Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate

Alternative medicines embrace a wide variety of approaches to health, healing, and wellness. These approaches include diet and nutrition, acupuncture, hypnosis, expressive/creative arts therapies, mindfulness, mind-body-spirit practices, and more.


CELA’s Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate provides a foundation in alternative medical and holistic approaches in healthcare that can be incorporated into clinical, educational, and consulting professional practice.


General Education Requirement

CELA’s Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program requires completion of the following 5 General Education courses:

  • AH01  Alternative Medical Approaches: A Survey
  • AH02  Theories of Holistic Care
  • AH03  Illness & Wellness
  • AH04  Spirituality in Health & Healing
  • AH05  Nutrition


Elective Requirement

In addition to the 5 General Education courses, the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program requires the completion of 1 elective course. Elective courses can be chosen from the following CELA online courses:

  • AH06  Intro to Soundscape Therapy
  • AH07  Welcome to my Garden: Horticulture, Health, & Healing
  • AH08  Intro to Eco Arts Therapy
  • AH09  Breaking Bread: A Journey of the Spirit
  • AH10  Intro to Mindfulness


The Capstone Project

All Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program students are required to complete a capstone project. The capstone project planning begins at the start of their training and the final product is due at the successful conclusion of all certificate program requirements. All students area automatically enrolled in the course, AH00 Capstone Project, (this course is free.) Students design their capstone projects in myriad formats that range from writing a paper to creating a video submission. The course AH00 Capstone Project provides full details and instructions for completing the capstone project.



Tuition for the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate: $500 (Does not include fees or the cost of required course books.)


Individualized payment options are available for all qualifying students who have been accepted into a Certificate Program. Contact Financial Aid to set up an individualized payment plan.


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