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.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


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.

What industries use holistic health?

 

Holistic health is used in the traditional health care industry and by alternative practitioners. Social service agencies and community centers may also employ holistic health techniques. As an integrative health degree holder, you may consider becoming a patient or care advocate in a medical or nonprofit setting. You may also apply for positions in public policy.

You can also earn this bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in as little as five years with our unique 4+1 option. Eligible students will get to choose between earning their Master of Healthcare Innovation or Master of Science in aging. To take advantage of this unique opportunity, you must apply during your junior year. Please keep in mind each program has unique requirements to be eligible. Speak with your advisor for additional information.

Will my integrative health degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

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:


NTR 241: Human Nutrition


HCI 311: Health Innovation: Foundational Concepts


HCR 241: Foundations of Integrative Health


HCR 301: Research Methods for the Health Care Professional


HCR 303: Assessing Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education


HCR 343: Historical and Cultural Foundations of Integrative Health Care


HCR 400: Evidence-Based Practice for the Health Care Professional


HCR 406: Health Literacy for Health Care Professionals


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:

Advocate


Growth: 16.8 %
Salary: $35,960

Health Care Support Worker (General)


Growth: 6.9 %
Salary: $39,530

Health Technician (General)


Growth: %
Salary:

Healthcare Professor


Growth: 20.5 %
Salary: $99,090

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 31.5 %
Salary: $104,280

Naturopathic Doctor


Growth: %
Salary:

Patient Advocate


Growth: %
Salary:

Social Services Director


Growth: 17.0 %
Salary: $69,600

Leaders in health management and innovation

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Leaders in health management and innovation

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Integrative health degree admission requirements

I am a future

You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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