing (1)
IHL 6100 Communication Practicum (1)
IHL 6134 Stress Management and Movement (3)
IHL 6550 Integrative Nutrition (3)
IHL 6558 Multicultural Perspectives in Health Care Delivery (3)
IHL 6600 Ethics of the Healing Relationship (2)
IHL 6784 Healthy Aging (2)
IHL 6990 Internship (0)
IHL 6995 Integrative Seminar (3)
II. Electives - 5 units
IHL 6024 Creativity and Healing (1)
IHL 6037 Consciousness, Spirituality and Healing (2)
IHL 6053 Health and Disease (3)
IHL 6068 Health Care Administration (3)
IHL 6093 Transformative Imagery (3)
IHL 6134 Somatic Approaches to Establishing Rapport (2)
IHL 6238 Ancient and Contemporary Sound Healing (3)
IHL 6248 Musicianship Development (3)
IHL 6421 Global Health Systems (3)
IHL 6512 Indigenous Medicine (1)
IHL 6540 Grantwriting (1)
PARW 6790 Contemporary Issues in Women's Health (3)
PARW 7200 Coming Alive: Rosen Movement and Bodywork (1-3)
IHL 8799 Independent Study (1-3)
IHL 8888 Special Topics (1-3)