UVM’s Integrative Health Care Certificate introduces the methods, evidence base and philosophical underpinnings of integrative health and medicine.

Learn about the use of integrative health care and medicine in health promotion and prevention, and how integrative health care can enhance patient experience and improve population health while reducing costs and health care workforce burnout.

Integrative Travel Study

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A variety of short-term travel courses satisfy elective requirements.

Popular Options

  • Bali: Consciousness, Culture, and Communication
  • Belize: Women’s Health & Spirituality
  • Cuba: CAM Therapies in Cuban Health Care
  • Iceland: Exploring the Therapeutic Effects of Icelandic Thermal Springs
  • Mongolia: Traditional Mongolian Medicine and Cultural Immersion

Curriculum

The Integrative Health Care Certificate involves nine credits of required courses and six credits of electives selected from the areas of mindfulness, behavior change, yoga, energy therapies 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

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

Mindfulness

CSD 287 D2: Mindfulness and Helping Skills

HLTH 137 Mindful Eating

HLTH 095 Mindfulness-based Health and Wellness

Behavior Change

HLTH 098* Restore, Rejuvenate, Energize

COMU 001 Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies

COMU 125 The Science of Happiness

Travel

HLTH 106 Bali: Consciousness, Culture and Communication

HLTH 145 Women's Health and Spirituality

HLTH 195 Mongolia: Traditional Mongolian Medicine and Cultural Immersion

HLTH 295 Cuba: CAM Therapies in Cuban Health Care

RMS 191 Iceland: Exploring Therapeutic Effects of Icelendic Thermal Springs

HLTH 210 Mexico: Health and Culture in Oaxaca

Yoga

PEAC 052 Yoga and Mindfulness

PEAC 103 Yoga and Ayurveda

PEAC 109 Yoga Asana and Philosophy

PEAC 115 Yoga and the Chakras

Energy Therapies

HLTH 141 Healing Touch Level I

HLTH 109 Energy Medicine

HLTH 142 Healing Touch Level II

HLTH 143 Healing Touch Level III

HLTH 144 Healing Touch Level IV

HLTH 146 Healing Touch Level V

HLTH 160 Meridians, Systems and Organs

Integrative Nutrition and Herbalism

ENVS 195 Plant-Based Healing Medicine

Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching

COMU 122 Family Wellness Coaching

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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PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

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

For More Information

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Office of Student Services
(802) 656-3858
cnhs@uvm.edu