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Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Minor

Spirituality and Healing, Earl E Bakken Center for
Graduate School
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Center for Spirituality & Healing, Mayo Memorial Building, 5th floor, MMC 505, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-9459; fax: 612-626-5280)
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 8
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The integrative therapies and healing practices minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to expose students to a global range of integrative, complementary, cross-cultural and spiritual healing practices. Courses enhance the preparation of graduate students in health sciences and other disciplines by developing knowledge and skills in the emerging field of integrative health care. Specifically, the minor provides students with a theoretical basis for applying integrative therapies and healing practices; prepares students to research integrative therapies and healing practices; and prepares students to work collaboratively with other health professionals and patients in a multicultural, pluralistic healthcare system. The curriculum includes a core introductory course that provides the theoretical foundation for the program. Students choose additional courses offered by the Center for Spirituality & Healing in clinical applications, spirituality, or cross-cultural health and healing. The program draws upon the rich expertise of University and community-based faculty who encourage and challenge students to discover new ways of caregiving, and to cultivate diverse skills that will transform their life's work, experiences and relationships with others.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
  • primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The minor is designed for graduate students pursuing health or other careers, and who are seeking to deepen their understanding of integrative therapeutic topics.
Graduate students come from wide-ranging backgrounds and careers, including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, nutrition, psychology, physical therapy, liberal studies and public health.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Note that students may not use course credits to satisfy requirements for both a major and the minor.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Required Course
All students complete the Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices course.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
Elective Options
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 5 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5211 - Peacemaking and Spirituality: A Journey Toward Healing and Strength (2.0-3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5212 - Peacebuilding Through Mindfulness: Transformative Dialogue in the Global Community (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5215 - Forgiveness and Healing: A Journey Toward Wholeness (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5313 - Acupressure (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5311 - Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5315 - Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5317 - Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5319 - Yoga and Ayurveda in India (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5331 - Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5332 - Global Healing Traditions: Amazonia Plant Spirit Medicine (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5341 - Overview of Indigenous Hawaiian Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5401 - People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5421 - Botanical Medicines in Integrative Healthcare (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5511 - Interdisciplinary Palliative Care: An Experiential Course in a Community Setting (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5512 - Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5521 - Therapeutic Landscapes (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5522 - Therapeutic Horticulture (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5523 - Applications in Therapeutic Horticulture (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5533 - Introduction to Energy Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5536 - Advanced Reiki Healing: Level II (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5541 - Emotional Healing and Happiness: Eastern and Western Approaches to Transforming the Mind (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5545 - Mind-Body Healing Therapies (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5555 - Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5561 - Overview of the Creative Arts in Health and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5601 - Music, Health and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5641 - Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5643 - Horse as Teacher: Intro to Nature-Based Therapeutics Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT) (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5701 - Fundamentals of Health Coaching I (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5706 - Lifestyle Medicine (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 6000 - Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Topics (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CSPH 8101 - Critiquing and Synthesizing Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices (CAHP) Research (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 8191 - Independent Study in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-6.0 cr)
Doctoral
Required Course
All students take the Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices course.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
Elective Options
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5211 - Peacemaking and Spirituality: A Journey Toward Healing and Strength (2.0-3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5212 - Peacebuilding Through Mindfulness: Transformative Dialogue in the Global Community (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5215 - Forgiveness and Healing: A Journey Toward Wholeness (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5313 - Acupressure (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5311 - Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5315 - Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5317 - Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5319 - Yoga and Ayurveda in India (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5331 - Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5332 - Global Healing Traditions: Amazonia Plant Spirit Medicine (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5341 - Overview of Indigenous Hawaiian Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5401 - People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5421 - Botanical Medicines in Integrative Healthcare (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5511 - Interdisciplinary Palliative Care: An Experiential Course in a Community Setting (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5512 - Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5521 - Therapeutic Landscapes (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5522 - Therapeutic Horticulture (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5523 - Applications in Therapeutic Horticulture (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5533 - Introduction to Energy Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5536 - Advanced Reiki Healing: Level II (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5541 - Emotional Healing and Happiness: Eastern and Western Approaches to Transforming the Mind (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5545 - Mind-Body Healing Therapies (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5555 - Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5561 - Overview of the Creative Arts in Health and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5601 - Music, Health and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5641 - Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5643 - Horse as Teacher: Intro to Nature-Based Therapeutics Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT) (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5701 - Fundamentals of Health Coaching I (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5706 - Lifestyle Medicine (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 6000 - Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Topics (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CSPH 8101 - Critiquing and Synthesizing Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices (CAHP) Research (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 8191 - Independent Study in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-6.0 cr)
 
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CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research and practice on therapies, delivery of complementary therapies and, regulatory issues. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to individual transformational journey as part of health science education. Students become aware of their responsibility/resources to facilitate development of the self. Research data, experience of self that is part psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body-spirit approaches. Lecture, scientific literature, meditation, imagery, drawing, group interaction. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected interfaces between human health and the environment. Using complexity theory as a theoretical framework, students use phenomenological methodologies to analyze and describe the interrelated dynamics of human and natural systems. Case studies. Develop strategies to optimize the healthy functioning of human/environmental systems. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Links between resilience and spirituality. Applications of resilience/health realization model to students' personal/professional lives. Review of literature, theory, and research. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5211 - Peacemaking and Spirituality: A Journey Toward Healing and Strength
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Influence of spirituality upon process of resolving conflict and making peace in intense interpersonal/intrapersonal conflicts in multiple health care and social work settings, including in families, between patients/clients and nurses/social workers, within communities, among friends, between co-workers, or within ourselves. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5212 - Peacebuilding Through Mindfulness: Transformative Dialogue in the Global Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Contemplative/mindfulness practice. Tapping into reservoir of strength, compassion, and wisdom that fosters expressions of unconditional love, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Shifting from ego centered cognitive analysis/assessment to heart centered presence and deep listening grounded in humility/compassion. Native American circle process, including use of talking piece. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5215 - Forgiveness and Healing: A Journey Toward Wholeness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Impact of forgiveness on process of inter-/intra-personal healing. Forgiveness/healing in health care and social work settings from multiple spiritual/secular traditions. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Meditation as a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual inquiry. Students examine a variety of texts and develop ability to enter a state of calm, meditative awareness. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Students work to integrate meditation practice into daily life, cultivating awareness of the fundamental oneness of body, brain, mind, and universe. Mind-body interactions in health. "Hard problem" of consciousness in brain science. Emergence of compassion, wisdom, and healing in non-discursive awareness. prereq: [5225, [jr or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
CSPH 5313 - Acupressure
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Principles/applications. Location, indications for use, and techniques of stimulation of acupressure points. Methods for self care and care of others. Treatment of pain conditions, chronic health conditions, palliative care, oncology, women's health care.
CSPH 5311 - Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Philosophical roots of Shamanism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Influence of these philosophies on Chinese medicine. Evolution of concepts of the tao, Yin-Yang, microcosm, macrocosm. Development of herbal medicine, Tui Na, Qi Gong, acupuncture, moxibustion. Traditional Chinese medicine etiology of disease, physiology, diagnosis, therapy, disease prevention, ethics, psychology, cosmology. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5315 - Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Ethics, spirituality, and healing from perspective of traditional Tibetan medicine. Belief that illness results from imbalance and that treating illness requires correcting underlying imbalance. How to apply these principles, integrate them into clinical practice, and consult with a traditional Tibetan doctor. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5317 - Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Students test claim that systematic yoga practice leads to optimal health. Yoga's philosophy, scientific evidence, practical application. Students propose research-based programs for integrating yoga into personal/professional life.
CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Students study with expert practitioners in India. Using critical thinking, philosophical knowledge, cultural practices, scientific evidence, and research-based programs to integrate these traditions into personal/professional life. prereq: [5315, 5317] or instr consent
CSPH 5319 - Yoga and Ayurveda in India
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Yoga and Ayurveda are interrelated, ancient, holistic Indian traditions that integrate ethics, spirituality, and healing. While studying with expert practitioners at the University of Minnesota and in India, students will examine the claim that the systematic practice of these traditions promotes healing and optimal health. prereq: CSPH 4311 (and instructor approval), CSPH 5317 or CSPH 5318 or instructor consent.
