Integrative Health Studies M.A. Program
Integrative Health Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is a non-clinical master’s degree program that can be completed in a minimum of two years and 40 units. It includes academic classes, workshops, and a 200-hour internship focused in one or more of the following areas: Alternative and Complementary Healing, Health Advocacy, Wellness Coaching and Wellness Programming, Reducing Health Disparities, Spirituality and Healing, Global Health, Integrative Health Research, Sound and Healing, or Integrative Health Administration. Integrative Health Studies (IHL) explores a new paradigm for health and healing that emphasizes health promotion and wellness, client-centered care, primary prevention, and collaborative practice among supportive networks. Because the integrative health model integrates East with West, modern with ancient, and explores personal, multicultural, and global healing systems, it relies on the latest discoveries of biomedicine side by side with time-honored perspectives on mind-body-spirit wholeness. The in-depth course of study focuses on the integration of conventional medicine and science-based principles of health and healing with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, and interweaves science-based principles of health promotion and wellness coaching.