Certificate Programs

CELA Certificate Programs: Eco-Health Care Certificate; Eco-Health Home Health Aide Certificate; 
Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate. Read below for detailed information about all of 
CELA's Certificate Programs.
Eco-Health & CELACare

CELACare Eco-Health Certificate Programs prepare candidates for multiple roles working in support of people living with chronic environmental illnesses. It is essential for those who are living with environmental illnesses to receive supports from people trained in understanding these illnesses and how they impact the lives and needs of individuals, their families, significant others, and the ways in which supports are provided.

The Eco-Health Care Certificate is appropriate for individuals who currently—or would like to—provide care and support for people with  chronic environmental illnesses such as medical and healthcare professionals (e.g., nurses, CNAs, at-home care providers, life coaches,  practitioners, facilitators), regular education and special education teachers and specialists, consultants, case managers, family members and significant others.

The Eco-Health Home Health Aide Certificate is appropriate for CNAs, at-home care providers, nursing home and assisted living staff. (You do not have to be a CNA to enroll.)

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Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate

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, mindfulness, mind-body-spirit practices, and more. CELA’s Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate provides a foundation in alternative medical and holistic approaches in healthcare that can be incorporated into clinical, educational, and consulting professional practice.

General Education Requirements

CELA’s Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program requires completion of the following four courses:

  • AH01  Alternative Medicine in the Continuum of Care
  • AH02 Theories of Holistic Care
  • AH03  Alternative Medical Approaches: A Survey
  • AH04  Illness & Wellness

Elective Requirement

In addition to the four General Education courses, the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program requires the completion of one elective course. Elective courses can be chosen from the following CELA online courses:

  • AH05  Intro to Sound Therapy
  • AH06  Writing as a Therapeutic Modality
  • AH07  Spirituality in Counseling
  • AH08  Welcome to my Garden: Horticulture, Health, & Healing
  • AH09  Intro to Eco Art Therapy
  • AH10  Breaking Bread: A Journey of the Spirit

Each CELA online course is 30 hours/2 credits

The Capstone Project

All Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program 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 conclusion of all program General Education and Elective course requirements. Full details of the Capstone Project are provided in the AH01 course syllabus.

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