Integrative health is one of the fastest growing areas in the health care industry. The aim of Integrative Health Certificate Studies (IHCS) is to provide students a solid foundation in the area of integrative health, through a series of four online courses: Introduction to Integrative Health Care, Trends in Integrative Health, Psychology of Mind/Body, and Mindfulness. The courses may be taken individually or linked together for completion of the IHCS. The IHCS is a non-credit program offered by UWG Continuing Education and is open to the community. Summer/Fall 2018 Cohort Registration to open in May 2018. The first of the four online courses, Introduction to Integrative Health Care, will start on June 4, 2018.
The IHCS is designed for anyone in the health-care industry (especially those who are at the bedside), hospital administrators, practioners, mental health-care personnel, social workers, professionals in the field of education and interested individuals.
Program Content and Structure
The Integrative Health Certificate Studies (IHCS) is a series of 4 six-week online courses consisting of 24 student learning hours or 2.4 CEUs. The courses are instructed 100% asynchronously online or entirely at a distance. Students will complete weekly modules on their own schedule and should anticipate spending approximately 2-3 hours per week for online instruction and assignments. Successful completion of the program will require satisfactory assessment of learning outcomes.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
The IHCS will prepare students to learn and develop how to implement fundamental principles of integrative health care to be better providers and practitioners.
IHCS Program developer and facilitator Dr. Richard La Fleur earned his Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Consciousness and Society) from the University of West Georgia, where he currently teaches various courses in psychology. Dr. La Fleur’s research concentration has been narrative works (narrative psychology), mattering, the experiential reintegration process veterans experience post-deployment from the combat zone (phenomenology) with an emphasis on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psycho-spiritual difficulties such as, Moral Injury. Through his ten plus years of research, Integrative Health has been a strong alternative form of care, for people who are seeking ways to find healing.
The IHCS course are instructed 100% online through CourseDen requiring the following: Windows PC or Apple MacIntosh OS, Internet Access with Mozilla Firfox or Google Chrome Web Browser, Adobe Flash, Speakers, and Printer. Please use the System Checker on the Course Den Home Page.
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