Department of Health Professions
Integrative Health Care Major Requirements
The Integrative Health Care (IHC) program offers students courses that integrate the most recent scientific evidence with the oldest of healing traditions. The program draws from disciplines such as health education services, health care management, biology, chemistry, and nutrition. Students examine the diverse factors that impinge on an individual’s health and well-being. Students receive a broad-based understanding of the principles of human health and disease, the theories underlying healing practices, and the scientific research methods needed to evaluate the latest techniques in this dynamic field.
The IHC program offers a major, an extended major and a minor. The major and extended major are designed for students interested in working in the expanding complementary and alternative health care field. The minor is designed for students who recognize the increased emphasis on wellness in several professional fields and/or for health-conscious individuals who wish to establish a self-enhancement program. The minor can complement a major that is relevant to the student’s career goals.
Minors that would complement this major include, but are not limited to, Health Care Management, Nutrition, Gerontology, Recreation Services, Journalism, Spanish, Marketing, Human Services, Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required in the major in order to progress through the program. Courses with grades of less than “C” will need to be repeated in order for the student to take any other courses for which the first course is a prerequisite. All general requirements of the University for a Bachelor of Science degree must be met prior to graduation.
The Integrative Health Care program is housed in the Department of Health Professions. Students enrolling in the major or minor must confer with a department advisor as soon as possible. For more information, call 303-615-1200.
Educational Goals and Outcomes
The baccalaureate Integrative Health Care program has established the following outcomes for all graduates. The Integrative Health Care graduate will be prepared to:
- Demonstrate an attitude of caring, flexibility, and self-confidence in a health care setting.
- Act in an ethical and legal manner in applying the leadership roles of collaborator, resource person, change agent, teacher, and advocate.
- Integrate a variety of communication skills, media techniques, and strategies effectively and appropriately to influence health.
- Assess health situations and recommend appropriate healing practices.
- Evaluate global health systems to identify social and health-care trends in order to anticipate the future of health care.
- Apply scientific method to health-care problems.
- Apply knowledge of natural science principles in a healing practice.
The academic foundation for a successful career or graduate work is a broad liberal arts education.
- Check the General University Requirements for approved courses.
- Total credits for General Studies is 33.
(*denotes courses that count toward General Studies; +denotes courses that count toward a Pre-Health Care Minor.)
- BIO 1080 - General Biology I Credits: 3 *+
- BIO 1090 - General Biology Laboratory I Credits: 1 *+
- BIO 2310 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4 +
- BIO 2320 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4 +
- ENG 1010 - Composing Arguments Credits: 3 *
- ENG 1020 - Freshman Composition: Analysis, Research, and Documentation Credits: 3 *
- ITP 1500 - Dynamics of Health Credits: 3
- MTH 1210 - Introduction to Statistics Credits: 4 *+
- HCM 3500 - Health Care Research Methods Credits: 3 *
- ITP 1700 - Medical Terminology Credits: 2
- ITP 2000 - Integrative Health Foundations Credits: 1
- ITP 2500 - Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies Credits: 3 *
- ITP 2700 - Holistic Health Credits: 3
- ITP 3200 - Ethics in Health Care Credits: 3
- ITP 3800 - Stress and Sleep: Impact on Health and Disease Credits: 3
- ITP 4500 - Professionalism in Integrative Therapies Credits: 1
- ITP 4600 - Clinical Pathophysiology Credits: 4
- ITP 4991 - Capstone in Integrative Health Care Credits: 3 *
*Course has additional prerequisites.
Choose at least 15 credits from the following list:
- ITP 1600 - Herbal Medicine Credits: 3
- ITP 2800 - Health, Society, and the Environment Credits: 3 *
- ITP 2810 - Men Across Cultures Credits: 3 *
- ITP 2820 - Men and Anger Credits: 3 *
- ITP 2950 - Wellness Coaching I Credits: 3 *
- ITP 3000 - Men's Health Credits: 3 *
- ITP 3100 - Health Education and Counseling Credits: 3 *
- ITP 3300 - Homeopathy Credits: 3 *
- ITP 3400 - Ayurveda Credits: 3 *
- ITP 3500 - Traditional Chinese Medicine Credits: 3 *
- ITP 3600 - Energy Medicine Credits: 3 *
- ITP 3700 - Physiology of Aging Credits: 3 *
- ITP 3850 - Lifesyle Medicine Credits: 3 *
- ITP 4000 - Pediatric Holistic Health Credits: 3 *
- ITP 4100 - Women's Holistic Health Credits: 3 *
- ITP 4200 - Aromatherapy Credits: 3 *
- ITP 4300 - Botanical Pharmacology Credits: 3 *
- ITP 4400 - Wellness Coaching II Credits: 3 *
- ITP 4700 - Community Health Education and Lifestyle Medicine Credits: 3 *
- NUT 2040 - Introduction to Nutrition Credits: 3 *
*Course has additional prerequisites.
|Senior Experience Course||3-6|
|Total for Major||44-47|
|OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS|
|Required General Studies and Multicultural Coursework||33|
|Total for the B.S. in Integrative Health Care