Certificate Curriculum

The Certificate in Integrative Healthcare involves nine credits of required courses and six credits of electives selected from the areas of mindfulness, behavior change, travel/global health, health and the environment, inclusion and diversity, yoga/movement, and integrative nutrition and herbalism.

  • HLTH 101* – Intro to Integrative Health – 3 Credits
  • HLTH 102 – Science and Evidence in CAM – 3 Credits
  • HLTH/ENVS 107 – SU: Human Health and the Environment – 3 Credits OR  HLTH 195/ ENVS 195 – Planetary Human Health (offered in Summer) – 3 Credits

*HLTH 101 is an online class and has a recommended interactive lab, HLTH 098, a face-to-face class.

Six credits from at least two areas in the following list (with a maximum of 3 one-credit courses in a single area):

Mindfulness/Mind & Body

  • HLTH 137 – Mindful Eating – 3 credits
  • HLTH 095 – Special Topics: Wake up! The Art and Science of Mindfulness – 3 credits
  • PRNU 099* – Compassionate Care for Nurses – 2 credits

*PRNU 099 is for nursing majors only

Behavior Change

  • HLTH 098* – Restore, Rejuvenate, Energize – 1 credit
  • COMU 001 – Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies- 3 credits
  • COMU 122 – Family Wellness Coaching- 3 credits
  • COMU 125 – The Science of Happiness- 3 credits

*HLTH 101 is an online class and has a recommended interactive lab, HLTH 098, a face-to-face class.

Travel/Global Health

  • RMS 191 – Iceland: Exploring Therapeutic Effects of Icelandic Thermal Springs – 3 credits
  • HLTH 210 – Mexico: Health and Culture Oaxaca – 3 credits
  • SOC 155/ANTH 174 – D2: Culture, Health and Healing – 3 credits

Health and the Environment

  • NURS 200* – SU: Health and Sustainability – 3 credits
  • ENVS 295 – SU: Climate Change and Human Health: Assessing Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies – 3 credits

*NURS 200 is for nursing majors only

Inclusion/Diversity

  • HSCI 056 – D1: Anti-Racism and Health – 3 credits
  • HLTH 155 – D1: Racism & Health Disparities – 3 credits

Yoga/Movement

  • PEAC 012 – Introduction to Yoga – 1 credit
  • PEAC 044 – Restorative Yoga- 1 credit
  • PEAC 052 – Yoga and Mindfulness – 1 credit
  • PEAC 115 – Yoga and the Chakras – 1 credit

Integrative Nutrition and Herbalism

  • ENVS 195 – Plant-Based Healing Medicine – 3 credits
  • NFS 095 – Cooking for Health – 1 credit
  • NFS 114/FS 103 – Human Health in the Food System – 3 credits
  • NFS 244 – Nutrition and Health Promotion – 3 credits

Independent Study Options

  • HLTH 297 – Integrative Health Independent Study – 1-3 credits
  • HLTH 291 – Integrative Health Teaching Assistantship – 1-3 credits

View the UVM Course Directory for descriptions and availability. This certificate is available to students in all majors.