Complement & Integrative Therapy

Courses

CIT 501 Foundations of Phytotherapy 3.0 Credits

This course serves as a foundation for the safe, effective and rational approach to using some of the most commonly known herbs in clinical practice. Includes a review of primary uses, active constituents, pharmacological actions, known contraindications, drug interactions, potential side effects, and review of the clinical research.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 502 Foundations of Complementary and Integrative Therapies 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of the history of medicine and reviews the theoretical foundation of selected CIT areas, including: botanical medicine, clinical aromatherapy, homeopathy, mind-body therapy, energy therapy, and humor and healthcare. It compares the CIT world view with the conventional medical model.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 503 Holistic Living For The Caregiver 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to take students on an experiential journey toward a holistic way of living that emphasizes a mind-body-spirit approach. Emphasizes development of healthy, nutritious eating, effective exercise, and guidelines for incorporating basic supplementation. Students stress reduction and management techniques including breathing, walking and music. Integrates spiritual concepts.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 511 Spirituality, Health and Healing 3.0 Credits

Spirituality is an essential aspect of one's identity. For some, spirituality is expressed in terms of religious concepts while for others it is less formalized yet no less significant in contributing meaning and purpose to their lives. Health, illness, and healing are three major life experiences impacted upon by one's spirituality.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 512 Body Movement Therapies 3.0 Credits

This course is an overview of the history and theory of the following movement therapies: Dance Movement Therapy, Feldenkrais, Qigong, Yoga, and Pilates. The clinical application of these movement therapies to specific patient populations will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to "experience" an episode of each of the movement therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 513 Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner 3.0 Credits

This course provides a framework for understanding and experiencing the holistic practice of yoga. It addresses yoga's ancient philosophy of universal wisdom and this philosophy's increasing relevance to humankind today. The eight limbs of yoga are incorporated for study throughout the course content modules to promote self awareness and conscious action in daily life experience. Holistic yoga application as a medical modality is reviewed based on evidence based practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 534 Witches, Wise Women and Women Healers 3.0 Credits

This course provides a chronicle of women healers throughout history from ancient to modern times--those who have served as priestesses, witches, wise women, and ultimately the healers who have helped to shape and form healthcare as we know it today. It examines the influence of religion, misogyny, science, politics, economics, and sexuality on the creation of the female archetype and the lasting impression that has influenced her role in healing practices. Students will also look at the role of modern healers and the evolving model of integrative healthcare in healing practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 552 Integrative Advanced Relaxation Techniques (I-ART) 3.0 Credits

This course presents evidence-based integrative mind-body-spirit healthcare strategies that are indicative of specific complementary and integrative therapies. These therapies include modified mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga that are being employed by a growing number of healthcare providers and healthcare organizations across the country (e.g. Veterans Administrative Health Systems) to help address PTSD, anxiety, depression and insomnia.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 600 Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy 3.0 Credits

This course provides a strong foundation for the safe and effective use of 20 therapeutic essential oils. Includes the clinical application of each essential oil, basic essential oil organic chemistry, safety, dosages and known contraindications. Reviews essential oil biosynthesis, specific plant morphological structures, extraction methodologies, primary avenues of absorption, and an overview of the history of aromatherapy. This course adheres to the educational standards (level one) set forth by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 601 Integration of Complementary and Integrative Therapies 3.0 Credits

This course is an overview of the availability, utilization and integration of complementary and integrative therapies in the United States today. Emphasis is placed on the coordination of traditional and non-traditional healing practices and the roles and responsibilities of the provider as the coordinator of the patients' health care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIT 501 [Min Grade: B] and CIT 502 [Min Grade: B] and CIT 503 [Min Grade: B]

CIT 602 Women's Integrative Health 3.0 Credits

This course presents an Integrative Mind-Body approach for supporting various states of health imbalance specific to women's health. Applied integrative strategies highlight the use of dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicines and other specific healing modalities. Takes into account the eastern philosophy of anatomy energetics, the integration of the physical and the spiritual, psyche and soma, into a harmonious whole for addressing specific women's health conditions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (CIT 501 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 551 [Min Grade: B]) and (CIT 502 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 529 [Min Grade: B]) and (CIT 503 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 539 [Min Grade: B])

CIT 617 Qigong: Bio-energy Therapy 3.0 Credits

This course teaches Qigong in the context of traditional Oriental medicine, and includes body movement and energy medicine for health and healing. The course provides students with principles of bio-energy (Qi) and practical ways of using them for healing. The key component of the course includes lectures, slow relaxing exercises, Qi meditations, and self-healing treatment techniques for specific symptoms. Lectures cover principles, history of bio-energy therapy, self-healing and treatment for special symptoms, case studies, and effects.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 618 Principles of Holistic Nursing 3.0 Credits

This course provides a foundation of holistic nursing knowledge, understanding and insight, including holistic nursing theories, ethics, and beliefs. The course will focus on the American Holistic Nurses Association's Scope and Standards of practice, as well as the Holistic Nursing Core Values. Students will explore the concept of healing, evaluate current local and national trends and environmental conditions that affect health, and identify ways to incorporate the concepts of holistic nursing into professional practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 619 Principles of Bioenergy Therapies 3.0 Credits

Principles of Bioenergy Therapies examines the concept of human bioenergy fields and the healing modalities known as energy therapies that rebalance the bioenergy field to promote healing. The history and research into energy therapies is covered as students explore the paradigm shift in treatment of individuals in Western medicine.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 620 Integrative Meditation: Where East Meets West 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the practice of meditation from Eastern civilizations to the West by presenting an overview of the major categories, including: Zen, Vipassana/Insight, Shambhala, Mindfulness and Centering Prayer. The course focuses on the experiential cultivation of both “formal” and “informal” mindfulness meditation practices as a foundation for positive health behaviors and psychological and emotional resilience that can be effectively utilized across the adult life span.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 621 Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care 3.0 Credits

This course offers health care professionals the guidelines and tools necessary to provide compassionate spiritual care to patients and their families at the end of life, by examining spiritual beliefs, rituals and opportunities through the combined effort of patient, family and a multidisciplinary health care team. Techniques will be explored that acknowledge and support individual goals, values, wishes, through discovery, reverence, and tending of the spirit. This course will examine the ancient texts of death and dying, the use of scripture, and the unique energy of the ancient hospices in Europe.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 622 Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care 3.0 Credits

This course introduces health care professionals to the use of complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) used during the end of life. Methods for assessment, the influence of the environment in healing, and therapeutic interventions for various stages of patient concerns will be explored. The current use of proven modalities in end of life care will be discussed, as well as the potential for expanding current practice. Care of the dying will be viewed from many disciplines, clinical and domestic.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 623 Cross Cultural Issues 3.0 Credits

Culture plays an important role in an individual's view of death and in a health care provider's provision of care at the end of life. This course will explore culture, the learned behaviors, beliefs, and values that define an individual's experience, affecting their views of health, illness, dying, and life after death. The health care provider will develop skills necessary to recognize, assess, and address the psychological, social/religious issues, and cultural taboos realizing that different cultures my require significantly different approaches, ultimately, providing a meaningful context for dying.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 624 Foundations of Integrative Addiction Therapy 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the health care professional to the foundational principles of integrative healthcare. Reviews the neuroscience of addiction and the neuronutrional model of addiction. It provides the student with an understanding of complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) which can be used during the recovery phase of addiction treatment. Care of the recovering client will be viewed from many disciplines, allowing practitioners the perspective needed to enhance the physical, emotional/mental and spiritual aspects of healing throughout the recovery process.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 625 Spirituality, Empowerment, and Transformation 3.0 Credits

Advanced recovery from addiction requires the development of an expanded sense of self that is communal and spiritual in awareness. This course serves as an introduction to the significance of spiritual development using the 12-steps as spiritual practice and the wisdom of the great spiritual leaders, philosophers, and psychologists of our time. This course offers insight and practices that can energize the spirit, increase inner peace and work at the deepest root of the addiction process, providing students with the tools necessary to promote successful long-term recovery of those suffering from addictions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 628 Special Topics in Complementary and Integrative Therapies 3.0 Credits

This course covers special topics of relevance and significance to complementary and integrative therapies in health care. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit, as topics vary from term to term.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

CIT 631 Introduction to Nutritional Neuroscience 3.0 Credits

This course explores the emerging interdisciplinary field of nutritional neuroscience that relates directly to many healthcare and quality-of-life issues at the forefront of modern society, in particular to addictions. Students will review the foundational neuroscience of addiction and the neuronutritional model of addiction. This course examines specific neuronutritional agents that are now used for their effects on behavior or brain function as it relates to addictions, the primary focus of the field of nutritional neuroscience.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 658 Advanced Women's Integrative Health 3.0 Credits

This course continues in the presentation of women’s integrative health strategies that incorporate a holistic Mind-Body-Spirit approach for addressing specific women’s health conditions. Applied integrative health protocols will focus on the use of dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicines and other specific healing modalities for supporting various states of health imbalance.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIT 690 Independent Study 3.0 Credits

The student works under the guidance of a faculty member to study in depth a topic related to his or her program of study. Independent study courses may be undertaken when there is no specific formal coursework available to support the student's program of study. Specific objectives and requirements are negotiated individually and students will sign an Independent Study Contract. This course may be repeated three times for credit as topics vary from term to term.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits

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