University of Minnesota
Integrative Health and Medicine Specialization
University of Minnesota

Integrative Health and Medicine Specialization

Launch your career in integrative health. Incorporate complementary therapies in clinical practice to improve outcomes and promote wellbeing.

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Robin Austin, DNP, DC
Louise Delagran
Janet Tomaino, DNP

Instructors: Robin Austin, DNP, DC

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Specialization - 5 course series

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2 months at 10 hours a week
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What you'll learn

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

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

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

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

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Specialization - 5 course series

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Beginner level

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2 months at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 5 course series

What you'll learn

  • Describe the field of integrative health.

  • Evaluate the state of the research evidence and reliable sources to use.

  • Discuss the overall safety of these therapies and how to optimize safe use.

  • Create a plan to successfully introduce integrative therapies into your work or other setting.

Skills you'll gain

Category: symptom management
Category: herbal preparations
Category: integrative care
Category: evidence-based practice
Category: botanical safety

Guided Imagery

Course 216 hours4.8 (202 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Evaluate the role of guided imagery in health and healthcare and how you may use it professionally and personally.

  • Assess if guided imagery is appropriate for a client or patient.

  • Identify and evaluate resources, including apps and commercial products that might be helpful in specific situations or for specific conditions.

  • Create your own imagery intervention for a specific patient or group of patients

Skills you'll gain

Category: improved symptom management
Category: patient-centered care
Category: wellbeing
Category: evidence-based practice
Category: integrative healthcare

Herbal Medicine

Course 317 hours4.8 (778 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Discuss the role of herbal medicines in healthcare overall as well as your potential role.

  • Discuss overall botanical actions and methods for creating botanical preparations.

  • Assess patients, including potential for herb-drug interactions and other potential contraindications and considerations for special populations.

  • Educate patients on quality control and safety issues.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Evidence-Based Practices
Category: patient-centered care
Category: complementary therapies
Category: wellbeing
Category: integrative nursing

Aromatherapy: Clinical Use of Essential Oils

Course 416 hours4.9 (465 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the current and potential role of aromatherapy in health and healthcare.

  • Identify safety and ethical issues and discuss their application in practice situations.

  • Assess, administer, and evaluate the use of essential oils for management of pain, anxiety, nausea, and fatigue.

  • Discuss logistics of establishing and sustaining a clinical aromatherapy program.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Mindfulness
Category: improved symptom management
Category: wellbeing
Category: whole-person care
Category: integrative medicine

Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare

Course 59 hours4.8 (220 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Discuss the benefits of mindfulness as supported by research evidence, including potential impact on pain management, sleep issues, and anxiety.

  • List contraindications, discuss how you would identify when they are present, and identify possible modifications to your recommendations.

  • Identify programs and resources—both local in-person and online where you might refer patients.

  • Discuss the benefits of mindfulness for you professionally, including reduced stress, enhanced focus, and emotional regulation.

Skills you'll gain

Category: symptom management
Category: healthcare
Category: Stress Management
Category: wellbeing
Category: Pain Management

Instructors

Robin Austin, DNP, DC
University of Minnesota
1 Course25,623 learners
Louise Delagran
University of Minnesota
1 Course11,916 learners

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