The Integrative Health Studies Master's program is the first in the USA to prepare leaders in the expanding fields of integrative wellness and of health coaching.
This two-year, nonclinical program attracts passionate self-starters committed to bridging Western biomedicine and Eastern alternative/complementary approaches to treatment.
Integrative wellness is an individualized, client-centered approach to health, combining a whole person model with evidence-based strategies and practices. Through health coaching, students learn how to assist others in setting and achieving health goals, and in changing lifestyle behaviors, by employing integrative tools such as meditation, breath work, yoga, guided imagery, mind-body techniques, whole foods nutrition, exercise and movement, stress management, and indigenous medicine.
Our program teaches rigorous scholarship, embodied practices, scientific investigation, mind-body-spirit integration, health equity, cultural sensitivity, and community activism. We stress ways of knowing, traditional healing wisdom, and evidence-based modalities to create a multidisciplinary, multifaceted learning environment.
Graduates of Integrative Health Studies work in hospitals, clinics, wellness programs, and international nongovernmental organizations. Your course of study includes: wellness program design and coaching, indigenous health and healing, global health and activism, social justice and multicultural health, consciousness and spiritual health, and environmental health.
A unique feature of this program is the real-world internship. Our students have produced health fairs for major corporations, provided wellness coaching services for underserved populations, researched healing circles, and brought holistic approaches into integrative clinics.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Fax: (510) 748-9797