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Holism is a philosophy which considers the whole person within the larger context of their life. The wisdom of holistic health honors the interdependent relationship between the body, mind, spirit and community.
Students pursuing a Holistic Health undergraduate minor 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. Students are also presented with a framework for wellness, assisting them to make informed life-style choices and to establish respectful, cooperative relationships with others and the environment.
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. The Holistic Health minor can enhance many different degrees offered at WMU. This 18 credit hour minor (in addition to a prerequisite course) provides:
Undergraduate students who are majoring in:
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.
Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 46 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.