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
In addition to the four General Education courses, the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program requires the completion of 2 elective courses. 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 Health & Healing
- 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 contact hours
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.
Not sure about enrolling in a Certificate Program? Then take an Alternative & Holistic Healthcare class!
CELA offers all classes online — Course Descriptions
Tuition for the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate: $600 (Does not include fees or the cost of required course books.)
Individualized payment options are available for qualifying candidates who have been accepted into a Certificate Program. Contact Financial Aid to set up an individualized payment plan.
All amounts are in U.S. dollars (USD).
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