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UVM’s new minor in Integrative Health is open to students in all majors. 

Integrative Health is a whole person approach to health. It is the true integration of traditional medical care, complementary care and self-care. Major health systems, such as the Veterans Administration, are switching to an Integrative Model of care as a way to enhance the patient experience, reduce costs, improve health outcomes and reduce provider burnout. Integrative health represents a transformation of our current way of thinking about health. Integrative health focuses on promoting health and prevention of disease instead of a model of healthcare that focuses on disease management.

Be part of the transformation of healthcare by enrolling in the minor in Integrative Health. No application required.


The Integrative Health Care minor involves nine credits of required courses and six credits of electives selected from the areas of mindfulness, behavior change, yoga, and integrative nutrition and herbalism.

Fifteen credits must include the following:

HLTH 101* Intro to Integrative Health  – 3 credits

HLTH 102 Science and Evidence in CAM – 3 credits

HLTH/ENVS 107 SU: Human Health and the Environment – 3 credits OR HLTH 195/ENVS 195 Planetary Human Health - 3 credits

Six credits from at least two areas in the following list (with a maximum of 3 one-credit courses in a single area):


HLTH 137 Mindful Eating

HLTH 095 Mindfulness-based Health and Wellness

PRNU 099 Compassionate Care for Nurses (For nursing majors only. This course replaces HLTH 295.)

Behavior Change

HLTH 098* Restore, Rejuvenate, Energize

COMU 001 Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies

COMU 125 The Science of Happiness

COMU 122 Family Wellness Coaching

Travel/Global Health

RMS 191 Iceland: Exploring Therapeutic Effects of Icelendic Thermal Springs

HLTH 210 Mexico: Health and Culture in Oaxaca

SOC 155 ANTH 174 D2: Culture, Health and Healing

Health and the Environment

NURS 200 SU: Health and Sustainability (For nursing majors only.)

ENVS 295 SU: Climate Change and Human Health: Assessing Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies


HSCI 056 D1: Anti-Racism and Health

HLTH 155 D1: Racism and Health Disparities


PEAC 052 Yoga and Mindfulness

PEAC 115 Yoga and the Chakras

PEAC 012 Introduction to Yoga 

PEAC 044 Restorative Yoga

Integrative Nutrition and Herbalism

ENVS 195 Plant-Based Healing Medicine

NFS 095 Cooking for Health

NFS 114 / FS 103 Human Health in the Food System

NFS 244 Nutrition and Health Promotion

Independent Study Options

HLTH 297 Integrative Health Independent Study

HLTH 291 Integrative Health Teaching Assistantship


*HLTH 101 is an online class and has a recommended interactive lab, HLTH 098, which is a face-to-face class.

View the UVM Course Directory for descriptions and availability.

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  • Start Date: August
  • Duration: 15 Credits
  • Learning Format: On Campus

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