Integrative Health Education & Leadership Advanced Practice Certificate


  • College of Health Professions

Institute of Emerging Health Professions & Marcus Institute of Integrative Health

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length

3 semesters

Program Type

  • Online

Program Contact

Name: Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences
Organization: Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
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Application Process & Deadlines

To be considered complete and eligible for review, all supporting materials must be received by the deadline.

Fall Application Deadline: August 1
Spring Application Deadline: December 1

Application Requirements & Instructions

Integrative health is an emerging specialty that is of expanding interest. In 2018, it was estimated that more than 60% of the global population used some form of nontraditional treatment for health issues; yet, there is limited medical education on common and scientific promising modalities.

Program Overview

The Advanced Practice Certificate in Integrative Health Education & Leadership focuses on the theories, evidence for and practice of integrative health education approaches and prepares students to meet patients’ growing demand of complementary practices. A professional healthcare license or current enrollment in a healthcare program leading to licensure is required for admission consideration. 

This program builds on existing knowledge of Integrative Health. It is for individuals who have significant background in the field, or for those who have taken or are enrolled in the other two Integrative Health advanced practice certificates: Mind-Body Medicine and Integrative Nutrition. These three certificates, plus a 3-credit capstone course, stack together to make the Master of Science in Integrative Health Sciences.

Program Highlights

All faculty are part of the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. They are national experts and leaders in the field of integrative medicine. They are also practicing clinicians within the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health.

The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health is focused on expanding the research, education and clinical care profile of Jefferson’s integrative medicine program, and to set the international standard of excellence in evidence-based, patient-centric integrative care.

This is the third of three potentially stackable advanced practice certificates, which can be taken alone or combined for a Masters in Integrative Health Sciences.

The program is offered as a partnership between the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health and the Institute of Emerging Health Professions.


At Jefferson, Integrative Medicine is a new specialty, and "integrative health" includes the combined medical services and wellness therapies that are utilized in our practice to improve overall health status. This certificate program focuses on the theories, evidence for, and practice of integrative health education with an emphasis on those with strong scientific support.  

Developed and instructed by industry experts, the program consists of three 3-credit online courses for a total of 9 credits.

The courses are primarily delivered by faculty members of the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, via a collaboration with the Institute for Emerging Health Professions.

To enroll in this certificate, students must either:

  1. Have significant background in Integrative Health (requires program director approval).
  2. Be enrolled in the MS in Integrative Health Sciences program 

Course Name

Credit Hours

Foundations in Integrative Health Education


Integrative Developmental Model for Wellness and Leadership


Integrative Health Education Practicum