About the Program

UVM’s Certificate in Integrative Healthcare prepares students to understand integrative healthcare, which involves balancing traditional methods of healthcare with complementary care and self-care. An integrative approach looks at the needs of the whole person. A transformation to an integrative model of healthcare is an approach to improve population health, enhance the patient experience, reduce costs, and decrease workforce burnout.

This whole-person and holistic approach addresses the broad range of issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, including physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and environmental influences, in order to:

  • Improve population health
  • Enhance patient experience
  • Reduce costs
  • Decrease workforce burnout

The 15-credit Certificate in Integrative Healthcare addresses the philosophy, practice, and policy underpinnings of integrative healthcare and includes exposure to a variety of integrative modalities. Elective options allow students to gain exposure to areas of particular interest.

Experiential Opportunities

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Diet, exercise, and access to a healthy environment are essential to human health and well-being. Students in the Integrative Healthcare Certificate program experience a variety of integrative modalities and may take advantage of diverse elective course options.

This program is available for Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) students at the University of Vermont. Click here for application instructions.

“Integrative health and wellness coaching gives me the skill set to talk to patients and not treat a specific body part or ailment but rather treat their whole person. I really like that as the provider, you are there for every step of recovery for your patients and have the opportunity to connect during each visit.” —Frances O’Donnell, UVM ’23