School of Nursing

Certificate in Foundations of Holistic Health

The Foundations of Holistic Health certificate program is designed for students interested in exploring the realm of complementary healing. Many courses are available online. Required courses may be taken over a maximum of three years.

Holistic health offers an integrated approach to health and well being. The Foundations of Holistic Health certificate program introduces students to the importance of addressing the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions of health. Courses examine foundational principles of holism; basic philosophies, diagnostic techniques, and healing methods offered by many complementary healing modalities; benefits and challenges of alternative therapies; and activities, attitudes, and choices that lead to whole and integrated health over a lifetime.

Students must take four 3-credit courses to complete the certificate program, including two required courses and two electives from the list below. A grade of C or better is required for all courses taken toward completion of the certificate program.

Required Courses (6 credits)
HIH 280 Holistic Health I (3 cr)
REC 219 or SPM 219 Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness (3 cr)

Students select 6 credits from the following:
HIH 201 Fundamentals of Homeopathy I (3 cr)
HIH 202 Fundamentals of Homeopathy II (3 cr)
HIH 203 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (3 cr)
HIH 261 Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine (3 cr)
HIH 270 Holistic Approaches to Reproductive Health (3 cr)
HIH 281 Holistic Health II (3 cr)
HIH 283 Healing and Spirituality (3 cr)
HIH 288 Reiki: Energy Medicine (3 cr)
HIH 300 Sustainable Compassion (3 cr)
HIH 490 Therapeutic Touch (3 cr)

Candidates for admission must submit:

  • Online application for Certificate Program;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from secondary school and/or all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Additional or other special admission requirements specified by the program.

Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.

The Certificate in Foundations of Holistic Health is now administered through the Department of Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences.