Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies

Certificate Level: Graduate 
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Graduate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) program is designed to provide practicing healthcare professionals with an "evidence-based program" in complementary and integrative therapies. This knowledge will allow them to assess, guide and evaluate patient use and to integrate CIT into their professional practice. The program provides students with the cultural and theoretical basis for applying complementary and integrative therapies while focusing on the skills and techniques of specific therapies.

This program is applicable to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, creative arts therapists, couple and family therapists, women's health practitioners, members of oncology organizations, members of AHNA and more. Admission requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

The program content is congruent with the educational standards set forth by the American Association of Holistic Nurses (AHNA) and the Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy course adheres to the educational standards (level one) set forth by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).

Features and Benefits:

• Embraces the foundational principles of holistic Integrative care, focusing on the mind, body, spirit approach to achieve optimal health and healing within the framework of conventional healthcare.

• Courses are taught by internationally-recognized leaders in Complementary and Integrative Therapies and faculty trained in both conventional healthcare and integrative therapies.

• Program is taught wholly online in a highly dynamic learning format that engages students.

Required Courses
CIT 501Foundations of Phytotherapy3.0
CIT 502Foundations of Complementary and Integrative Therapies3.0
CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Spirituality, Health and Healing
Body Movement Therapies
Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner
Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy
Integration of Complementary and Integrative Therapies
Women's Integrative Health
Special Topics in Complementary and Integrative Therapies
Total Credits12.0

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