Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health: Foundations 1

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health: Foundations 1

Gain insights into a unique, person-centered approach to health care. This course focuses on foundational concepts in holistic and integrative health, including stress management, physical activity and movement, nutrition, and healing environments.
6 weeks / 14 Course Hrs
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Details

The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. Today, this philosophy is gaining attention as more practitioners recognize the benefits of combining traditional medicine with the nonphysical exploration of healing. In this four-lesson online course, you'll gain insights into a unique, person-centered approach to health care.

Designed for both health care professionals and consumers, the course explores key topics in integrative and holistic health care, including stress management and the beneficial effects of physical activity, nutrition, and healing environments. As you master the philosophies and treatments of these four holistic approaches, you'll also develop a deeper appreciation of wellness. You'll learn how the relationship between provider and client can promote healing and how these various treatments empower individuals to support self-healing through natural techniques. Above all, this course will guide you as explore the importance of treating the whole individual and learn to harness the tremendous potential of an integrative health approach. (14 contact hours)

Accreditation:

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.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

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

This online course has been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Courses are only endorsed by AHNA after a rigorous peer-review process and approval of the AHNA Leadership Council.

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

Expiration Date: 9/11/2021

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 weeks Access Course Code: 0h1
Start Dates*Nov 13 | Dec 11 | Jan 15 | Feb 12
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$120.00

Syllabus

Stress affects every person every day and while some people rise to the occasion, others experience a myriad of physiological, psychological, and spiritual effects. How people cope with stress can determine the current and future state of their health and well-being. Learn how human bodies react to the signals sent by their brains during stressful episodes and how these signals affect every system, especially the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.

Physical activity and movement are essential elements of any program designed for obtaining or maintaining health and well-being. While most individuals associate physical activity with aerobics, many activities comprise a well-rounded and interesting physical fitness and movement program.

What people eat profoundly impacts their health and well-being, yet many people eat when they are rushed; they don't know where their food originated; they eat toxic, irradiated, or genetically altered foods; and they eat more than they need. Learn how you can revise your eating habits and become more conscious of what you eat, why you eat it, and how it is prepared.

Health care providers can assist clients with their healing process through the creation of healing environments—spaces that support the individual's inner healer and utilize the environment to maximize its healing effects.

Requirements

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Java. Click here to download Java.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Cyndie Koopsen 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, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes research experience, workshop presentations, and instruction. She has designed, developed, and instructed numerous integrative health programs for diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. Young is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."