Integrative Health Track
As an emerging field without a central credentialing agency, the learning objectives for the Integrative Health track were adopted following a comprehensive review of common competencies expected of public health generalists as well as clinically oriented health professionals. As such, the objectives reflect the ethical, evidence-based content, and practitioner skills-based expectations for health professionals articulated by:
- The American Public Health Association's Principles of Ethical Practice of Public Health,
- The National Institutes of Health
- The American Medical Association
- The Association of American Medical Colleges
- The American Dietetics Association
- The American Holistic Medicine Association
- The American Board of Holistic Medicine, and
- The American Holistic Nurses Association
Upon completion of the Integrative Health Track graduates will be able to:
- Assess specific public health needs of the community for integrative health programs.
- Serve as a resource person in integrative health.
- Implement integrative health programs to maintain optimum health and to reclaim health in a holistic manner where disease states exist.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and implement integrative strategies where appropriate.
- Apply rigorous scientific evaluation of the efficacies of potential integrative modalities.
- Serve as an advocate for integrative health, especially in underserved populations.
- Advance the profession of integrative health.
- Communicate the value of evidence-based integrative health strategies to address community health needs and issues.
Prof. Don McCown