Global Health and Healing Bundle

Global Health and Healing Bundle

This series is designed to help healthcare workers and others interested in global health and healing with a way to deepen their knowledge of medical treatments across the globe. Global healing traditions provide the primary form of healthcare for the majority of the world's population, and you will take a deep dive into six of the most prevalent healing traditions. You will also learn the effect of Optimal Healing Environments and their impact on overall health and come to understand the role infectious diseases play in our world and how to best control their transmission.

42 Course Hrs
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Certificate in Global Healing Systems

(13 contact hours) Global healing traditions have a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years. Reflecting the specific and unique characteristics of their regions, these traditional healing systems provide the primary form of health care for the majority of the world's population.

In this certificate program, you'll deepen your knowledge of medical treatment by learning about these various global healing practices. We'll start with an overview of the field to get a sense of how these alternative practices differ from conventional medical systems. Then we'll explore in depth six global traditions: Ayurvedic medicine of India, the indigenous medicine of Central and South America, Native North American healing, the healing traditions of South Africa, traditional Chinese medicine, and Unani medicine of Eastern Europe.

Whether you're a health care professional or simply someone who wishes to explore the various traditions that can maximize health and wellness, this program will give you a solid foundation in a variety of traditional healing practices and techniques.

Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind, and Spirit

(16 contact hours) The design of a health care facility can contribute greatly to the well-being of patients, staff, and the wider community. In this innovative certificate program, you'll examine how Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level.

You'll learn how evidence-based design can create environments that foster healing and support the mission of health care facilities. You'll explore the effect of all the elements of an environment, including color, light, sound, and art, and the role they play in supporting physical and emotional health. In addition, the program examines how a facility can use a focus on nature to create a sense of connection, how to benefit from the use of technology while mitigating the emotional stress that can result from it, and the importance of such environmental aspects as clean air and water.

By the end of this program, you'll appreciate all aspects of a healing environment and be able to describe multiple methods of enhancing personal and work environments so that they support the health of individuals and surrounding communities in a sustainable, healing manner.

Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control

(13 contact hours) Infectious diseases are a key concern for any healthcare professional. Globally, infectious diseases are responsible for more than 25% of all deaths, second only to cardiovascular disease. Millions more individuals are affected by the most common types of infectious diseases, which can have both short- and long-term health consequences.

This certificate program offers insights into infectious diseases that are essential for medical professionals. The program begins by examining basic techniques and procedures for preventing the transmission of infectious disease. Then you'll take a closer look at some of the most common and dangerous infectious diseases: influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, zoonoses (diseases that are spread from pets to people), and tickborne diseases.

The program concludes with an examination of emerging global infectious diseases (EIDs), which threaten individuals, families, and communities throughout the developing world. By the end of this program, you'll have a solid understanding of the most common infectious diseases as well as a grasp of the procedures that can help contain them.


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).

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There is no commercial support being received for this activity.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

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Course Code: B9055
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$255.00 USD


The Global Healing Systems certificate program consists of a total of 7 courses:

  1. Global Healing Systems-An Introduction
  2. Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care
  3. Curanderismo and Central and South American Healing Practices
  4. Native North American Healing
  5. South African Healing Traditions
  6. Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healing
  7. Unani Medicine

The Healing Environments for the Body, Mind, and Spirit certificate program consists of a total of 9 courses:

  1. The Power of Design--Healthy Buildings, Healthy Communities
  2. Creating Healing Relationships
  3. Color and Health--Exploring the Connection
  4. Light, Health, and Healing
  5. Sound and Art: Using The Ears And Eyes To Heal
  6. Nature And Healing - The Power Of Connection
  7. The Air We Breathe - How Air Quality Affects Health And Well-Being
  8. How Safe Is Your Water?
  9. Our Rewired Brains--Technology and Health

The Infectious Diseases and Infection Control certificate program consists of a total of 9 courses:

  1. Infection Control Basics
  2. Influenza: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
  3. Pneumonia in Adults and Children
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. The ABCs of Hepatitis
  6. HIV/AIDS Education for Healthcare Professionals
  7. Zoonoses: Can Your Pet Make You Sick?
  8. Tickborne Diseases
  9. Emerging Global Infectious Diseases



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


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.

Note: All healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.

Hardware Requirements:

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

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

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


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, accreditation consultation, 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 (with Caroline Young) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.

Caroline Young

Caroline Young, M.P.H., 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 (with Cyndie Koopsen) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.