Online Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health
Arizona State University’s integrative health degree can provide you with a background in holistic strategies for health care. By learning how to incorporate a scientific approach to health with associated wellness practices, you can develop a broad understanding of methods for treating someone physically, mentally and spiritually.
Next start date: 03/13/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is integrative health care?
Integrative health care is a patient-focused approach to wellness that promotes traditional medicine, along with treatments that support the whole person. Some factors emphasized in an integrative health degree include:
- Mental fitness.
- Social connection.
- Spiritual well-being.
Instead of focusing exclusively on holistic medicine, integrative health degree holders learn how traditional and alternative treatments can work together in a coordinated way.
What will I learn in this integrative health degree?
Integrative health degree students focus on scientific courses, as well as complementary approaches to wellness. You’ll learn about anatomy, physiology, stress management tools and mind-body therapies. In this program, you’ll focus on three key emphasis areas:
- Understanding the ethics, legalities and standards of practice of integrative health.
- Studying different therapies, modalities and practitioners.
- Developing a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on the mind, body and spirit.
Students in this program must choose one of two tracks. The first track, the Pre-Health Professional Grad School track, includes the core required courses for most graduate programs and is meant for students interested in earning an advanced degree in medicine. The second track, the Nursing and General Health Interest track, includes the prerequisites for ASU’s nursing program and is meant for students looking to pursue a path in nursing. This track is also a great choice for students with a general interest in the overall topic.
Integrative health degree courses
The track you select will influence the curriculum for your integrative health degree. To graduate, you must complete a capstone experience, in which you design a healing environment project. You’ll also have to explore integrative health beliefs and health care organization objectives. Classes in this major include:
CHM 101: Introductory Chemistry (SQ)
BIO 201: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (SG)
MIC 205: Microbiology (SG)
MIC 206: Microbiology Laboratory (SG)
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (SB)
CDE 232: Human Development (SB)
HCI 311: Health Innovation: Foundational Concepts
HCR 241: Foundations of Integrative Health
Integrative health care jobs
Integrative health degree careers range from coordination and management to health education opportunities. To become a technician or practitioner, you’ll need advanced training, as this program does not lead to licensure. Career paths include:
Integrative health degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
A world-class educational institution for studying integrative health
ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.
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