Course of Study for Integrative Health Studies M.A.
"I have loved the experiential learning in the Integrative Health program. All of my classes integrated into my lifestyle, which both enhanced my learning and benefitted my health. I committed to a daily meditation practice, and became accountable for my fitness. While I was studying Stress Management, I was employing the tools to balance school, work, and family. The curriculum design was brilliant!" ~Cheryl Kapchan
"I came to Integrative Health because I wanted to learn how to critically challenge structures, and use research as a creative ally to develop more connected and resilient systems. Everything I have learned has supported my goal, and the research methods class in particular is offering a framework to delve into the interests that I want to explore in my MA thesis." ~Emily McKee
The MA requires 40 units of coursework. The following sample course of study includes 34 units of required courses and 6 units of electives (indicated with*). Read course descriptions here.
Integrative Health Practitioner & Wellness Coach Knowledge and Skill-Building
Mindfulness & Optimal Well-Being (2) (development of personal transformative skills)
Integrative Wellness Coaching (3) (theory, practice, ethics of coaching psychology)
Advanced Wellness Coaching (2) (coaching chronic health challenges)
*Transformative Imagery (3) (Offered as certificate in guided imagery)
*Sustainable Health & Ecology (2) (individual, community and ecological healing)
*Interpersonal Neurobiology (1)
Health Sciences Knowledge
Integrative Anatomy & Physiology (2)
Integrative Nutrition (3)
Mind/Body Approaches (2)
Stress Management and Movement (3)
Aging and Health (3)
Integrative Health Research (3)
Navigating Health Care Systems
CAIM: Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine (2)
Health Education (3)
Integrative Wellness Management (2)
*Indigenous Medicine (1)
Communication Practicum (1)
Integrative Seminar (3)
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.
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. The program's learning objectives for students are listed here.
Students gain real-world experience in the Integrative Health field in a 200-hour internship. Read more here.
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.