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Integrative Health—Online or on campus Master’s Degree

Explore beyond conventional medicine in a transformative integrative health degree (sometimes called a holistic health degree) experience in which you’ll learn to help yourself and help others. Whether you’re looking to start a new career, advance in your current job, or simply develop mindfulness and stress management skills that will enrich your daily life, our integrative health master’s degree program will help you reach your goals.

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Program Highlights


Master of Arts (M.A.)/Graduate Certificate

1–2 years

Average time to complete


Online/On campus



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Master’s Degree in

Integrative Health

From Holistic Stress Management, to Energy Medicine, to Foundations of Holistic Healing, courses for the integrative health degree cover a broad range of health topics, supported by real-world learning opportunities that enable you to apply classroom lessons in the field. We also encourage you to explore your interests and find your passion through a variety of unique elective options—courses such as Humor and Healing, Eastern Approach to Nutrition, and Ayurvedic Approach to Mind-Body Healing, to name a few.

Online or

on Campus

The master’s degree in integrative health at Georgian Court University is available 100% online. If you prefer learning face to face, you can also complete your degree on site at our beautiful Lakewood, New Jersey campus—or take a mix of online and on-campus classes. Not looking for a master’s degree right now? Check out our 18-credit integrative health graduate certificate program.

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Combining conventional and complementary approaches to medicine, integrative health and wellness (sometimes referred to as integrative medicine) takes a whole-person approach to health care and well-being. Our integrative health master’s degree explores healing methods, research strategies, Eastern and Western approaches to wellness, homeopathy, preventative medicine, and other aspects of interconnectedness as it relates to human health.

Program Information

The Master of Arts in Integrative Health is a 36-credit program that includes 27 credits in core courses and 9 elective credits.

Required Courses
HH500Anatomy & Physiology:A Holistic Approach3.0
HH501Foundations of Holistic Healing3.0
HH502Advanced Healing Methods3.0
HH515Holistic Stress Management3.0
HH520Energy Medicine3.0
HH525Integrative Counsel Coach Tech3.0
HH530Research Methods3.0
HH555Holistic Spirituality3.0
HH599Project in Holistic Health3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Eastern Approach to Nutrition
Humor & Healing
Ayurvedic Approach to Mind-Body Healing
Integrative Healing Arts
Native American Medicine
Special Topics in Holistic Health
Health & the Environment
Total Credits36.0

View the full curriculum and admission requirements.

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Why Earn Your Master’s Degree in Integrative Health at GCU?

Georgian Court was one of the first universities in the nation to offer a graduate holistic health degree (now called integrative health) and the first to deliver a program of this kind 100% online. Our activity in the field continues to impact the world of integrative health, offering our students unique and rare opportunities to engage in pioneering work. You’ll also learn from and work closely with professors who are both accomplished researchers and dedicated mentors. They are here to help you succeed on your journey.

Here are more reasons to earn your master’s degree in integrative health at GCU.

Faculty With Diverse Expertise

Our faculty are innovators and leaders in the field of integrative health and wellness, with diverse specialty areas including women’s health and well-being, botanical medicines, intergenerational healing, mindful movement and mindfulness, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, conventional medicine, physical therapy, energy therapy, and health and wellness coaching.

Designed to Fit Your Schedule

Earn your degree fully online, on campus in the evenings, or a mix of both. You can also work at your own pace, completing your master’s in integrative health on a timeline that works best for you. With open enrollment, you can start any time.

Opportunities to Gain Hands-On Experience

Our integrative health program offers optional internship opportunities that allow you to apply your learning in the field—from health coaching to observing acupuncture practice. Through the capstone course, you’ll also get to dive into research or tackle real-world challenges in business, education, health care, and more.

Diverse Professional Perspectives

The master’s degree in integrative health at GCU is not just for health practitioners. Our students come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and expertise, including librarians, teachers, massage therapists, personal trainers, and sales associates, among many other occupations. It’s a great opportunity to bring your existing skill set to something new and learn from the diverse experiences of others.

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What Can You Do With an Integrative Health Degree?

When you study integrative health and wellness at Georgian Court University, you open doors to new ways of learning, new approaches to healing, and new possibilities. Our program welcomes students from all over the world, from all professional backgrounds, and all ages. Many describe it as a transformative and impactful experience.

Our students have discovered new career opportunities they never knew existed, finding their life’s work in the process. An English teacher found her passion in aromatherapy, and through her capstone, created a module for continuing education that was approved by the American Massage Therapy Association. A nurse discovered alternative approaches to health care and started a nonprofit with the mission to support caregivers. Another student who learned about energy therapy now teaches tai chi and offers energy therapy sessions full time. These are only a few of their stories.

Integrative Health Jobs

Our integrative health degree (sometimes called a holistic health degree) opens doors to diverse professional pathways, in wellness, education, nutrition, and more. Examples of integrative health jobs include:
  • nutritionist
  • holistic health educator
  • Reiki practitioner
  • wellness specialist
  • health and wellness coach
  • tai chi instructor
  • mindfulness practitioner
  • wellness center owner
  • wellness manager
  • wellness coordinator
  • energy therapy/medicine practitioner
  • sound healer
  • Qoya facilitator
  • yoga instructor

Salaries for Integrative Health Careers

How much can you earn with a job in integrative health and wellness? Salaries vary widely depending on your field. For example, according to, wellness specialists average $51,420 per year, while nutritionists earn $64,600. Health and wellness coaches can expect to make $60,460.

ZipRecruiter reports average annual earnings of $99,470 for mindfulness practitioners, $95,340 for Reiki practitioners, and $86,345 for tai chi instructors.

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Receiving my master’s degree in integrative health is one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ve enhanced not only my personal life but my professional life. I especially enjoyed and learned a lot from the classes in nutrition, stress management, counseling techniques, energy medicine, holistic spirituality, and self-care planning. All these classes provide you with the tools for anything you really want to do in holistic health or integrative medicine. The possibilities of what you can do with this degree are endless. Also, Georgian Court is a great institution—you receive so much support from students, professors—everybody!
Rosa Godoy
Rosa Godoy ’20
Business Owner at Akasha Holistic Health & Wellness

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