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Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Minor

Spirituality & Healing, Center for
Graduate School
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, Mayo Memorial Building, Room C591, 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 Fall 2019
  • 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 Earl E. Bakken 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 5118 - Whole Person, Whole Community: The Reciprocity of Wellbeing (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience (2.0 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 5303 - Pain Management and Evidence Based Complementary Health Approaches (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5305 - Introduction to Integrative Mental Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5311 - Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5313 - Acupressure (1.0 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 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 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life (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 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 5712 - Supervised Health Coaching Skills Advancement (1.0-2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5713 - Health Coaching for Health Professionals (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5807 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Pause, Practice, Perform (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5905 - Food Matters: Cook Like Your Life Depends On It (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 5118 - Whole Person, Whole Community: The Reciprocity of Wellbeing (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience (2.0 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 5303 - Pain Management and Evidence Based Complementary Health Approaches (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5305 - Introduction to Integrative Mental Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5311 - Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5313 - Acupressure (1.0 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 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 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life (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 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 5712 - Supervised Health Coaching Skills Advancement (1.0-2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5713 - Health Coaching for Health Professionals (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5807 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Pause, Practice, Perform (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5905 - Food Matters: Cook Like Your Life Depends On It (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 5118 - Whole Person, Whole Community: The Reciprocity of Wellbeing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course explores the symbiotic and reciprocal relationship between individual and community health and wellbeing, as well as the many factors/forces which influence that relationship. Drawing upon recent studies in the area of reciprocal/symbiotic effects between individual wellbeing and community wellbeing, this course will include the following core topics: definitions of community and related dimensions of wellbeing, importance of Individual/Community reciprocity (Social Justice, Equity, Safety, and Trust), historical trauma and healing, and individual action and personal empowerment in community transformation. Utilizing elements of the Center for Spirituality & Healing's Wellbeing model and modes of contemplative practice, this course will ultimately assist learners through phases of individual reflection and mindfulness for the purpose of creating more open and reciprocal relationships with entities they describe as their communities. An extension of recent studies in the area of the reciprocal (or rippling) effect between individual wellbeing and community wellbeing this course will guide individuals in identifying the various communities in which they live or participate, the roles they "play" within those communities and why/ how this knowledge can help prepare them for action and leadership. Main themes of the course will include: - Mindfulness, Reflection and Healing: Historical Trauma and Marginalization. - Roles and Reciprocity: Justice, Equity, Security and Trust between individuals and their communities. - Transformation: Individual Action/Leadership as Bridge between Personal and Community Wellbeing.
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 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 5303 - Pain Management and Evidence Based Complementary Health Approaches
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will cover the evidence regarding effectiveness and safety of CIH practices, and the relationship of CIH to contemporary views of pain, health, and healing. There is a growing evidence base to support some complementary and integrative healing (CIH) approaches for pain management including yoga, mindfulness meditation, chiropractic, and others. In the US, chronic pain impacts over one third of the population and affects more individuals than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. While there is a wide range of conventional medical treatments available to manage pain, many are only marginally effective and are associated with troublesome side effects. Of growing concerns is the endemic problem of opioids associated with misuse, addiction, and fatal overdose. Pain sufferers and health providers need effective and safe options for pain management. Some complementary and integrative healing (CIH) approaches have a growing evidence base to support their use, particularly for pain management. This course will introduce students to the theories, mechanisms, use, effectiveness, and safety of commonly used complementary and integrative healing practices. The relationship of CIH approaches to contemporary views and research regarding pain, health and healing, and placebo effects will also be explored. Through reading, reflection, discussion, and critical appraisal, students will develop the necessary skills to synthesize different forms of information, including research, to reach evidence-informed and balanced conclusions regarding CIH for managing pain, restoring function, and enhancing overall health and wellbeing. CIH approaches covered will include: whole systems (Traditional Chinese Medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, Ayurvedic Medicine, etc.); mind-body practices (contemplative and meditative practices; yoga, tai chi, Qigong, etc.); manipulative and body-based approaches (massage therapy, acupuncture, manipulation); and energy-based approaches (energy medicine, Reiki, therapeutic touch, healing touch). Upon completion of the course, students will have a foundational knowledge of CIH for pain management and the skills to critically appraise and determine the trustworthiness of different information sources. Prerequisite: Graduate or Professional program student.
