COVID-19 Update from the Program

Due to Covid-19 precautions, IHL Academic Intensives will be held virtually until further notice. The online gathering is scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester. Please continue to check back for more information regarding our in-person intensives. We will continue to prioritize health and wellness as we await the return of our beloved retreat time! 

Health Coaching and Integrative Wellness

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.

Integrative Health Studies Program:

  • In our online hybrid model, each semester includes an academic intensive where students learn in person with their colleagues.
  • Online classwork includes both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
  • All classes are taught by CIIS faculty using our unique integral approach.
  • Students graduate with three certificates: Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching, and Wellness Management; Guided Imagery; and Patient Navigation.
  • Graduates are prepared to sit for the national certification exam from NBHWC.
  • Optional internships can be arranged for students in the San Francisco area.

Now accepting applications for Fall 2021!

Apply for Fall 2021

Application Deadline Information for Fall 2021:

February 15, 2021 - 1st priority deadline for all other programs. Submit by February 15th at 11:59pm PT for guaranteed review. After this date, some programs may be full and only interview for waitlist spots or not be able to further review applications. 
March 15, 2021 - 2nd Priority deadline. Submit by March 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

Apply now at apply.ciis.edu/apply

Read more about our application requirements or join us at an upcoming event

Faculty

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.

Careers

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.

Certificates

This program is NBHWC approved. Successful graduates meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the NBHWC 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.

NBHWC-Approved Continuing Education

Integrative Health Studies is pleased to be NBHWC CE provider #100071. Any upcoming programs or workshops offered for CE units are listed on our Events page or contact us for more information. Further, graduates who serve as mentor coaches for current students earn NBHWC CEs.

Info Sessions

Learn more about Integrative Health Studies at one of our Info Sessions. Sessions are led by one of our core faculty, and include time for your questions.

Application, Tuition, Intensive

The Fall 2021 application is now available. We accept applications on a rolling basis until July 15, 2021 for international students and US students.

Read more about tuition here. Retreat fees for the in-person intensives are not included in tuition, and average $750-900 per semester. Virtual retreats do not accrue additional fees.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, IHL Academic Intensives will be held virtually until further notice. The online gathering is scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester. Please continue to check back for more information regarding our in-person intensives. We will continue to prioritize health and wellness as we await the return of our beloved retreat time! 

Questions About Admissions or Integrative Health Studies?

Admissions Counselor: Lily Ritchie
415-575-6152 | lritchie@ciis.edu


Program Manager
ihl@ciis.edu

The Integrative Health Studies Online Master at California Institute of Integral Studies is an Approved Training Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, as the image of the NBHWC logo certifies

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