CSPH 5331 - Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
3 -day retreat intensive. Shamanic philosophies, ritual etiquette, Core beliefs common to all shamanic healing practices. Cross-cultural healing beliefs/practices, unique psychology for understanding them, their use with contemporary healing practices and for personal growth. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5332 - Global Healing Traditions: Amazonia Plant Spirit Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Non-biomedical traditional healing paradigms as practiced in other parts of the world. Focuses on indigenous healing practices in Peru as directed by a local shaman. prereq: [5331, [grad student or jr or sr in health science or practicing health professional]] or instr consent
CSPH 5341 - Overview of Indigenous Hawaiian Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditional Hawaiian healing. ho'olomilomi (massage), la'au lapa'au (herbal medicine) and ho'opoonopono (conflict resolution). Hawaiian epistemology, traditions, and cultural values compared with western. The science of traditional ecological knowledge for healing and self-reliance.
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of Ayurveda. Evidence-based information. Balance of body, mind and spirit for optimum health. Ayurvedic constitutional types. Herbal medicine, detoxification, massage. Personal plans for health and well-being. How Ayurveda is being integrated into health care settings.
CSPH 5401 - People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Biologically active substances used in traditional cultures. Ethnopharmacology's past, current, and potential contributions to human knowledge. Concrete examples. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5421 - Botanical Medicines in Integrative Healthcare
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Widely-used botanical medicines from biomedical perspective. Alternative therapeutic systems presented according to bodily systems/processes. Evidence for therapeutic use. Botanical characteristics, traditional uses, chemical properties, dosage, hazards/safety issues, quality control. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Theoretical underpinnings. Skills to gather, process, and apply selected local plants/herbs. Multi-sensory of herbalists. Empirical scientific evidence for key plants.
CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of nutrition related to metabolic function. Model attempts to reduce chronic disease by looking for underlying causes/triggers and to intervene to restore function and achieve optimal health. Emphasizes importance of nutrition as a component of self-care. prereq: [Jr or sr or grad student] in Health Sciences or instr consent
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
For health professional students/practicing health professionals. Essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. Key safety/toxicity issues. Critique scientific/historical evidence about the therapeutic qualities of six essential oils in common use by the public and in clinical settings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5511 - Interdisciplinary Palliative Care: An Experiential Course in a Community Setting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multidisciplinary student teams partner with interdisciplinary community hospice teams in delivery of care to patients in a variety of settings. Series of seminars employs self-analysis/case studies. prereq: instr consent
CSPH 5512 - Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course examines spiritual care as an essential component of providing palliative care across the life span. Students will explore spiritual assessment tools, spiritual care models, and formulate a spiritual care plan within an interdisciplinary team perspective. prereq: Instructor consent
CSPH 5521 - Therapeutic Landscapes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of therapeutic design for specific population requirements. Therapeutic landscape design. Incorporates interdisciplinary interaction between horticulture, landscape architecture, and health science departments. prereq: [Jr or sr or grad student] in [health sciences or therapeutic recreation or horticulture or landscape architecture] or health professional or instr consent
CSPH 5522 - Therapeutic Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Central elements of therapeutic horticulture in context of multiple health care settings. Evidence-based history, principles, precepts, and practical application of therapeutic horticulture. Various plant/plant-related modalities from current research findings are related to populations, using therapeutic horticulture as a treatment intervention. prereq: 5101 or Hort 5072 or instr consent
CSPH 5523 - Applications in Therapeutic Horticulture
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
How to develop comprehensive program plans in therapeutic horticulture. Evidence-based principles, facilitation techniques. Documentation, assessment, program development techniques, evaluation. Leadership training, program plan components, book reviews, readings, comprehensive exam.
