Integrative Health Studies
An MA for aspiring integrative health practitioners, wellness managers, and health coaches
Our online hybrid MA in Integrative Health Studies prepares students to become leaders in the expanding fields of integrative health, personal wellness, and health promotion. We teach a client-centered, individualized approach to health coaching, combining a whole-person model with evidence-based strategies and practices. Through a focus on integrative tools like whole foods nutrition, stress management, fitness, complementary therapies, mindfulness, and interpersonal neurobiology, our graduates provide the culturally sensitive knowledge, practices, and resources needed to advance the health and wellness of individuals and communities.
Professor Meg Jordan is a leader in the fields of integrative health and health coaching and the author of a prominent book on integrative health coaching. She leads a faculty rich in experience; they include a naturopathic doctor; a doctor of public health who is a specialist in gerontology; a marriage and family therapist who has written leading books on guided imagery; and a leader in the new workplace wellness movement.
What work do health coaches do? Right now, graduates of our program are helping an integrative medicine doctor provide mind-body programs to chronically ill teens; launching health coaching apps for nutrition, mindfulness, chronic disease management, and workplace wellness; and offering ongoing support to chronic pain patients at a community alternate care clinic. Read more about our graduates.
This program is an ICHWC-Approved Transition Program. Successful graduates meet the eligibility requirements (for the Transition Phase) to sit for the HWC Certifying Examination required for health and wellness coaches to become National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC). In addition, graduates receive certificates in Integrative Health/Wellness Coaching and Wellness Management and in Guided Imagery.
The Fall 2018 application will become available on November 15, 2017. The deadline for priority consideration is February 15, 2018. After that, we will accept applications on a rolling basis.
Read more about tuition here. Retreat dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are September 11-16, 2017 and January 20-25, 2018. This year's retreats will cost $750 each for each student for meals and a shared sleeping room. This charge is not included in tuition.