CSPH 5305 - Introduction to Integrative Mental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate or Professional student. This course focuses on introducing students to the concept of integrative mental health (IMH). Definitions of IMH, the history and background of the concept, and how it relates to psychiatric care and health care in general will be explored. Students will explore and practice risk-benefit profiles of different modalities in the context of evidence-based mental health care. An emphasis will be placed on the connection between physical and mental health and how that can be approached from an integrative perspective. Topics such as mindfulness and mental health, nutrition and mental health, herbs and supplements in psychiatric care, and the role of functional medicine in IMH will be covered, as well as how psychotherapy and psychotropic medications fit in the IMH framework. Students will review the current diagnostic system for mental health disorders and that can both help and hinder an integrative approach to mental health care. Integrative approaches for assessing mental health concerns will be reviewed, and how to use these approaches alongside a traditional medical approach for maximum benefit will be explored. Students will further review specific modalities for mental health and wellbeing that are less focused on specific systems and more focused on holism and the interplay of systems. Students will also identity and explore different ways of viewing mental health and wellbeing based on cultural and geographical issues, and how these may impact the approaches.
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 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 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 ½-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 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 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students will learn how to provide compassionate and effective care at the end of life, including appropriate communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers at crucial points of care. Students will also explore their own perspectives about end of life and learn the importance of self-care. The course will help students reframe end-of-life care from a focus on medical death to an emphasis on humane dying through reflection on values, hopes, and plans. Students will learn to support individuals through personal connection and the sharing of narratives and wisdom.
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 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 5712 - Supervised Health Coaching Skills Advancement
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Prereq admitted to Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching Master of Arts, Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Certificate-Health Coaching Track; CSPH 5701; CSPH 5702; or instructor consent. This course provides Health Coaching students the opportunity to advance coaching skills/strategies through individual client practice under the supervision of an experienced Health Coaching instructor. The student health coach will engage in recorded in-person and/or telephone coaching sessions, and receive live feedback from the instructor. The student will assess their own integration of coaching skills through completion of self-skills assessment (level appropriate) that includes self-reflection. A final skills assessment (level appropriate) will be completed utilizing the standardized tool developed for the University of Minnesota Health Coaching program (developed in alignment with guidelines the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching).
CSPH 5713 - Health Coaching for Health Professionals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Prereq enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice-Integrative Health and Healing track or other health professional program; or instr consent. This course explores the basic tenets of the four pillars of health coaching model: self-awareness, mindful presence, authentic communication, and safe/sacred space. Students will learn to identify/benchmark stages/patterns of change and to respectfully collaborate with interdisciplinary health care providers and facilitate clients ability to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes. Consistent, nonjudgmental application of a holistic perspective of optimal health and wellbeing in patient encounters will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to observe and to practice applying tools and practices from motivational interviewing, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry and non-violent communication. Students will identify the basic elements of an effective coach/client interchange in order to apply basic, effective coaching techniques. Students will be able to differentiate between health coaching, nurse education, case/disease management, and therapy. The course will discuss the importance of ongoing personal development in one's professional practice so that students may apply tools for self-reflection and personal growth in their own lives and work settings.
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 5807 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Pause, Practice, Perform
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An experiential course designed to teach core mindfulness skills while also exploring specific applications to the workplace setting. Explores key mindfulness traits and how they relate to essential workplace skills, such as resilience, task execution, critical analysis, intra/interpersonal growth, and leadership. The course will explore existing workplace programs and how corporate culture can be a barrier or a catalyst for adoption of mindfulness principles. From the perspective of the workplace and academic literature, students will gain an understanding of how to practically apply evidence-based techniques to help them succeed on the job.
