Explore beyond conventional medicine in a transformative 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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What Can You Do With a Holistic 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 opens doors to diverse professional pathways, in wellness, education, nutrition, and more. Examples of integrative health jobs include:
- 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, and
- 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 Salary.com, 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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The Master of Arts in Integrative Health is a 36-credit program that includes 27 credits in core courses and 9 elective credits.