As part of the M.S. in Mind-Body Medicine program, students will gain valuable experience in many areas.
- Mind-body medicine and integrative health
- Movement, exercise, and health
- Guided imagery
- Scientific advances in psychoneuroimmunology, the neurosciences, and consciousness studies
- Applied hypnosis or applied biofeedback
Applying the principles and evidence supporting the effectiveness of mind-body approaches for health outcomes and overall wellbeing, students enrolled in the M.S. Mind-Body Medicine program integrate the philosophy, science, and techniques of mind-body medicine in their personal and professional work. The curriculum presents a foundation of scholarship within the domain of integrative healthcare, mind-body science, practice, research literacy, and ethics. Students may choose to add a minor in integrative wellness coaching or integrative and functional nutrition to expand their knowledge and skills in one of these professional disciplines.
The requirements for the M.S. Mind-Body Medicine program include 40 credits within specific categories of coursework: core (13 credits), research (6 credits), mind-body science (6 credits), practice (9 credits), and electives (6 credits). Adding a minor will add 3 to 12 more credits to the degree program. Additionally, the following should be taken into consideration:
- The MS MBM degree does not qualify graduates for medical licensure.
- The average time to complete the MS MBM degree requirements is 2 to 3 years.
- Students also may choose to pursue a nationally recognized certificate in clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, or integrative wellness coaching. Refer to the departments of Applied Psychophysiology and Integrative Wellness Coaching to learn more.
Graduates of the M.S. in Mind-Body Medicine program will understand how to treat the mind, body, and spirit of patients. With courses that are designed based on a curriculum developed by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., students will connect one-on-one with leaders in the field and learn holistic approaches that can be applied to various areas, including counseling, health coaching, nutrition, social work, occupational therapy, or private practice.
- Integrative and Functional Nutrition
- Integrative Wellness Coaching