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  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Women's Integrative Health

    The accredited online Certificate of Advanced Study in Women's Integrative Health provides healthcare professionals with an innovative mind-body-spirit understanding of women’s health.

    Women's Integrative Health focuses on women’s unique physical, emotional, and psychological health care needs. Students will learn to explore the full female lifecycle spectrum, taking into account a woman's beliefs, intuitions, and preferences for care, allowing practitioners to form a healing partnership that provides patients with the finest possible health care.

    The program emphasizes the integration of evidence-based Complementary and Integrative Therapies such as phytomedicine, nutrition, mind/body, and energy therapy modalities within the framework of conventional healthcare practice.

    Program Features

    • Courses are taught by leading women's integrative health practitioners and internationally-recognized experts in complementary and integrative therapies
    • Offered by Drexel’s top-ranked College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • Pioneering program in women's integrative health is the first university program to offer practitioners evidenced-based integrative treatment
    • Coursework is designed for nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, nutrition scientists and other health care professionals

    American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation, Inc. has endorsed Drexel University’s Complementary and Integrative Health Master's and Certificate Programs, which allows graduates of these programs to sit for the nationally accredited board certification in holistic nursing.


    For questions please contact:

    Redian Furxhiu
    Student Services Manager
    267.359.5691
    rf53@drexel.edu


    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    CIT 503 Holistic Living For The Caregiver 3.0
    CIT 534 Witches, Wise Women and Women Healers 3.0
    CIT 602 Women's Integrative Health 3.0
    CIT 658 Advanced Women's Integrative Health 3.0
    Total Credits 12.0

    View 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  

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • One professional letter of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
      • References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members.
    • 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
    • Resume
    • Nurses, Physicians Assistants and other health professionals who hold licensure or a certificate must provide a copy of your license, or eligibility for licensure or certificate
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $968 per credit. (A 10% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1075 per credit)

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • 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.

    Program Director

    Stephanie Maxine Ross, MH, HT, CNC
    Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapy Program

    View a collection of Professor Ross's published articles on Herbals and Nutritional Supplements

    Stephanie Maxine Ross is an internationally recognized expert in Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT), a distinguished educator, with expertise in phytomedicine, clinical nutrition, and a specialty in women’s integrative health. She is a pioneer in the vitally important area of bringing Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) education to nurses, physician assistants, medical students, and to other healthcare professionals throughout the United States.

    Stephanie Ross is the founding Director of the Program in Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) and Clinical Assistant Professor at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. In addition to her teaching, she is expert advisor in CIT and the research and content specialist in curriculum and program development.

    Academic Distinctions:
    Professor Ross is honored to have been the first recipient of the Drexel Online Outstanding Educator Award, and is listed in Who’s Who in Health Sciences Academia. She is also the Associate Science Editor for the prestigious peer-reviewed Holistic Nursing Practice Journal where she is a featured author. Ross is an extensively published writer, whose work is cited in books and in international scientific journals in areas of phytomedicine, clinical nutrition and clinical applications of integrative medicine.

    Professional Society:
    Professor Ross is an internationally recognized presenter on Complementary and Integrative healthcare, and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Natural Healing Science at Dongbang Graduate University, Seoul Korea. In 1996, she was appointed Director of Botanical Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine where she initiated the first courses in Botanical Medicine to be offered in a medical school in the United States. She has served on the advisory board for the Center For Frontier Sciences, and the speaker’s bureau for the American Botanical Council. Ross was primary consultant in the development of the Botanical Medicine curriculum at the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, under the directorship of Andrew Weil, MD She has held the position as Director of Education and Science Advisor for the internationally renowned phytomedicine company Lichtwer Pharma USA.

    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2017

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

     

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

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