Graduate Certificate in Complementary Alternative Medicine

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Complementary Alternative Medicine provides specialized training for Graduate students in a variety of CAM modalities. Professionals working in the CAM field will be able to deepen their knowledge and understanding of professional level holistic health protocol.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations of disease and the impact of behavioral factors, life-style choices and environmental factors on the cause and progression of disease.
  • Identify the use of CAM modalities to provide natural support options in these disease conditions and when a client should be referred to their licensed health care provider.
  • Summarize the CAM modalities such as aromatherapy, homeopathy, dynamic phytotherapy, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle changes and how these may be beneficial in supporting health.
  • Analyze and construct a working knowledge of two of the modalities and how they can be applied to benefit clients and support optimal health, including appropriate use, contraindications, and expected outcomes.

Electives

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

Marketing & Communications – 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

Introduction to Integrative Health Sciences Online – NAT 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

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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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