The Integrative Health Studies Master's program is the first in the nation to prepare leaders in integrative health and wellness coaching, one of the fastest growing fields in the US. The Integrative Health Studies Program aims to support the health of individuals and communities by providing holistic, culturally-sensitive education and training. Our client-centered approach to wellness combines 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.
About the Program
In addition to a Masters degree, our students earn a CIIS certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching and Integrative Wellness Management, obtained by taking specific required courses within the two-year curriculum. The IHL program has also been awarded an unprecedented 402 ACSTH Approved Coach Specific Training Hours as an International Coach Federation (ICF) approved site. These hours can be applied toward the professional coach certifications offered by ICF.
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.
Delivered in a hybrid online format, each semester begins with a residential intensive in the Bay Area, where students and faculty come together for six days of classes and workshops. After the intensive, coursework continues online.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Fax: (510) 748-9797