Integrative Health, BS

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— 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.

Key program areas of emphasis
  • 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.

The BS program in integrative health provides a foundation in integrative health, a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. The program provides students with a foundation of innovative and interprofessional approaches to serving and supporting diverse populations.

Students learn to 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.

Students learn to understand the ethics, legalities and standards of practice of integrative health; think critically about different therapies, modalities and practitioners; and develop a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on the mind, body and spirit.

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.

Program Offered

Integrative Health, BS

Offered by
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Location
Downtown, West, Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career Outlook

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

Example Careers

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:


Career*growth*median salary
Social and Human Service Assistants 16.4%$33,120
Health Educators 14.5%$53,940
Community Health Workers 18.1%$38,370
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
Patient Representatives 4.9%$32,890
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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