About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

While this specialization is targeted at health providers, anyone can benefit from taking these courses for their own personal use.

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Assess the current and potential role for integrative therapies in health and healthcare, including your own workplace.

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    Discuss the evidence base for use of integrative therapies, including the historical, clinical, and research data.

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    Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy was useful.

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    Partner with patients to incorporate integrative therapies for specific symptom management or enhanced health and wellbeing.

Skills you will gain

wellbeingpatient-centered careimproved symptom managementintegrative medicineevidence-based practice

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

While this specialization is targeted at health providers, anyone can benefit from taking these courses for their own personal use.

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices

4.7
43 ratings
12 reviews
Course2

Guided Imagery

4.9
15 ratings
5 reviews
Course3

Herbal Medicine

4.9
19 ratings
5 reviews
Course4

Aromatherapy: Clinical Use of Essential Oils

4.9
23 ratings
9 reviews

Instructors

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Amy Taylor, MD

Assistant Professor
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
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Robin Austin, DNP, DC

Clinical Associate Professor
School of Nursing
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Janet Tomaino, DNP

Associate Professor
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing
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Susan Thompson, DNP

Teaching Faculty
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing
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Alex Haley

Assistant Professor, Mindfulness Program Lead
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing
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Louise Delagran

Mindfulness Teacher and Director of Learning Resources
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing
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Teri Verner, DNP, RN

Graduate Faculty
Earl E Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Each of the five courses is 6 weeks long, except for Mindfulness in Integrative Health, which is 4 weeks long.

  • There is no required background knowledge.

  • No, you can begin with the course that most interests you.

  • Not at this time.

  • Upon completing this specialization, you willhave the skills to:

    1) Assess patient or client need and desire for integrative therapies;

    2) Research the evidence for benefits and risks for specific integrative therapies in various situations;

    3) Educate patients or clients about safety and quality concerns;

    4) Partner with patients or clients on developing a plan of integrative care that fits their needs and preferences; and

    5) Administer the therapy or advise patients or clients on use.

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