Integrative Health Education Advanced Practice Certificate

College

  • College of Health Professions

Institute of Emerging Health Professions & Marcus Institute of Integrative Health

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length
3 semesters

Program Type

  • Online

Prerequisites
Bachelor's Degree

Program Contact

Name: Mary Gozza-Cohen, PhD
Positions:
  • Director, Academic Programs
Position: Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences
Organization: Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
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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.

The Advanced Practice Certificate in Integrative Health Education focuses on the theories, evidence for and practice of integrative health education approaches and prepares students to meet patients’ growing demand of complementary practices.

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.

Curriculum

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

3

Integrative Health Education for Wellness and Clinical Conditions 

3

Integrative Health Education Practicum 

3

Faculty

Courses taught by faculty members who are recognized as experts and leaders in the field.

Daniel Monti, MD, MBA

Daniel A. Monti, MD, MBA
The Ellen and Ron Caplan Professor and Chair,
Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences
CEO, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Dr. Monti has published research in several areas of integrative medicine and brain health, including the role of natural molecules in improving health outcomes, cancer survivorship, neurophysiology, and mind-body medicine.  He has dozens of scholarly publications and has been a peer-reviewer for numerous medical journals and study sections at the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense.

Dr. Monti is the recipient of several federally-funded and private research grants.  Under his leadership, Integrative Medicine at Jefferson was elevated to Institute status, and most recently the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, the country’s first department of its kind at a medical college.  Dr. Monti is co-editor of the textbook, Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health, (Oxford University Press, 2008; 2018), co-author of the popular press book, Tapestry of Health- weaving wellness through the new science of Integrative Medicine (Kales Press, 2020), and Brain Weaver (Kales Press, 2021)