Program Overview

CIIS’ Integrative Health Studies program delivers a master’s degree curriculum at an accredited university and prepares students to become integrative health and wellness practitioners.

Our non-clinical program holds a clear commitment to bridging allopathic or biomedical and alternative or complementary approaches to treatment. Students take all required courses as a cohort and experience supportive, collective learning. 

Throughout the program, students are exposed to intellectually rigorous, experiential coursework and a collaborative scholarly environment that combines evidence-based science with mind-body-spirit integration. The program concludes with the development of the student’s professional materials and a capstone project that demonstrates their ability to apply integrative health principles in real-world situations and settings. 

Graduates of the Integrative Health Studies master’s program also receive three certificates to complement their career development as integral health coaches.

This program is NBHWC-approved, and our graduates meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the Health & Wellness Coaching Certifying Examination to become National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches.

Master of Arts in Integrative Health Studies

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Online, Residential Intensives

Career Paths

In addition to developing theoretical knowledge during the Integrative Health Studies program, students acquire practical skills with a special focus on integrative wellness coaching. Our graduates go on to work in private practice, hospitals and clinics, wellness programs, and international non-governmental organizations.

Graduates are prepared to work in the field of integrative health as: 

  • Health and wellness managers, program coordinators, and specialists (Alameda Health System, SF General Hospital, Charlotte Maxwell Clinic)
  • Integrative health coaches, health educators, researchers (CPMC Institute of Health and Healing, One Medical Group, Epiphany Health)
  • Writers, editors, or speakers on integrative wellness
  • Leaders in social, political and environmental interventions
  • Consultants and coaches to digital health platforms, healthy living websites and app developers

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