Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health: Foundations 1

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health: Foundations 1

The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. Today, this philosophy is gaining attention as more practitioners recognize the benefits of combining traditional medicine with the nonphysical exploration of healing.

(14 contact hours)   In this four-lesson certificate program, you'll gain insights into a unique, person-centered approach to health care. Designed for both health care professionals and consumers, the program explores key topics in integrative and holistic health care, including stress management and the beneficial effects of physical activity, nutrition, and healing environments. Each lesson examines the often centuries-old traditions that underpin these approaches and offers a variety of methods for empowering patients, including journaling, fitness programs, cognitive restructuring, and how to create an environment that fosters wellness.

As you master the philosophies and treatments of these four holistic approaches, you'll also develop a deeper appreciation of wellness. You'll learn how the relationship between provider and client can promote healing and how these various treatments empower individuals to support self-healing through natural techniques. Above all, this program will guide you as explore the importance of treating the whole individual and learn to harness the tremendous potential of an integrative health approach.

Program Benefits:

The Holistic and Integrative Health - Foundations 1 certificate program offers a multidisciplinary educational experience. Your certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health - Foundations 1 will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. This program will:

  • enhance your professional marketability;
  • build your skills and competencies;
  • fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals

Career Opportunities:

The Holistic and Integrative Health - Foundations 1 certificate program provides health care professionals and interested individuals in a wide range of careers with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of a culturally diverse patient and client population. Today, opportunities exist in the fields of nursing, social work, massage therapy, teaching, hospice care, administration, and research. Opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.


This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, and interested individuals.

Note:  All healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.


The Holistic and Integrative Health - Foundations 1 certificate program consists of a total of 4 courses:

  1. Holistic Stress Management
  2. Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement
  3. Nutrition: An Integrative Approach
  4. Place and Space: Healing Environments


Expiration Date: 9/11/2018

Course Revised August 2015


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