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 Intro to Medical Anthropology
- AH04 Eco-Health: Illness & Wellness
- AH05 Nutrition 1
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 Nutrition 2
- AH07 Intro to Soundscape Therapy
- AH08 Welcome to my Garden: Horticulture, Health, & Healing
- AH09 Intro to Eco Arts Therapy
- AH10 Breaking Bread: A Culinary Journey of Spirit
The Capstone Project
All Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate students are required to complete a capstone project. The capstone project planning begins at the start of your training and the final product is due at the successful conclusion of all General Education coursework. All students are automatically enrolled in the course, AH00 Capstone Project, (this course is free.) Students design their capstone project as a culmination of their learning and and focus on an area that is of special interest to them. The course AH00 Capstone Project provides full details and instructions for completing the capstone project.
All courses are online and presented in a module format. Each class is one module and each module has several lessons. Students work at their own pace to complete the work of the program.
The Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program must be completed within 12 months of enrollment.
CELA does not accept transfer credit for the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program. All courses must be completed through CELA.
Tuition for the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate is $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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