Graduate Minor in Advanced Study in Women's Integrative Health

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 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 core values. In this program, students learn to integrate evidence-based complementary and integrative 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 and conventional biomedicine, as well as complementary and integrative health 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 healthcare 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.

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 534Witches, Wise Women and Women Healers3.0
CIT 602Women's Integrative Health3.0
CIT 658Advanced Women's Integrative Health3.0
Total Credits12.0
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