2014-15 Catalogs

Minor in Holistic and Integrative Health

The holistic and integrative health minor is designed to provide the foundations and philosophies of a holistic and integrative approach to health care and to examine the fundamental world view, diagnostic methods, and healing techniques utilized in the practice of various complementary healing modalities. A primary focus of the minor is the exploration of the issues that arise in moving toward an integrative approach to the needs of body, mind and spirit. This minor is open to all USM students, and may be of particular interest to nursing and health profession majors, to students preparing for work in a complementary health care field, to students in psychology, social work, and anthropology, or to any student interested in addressing personal health in a holistic manner.

The minimum number of credits required to complete the minor is 18. Students may transfer up to six credits toward the completion of the minor from other universities.

Foundational Courses (6 credits, required)
     CON 280 Holistic Health I
     CON 281 Holistic Health II

Healing modalities (complete 6 credits from the following)
     CON 261 Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine
     CON 283 Healing and Spirituality
     CON 284 Botanical Therapies
     CON 285 Perspectives on Animal-Assisted Therapy
     CON 288 Reiki: Energy Medicine
     CON 311 Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults
     CON 490 Therapeutic Touch

Wellness Knowledge and Development (complete 6 credits from the following)
     CON 219 Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness
     CON 252 Human Nutrition
     CON 270 Holistic Approach to Reproductive Health
     NUR 203 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
     REC 110 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure


Two 1.5 credit RHF courses may be substituted for 3 credits under this category. Examples include:*
     RHF 102 Karate
     RHF 109 Beginning Weight Training
     RHF 117 Low Impact Aerobics
     RHF 118 Yoga
     RHF 122 Aerobic Kickboxing
     RHF 126 Stability and Physio-Ball Exercise
     RHF 127 Pilates

*Other RHF courses may be substituted with permission of appropriate faculty.