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Certificate of Advanced Study in Women's Integrative Health

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Maximum Time Frame: 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Program

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Women’s Integrative Health provides healthcare professionals with a mind-body-spirit approach to care. Studies have shown that women desire a broader, integrative approach to their healthcare and share a philosophical congruence with Complementary and Integrative Health core values.

Women’s Integrative Health provides a model of care that is most compatible and reflective of women’s emotional and psychological needs in the health care relationship and prepares students to incorporate an innovative, caring and holistic spectrum of treatment.

This pioneering program is taught entirely online in a dynamic and interactive learning environment. Program courses are taught by leading Women’s Integrative Health Practitioners and internationally recognized experts in complementary and integrative therapies.

What you’ll learn

In this program, students learn to integrate evidence-based complementary and integrative therapies such as phytomedicine, nutrition, mind/body, and energy therapy modalities within the framework of conventional healthcare practice.

Students learn to explore the fullness of women’s lives, taking into account a woman’s beliefs, intuitions, and preferences for care which allows them to form a healing partnership, while providing their patients with the finest possible healthcare. 

Integrative healthcare reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, and utilizes all appropriate therapeutic approaches, both conventional biomedicine and complementary and integrative health practices to achieve optimal health and healing.

What makes the program unique?

  • Convenient format with courses offered wholly online.
  • Courses taught by internationally recognized leaders in their field and clinical practitioners with credentialed expertise in Complementary and integrative therapies.  
    • Suitable for a wide range of health care students and professionals.
This "evidence-based" program will allow healthcare professionals to        integrate complementary therapies into their professional practice.

Applications for this certificate program are currently being accepted for fall 2016 admission.

Admission Requirements

Degree:
A baccalaureate degree with a major in a health-related field from an accredited university.

2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework

Standardized Tests:
N/A

Transcripts:
Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the college/university seal over the flap. Please note that transcripts are required regardless of number of credits taken or if the credits were transferred to another school. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

Transcripts must show course-by-course grades and degree conferrals. If your school does not notate degree conferrals on the official transcripts, you must provide copies of any graduate or degree certificates.
If your school issues only one transcript for life, you are required to have a course-by-course evaluation completed by an approved transcript evaluation agency
Use our Transcript Lookup Tool to assist you in contacting your previous institutions
If you attended a Diploma School of Nursing and the school was affiliate with a college/university, the official transcript must be submitted from the college for any non-nursing courses for which you received credit.

Prerequisites:
N/A

References:
Not required

Personal Statement/ Essay:
Not required.

Interview/Portfolio:
Not required.

CV/Resume:
Required.

Licenses:
N/A

Clinical/Work/Volunteer Experience:
Specific work experience not required.

International Students:
International applicants, as well as immigrants to the United States and U.S. permanent residents whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor's degree or higher in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, must show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing and reading. American citizens born on U.S. military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

If you take the TOEFLiBT exam, you must have:
a minimum combined score for listening, writing, and reading sections of 79 plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.
a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.

Tuition and Fee Rates:
Please visit the Drexel Online Certificate of Advanced Study in Women's Integrative Health tuition page

Application Link (if outside organization):
N/A

Accreditation

MSA: This program is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. www.middlestates.org