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: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3300
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1199
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.
Individuals submitting an application must fulfill the following:
- 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework
- Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
- Nurse, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who hold licensure or a certificate: copy of license, eligibility for licensure, or certificate
- Current resume
- Completed application form
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement (no more than two pages and no less than one page double-spaced) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of the followings:
- Why you are choosing this particular program of study
- Your plans upon completion of the certificate
- How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program
- International students will need to meet university international student admissions guidelines, including TOEFL Program Requirements.
|CIT 501||Foundations of Phytotherapy||3.0|
|CIT 502||Foundations of Complementary and Integrative Therapies||3.0|
|CIT 503||Holistic Living For The Caregiver||3.0|
|Select one of the following:||3.0|
|Spirituality, Health and Healing|
|Body Movement Therapies|
|Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner|
|Integrative Advanced Relaxation Techniques (I-ART)|
|Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy|
|Women's Integrative Health|
|Qigong: Bio-energy Therapy|
|Principles of Holistic Nursing|
|Principles of Bioenergy Therapies|
|Integrative Meditation: Where East Meets West|
|Special Topics in Complementary and Integrative Therapies|
For more information about this program, contact:
Ms. Amy Pelak Rothstein
Student Services Manager
Additional information is also available on the Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Complementary and Integrative Therapies web page and Drexel University Online's Complementary and Integrative Therapies web page.