Changing the Future of Healthcare Systems
Healthcare delivery models are in need of transformation. CIMHS graduates are change agents, creating new organization in hospitals, clinics, and community-based programs. This specialization introduces students to a mindfulness and compassion-based approach to leadership and management in healthcare. Graduates of this specialization are prepared for careers in the transformation of health care organizations, with a comprehensive education in reflective leadership, mindfulness practices, organizational systems, grant writing, health informatics, and consultation skills.
Graduates will be prepared for employment as organizational consultants and administrators in healthcare institutions and corporate health promotions programs. They will also be employable as grant writers and in health informatics.
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.