Transforming the Practice of Healthcare
Integrative medicine represents a new level of intellectual breadth and personal depth in healthcare. It requires training that emphasizes treating the patient as a whole person, rather than as a set of symptoms, and working with the mind and spirit as well as the body. The Healthcare Practice Specialization for the doctoral degree in Mind-Body Medicine gives currently licensed and aspiring holistic health professionals expert knowledge in their field. This specialization also prepares graduates to work in integrative health and wellness coaching, wellness education, health promotion, and stress management services.
Designed for licensed health care professionals as well as individuals pursuing careers in health coaching and wellness education, this curriculum involves extensive evidence-based research to support a comprehensive range of mind-body skills used in the field of integrative medicine.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing the PhD Degree in Mind-Body Medicine will be able to:
1. Evaluate methodologies and/or conduct independent research to investigate contemporary issues in lifestyle and wellness.
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.