— Provide care for the mind, body and spirit
Health care is not “one size fits all.” Every patient has their own unique needs and background that must be addressed to ensure proper treatment. That’s why the Integrative Health degree prepares graduates to treat each patient holistically, focusing not just on their body, but their mind and spirit as well. By engaging patients as individuals and drawing treatments from traditional, conventional and complementary medicines, graduates are well positioned to address health care challenges for diverse populations.
- Understand the ethics, legalities and standards of practice of integrative health.
- Critical thinking about different therapies, modalities and practitioners.
- Develop holistic approach to wellness that focuses on the mind, body and spirit.
This emerging field, focused on integrative and holistic health, provides you with a broader perspective on treatment using approaches from allopathic and complementary medicine to elicit the best health outcomes.
The BS program in integrative health provides students with a foundation in integrative health, a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on the mind, body and spirit.
Through innovative and interprofessional approaches to serving and supporting diverse populations, students learn to understand and differentiate the ethics, legalities and standards of practice of integrative health and to think critically about different therapies, modalities and practitioners. Coursework and experiences include an emphasis on research and evidence-based practices and gaining an understanding of the historical and cultural foundations of the integrative health field.
This degree program has the same prerequisites as the nursing major; therefore, students may transition seamlessly to this program and obtain a bachelor's degree in a health-related field.
At A Glance
Integrative Health, BS
- Offered by: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
- Location: Downtown, West, Online
- First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
- Math Intensity: General
Plan of study
The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates are qualified for a career as a patient representative for integrative health, which involves assisting patients in obtaining services and in understanding policies, and in making health care decisions regarding integrative health.
Graduates may be employed in hospitals, doctor offices, wellness and fitness centers, as well as holistic centers. Program graduates may obtain employment as:
- health educators
- health services administrators
- health specialists
- office managers
- program managers
- project directors
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Social and Human Service Assistants||16.4%||$33,120|
|Healthcare Support Workers, All Other||11.7%||$37,220|
|Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||13.3%||$73,830|
|Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other||19.7%||$41,800|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||25.9%||$97,870|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||20.5%||$98,350|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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What are Accelerated Programs at ASU?
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.