The Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Concentration provides ICAF and ICAT students with an understanding of alternative medicine and holistic theories which they can weave and integrate into their clinical, educational, and consulting work and their professional practice. Students explore current issues and trends in a variety of holistic and alternative approaches with a focus on intervention strategies.
Alternative medicines embrace a wide variety of approaches to health, healing, and wellness. These approaches include diet and nutrition, acupuncture, hypnosis, expressive/creative arts therapies, massage, mindfulness, yoga, mind-body-spirit practices, meditation, and more.
ICAF and ICAT candidates must complete the following four General Education courses:
- AH01 Alternative Medicine in the Continuum of Care
- AH02 Theories of Holistic Care
- AH03 Alternative Medical Approaches: A Survey
- AH04 Illness & Wellness
All Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Concentration students are required to complete a Capstone Project. The Capstone Project begins as part of AH01 Alternative Medicine in the Continuum of Care and is due at the successful completion of the General Education coursework. Full details of the Capstone Project (many students select writing a paper for their project) are provided in the AH01 Alternative Medicine in the Continuum of Care course syllabus.
Upon successful completion of all Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Concentration requirements, students will receive an Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate in addition to their ICAF or ICAT Certification.
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