Oakland University

School of Health Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness is a course of study emphasizing patient/client counseling, and education about health promotion, disease prevention, wellness and complementary therapies. Goals include helping patients/clients achieve a level of well-being that reaches beyond merely the absence of disease. Participants will learn to optimize the patient/client-practitioner relationship while promoting health across the identified wellness dimensions: physical, psychological, environmental, spiritual and social. Recent trends in health care delivery have challenged practitioners and educators to integrate alternative approaches that are complementary into traditional practice and to teach methods for evaluating their safety and effectiveness. It is intended that candidates will use the graduate certificate to enhance or further their own professional practice, current licensure or formal education. The program augments the background of professionals in disciplines such as exercise science, counseling, physical therapy, medicine, physician assistant, nursing, dietetics, social work, psychology, education and theology. The program is offered as a full-time or part-time course of study accommodating the needs of working professionals. The graduate certificate is awarded following completion of the specified 16 credits of study.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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