Graduate Minor in Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies

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 Integrative Addiction Therapies prepares healthcare professionals to treat patients suffering from substance use disorders within the holistic spectrum by healing the body, mind, and spirit. Students will learn to integrate evidence-based complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) such as nutritional neuroscience, neurofeedback, meditation, auricular acupuncture, and Qigong bioenergy therapies within the framework of conventional healthcare. These integrative therapies will enable healthcare practitioners to incorporate innovative, caring, and holistic methods to an underserved population.

Substance use disorders are among this country’s most ubiquitous health and social issues. This cutting-edge program is designed to empower practitioners to utilize complementary and integrative therapies within the scope of conventional healthcare practice to treat substance use disorders and enhance patient outcomes. It will provide practitioners the tools needed to treat the substance use disorder patient (and their family) within the holistic spectrum, healing body, mind, and spirit.

A holistic, integrative treatment program for addiction requires combining neuronutritional treatment with other facets (bio, psycho, social, spiritual, economic) including counseling and education to support lifestyle change.

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

Required Courses
CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0
CIT 624Foundations of Integrative Addiction Therapies3.0
CIT 625Spirituality, Empowerment, and Transformation3.0
CIT 626Translational Research in Complementary and Integrative Health3.0
Total Credits12.0
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