The College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences at Saybrook University provides a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine with six doctoral level specializations to prepare graduates to pursue careers in integrative healthcare. The six specializations are influenced by Saybrook University’s humanistic philosophy and pursue a vision of a person-centered health care, with self-care, mind-body practices, and other complementary approaches integrated into the mainstream of health and mental healthcare.
The specializations available within the PhD in Mind-Body Medicine include Healthcare Practice, Integrative Mental Health, Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Integrative Wellness Coaching, Mindful Leadership in Healthcare, and Healthcare Research. Each of these specializations will be presented in a subsequent section.
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.