Mind-Body Medicine Certificate Programs

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As a  healthcare professional, you may prefer a shorter term of study in integrative health to move your career forward or enhance your services to patients. If you are a busy professional looking for fast, direct training in essential mind-body techniques, our four certificate programs in holistic medicine are the solution.

Degree students in the Department of Mind-Body Medicine already take many of the courses included in these certificates as part of their elective requirements or as add-ons to their degree programs.  

All coursework in the Certificate programs normally provides academic credit. These credits are transferable toward a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mind-Body Medicine should you decide to pursue additional studies. The Department of Mind-Body Medicine also permits non-degree students to pursue these Certificates on a non-credit basis, at a lower cost. Students electing this option complete the same academic requirements, but receive no academic credit.


The skills-set courses included in each certificate, which emphasize practical skills in a specific mind-body approach, are specifically designed to prepare you to pursue national certifications.

International Biofeedback Certification

The Biofeedback coursework follows the “blueprint of knowledge” of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and provides enough didactic hours of teaching and 17-20 of the mentoring hours to qualify the student for BCIA certification in general biofeedback.

Graduates of the Certificate will still need to gain additional mentoring hours, which cover discussion of:

  1. 10 sessions of personal biofeedback training,
  2. 10 case conference presentations,
  3. the use of specific biofeedback instruments, and
  4. 50 sessions of patient/client biofeedback.

Certificants must also complete an Anatomy and Physiology course (available online and in other forms), and pass an exam. BCIA limits full certification for independent practice to individuals with at least a  bachelor's degree in a BCIA approved health care field from a regionally accredited academic institution. More details are available on the BCIA website: www.bcia.org

National Hypnosis Certification

The Hypnosis coursework follows the teaching guidelines of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), provides the necessary didactic and supervision hours, and satisfies most of the requirements to qualify for ASCH certification for health care professionals, or for the SCEH-ACE hypnosis certification of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. ASCH and SCEH limit certification to individuals with a healthcare license, and also requires two years of independent practice with hypnosis prior to certification.

National Coaching Certification

The Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching includes coursework already approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as providing "Approved Coach Specific Training Hours" (ACSTP) for the students' certification by ICF.