CSPH 5533 - Introduction to Energy Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Healing techniques that use energetic systems in body to enhance body?s ability to heal. Therapeutic touch, healing touch, Reiki, acupuncture, reflexology, magnets, homeopathy, other modalities. Scientific theories on mechanisms of energetic medicine and ways to measure energy. Students interact with practitioners of energy healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, principles, precepts, and practical application of Reiki energy healing. Alternative energy healing modalities, current research findings. Activation of the Reiki energy, hand positions to perform a treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5536 - Advanced Reiki Healing: Level II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/application of Reiki energy healing. Four levels of healing. Emphasizes healing at spiritual level. Activation of Reiki energy. Symbols that allow for energy transfer through space/time. Using second level Reiki energy for both distance healing and standard Reiki treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. Current literature, research findings. prereq: 5535, instr consent
CSPH 5541 - Emotional Healing and Happiness: Eastern and Western Approaches to Transforming the Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiential training in the cultivation of happiness, emotional health, and healing for multi-disciplinary professions. Ancient/contemporary, eastern/western approaches. How to increase positive emotions and mind states. Meditation, integrative approaches. Case examples. prereq: Sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5545 - Mind-Body Healing Therapies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Philosophies/paradigms. Four modalities commonly used in allopathic nursing, medicine and other health professions (biofeedback, hypnosis, imagery/visualization, meditation). Experiential and group discussion format. prereq: Grad student or jr or sr or instr consent
CSPH 5555 - Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/approaches of selected somatic therapies, including dance, movement, and body-based therapies. Historic/theoretical perspectives on use of movement, dance, and somatic re-patterning. Demonstrations of techniques. Application of techniques to specific populations/settings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5561 - Overview of the Creative Arts in Health and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
How creative arts therapies are integrated into health care. Art therapy, poetry therapy, dance/movement therapy, music therapy. Guided experiential exercises, discussions, readings, individual learning interventions, lectures. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5601 - Music, Health and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Music therapy, music medicine, music psychotherapy. Techniques/interventions. Hypotheses/rationale related to interventions. Related research. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Music therapy/medicine. Dance/movement therapy. Laban movement analysis. Somatic studies. Health care settings, patient populations, illnesses/diagnoses. Research surrounding approaches. Readings, lectures, discussion.
CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How imagery and imagery interventions are implemented for healing and to promote health/well-being. Experience/create imagery interventions. Instructional strategies include experiential, discussions, readings, lecture, and individual learning interventions. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5641 - Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Central elements of animal assisted therapy in multiple health care settings. History, principles, and evidence-based guidelines. Community-based interventions, in-class demonstrations, field trips. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will cover the basic theories and approaches of Nature-Based Therapeutics including restorative environments, therapeutic horticulture, animal assisted interactions, therapeutic landscapes, forest bathing, green care farming, facilitated green exercise, wilderness therapy and ecopsychology. The course includes: 1) historic and theoretical perspectives 2) research into specific techniques 3) application of techniques to specific population and setting
CSPH 5643 - Horse as Teacher: Intro to Nature-Based Therapeutics Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: jr or sr or grad or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) and to the range of therapeutic and learning opportunities found within equine interactions. Five domains of practice in EAAT are covered and include physical, social, cognitive, psychological and spiritual contexts. The course presents historical and theoretical concepts which helped develop various types of EAATs, and how the growth of EAAT nationally and internationally has continued to mold the profession. Students will learn to describe safety guidelines, best practices as they are currently known, and precautions and contraindications in EAAT sessions. During a three-day face-to-face class, students will engage in hands-on learning with horses and apply course concepts and topics during this intensive. Students will evaluate peer-reviewed literature in EAAT research to identify the strengths and weaknesses of such published material. Students will synthesize reading, lecture and experiential learning to develop an EAAT plan for an assigned target group population. prereq: jr or sr or grad or instr consent
CSPH 5701 - Fundamentals of Health Coaching I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Tenets of health coaching model. Tools for self development, deep listening, communication. Building blocks for optimal health from holistic perspective. How to identify/benchmark stages/patterns of change, interface with interdisciplinary health care providers, educate clients on self-care practices. prereq: admitted to Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching MA program; or, Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Certificate-Health Coaching track; or, instr consent.
