Certificate Education & Training Classes:
Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Wellness, Healing
Over 83 million Americans are currently using some form of alternative health therapies, and that number is growing annually. People want to feel better. They want to manage stress, increase energy, live naturally, and be healthier, so this growing trend comes as no surprise. Consumers and professionals alike are rapidly embracing more holistic approaches to wellness.
The Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS) at San Francisco State University offers a comprehensive program in this important area. For over 27 years IHHS has approached health and healing from a holistic perspective, seeking to promote the well being of the whole personthought, feeling, behavior, body, spirit, and environment.
Although our curriculum is diverse, the general goal of all our holistic health classes is the same: encouraging the individual toward increased self-awareness, a greater capacity for self-regulation, and an improved ability to generalize these understandings to all aspects of life, be that improved health, more meaningful work, deeper relationships, or transcendence.
Holistic Health classes are offered during the fall and spring semesters only.
Note: Beginning in spring 2011, the Holistic Health program will only be offered through Open University. For more information, please see the certificate page.