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Advanced Study Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Therapies

Graduate Certificate Program

 The Advanced Study Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions provides a rigorous evidenced-based, educational program founded on safe, effective, and rational approach to integrating complementary and integrative therapies into conventional healthcare practice.

A highly acclaimed graduate certificate program gives you a strong foundation.  

This interdisciplinary graduate program is designed to provide a strong foundation of knowledge in specific complementary and integrative therapies, which includes women's integrative health, clinical aromatherapy, mind–body therapies, spirituality, and bio-energy therapies.

Bringing it together: Helping you introduce complementary and integrative therapies to conventional professional practice.

This highly acclaimed educational program allows healthcare professionals to assess, guide, and evaluate patient use and confidently to integrate CIT into their professional practice.

Flexibility in your course selection.

The course curriculum is applicable to a diverse group of healthcare professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, women's health practitioners, physical therapists, psychologists, couple and family therapists, creative arts therapists, and more. The CIT courses may be taken individually as elective courses or as core courses leading to a Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies.

An evidence-based program for firsthand knowledge.

CIT is designed to provide practicing healthcare professionals with an "evidence-based program" in complementary and integrative therapies. This knowledge will allow them to assess, guide, and evaluate patient use and to integrate CIT into their professional practice. The program provides students with the cultural and theoretical basis for applying complementary and integrative therapies while focusing on the skills and techniques of specific therapies.

This program is applicable to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, women's health practitioners, physical therapists, creative arts therapists, couple and family therapists, and members of oncology organizations.

Key Program Features and Benefits

  • Quality: Courses are taught by clinical practitioners, with credentialed expertise in complementary and integrative therapies, along with the prestige associated with Drexel University;
  • Flexibility: Program provides the convenience of online learning with the relative experience of a live classroom setting through the implementation of sophisticated, innovative technology characteristic of Drexel University;
  • Mentorship Opportunities: Faculty serve as mentors, providing support and guidance to students in their educational experience; and
  • Affordability: Special tuition for online students. Special tuition rates apply for employees of partnering corporations and members of partner professional associations and members of holistic healthcare organizations.