Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health and Wellness


Note: This program was formerly called the Graduate Certificate in Complementary Alternative Medicine.

The Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health and Wellness provides specialized training for graduate students in a variety of integrative health modalities. Professionals working in the integrative health and wellness field will be able to deepen their knowledge and understanding.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of diseases.
  • Analyze the impact of behavioral factors, lifestyle choices, and environmental factors on the cause and progression of disease.
  • Research integrative modalities to inform evidence-based wellness protocols, including when a client should be referred to their licensed healthcare provider.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of integrative health modalities, including aromatherapy, homeopathy, herbal medicine, and holistic nutrition to support wellness.
  • Analyze and construct a working knowledge of at least two modalities and how they can be applied to benefit clients and support optimal health, including appropriate use, contraindications, and expected outcomes.


Aromatherapy Science Online – AROMA 501

Aromatherapy I Online – AROMA 503

Aromatherapy II Online – AROMA 504

Aromatherapy III Online – AROMA 505

Aromatherapy Chemistry Online – AROMA 507

Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership – BUS 510

Managerial Economics – BUS 512

Business Law – BUS 514

Accounting and Financial Management – BUS 516

Project Management – BUS 518

Business Analytics – BUS 520

Entrepreneurial Skills for Wellness Professionals – BUS 522

Human Capital – BUS 531

Operations & Value Chain Management – BUS 533

Sustainable Community Economies – BUS 535

General, Organic, and Biochemistry Online – CHEM 501

Stress Management and Emotional Health Online – HED 503

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online – HERB 502

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II Online – HERB 503

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III Online – HERB 504

Principles of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Online – HERB 521

Botany and Plant Identification for the Holistic Practitioner Online – HERB 531

Toxicology and Safety in Botanical Medicine & Herbal Supplements Online – HERB 541

Foundations of Health Education Online – HLED 553

Program Planning for Health Educators Online – HLED 554

Homeopathy Online – HOM 501

Integrative Health & Wellness Pathways Online – IHS 500

Anatomy & Physiology I Online – NAT 501

Anatomy & Physiology II Online – NAT 502

Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills Online – NAT 515

Advanced Applied Holistic Nutrition Online – NUT 501

Nutrition Biochemistry I Online – NUT 502

Nutrition Biochemistry II Online – NUT 503

Advanced Sports Nutrition Online – NUT 504

Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online – NUT 509

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Online – NUT 510

Current Instructors:

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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.

Tuition and Fees:

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