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Integrative Health and Healing

Program Information

The emerging field of Integrative Health and Healing (IHH) has captured the interest of healthcare providers, practitioners and consumers. This program is designed for students, practitioners and learners seeking to understand the exciting, new field of Integrative Health and Healing. Ideal candidates for the certificate program will have previously earned a degree in healthcare. This certificate is intended to enhance current skills and abilities used in a healthcare setting.

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Evaluate the fundamental principles of integrative health and healing, trends in holistic health, and the complexities of this emerging field.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit of the human system.
    3. Describe holistic healing philosophies and healing through social, cultural, environmental and global perspectives of healing.
    4. Evaluate the role of healing strategies for self-care as well as strategies in the healthcare system.
    5. Describe ethical responsibilities in the practice of holistic healing.
    6. Identify current scientific literature to support the emerging field of Integrative Health and Healing.
  • 26 credits

    IHH 1100* Introduction to Holistic Healing 2
    *Introduction to Holistic Healing is strongly recommended as a first course or concurrently with other courses.
    BIOL 1104 The Human Body Structure and Function 4
    IHH 1102 Energy Healing 3
    IHH 1103 Movement and Body Manipulation Therapies 3
    IHH 2100 Holistic Healing Systems 3
    IHH 2101* Mind/Body Connections 3
    IHH 2102 Food as Medicine/Biologically Based Therapies 3
    IHH 2103 Spirituality and Healing 3
    IHH 2104 Health and Wellness Coaching Skills 2
    IHH 2297*^ Internship (Optional) 3
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
    ^ Course requires Instructor permission.
  • 3 credits

    Choose one of the following:  
    HCCC 1000 Introduction to Health Care Careers  3
    IHH 2105 Basics in Business and Ethics in Holistic Healing 3
    IHH 2106 Introduction to Qigong 3
    IHH 2107 Healing Touch 3
    • A minimum of 12 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above must be completed at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • All course requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
    • Students must complete a Certificate Application. Certificate Applications are available online, in the Office of Records & Registration, and in the Advising Center. Submit a completed form to the Office of Records & Registration.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.

    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options. 

  • The sequence that follows is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this program; many courses are offered in the evening.

    First Year

    Fall Semester


    Spring Semester

    BIOL 1104 4 IHH 2100 3
    IHH 1100 2 IHH 2101 3
    IHH 1102 3 IHH 2102 3
    IHH 1103 3 IHH 2103 3
    TOTAL 12 TOTAL 12

    Second Year

    Fall Semester

    IHH 2104 2  
    IHH 2297 (Optional) 3  
    Elective 3  
    TOTAL 8  
  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Holistic Health Practitioner
    • Holistic Health Educator/Writer/Speaker
    • Holistic wellness center owner or employee
    • Uncertified Wellness Coach
    • Lifestyle Coach/Consultant
    • Hospital Health Coach
    • Day Spa Assistant/Coordinator 
    • Holistic Retreat Assistant/Coordinator 
    • Health Food Store Manager
    • Health Food Customer Service Representative
    • Herbal/Dietary Supplement Manufacturer Worker
    • Animals Holistic Care
    • Relaxation/Pain-relief Service Worker
    • Chiropractor
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner/Acupuncturist
    • Massage Therapist
    • Meditation Specialist
    • Hypnotherapist
    • Naturopath
    • Yoga Instructor
  • For more information about our program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment Disclosure Report.

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