CSPH 5706 - Lifestyle Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course provides a foundation in the theory and clinical application of lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle medicine aims to address the behavioral and lifestyle bases of common illnesses through health promoting activities and reducing harmful behaviors. In this course, we will explore optimal nutrition, lifestyle, physical activity, and attitude. We will examine the emerging evidence base of lifestyle medicine and how it relates to health promotion and disease prevention. Participants will be introduced to common laboratory and imaging findings, and how they relate to optimal health. prereq: basic course in Biology or Human Physiology.
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Explore how utilizing transformative practices changes in our physical brain, thoughts, beliefs, bodies, emotions and paradigms and create sustainable shifts towards optimal health, wellness and living. This course will include knowledge and discoveries from multiple disciplines including but are not limited to psychologists, scientists, quantum physicist, philosophers, healers, educators. The mind-body research has accelerated dramatically in the past couple decades and will provide students with an opportunity to discover new ways of understanding our human brains and bodies. This in turn provides new insight and innovation into human behavior and sustainable transformative change.
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development/implementation of optimal healing environments. Evidence base supporting structural, architectural, human, and care processes. Emphasizes identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Work and experiences in the workplace have a profound impact on many dimensions of individual and collective wellbeing, including a sense of purpose and meaning, financial and emotional security, quality of relationships and community, physical and emotional health, and the local and global environments. In this course, students will learn multi-disciplinary perspectives on key challenges in creating workplaces that contribute to greater wellbeing. Students will also reflect on their own personal experiences with wellbeing in their current and past work environments and examine strategies for enhancing wellbeing based on interdisciplinary theory and research. Specific topics include the importance of purpose and meaning at work, challenges in achieving work-life integration, the impact of technology on work expectations, and organizational change. This course is based on a whole-life, integrative model of wellbeing and draws from research and theory across the social, behavior, and health sciences.
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work.
CSPH 6000 - Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Topics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics-based exploration/research on integrative therapies/healing practices. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
CSPH 8101 - Critiquing and Synthesizing Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices (CAHP) Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar. Students evaluate peer-reviewed literature in complementary/alternative healing practices (CAHP) research. Identifying strengths/weaknesses of published research, synthesizing findings from multiple studies. prereq: Grad student
CSPH 8191 - Independent Study in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual study with faculty guidance. Students write proposal, including outcome objectives/work plan. Faculty member directs work, evaluates project. prereq: instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research and practice on therapies, delivery of complementary therapies and, regulatory issues. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to individual transformational journey as part of health science education. Students become aware of their responsibility/resources to facilitate development of the self. Research data, experience of self that is part psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body-spirit approaches. Lecture, scientific literature, meditation, imagery, drawing, group interaction. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected interfaces between human health and the environment. Using complexity theory as a theoretical framework, students use phenomenological methodologies to analyze and describe the interrelated dynamics of human and natural systems. Case studies. Develop strategies to optimize the healthy functioning of human/environmental systems. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Links between resilience and spirituality. Applications of resilience/health realization model to students' personal/professional lives. Review of literature, theory, and research. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5211 - Peacemaking and Spirituality: A Journey Toward Healing and Strength
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Influence of spirituality upon process of resolving conflict and making peace in intense interpersonal/intrapersonal conflicts in multiple health care and social work settings, including in families, between patients/clients and nurses/social workers, within communities, among friends, between co-workers, or within ourselves. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5212 - Peacebuilding Through Mindfulness: Transformative Dialogue in the Global Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Contemplative/mindfulness practice. Tapping into reservoir of strength, compassion, and wisdom that fosters expressions of unconditional love, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Shifting from ego centered cognitive analysis/assessment to heart centered presence and deep listening grounded in humility/compassion. Native American circle process, including use of talking piece. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5215 - Forgiveness and Healing: A Journey Toward Wholeness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Impact of forgiveness on process of inter-/intra-personal healing. Forgiveness/healing in health care and social work settings from multiple spiritual/secular traditions. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Meditation as a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual inquiry. Students examine a variety of texts and develop ability to enter a state of calm, meditative awareness. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Students work to integrate meditation practice into daily life, cultivating awareness of the fundamental oneness of body, brain, mind, and universe. Mind-body interactions in health. "Hard problem" of consciousness in brain science. Emergence of compassion, wisdom, and healing in non-discursive awareness. prereq: [5225, [jr or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
CSPH 5313 - Acupressure
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Principles/applications. Location, indications for use, and techniques of stimulation of acupressure points. Methods for self care and care of others. Treatment of pain conditions, chronic health conditions, palliative care, oncology, women's health care.
