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 researcher examining how our perceptions impact physiology; and a marriage and family therapist who has written leading books on guided imagery.
What work do health coaches do? Students in and 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 here.
This program is ICHWC approved. Successful graduates meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the ICHWC 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 and Wellness Coaching and Wellness Management; in Patient Navigation; and in Guided Imagery.
We are also pleased to be ICHWC CE provider #100071. Any upcoming programs or workshops offered for CE units are listed on our Events page. Further, graduates who serve as mentor coaches for current students earn ICHWC CEs.
The Fall 2019 application is now available. The deadline for priority consideration is February 15, 2019; after that, we accept applications on a rolling basis until June 15, 2019 for international students and until July 15, 2019 for US students.
Read more about tuition here. Dates for the academic intensives are likely to be September 4-9, 2019 and January 13-18, 2020. The estimated cost of each intensive is $750 for meals and a shared sleeping room. This charge is not included in tuition.