Certificate of Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care Overview The accredited online Certificate of Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care provides students with a mind-body-spirit approach to end of life care. Graduates of the program develop mastery in providing compassionate spiritual care to patients and their families.The use of Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) within the scope of end-of-life care provides practitioners with the tools needed to treat the holistic spectrum of the patient and their family, while integrating an effective and efficient delivery of care. The program’s curriculum focuses on evidenced-based approaches and science-based clinical applications, while exploring culturally specific approaches and proven complementary and integrative modalities.Program FeaturesTaught by distinguished faculty trained in both conventional healthcare and integrative therapiesDriven by the principle of patient-centered care that eliminates unnecessary hospital re-admission and costly medical treatments, while alleviating pain and sufferingProgram Director, Stephanie Maxine Ross, M.H., M.S., H.T., C.N.C., P.D.M.T., is a pioneer and internationally-recognized expert in CITSynchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages studentsFor questions, please contact:Amy Pelak Rothstein Student Services Manager 267.359.5692 State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum Required Courses CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0CIT 621Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0CIT 622Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0CIT 623Cross Cultural Issues3.0Total Credits12.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree with a major in a health related field from an accredited university, with a GPA of 2.75 or above on all previous coursework Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $913 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1014 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term 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 the Advanced Certificate of Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.