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Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health

Today's health care system is evolving in its approach to the health and care of a culturally and ethnically diverse client population. In the United States, the aging population, an increasing public awareness of major risk factors contributing to chronic illness, and the public's growing desire for alternative health care options are just a few of the factors behind the expanding interest in complementary and integrative health.

The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, resulting in the development of new jobs and the creation of new services. To gain a broad understanding of these therapies and to stay current with emerging trends, health professionals who work with diverse populations will need continuing professional education. The ability to understand the many types of therapies available is essential to providing safe, effective care in any setting.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health Reviews

Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health Details + Objective

Course Code: 0cc

You Will Learn
  • Gain an understanding of cultural competence in health care
  • Learn how bodywork healing, chiropractic care, yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy can be used in health and healing
  • Explore natural products including nutraceuticals, probiotics, herbs and botanicals
  • Examine the effects of animal-assisted therapy in the healing process
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues you may face in complementary and alternative medicine
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Distinguish yourself as a knowledgeable, skilled and committed professional in the area of complementary an integrative health
  • Better connect with culturally diverse populations which could open the door to new opportunities
  • Fulfill continuing education hours in many professions
Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health Outline
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Week 1

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of cultural competence in health care. Then gain a foundational knowledge of traditional healing systems.

Week 2

Learn about manual bodywork healing therapies and chiropractic care as they relate to health and healing.   

Week 3

Learn about yoga and acupuncture as they relate to health and healing.

Week 4

Gain an understanding of natural products including nutraceuticals, probiotics, herbs, and botanicals and how they can help with overall health and healing. Then learn about the healing power of scent: aromatherapy.  

Week 5

Learn about naturopathy and animal-assisted therapy and how they can be use in health and healing. Then learn about the Chakra system.

Week 6

Finally, you’ll learn about legal and ethical issues you may face in complementary and alternative medicine practices.

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Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health Instructors
Cyndie Koopsen

Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.

 

Caroline Young

Caroline Young, MPH, has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.

 

Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

The Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health consists of a total of thirteen lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.

To complete each lesson, click on the lesson title that you would like to complete. When you are ready to take the final for each lesson, proceed to the Finals section and select the final you wish to take.

You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six week duration of the program at no additional charge. 

Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health Frequently Asked Questions
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How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

When will I receive my certificate?

You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six week duration of the program at no additional charge.

Will I be awarded continue education hours for this course?

Yes, ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states, however all healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours. 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.  Provider Number 451562-11

Is the program accredited?

Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

This activity is being provided by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and jointly provided by Cengage Learning, Inc.

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