CSPH 5311 - Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Philosophical roots of Shamanism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Influence of these philosophies on Chinese medicine. Evolution of concepts of the tao, Yin-Yang, microcosm, macrocosm. Development of herbal medicine, Tui Na, Qi Gong, acupuncture, moxibustion. Traditional Chinese medicine etiology of disease, physiology, diagnosis, therapy, disease prevention, ethics, psychology, cosmology. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5315 - Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Ethics, spirituality, and healing from perspective of traditional Tibetan medicine. Belief that illness results from imbalance and that treating illness requires correcting underlying imbalance. How to apply these principles, integrate them into clinical practice, and consult with a traditional Tibetan doctor. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5317 - Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Students test claim that systematic yoga practice leads to optimal health. Yoga's philosophy, scientific evidence, practical application. Students propose research-based programs for integrating yoga into personal/professional life.
CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Students study with expert practitioners in India. Using critical thinking, philosophical knowledge, cultural practices, scientific evidence, and research-based programs to integrate these traditions into personal/professional life. prereq: [5315, 5317] or instr consent
CSPH 5319 - Yoga and Ayurveda in India
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Yoga and Ayurveda are interrelated, ancient, holistic Indian traditions that integrate ethics, spirituality, and healing. While studying with expert practitioners at the University of Minnesota and in India, students will examine the claim that the systematic practice of these traditions promotes healing and optimal health. prereq: CSPH 4311 (and instructor approval), CSPH 5317 or CSPH 5318 or instructor consent.
CSPH 5331 - Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
3 -day retreat intensive. Shamanic philosophies, ritual etiquette, Core beliefs common to all shamanic healing practices. Cross-cultural healing beliefs/practices, unique psychology for understanding them, their use with contemporary healing practices and for personal growth. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5332 - Global Healing Traditions: Amazonia Plant Spirit Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Non-biomedical traditional healing paradigms as practiced in other parts of the world. Focuses on indigenous healing practices in Peru as directed by a local shaman. prereq: [5331, [grad student or jr or sr in health science or practicing health professional]] or instr consent
CSPH 5341 - Overview of Indigenous Hawaiian Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditional Hawaiian healing. ho'olomilomi (massage), la'au lapa'au (herbal medicine) and ho'opoonopono (conflict resolution). Hawaiian epistemology, traditions, and cultural values compared with western. The science of traditional ecological knowledge for healing and self-reliance.
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of Ayurveda. Evidence-based information. Balance of body, mind and spirit for optimum health. Ayurvedic constitutional types. Herbal medicine, detoxification, massage. Personal plans for health and well-being. How Ayurveda is being integrated into health care settings.
CSPH 5401 - People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Biologically active substances used in traditional cultures. Ethnopharmacology's past, current, and potential contributions to human knowledge. Concrete examples. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5421 - Botanical Medicines in Integrative Healthcare
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Widely-used botanical medicines from biomedical perspective. Alternative therapeutic systems presented according to bodily systems/processes. Evidence for therapeutic use. Botanical characteristics, traditional uses, chemical properties, dosage, hazards/safety issues, quality control. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Theoretical underpinnings. Skills to gather, process, and apply selected local plants/herbs. Multi-sensory of herbalists. Empirical scientific evidence for key plants.
CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of nutrition related to metabolic function. Model attempts to reduce chronic disease by looking for underlying causes/triggers and to intervene to restore function and achieve optimal health. Emphasizes importance of nutrition as a component of self-care. prereq: [Jr or sr or grad student] in Health Sciences or instr consent
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
For health professional students/practicing health professionals. Essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. Key safety/toxicity issues. Critique scientific/historical evidence about the therapeutic qualities of six essential oils in common use by the public and in clinical settings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5511 - Interdisciplinary Palliative Care: An Experiential Course in a Community Setting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multidisciplinary student teams partner with interdisciplinary community hospice teams in delivery of care to patients in a variety of settings. Series of seminars employs self-analysis/case studies. prereq: instr consent
CSPH 5512 - Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course examines spiritual care as an essential component of providing palliative care across the life span. Students will explore spiritual assessment tools, spiritual care models, and formulate a spiritual care plan within an interdisciplinary team perspective. prereq: Instructor consent
CSPH 5521 - Therapeutic Landscapes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of therapeutic design for specific population requirements. Therapeutic landscape design. Incorporates interdisciplinary interaction between horticulture, landscape architecture, and health science departments. prereq: [Jr or sr or grad student] in [health sciences or therapeutic recreation or horticulture or landscape architecture] or health professional or instr consent
CSPH 5522 - Therapeutic Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Central elements of therapeutic horticulture in context of multiple health care settings. Evidence-based history, principles, precepts, and practical application of therapeutic horticulture. Various plant/plant-related modalities from current research findings are related to populations, using therapeutic horticulture as a treatment intervention. prereq: 5101 or Hort 5072 or instr consent
CSPH 5523 - Applications in Therapeutic Horticulture
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
How to develop comprehensive program plans in therapeutic horticulture. Evidence-based principles, facilitation techniques. Documentation, assessment, program development techniques, evaluation. Leadership training, program plan components, book reviews, readings, comprehensive exam.
CSPH 5533 - Introduction to Energy Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Healing techniques that use energetic systems in body to enhance body?s ability to heal. Therapeutic touch, healing touch, Reiki, acupuncture, reflexology, magnets, homeopathy, other modalities. Scientific theories on mechanisms of energetic medicine and ways to measure energy. Students interact with practitioners of energy healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, principles, precepts, and practical application of Reiki energy healing. Alternative energy healing modalities, current research findings. Activation of the Reiki energy, hand positions to perform a treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5536 - Advanced Reiki Healing: Level II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/application of Reiki energy healing. Four levels of healing. Emphasizes healing at spiritual level. Activation of Reiki energy. Symbols that allow for energy transfer through space/time. Using second level Reiki energy for both distance healing and standard Reiki treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. Current literature, research findings. prereq: 5535, instr consent
CSPH 5541 - Emotional Healing and Happiness: Eastern and Western Approaches to Transforming the Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiential training in the cultivation of happiness, emotional health, and healing for multi-disciplinary professions. Ancient/contemporary, eastern/western approaches. How to increase positive emotions and mind states. Meditation, integrative approaches. Case examples. prereq: Sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5545 - Mind-Body Healing Therapies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Philosophies/paradigms. Four modalities commonly used in allopathic nursing, medicine and other health professions (biofeedback, hypnosis, imagery/visualization, meditation). Experiential and group discussion format. prereq: Grad student or jr or sr or instr consent
CSPH 5555 - Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/approaches of selected somatic therapies, including dance, movement, and body-based therapies. Historic/theoretical perspectives on use of movement, dance, and somatic re-patterning. Demonstrations of techniques. Application of techniques to specific populations/settings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5561 - Overview of the Creative Arts in Health and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
How creative arts therapies are integrated into health care. Art therapy, poetry therapy, dance/movement therapy, music therapy. Guided experiential exercises, discussions, readings, individual learning interventions, lectures. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5601 - Music, Health and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Music therapy, music medicine, music psychotherapy. Techniques/interventions. Hypotheses/rationale related to interventions. Related research. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Music therapy/medicine. Dance/movement therapy. Laban movement analysis. Somatic studies. Health care settings, patient populations, illnesses/diagnoses. Research surrounding approaches. Readings, lectures, discussion.
CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How imagery and imagery interventions are implemented for healing and to promote health/well-being. Experience/create imagery interventions. Instructional strategies include experiential, discussions, readings, lecture, and individual learning interventions. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5641 - Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Central elements of animal assisted therapy in multiple health care settings. History, principles, and evidence-based guidelines. Community-based interventions, in-class demonstrations, field trips. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will cover the basic theories and approaches of Nature-Based Therapeutics including restorative environments, therapeutic horticulture, animal assisted interactions, therapeutic landscapes, forest bathing, green care farming, facilitated green exercise, wilderness therapy and ecopsychology. The course includes: 1) historic and theoretical perspectives 2) research into specific techniques 3) application of techniques to specific population and setting
CSPH 5643 - Horse as Teacher: Intro to Nature-Based Therapeutics Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: jr or sr or grad or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) and to the range of therapeutic and learning opportunities found within equine interactions. Five domains of practice in EAAT are covered and include physical, social, cognitive, psychological and spiritual contexts. The course presents historical and theoretical concepts which helped develop various types of EAATs, and how the growth of EAAT nationally and internationally has continued to mold the profession. Students will learn to describe safety guidelines, best practices as they are currently known, and precautions and contraindications in EAAT sessions. During a three-day face-to-face class, students will engage in hands-on learning with horses and apply course concepts and topics during this intensive. Students will evaluate peer-reviewed literature in EAAT research to identify the strengths and weaknesses of such published material. Students will synthesize reading, lecture and experiential learning to develop an EAAT plan for an assigned target group population. prereq: jr or sr or grad or instr consent
CSPH 5701 - Fundamentals of Health Coaching I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Tenets of health coaching model. Tools for self development, deep listening, communication. Building blocks for optimal health from holistic perspective. How to identify/benchmark stages/patterns of change, interface with interdisciplinary health care providers, educate clients on self-care practices. prereq: admitted to Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching MA program; or, Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Certificate-Health Coaching track; or, instr consent.
CSPH 5706 - Lifestyle Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course provides a foundation in the theory and clinical application of lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle medicine aims to address the behavioral and lifestyle bases of common illnesses through health promoting activities and reducing harmful behaviors. In this course, we will explore optimal nutrition, lifestyle, physical activity, and attitude. We will examine the emerging evidence base of lifestyle medicine and how it relates to health promotion and disease prevention. Participants will be introduced to common laboratory and imaging findings, and how they relate to optimal health. prereq: basic course in Biology or Human Physiology.
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Explore how utilizing transformative practices changes in our physical brain, thoughts, beliefs, bodies, emotions and paradigms and create sustainable shifts towards optimal health, wellness and living. This course will include knowledge and discoveries from multiple disciplines including but are not limited to psychologists, scientists, quantum physicist, philosophers, healers, educators. The mind-body research has accelerated dramatically in the past couple decades and will provide students with an opportunity to discover new ways of understanding our human brains and bodies. This in turn provides new insight and innovation into human behavior and sustainable transformative change.
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development/implementation of optimal healing environments. Evidence base supporting structural, architectural, human, and care processes. Emphasizes identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Work and experiences in the workplace have a profound impact on many dimensions of individual and collective wellbeing, including a sense of purpose and meaning, financial and emotional security, quality of relationships and community, physical and emotional health, and the local and global environments. In this course, students will learn multi-disciplinary perspectives on key challenges in creating workplaces that contribute to greater wellbeing. Students will also reflect on their own personal experiences with wellbeing in their current and past work environments and examine strategies for enhancing wellbeing based on interdisciplinary theory and research. Specific topics include the importance of purpose and meaning at work, challenges in achieving work-life integration, the impact of technology on work expectations, and organizational change. This course is based on a whole-life, integrative model of wellbeing and draws from research and theory across the social, behavior, and health sciences.
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work.
CSPH 6000 - Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Topics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics-based exploration/research on integrative therapies/healing practices. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
CSPH 8101 - Critiquing and Synthesizing Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices (CAHP) Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar. Students evaluate peer-reviewed literature in complementary/alternative healing practices (CAHP) research. Identifying strengths/weaknesses of published research, synthesizing findings from multiple studies. prereq: Grad student
CSPH 8191 - Independent Study in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual study with faculty guidance. Students write proposal, including outcome objectives/work plan. Faculty member directs work, evaluates project. prereq: instr consent