Integrative Health Studies

Course of Study

Course of Study for Integrative Health Studies M.A.

Required Coursework:

The MA requires 40 units of coursework. The following required sample course of study includes 36 units of required courses and 4 units of electives (indicated with*).

Integrative Health Practitioner & Wellness Coach Knowledge and Skill-Building

IHL 6365 Sustainable Health (2 cr) (individual, community and ecological healing)
IHL 6361 Mindfulness & Optimal Well-Being (2 cr) (development of personal transformative skills)
IHL 6060 Int. Wellness Coaching (3 cr) (theory, practice, ethics of coaching psychology)
IHL 6052 Adv. Wellness Coaching (2 cr) (coaching chronic health challenges)
*IHL 6093 Transformative Imagery (3 cr) *Offered as certificate in guided imagery (elective)

Health Sciences Knowledge

IHL 5000 Int. Anatomy & Physiology (2 cr)
IHL 6550 Int. Nutrition (3 cr)
IHL 6034 Mind/Body Approaches (2 cr)
IHL 6184 Stress Management and Movement (3 cr)
IHL 6722 Aging and Health (3 cr)
IHL 6066 Int. Health Research (3 cr)

Navigating Health Care Systems

IHL 6084 CAIM: Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine (2 cr)
IHL 6193 Health Education & Health Promotion (3 cr)
IHL 6032 Int. Wellness Management (2 cr) (Design, Planning & Management)
*IHL 6512 Indigenous Medicine (1 cr) (elective)

Professional Preparation

IHL 6100 Communication Practicum (1 cr)
IHL 6995 Integrative Seminar (3 cr)
IHL 6990 Internship (0 cr)

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.