Western Michigan University's integrative holistic health and wellness program offers graduate certificate programs and an undergraduate minor. The curricula:
- Incorporate both didactic and experiential learning.
- Provide a foundation in integrative health and wellness concept.
- Support methods of putting knowledge into practice.
- Foster self-awareness and sensitivity to others.
These academic programs introduce students to complementary and alternative modalities that promote optimal health and healing, at both an academic and experiential level. Students are exposed to a variety of topics and encouraged to carefully evaluate the research on evidence-based holistic practices. Students are also presented with a framework for wellness, assisting them to make informed life-style choices and establish respectful, cooperative relationships with others and the environment.
Online and traditional formats
Both the undergraduate minor and graduate certificates can be earned in traditional classes on WMU's main campus as well as online, with the exception of the Holistic Approaches to Spirituality and Healing specialty certificate. Most of the elective courses, including independent studies, are offered in these formats on a rotating basis.