CSPH 5905 - Food Matters: Cook Like Your Life Depends On It
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course examines the role of food as it bears on the current acute care approach to health and healing, the predominance of chronic disease and the important role that lifestyle (physical activity, stress, sleep, diet) has on all aspects of well being. For healthcare students and future practitioners, this course will support the development of personal food and cooking skills. This will allow them to serve as models to patients, as well as provide tools, resources and applications to support and guide patients in addressing their own diet and cooking challenges, specifically as they pertain to improving their health outcomes. Provides an in-depth exploration of dietary trends, their risks and benefits in relation to current health concerns such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc. Also examines the impact of the Standard American Diet (“SAD”) on these public and personal health problems linked to diet and lifestyle. Analyzes the components of a food system including how production, distribution and consumption of food are interrelated.
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 8.0]
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 5118 - Whole Person, Whole Community: The Reciprocity of Wellbeing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course explores the symbiotic and reciprocal relationship between individual and community health and wellbeing, as well as the many factors/forces which influence that relationship. Drawing upon recent studies in the area of reciprocal/symbiotic effects between individual wellbeing and community wellbeing, this course will include the following core topics: definitions of community and related dimensions of wellbeing, importance of Individual/Community reciprocity (Social Justice, Equity, Safety, and Trust), historical trauma and healing, and individual action and personal empowerment in community transformation. Utilizing elements of the Center for Spirituality & Healing's Wellbeing model and modes of contemplative practice, this course will ultimately assist learners through phases of individual reflection and mindfulness for the purpose of creating more open and reciprocal relationships with entities they describe as their communities. An extension of recent studies in the area of the reciprocal (or rippling) effect between individual wellbeing and community wellbeing this course will guide individuals in identifying the various communities in which they live or participate, the roles they "play" within those communities and why/ how this knowledge can help prepare them for action and leadership. Main themes of the course will include: - Mindfulness, Reflection and Healing: Historical Trauma and Marginalization. - Roles and Reciprocity: Justice, Equity, Security and Trust between individuals and their communities. - Transformation: Individual Action/Leadership as Bridge between Personal and Community Wellbeing.
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 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 5303 - Pain Management and Evidence Based Complementary Health Approaches
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will cover the evidence regarding effectiveness and safety of CIH practices, and the relationship of CIH to contemporary views of pain, health, and healing. There is a growing evidence base to support some complementary and integrative healing (CIH) approaches for pain management including yoga, mindfulness meditation, chiropractic, and others. In the US, chronic pain impacts over one third of the population and affects more individuals than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. While there is a wide range of conventional medical treatments available to manage pain, many are only marginally effective and are associated with troublesome side effects. Of growing concerns is the endemic problem of opioids associated with misuse, addiction, and fatal overdose. Pain sufferers and health providers need effective and safe options for pain management. Some complementary and integrative healing (CIH) approaches have a growing evidence base to support their use, particularly for pain management. This course will introduce students to the theories, mechanisms, use, effectiveness, and safety of commonly used complementary and integrative healing practices. The relationship of CIH approaches to contemporary views and research regarding pain, health and healing, and placebo effects will also be explored. Through reading, reflection, discussion, and critical appraisal, students will develop the necessary skills to synthesize different forms of information, including research, to reach evidence-informed and balanced conclusions regarding CIH for managing pain, restoring function, and enhancing overall health and wellbeing. CIH approaches covered will include: whole systems (Traditional Chinese Medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, Ayurvedic Medicine, etc.); mind-body practices (contemplative and meditative practices; yoga, tai chi, Qigong, etc.); manipulative and body-based approaches (massage therapy, acupuncture, manipulation); and energy-based approaches (energy medicine, Reiki, therapeutic touch, healing touch). Upon completion of the course, students will have a foundational knowledge of CIH for pain management and the skills to critically appraise and determine the trustworthiness of different information sources. Prerequisite: Graduate or Professional program student.
