The body, mind and spirit are all integral components of individual health. This holistic perspective combined with an individualized approach to healthcare is a powerful strategy that will empower you to help others through deeper understanding. Everyone has a unique story. The articulation of these stories has transformative potential. Harness the skills and perception necessary to create and sustain healing practices as well as systems and programs for individuals and groups.
The interdisciplinary Master of Arts concentration in Integrative Health Studies is for students who are interested in creating and sustaining healing practices (educational, consultative, coaching, entrepreneurial), systems and programs for individuals and groups. It is based on the following assumptions.
- The path to healing lies in an individualized approach to health care, i.e. each person, each caregiver, has their own unique story. The articulation of these stories has transformative potential.
- The current system of health care itself is in the process of transformation, from expert driven, standardized, treatment focused approaches to collaborative, preventive, integrative.
- Body/mind/spirit are integrated, complex, dynamic systems and need to be treated as such.
In order to develop the best healing protocols we benefit from access to, knowledge of, and training in eastern, western, native and shamanic knowledge systems and practices.