Students in the Mindful Leadership in Healthcare specialization will take 18 credits of course work immersing them in the reflective, mindfulness, and compassion-based approaches to leadership in healthcare. They will master practical skills useful for organizational leaders, including grant writing, health informatics, and consulting skills. They will also complete a course applying systems thinking to healthcare organizations.
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.