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  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies


    The accredited online Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) is designed to provide practicing healthcare professionals with an "evidence-based program" in complementary and integrative therapies. You'll be taught to assess, guide and evaluate patient use and to integrate CIT into your professional practice. The program provides you with the cultural and theoretical basis for applying complementary and integrative therapies while focusing on the skills and techniques of specific therapies.

    This program is applicable to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, creative arts therapists, couple and family therapists, women's health practitioners, members of oncology organizations, members of holistic health care organizations and more.

    The program is congruent with the educational standards set forth by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA.) The Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy course that is part of this certificate adheres to the level one educational standards set forth by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA.)

    For questions, please contact:

    Amy Pelak Rothstein  
    Student Services Manager       


    Required Courses 
    CIT 501Foundations of Phytotherapy3.0
    CIT 502Foundations of Complementary and Integrative Therapies3.0
    CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0
    Select one of the following:3.0
    CIT 511
    Spirituality, Health and Healing 
    CIT 512
    Body Movement Therapies 
    CIT 513
    Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner 
    CIT 600
    Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy 
    CIT 601
    Integration of Complementary and Integrative Therapies 
    CIT 602
    Women's Integrative Health 
    CIT 628
    Special Topics in Complementary and Integrative Therapies 
    Total Credits12.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree with a 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework 

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
        • Why you are choosing this particular track
        • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
        • Your plans upon completing the degree
      • Detailed resume
      • Nurses, Physicians Assistants and other health professionals who hold licensure or a certificate must provide a copy of license, eligibility for licensure or certificate
      • Additional requirements for International Students


      The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $985 per credit.

      This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

      This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


      Academic Calendar

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 
      Exams Begin 
      Exams End 

      Fall 2015     

      September 21, 2015

      December 5, 2015

      December 7, 2015

      December 12, 2015

      Winter 2016 

      January 4, 2016

      March 14, 2016

      March 15, 2016

      March 19, 2016

      Spring 2016 

      March 28, 2016

      June 6, 2016

      June 7, 2016

      June 10, 2016

      Summer 2016 

      June 20, 2016

      August 29, 2016

      August 30, 2016

      September 3, 2016

      Apply today for a Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Therapies

      Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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