Diet, exercise and access to a healthy environment are essential to human health and well-being. UVM’s Certificate in Integrative Healthcare prepares students to balance traditional methods of medical care with complementary and alternative medicine approaches in response to patient choices and needs.

The certificate involves nine credits of required courses, including:

  • HLTH 101 - Introduction to Integrative Health
  • HLTH 102 - Science and Evidence in Complementary Therapies
  • HLTH 107 - Human Health and the Environment

Students also choose six elective credits from the areas of mindfulness, behavior change, yoga, energy therapy or integrative nutrition and herbalism; and experience a variety of alternative and complementary health care modalities as part of the program. A variety of short-term travel courses also meet elective requirements. Some popular options include:

  • Belize: Women's Health and Spirituality
  • Complementary Alternative Medicine Therapies in Cuban Health Care
  • Exploring the Therapeutic Effects of Icelandic Thermal Springs
  • Traditional Mongolian Medicine and Cultural Immersion

The Certificate in Integrative Healthcare is open to students in all majors.


Janet Lynn Essman Franz