Graduate Minor in Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies

About the Graduate Minor

The 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 in 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
Elective *3.0
Mindfulness Meditation
Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner
Witches, Wise Women and Women Healers
Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy
Women's Integrative Health
Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care
Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care
Cultural Perspectives in Hospice and Palliative Care
Foundations of Integrative Addiction Therapies
Spirituality, Empowerment, and Transformation
Introduction to Nutritional Neuroscience
Advanced Women's Integrative Health
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information, please contact:

Abigail Eastwood
Academic Advisor
ae566@drexel.edu 
267.359.5686

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