Degrees, Minor, and Certificates

As a leader in health and wellbeing, the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing constantly strives to provide students, professionals and the community with transformational learning opportunities.

Our faculty are renowned in their fields, passionate about broadening their students' world views and educating them to succeed in interprofessional, team-based work environments.


Master of Arts Degree in Health Coaching

The Center has been a leader in the health coaching field for over a decade. Since 2005, it has offered the first academically-based graduate health coaching program in the United States, which is a post-baccalaureate graduate certificate in integrative therapies and healing practices with an emphasis in health coaching.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Integrative Health and Healing

The Integrative Health and Healing specialty of the DNP Program prepares graduates to work with individuals, families, communities and health systems in developing integrative approaches to health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management.

Post Baccalaureate Certificate

This innovative, interdisciplinary graduate program enables healthcare students and professionals to acquire advanced knowledge and skills to enhance their professional careers, their own lives, and the lives of their patients. There is an option to pursue a specific track in Healing Coaching within the certificate program.

Graduate Minor

The Graduate Minor program is for students and practitioners as well as lifelong learners seeking to deepen their understanding of integrative therapeutic topics. Full- and part-time graduate students come from wide-ranging backgrounds and careers, including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, fine arts, nutrition, psychology, physical therapy, exercise sciences, liberal studies, health sciences, and public health. 

Health Care Design and Innovation Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Health Care Design and Innovation Post-Baccalaureate Certificate prepares health care and design practitioners to create optimal healing environments. Students will learn how to apply design thinking in creating new processes, systems and care environments.