The graduate degree program in Integrated Health Sciences is designed for in-depth training for future health practitioners and educators. The curriculum presents theories and practice of total health care from the perspective of a body-mind-spirit interactive paradigm.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to design, develop and implement health and wellness programs for individuals, groups, corporations and communities.
Integrated Health Sciences
Doctorate Program: 90 Credits
(50 Credits in Required Courses, 40 Credits in Electives)
Combined Masters/Doctorate Program: 120 Credits
(50 Credits in Required Courses, 70 Credits in Electives)
Masters Program: 45 Credits
(35 Credits in Required Courses, 10 Credits in Electives
Course # Credits Required Core Courses for Masters
IHS 500 3 Assessment of the Whole Person
IHS 501 3 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
IHS 510 3 Wellness Counseling
IHS 511 3 Nutritional Counseling
IHS 520 3 Attitudes, Belief Systems, and Health
IHS 530 3 Alternative Healing Theories and Practices
IHS 531 3 Eastern Approaches to Health
IHS 570 3 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
IHS 580 3 Internship and Practical Application
IHS 590 10 Masters Thesis Project
Course credits toward your degree may be earned in the following ways:
Taking courses at other universities or colleges.
Students may request and submit for IUPS approval (through their mentors), permission to earn credits for workshops, and other programs not mentioned above.
Many students earn course credits by having their mentor assign books to read on the course topic, and writing papers that demonstrate their understanding of the assigned material. Credits can also be obtained by attending conferences, workshops, and retreats as well as through assigned projects. A key criteria for earning credits in this manner is for students to demonstrate how learning this subject matter impacts their lives personally and professionally. Integration of course material is of paramount importance at IUPS.
Students also have the opportunity to design their own electives, truly giving students the opportunity to customize their education. A sample syllabus is provided to assist students in meeting university standards. The student submits the proposed course syllabus to the mentor and the university for approval.
Course# Credits Required Core Courses for Doctorates
IHS 600 4 Assessment of the Whole Person
IHS 601 4 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
IHS 610 4 Wellness Counseling
IHS 611 4 Nutritional Counseling
IHS 620 5 Attitudes, Belief Systems, and Health
IHS 630 5 Alternative Healing Theories and Practices
IHS 631 5 Eastern Approaches to Health
IHS 670 4 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
IHS 680 1 Internship and Practical Application
IHS 690 15 Dissertation Research Project
Below are examples of electives that one may consider taking as part of this degree program in Integrated Health Sciences. Students, in concert with their mentors shall determine which electives are most relevant to their educational aspirations.
Course # Credits Courses
IHS 640 1 - 5 Community and Global Health
IHS 641 1 - 5 Body-Centered Therapies: Reiki, Hakomi, Bioenergetics, Chi Kung, Feldenkrais, etc.
IHS 642 1 - 5 Conscious Eating
IHS 643 1 - 5 Fundamentals of Somatic-Energetic Therapies
IHS 644 1 - 5 Conscious Relationships
IHS 645 1 - 5 Matrix Energetics - Level 1
IHS 647 1 - 5 Matrix Energetics - Level 2
IHS 648 1 - 5 Matrix Energetics - Level 3
IHS 649 1 - 5 Yoga
IHS 650 1 - 5 Tai Chi
IHS 651 1 - 5 Hypnotherapy
IHS 652 1 - 5 Chi Kung
IHS 653 1 - 5 Exercise Physiology
IHS 654 1 - 5 Psychopharmacology
IHS 655 1 - 5 Theories, Therapies, and Issues in Chemical Dependency
IHS 656 1 - 5 Movement Therapy
IHS 657 1 - 5 Physiological Psychology
IHS 658 1 - 5 Reiki
IHS 659 1 - 5 Feldenkrais
IHS 660 1 - 5 Homeopathy
IHS 661 1 - 5 Herbology
IHS 662 1 - 5 Meditation
(Please note: All Doctoral coursework (600 courses) involve more advanced research and in-depth study.)
For course descriptions, please contact the University.