CSPH 5305 - Introduction to Integrative Mental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate or Professional student. This course focuses on introducing students to the concept of integrative mental health (IMH). Definitions of IMH, the history and background of the concept, and how it relates to psychiatric care and health care in general will be explored. Students will explore and practice risk-benefit profiles of different modalities in the context of evidence-based mental health care. An emphasis will be placed on the connection between physical and mental health and how that can be approached from an integrative perspective. Topics such as mindfulness and mental health, nutrition and mental health, herbs and supplements in psychiatric care, and the role of functional medicine in IMH will be covered, as well as how psychotherapy and psychotropic medications fit in the IMH framework. Students will review the current diagnostic system for mental health disorders and that can both help and hinder an integrative approach to mental health care. Integrative approaches for assessing mental health concerns will be reviewed, and how to use these approaches alongside a traditional medical approach for maximum benefit will be explored. Students will further review specific modalities for mental health and wellbeing that are less focused on specific systems and more focused on holism and the interplay of systems. Students will also identity and explore different ways of viewing mental health and wellbeing based on cultural and geographical issues, and how these may impact the approaches.
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 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 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 ½-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 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 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students will learn how to provide compassionate and effective care at the end of life, including appropriate communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers at crucial points of care. Students will also explore their own perspectives about end of life and learn the importance of self-care. The course will help students reframe end-of-life care from a focus on medical death to an emphasis on humane dying through reflection on values, hopes, and plans. Students will learn to support individuals through personal connection and the sharing of narratives and wisdom.
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 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 5712 - Supervised Health Coaching Skills Advancement
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Prereq admitted to Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching Master of Arts, Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Certificate-Health Coaching Track; CSPH 5701; CSPH 5702; or instructor consent. This course provides Health Coaching students the opportunity to advance coaching skills/strategies through individual client practice under the supervision of an experienced Health Coaching instructor. The student health coach will engage in recorded in-person and/or telephone coaching sessions, and receive live feedback from the instructor. The student will assess their own integration of coaching skills through completion of self-skills assessment (level appropriate) that includes self-reflection. A final skills assessment (level appropriate) will be completed utilizing the standardized tool developed for the University of Minnesota Health Coaching program (developed in alignment with guidelines the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching).
CSPH 5713 - Health Coaching for Health Professionals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Prereq enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice-Integrative Health and Healing track or other health professional program; or instr consent. This course explores the basic tenets of the four pillars of health coaching model: self-awareness, mindful presence, authentic communication, and safe/sacred space. Students will learn to identify/benchmark stages/patterns of change and to respectfully collaborate with interdisciplinary health care providers and facilitate clients ability to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes. Consistent, nonjudgmental application of a holistic perspective of optimal health and wellbeing in patient encounters will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to observe and to practice applying tools and practices from motivational interviewing, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry and non-violent communication. Students will identify the basic elements of an effective coach/client interchange in order to apply basic, effective coaching techniques. Students will be able to differentiate between health coaching, nurse education, case/disease management, and therapy. The course will discuss the importance of ongoing personal development in one's professional practice so that students may apply tools for self-reflection and personal growth in their own lives and work settings.
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 5807 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Pause, Practice, Perform
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An experiential course designed to teach core mindfulness skills while also exploring specific applications to the workplace setting. Explores key mindfulness traits and how they relate to essential workplace skills, such as resilience, task execution, critical analysis, intra/interpersonal growth, and leadership. The course will explore existing workplace programs and how corporate culture can be a barrier or a catalyst for adoption of mindfulness principles. From the perspective of the workplace and academic literature, students will gain an understanding of how to practically apply evidence-based techniques to help them succeed on the job.
CSPH 5905 - Food Matters: Cook Like Your Life Depends On It
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course examines the role of food as it bears on the current acute care approach to health and healing, the predominance of chronic disease and the important role that lifestyle (physical activity, stress, sleep, diet) has on all aspects of well being. For healthcare students and future practitioners, this course will support the development of personal food and cooking skills. This will allow them to serve as models to patients, as well as provide tools, resources and applications to support and guide patients in addressing their own diet and cooking challenges, specifically as they pertain to improving their health outcomes. Provides an in-depth exploration of dietary trends, their risks and benefits in relation to current health concerns such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc. Also examines the impact of the Standard American Diet (“SAD”) on these public and personal health problems linked to diet and lifestyle. Analyzes the components of a food system including how production, distribution and consumption of food are interrelated.
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 8.0]
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