MS in Integrative Health Sciences
- College of Health Professions
Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Master of Science
10 courses (30 credits);
1 year full-time
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Integrative health is an emerging specialty that is of expanding interest. Jefferson is leading the nation in developing a clinical and academic model of integrative healthcare. Key components of the model are highlighted and emphasized in the master’s degree curriculum, including advanced nutrition, nutrition-based therapies, innovative mind-body medicine practices, and other scientifically promising modalities.
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
The Master of Science in Integrative Health Sciences degree offers health professionals an opportunity to gain a deep background in integrative health in order to meet the growing demand for wellness-oriented strategies to improve health outcomes and well-being.
The program stacks three Advanced Practice Certificates – Mind-Body Medicine, Integrative Nutrition and Integrative Health Education & Leadership – with a capstone course that delivers a 30-credit MS degree. A research course may be required as determined by the program director.
The faculty primarily consist of the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Sidney Kimmel Medical College physicians. They are national experts and leaders in the field of integrative medicine, and are 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.
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.