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.
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.
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.
With increasing student and practitioner interest in exploring culture, spirituality and healing options including the use of integrative therapies, the Center offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Integrative Therapies & Healing Practices. This innovative, interdisciplinary graduate program enables students to acquire advanced knowledge and skills to enhance their professional careers, their own lives as well as the lives of their patients.
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.
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.