As the healthcare system continues to evolve, many practitioners, educators, and prospective students are seeking out graduate level education and advanced training in integrative health care practices. CIMHS offers an accredited Master of Science degree program in Mind-Body Medicine for individuals who are licensed practitioners, mid-career professionals, or recent bachelor graduates who are interested in expanding their treatment modalities, or preparing to transition into a new career pathway.
While enrolled in the 40-credit Master of Science degree program, students learn about the research and gain the knowledge and skills that will enable them to apply integrative medicine approaches within a private practice, organization, or community setting. In addition, students have an opportunity to incorporate additional classes to earn a certificate in biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, integrative wellness coaching, and integrative and functional nutrition. These certificate programs are recognized by professional credentialing organizations such as the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and the International Coach Federation (ICF), and International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC).
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss contemporary issues affecting patient-centered care across disciplines in the field of integrative medicine.
2. Explain the influence of biopsychosocial factors on general health and wellbeing and the implications for individuals, organizations, and/or communities.
3. Interpret the values, ethical principles, and practice standards that are paramount for multidisciplinary practitioners and researchers.
4. Assess and synthesize evidence, theories, and informed practices/interventions in integrative medicine.
5. Apply published research and critical thinking skills in academic papers, presentations, and/or communications.
6. Develop reflective practices and/or model adaptive skills in integrative healthcare and wellness.
7. Demonstrate multicultural competencies and diversity awareness, and support health equity and social justice in healthcare systems.