Graduate Minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices

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To enroll

Talk with your advisor or contact the Center's Student Services Office for step-by-step instructions to enroll in this program.

Students enrolled in a graduate program who wish to pursue the Minor should check with their program for eligibility. 

For additional information

Email Erin or call 612-624-5166

Are you inspired to make a difference in people's lives? Explore diverse health care practices? Empower patients with information about well-researched integrative therapies for health and healing? Learn from faculty who are among the nation's foremost clinicians and researchers in integrative therapies and healing practices?

If so, let our Graduate Minor in integrative Therapies and Healing Practices help you ignite a spark and nurture the flames of self-discovery, critical inquiry and exploration as never before.

The Program is designed for a wide-range of learners

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. 

Program Goals

Through Graduate Minor coursework, students of all ages and from all walks of life are inspired to broaden their world view - one that emerges from creative exploration into health, human nature and self-care. The program draws on the rich expertise of University and community-based faculty who encourage and challenge students to discover new ways of caregiving, and to cultivate diverse skills that will transform their life's work, experiences and relationships with others.

The Graduate Minor program features interdisciplinary coursework that prepares you to:

  • Apply theoretical concepts and models to integrative therapies and healing practices
  • Conduct research in integrative therapies and healing practices
  • Work collaboratively with other health care professionals and patients in cross-cultural health care systems
  • Use integrative therapies and healing practices.
  • Experiential, hands-on and web-based learning are just some of the many strategies that Center faculty incorporate into their courses.

Graduate students who want to formally declare the Graduate Minor program must be enrolled in a major at the University of Minnesota Graduate School and designate the Minor on their Degree Program Plan. For further information, visit the Graduate School's website. In addition to the Minor's curriculum requirements, students must complete a graduate level research course in their major program.

Most individual CSPH courses are also open to health care providers and non-degree seeking students who want to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Doctoral Course Requirements

Doctoral students are required to complete 12 graduate level credits for the Graduate Minor.

  • CSpH 5101 Introduction to Integrative Therapies 3 credits
  • CSpH Graduate Minor electives 9 credits
  • All electives must be graduate courses (5000-level or higher)

Master's Course Requirements

Master's students are required to complete 8 credits for the Graduate Minor.

  • CSpH 5101 Introduction to Integrative Therapies 3 credits
  • CSpH Graduate Minor electives 5 credits
  • All electives must be graduate courses (5000-level or higher)