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Complementary and Integrative Health Department

The Mission of the Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Department is to provide the safe, effective and rational approach to bringing CIH within the paradigm of conventional healthcare/medicine. This is accomplished by providing evidenced-based content information through faculty who are credentialed experts in the field of complementary and integrative health.Our interdisciplinary graduate programs are designed to provide a strong foundation of knowledge in specific complementary and integrative therapies.

Taught online, our masters and certificate programs provide the convenience of online learning with the relative experience of a live classroom setting through the implementation of sophisticated, innovative technology characteristic of Drexel University. 

MS in Complementary and Integrative Health 

This evidence-based program provides health care professionals with the tools to assess, guide, and evaluate patients by merging complementary and integrative health practices into the framework of conventional clinical practice. Coursework explores topics such as phytomedicine, functional nutrition, and mind/body modalities, providing a solid foundation in core competencies, as well as a theoretical basis for applying these practices.

Certificate Programs

The Complementary and Integrative Health Department offers four advanced study certificates for nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare providers interested in expanding their professional reach.

Advanced Study Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Therapies
Bringing it together: Helping you introduce complementary and integrative therapies to conventional professional practice.

Advanced Study Certificate in Women's Integrative Health
This program provides a model of care that is most compatible and reflective of women’s emotional and psychological needs in the health care relationship.

Advanced Study Certificate in Holistic, Hospice and Palliative Care
This program will provide practitioners the tools needed to treat the holistic spectrum of the dying patient and their family, while integrating an effective and efficient delivery of care.

Advanced Study Certificate in Integrative Addiction Therapies
This certificate program has been designed for the wide range of health care students and professionals from a variety of disciplines who are interested in a delivery of care and services that focus on integrating complementary and integrative therapies into their conventionally based healthcare backgrounds, offering an innovative, caring and holistic transition to an underserved population.

 

American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation, Inc. has endorsed Drexel University’s Complementary and Integrative Health Master's and Certificate Programs, which allows graduates of these programs to sit for the nationally accredited board certification in holistic nursing.