Graduate Minor in Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care

About the Graduate Minor

NOTE: No applications will be accepted for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please check back in summer 2023 for an update.  

The graduate minor in Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care provides students with a mind-body-spirit approach to end-of-life care. Graduates develop mastery in providing compassionate spiritual care to patients and their families.

The use of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) therapies within the scope of end-of-life care provides practitioners the tools needed to treat the holistic spectrum of the patient and their family while integrating an effective and efficient delivery of care.

This approach to end-of-life care is driven by the principle of patient-centered care that eliminates unnecessary hospital readmission and costly medical treatments while alleviating pain and suffering.

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

Required Courses
CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0
CIT 621Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0
CIT 622Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0
CIT 623Cultural Perspectives in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0
Total Credits12.0
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