Credits required: 18
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
Graduate Certificate (Cert)
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, and spirit within the individual, their relationships, their communities, and their interactions with the world.
Students pursuing one of the holistic health care graduate certificates from WMU are exposed to contemplative, 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 holistic living and healing that they can share with those with whom they will be working.
Who should apply
People in helping professions like social work, counseling, psychology, theology, OT, health studies, nursing, education, arts, and anyone who wants to live a more holistic life 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.
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