Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health

Clinton P. and Caryl F.
Clinton P. and Caryl F. Class of 2019


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health includes four-week classes.
National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

Program Overview

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Combining the therapies and practices of conventional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine, integrative health focuses on healing rather than disease. It emphasizes a therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner, utilizes a holistic perspective, and supports the integration of mind, body, and spirit. In the Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health program, you’ll examine spirituality and health, stress management, legal and ethical issues of integrative health, healing environments, energy medicine, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and nutrition and fitness.

The Certificate in Integrative Health and Wellness will enhance your knowledge, skill, and experience, providing a broad foundation of evidence-based information addressing the complexities of this field of study. You’ll address the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit; explore healing philosophies and health systems; and understand the impact of social, cultural, environmental, and global perspectives on healing. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to apply your new knowledge and skills in many settings, including acute care facilities, private clinical practices, nursing homes, wellness centers, chronic disease centers, health clubs, and corporate settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the nature of stress as an integrative approach to balance the mind, body, and spirit and differentiate the meridians as energy pathways.
  • Explain the seven elements used by states to define the practice of medicine.
  • Describe the philosophies that support healing environments and describe creating the sacred spaces and spiritually healing environments.
  • Explain the impact of key food laws and clinical drug trials relative to complementary and alternative therapies.
  • Describe the origins of Ayurvedic medicine and explain how diseases are manifested in the doshas.

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Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

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