IHS 500

Introduction to Integrative Health Theory Online


This survey course will explore the field of integrative medicine, building familiarity with the variety of holistic health practices that fall under the integrative health and wellness umbrella along with their fundamental or core concepts, methodologies, and theoretical foundations. Students investigate the multifaceted meaning of the term “holistic” and consider how each integrative health modality fits within the holistic health paradigm.

Students will get familiar with the current research in the integrative health field and gain a solid understanding of types of research study designs. They will learn to locate, assess, integrate and write the analysis in a format used by scientific research journal


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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the concept of holistic in the context of holistic health and wellness

  • Differentiate between the holistic health, integrative health care, and allopathic health care models

  • Describe the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and theoretical foundations of the integrative health modalities studied

  • Critically assess basic and clinical scientific studies examining integrative health modalities

  • Report the analysis of the integrative health studies in a format used by scientific research journals

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Required Course Pack: 

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
  • Discover Wellness: Integrative Health Modalities Kit

The Discover Wellness: Integrative Health Modalities Kit includes the following experiential learning supplies:

  • 1 oz Organic German Chamomile Flowers Organic Matricaria recutita
  • 1 oz Organic Peppermint Mentha xpiperita
  • 1 oz Organic Lavender Flowers Lavandula angustifolia
  • 1 oz Organic Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis
  • 5 ml Organic Sweet Orange Citrus sinensis
  • 5 ml Organic Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides
  • 5 ml Organic Ylang Ylang COMPLETE Cananga odorata var. genuina
  • 5 ml Organic Lemon Citrus limonum
  • 2 oz Cobalt Bottle w/Spray
  • Bamboo tea strainer
  • Reed Diffuser Kit: Reed diffuser base oil 8oz, bamboo reeds, reed diffuser jar
  • Perfume testing strips
  • Herbal Preparations Guide

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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