Graduate Certificate (Cert)
- The number of master's degrees in health professions and related clinical sciences increased by 53.8 percent between 1999 and 2009.
National Center for Education Statistics
Helping a special population do incredible things
Holism is a philosophy which considers the whole person within the larger context in their life. The wisdom of holistic health honors the interdependent relationship between the body, mind, spirit and community.
Students pursuing a Holistic Health Care graduate certificate from WMU are exposed to complementary and alternative ways to promote optimal health and healing, at both an academic and experiential level. By exploring a variety of topics in this rapidly growing field, students are encouraged to carefully evaluate research on various evidence-based holistic practices.
Why Holistic Health Care at Western Michigan University?
The Holistic Health program at WMU's College of Health and Human Services is one of only a few such programs in the United States, providing students with a unique opportunity for high-level learning in this growing area. Through the course of the program, students will:
- Have multiple opportunities for personal growth and enhancement.
- Be exposed to a variety of topics in this rapidly growing field.
- Establish a framework for whole, healthy living that you can share with others in your field.
Who should apply
People in helping professions like social work, counseling, psychology, theology, OT, health studies, nursing, education, or the arts might find this program to be beneficial. More application information
This program equips students for career advancement in health and human service fields and provides opportunities for enrichment and personal growth. Students will gain invaluable new knowledge and skills to enhance their present positions.
Note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.
Employer tuition reimbursement
If your employer has a tuition reimbursement program, find out about WMU’s deferment program for employer paid tuition.
"Best bang for the buck"
Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 50 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.