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What You Can do with a Healthcare Research Specialization

A PhD in Mind-Body Medicine with a specialization in Health Research prepares students to conduct research in healthcare, providing a comprehensive education in both qualitative and quantitative research design in evidence-based natural medicine, including healthcare informatics. All the specializations in Mind-Body Medicine support career and professional goals across a broad spectrum of healthcare occupations for individuals engaged in private practice or employed in a variety of organizational environments. 

Whether you are a mid-career professional seeking to enhance your existing skills or an individual seeking to transition to a new career path, our healthcare research specialization provides a comprehensive overview of the integrative health field combined with core skills training. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in research, as well as academic careers in university and medical school settings.

If you are currently pursuing a career in one of the occupations below or aspire to do so, our program can help you make a difference and advance along your chosen path.

  • Acupuncturist/Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Administrator in a Healthcare Setting
  • Behavioral and Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Community Health Practitioner/Administrator
  • Educational Counselor
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Health Educator
  • Health Psychologist
  • Herbologist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Organizational Consultant to Healthcare
  • Pastoral/Spiritual Counselor
  • Psychiatrist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health Educator
  • Social Worker