Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health

Gain a new respect for the healing power of the integrative health approach for those seeking health care providers who focus on wellness and natural healing. This course covers all the fundamentals of person-centered and person-empowered health care including details on some of the more popular therapies today.
6 weeks / 33 Course Hrs
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Details

According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness is a $4.2 trillion-dollar worldwide industry. In the Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health course, you will earn 33 continuing education hours as you learn the concepts and skills driving this dynamic opportunity.

This online integrative health course prepares you to work in the wellness field right away. You will help people manage their stress and embrace healthy practices like energy healing and meditation. From nutrition and weight loss counseling to wellness coaching, you will help people discover the lifelong benefits of emphasizing their own wellness.

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 Certificate Program has been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Certificate programs are only endorsed by AHNA after a rigorous peer-review process and approval of the AHNA Leadership Council.

No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to declare.

There is no commercial support being received for this activity. 

Expiration Date: 9/11/2021

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 weeks Access Course Code: 0ih
Start Dates*Nov 13 | Dec 11 | Jan 15 | Feb 12
*Choose start date in cart
$475.00
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T9692
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$198.00

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 you cope with stress can determine the current and future state of your health and well-being. The human body reacts to the signals sent out by the brain during stressful episodes and these signals affect every system, especially the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.

Spirituality plays an important role in health and healing. This course will explore the forms and expressions of spirituality; discuss culture and its relationship to spirituality; examine the relationship between spirituality and aging; explain spiritual interests within the health care system; describe the role of spiritual care providers in administering spiritual care; and describe the relationship between spirituality and health conditions, therapeutic interventions, and healing environments.

The old paradigms of health care are shifting as a growing number of researchers, physicians, nurses, and other health practitioners embrace a new view that includes energy healing. Traditional healers have practiced energy healing methods for centuries and viewed the body as a complex energy system.

Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share the characteristic of intentionally training a person's attention and concentration. Meditation practices are used by diverse cultures, are rooted in the traditions of the great religions, and have been practiced for thousands of years to promote healing.

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.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the oldest professional continuously practiced medicine in the world, with origins dating back more than 2,500 years. TCM emphasizes the holistic view of the human being and encompasses many different treatment modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, and Qigong.

Ayurvedic medicine is a highly sophisticated religion, philosophy, and system of medicine that has been practiced in India for over 2,500 years. As with other forms of complementary and alternative medicine, it focuses on the whole individual and one's relationship to one's environment. Health, vitality, and longevity are achieved through a balance within the body and between the body and the external environment.

How many times have you felt better after laughing? Humor and laughter make people feel alive and bring a unique perspective to life. They relieve stress and connect people to one another. Humor is a complex phenomenon and an essential part of human nature. Anthropologists have never found a culture or society that did not have humor as a part of it.

In an age where people increasingly turn to holistic methods of healing, music therapy and sound healing have entered mainstream health care and can be used successfully with people of all ages and disabilities.

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. How can they revise their eating habits and become more conscious of what they eat, why they eat it, and how it is prepared?

Health care is evolving and integrating the healing therapies of alternative and allopathic medicine. Therapeutic massage and bodywork healing methods are being integrated in many health care organizations.

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.

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."

Reviews

This course validated the need for further education and tools for all heath care providers. Many populations have still not grasped the idea of integrated health and yet are searching for alternative methods for prevention and intervention treatments.

The course was well balanced and organized.

I enjoyed the information provided, it was very useful. I think online was the only way to cover so many topics.

Having a better understanding of alternative practices, gives me a broader selection in customizing suggestions for clients.

Excellent course, very informative and helpful.

I took this for personal growth and enlightenment. I learned a lot and hope to implement a lot of what I learned into my daily life.

I will be more aware of the different approaches to going about making patients more at ease through such things as light, sound, atmosphere, humor and make sure they are comfortable mentally, physically, emotionally, and at the soul level. Thanks for the course!

I found this course very informative. I will be able to work more effectively in the integrative health field area.

As a result of this course, I have a better understanding of how settings, routines, and practices can affect an individual's needs. I also have a broader understanding of alternative therapies which i can recommend.

The course has helped broaden my knowledge. There are many more ways to care for a patient than simply Western medicine. It is good to look at an individual as a whole - mind, body, spirit.