Western Michigan University's integrative holistic health and wellness program offers a graduate certificate program 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.


In addition to WMU’s main campus in Kalamazoo, Mich., integrative holistic health and wellness program is offered at our Grand Rapids and Traverse City regional locations. While the requirements are the same, courses at WMU regional locations are tailored toward adult non-traditional students, featuring evening and weekend classes. Check course listings or visit the Extended University Programs website for more information.