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.
An Integrative Approach to Well-Being
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.