Certificate of Advanced Study in Women's Integrative Health

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter

Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
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 Women’s Integrative Health provides healthcare professionals with a mind-body-spirit approach to care. Studies have shown that women desire a broader, integrative approach to their healthcare and share a philosophical congruence with Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) core values. In this program, students learn to integrate evidence-based complementary and integrative health therapies such as phytomedicine, nutrition, mind/body, and energy therapy modalities within the framework of conventional healthcare practice.

Integrative healthcare reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, and utilizes all appropriate therapeutic approaches, both conventional biomedicine and CIH practices to achieve optimal health and healing. Women’s Integrative Health provides a model of care that is most compatible and reflective of women’s emotional and psychological needs in the health care relationship and prepares students to incorporate an innovative, caring and holistic spectrum of treatment. Students learn to explore the fullness of women’s lives, taking into account a woman’s beliefs, intuitions, and preferences for care which allows them to form a healing partnership, while providing their patients with the finest possible healthcare.

Features & Benefits:

  • This pioneering program in Women’s Integrative Health provides healthcare professionals evidenced based integrative treatment protocols that are holistic, addressing the mind, body, spirit complex that are inherently personalized and individualized.
  • Courses are taught by leading Women’s Integrative Health Practitioners and internationally-recognized experts in complementary and integrative therapies.
  • Courses are offered entirely online in a dynamic and interactive learning environment.  

Admission Requirements:

  • 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework
  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in a health-related field from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
  • A completed application form
  • Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who hold licensure or a certificate: copy of license, eligibility for licensure, or certificate
  • Current resume/cv
  • 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.

TOEFL Requirement:

International applicants, as well as immigrants to the United States and U.S. permanent residents whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor's degree or higher in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, must show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing. and reading. American citizens born on U.S. military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • If you take the TOEFLiBT exam, you must have a minimum combined score for the listening, writing, and reading sections of 79 plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.
  • If you take the TOEFL, you must have a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.

Program Requirements

CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0
CIT 534Witches, Wise Women and Women Healers3.0
CIT 602Women's Integrative Health3.0
CIT 658Advanced Women's Integrative Health3.0
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager

Additional information is also available on the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions Women’s Integrative Health web page and the Drexel University Online Women’s Integrative Health web page.

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