The Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS) is pleased to offer a Certificate in Holistic Health Studies. The certificate is ideally suited for individuals interested in a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural curriculum designed to provide insight into ancient and modern wellness methods and concepts from around the globe. The certificate requires 30 units including a 3-unit internship seminar. The program is appropriate for those with at least 56 units of undergraduate courses, an associate’s, bachelor’s or advanced degree, healthcare professionals or those exploring career change options. The certificate is an excellent choice for those interested in learning methods for stress reduction, self-care, self-regulation, personal growth and health promotion. Course content is interdisciplinary, examines human experience and health from an interdependent or holistic perspective, and focuses on practical, experiential learning in diverse areas such as stress management, autogenic training, East Asian medicine, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, guided imagery and more.
Students seeking greater understanding of holistic health concepts and practices. Students, nurses, health educators, allied health professionals, psychotherapists, teachers, human resource specialists, physicians, looking to start or further a career in Holistic Health.
- Knowledge for personal health and self-actualization
- Career exploration or enhancement
- Career preparation for the rapidly expanding alternative health care market
- Academic credit certificate, a comprehensive grounding in the holistic health field
- All Holistic Health courses qualify for continuing education credit for nurses (BRN provider #00344.)
Institute for Holistic Health Studies
The Institute for Holistic Health Studies is dedicated to providing San Francisco State University and the broader community with a deeper understanding of health and healing from a holistic perspective, integrating interdisciplinary ideas and practices from around the world. IHHS is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and to the dissemination of innovative health promotion curricula in higher education.
Cost and Length
Length: Three Semesters
When to Start: Fall, Spring, Summer