Graduate Minor in Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies

About the Minor

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).

Admission Requirements

  • Current enrollment in a master's program at Drexel University.
  • GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Standardized Tests: None
  • Transcripts: Not required
  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • References: Not required
  • Personal Statement/ Essay: Personal statement describing interest minor and relevance to career goals
  • Interview/Portfolio: Not required
  • CV/Resume: Required

Program Requirements

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
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
Independent Study
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager
rf53@drexel.edu
267.359.5691

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