Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health

(21 semester hours)

The Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health is designed for health care professionals desiring graduate study of evidenced-based, integrated approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment.  An accelerated format is available for many of the courses, so that the Certificate can be earned in three semesters or less.  Students without adequate preparation in disease etiology are strongly advised to take HEA 500 Diseases. Those desiring advanced study in a particular integrative health area may elect, under advisement, HEA 609 Independent Study; while those desiring a clinical field experience may elect HEA 611 Field Placement, also under advisement.


 Evidence-based study in Integrative Health (21 credits)

  • HEA 501 Integrative Health
  • Six elective courses selected under advisement*


*Suggested electives include but are not limited to:

  • HEA 500 Diseases
  • HEA 510 Adolescent Medicine
  • HEA 511 Stress Management Techniques
  • HEA 512 AIDS and Public Health
  • HEA 543 Transcultural Health Practice
  • HEA 545 Mind/Body Medicine
  • HEA 547 Principles of Botanical Medicine
  • HEA 581 Special Topics:  Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • HEA 581 Special Topics:  Homeopathy
  • NTD 581 Perspectives on Obesity
  • NTD 515 Public Health Nutrition
  • HEA 609 Independent Study
  • HEA 611 Field Placement

Course Descriptions:

Descriptions for all courses in this graduate program.

Certificate Advisor:

Professor Donald McCown, Department of Health
211 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center 
Phone: 610-436-2267; Fax: 610-436-2860;

E-mail Dr. McCown
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