Graduate Certificates

Western Michigan University's integrative holistic health and wellness program offers a comprehensive, 18 credit hour certificate that can be pursued as an independent graduate certificate or as a supplement to other graduate training. The certificate complements and supports the coursework of related fields, enabling students to work within their chosen profession from a holistic perspective that may enhance career opportunities.

Students in the helping professions such as social work, counseling, psychology, theology, occupational therapy, health studies, nursing, education and the arts will especially benefit from this program.

Students who earn the graduate certificate will understand the philosophy of holism and the connection between their personal journey and their expression of this in the world of relationships and work.

The program also offers four specialty graduate certificates that can allow the student to acquire knowledge and skills in a special area of holism.  These special areas include:

  • Holistic Approaches to Enhance Living
  • Holistic Approaches to Mindfulness
  • Holistic Approaches to Spirituality and Healing
  • Holistic Approaches to Stress Management

Please be aware that financial aid for the integrative holistic health and wellness graduate certificate is only available if you are pursuing another graduate degree at Western Michigan University. Please contact the Financial Aid department at (269) 387-6000 for more information.

Graduate Student Handbook

It is important for all certificate students to carefully read the Student Handbook as it is filled with directions about completing the various requirements for each of the certificate programs. Students interested in finding out more about the expectations for the certificate programs should also take time to review the handbook. Some information about the program can only be found in the handbook.

For complete information and details about the graduate certificates, refer to the student handbook.