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  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies

    Overview

    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:

    Redian Furxhiu
    Student Services Manager
    267.359.5691
    rf53@drexel.edu


    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    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 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 511Spirituality, Health and Healing 
    CIT 512Body Movement Therapies 
    CIT 513Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner 
    CIT 552Integrative Advanced Relaxation Techniques (I-ART)  
    CIT 600Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy 
    CIT 602Women's Integrative Health 
    CIT 617Qigong: Bio-energy Therapy  
    CIT 618Principles of Holistic Nursing  
    CIT 619Principles of Bioenergy Therapies 
    CIT 620Integrative Meditation: Where East Meets West  
    CIT 628Special Topics in Complementary and Integrative Therapies 
    CIT 690Independent Study  
    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

      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 2016     

      September 19, 2016

      December 3, 2016

      December 5, 2016

      December 10, 2016

      Winter 2017 

      January 9, 2017

      March 18, 2017

      March 20, 2017

      March 25, 2017

      Spring 2017 

      April 3, 2017

      June 10, 2017

      June 12, 2017

      June 16, 2017

      Summer 2017 

      June 26, 2017

      September 2, 2017

      September 5, 2017

      September 9, 2017

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