Broaden Your Opportunities with an Online Health Science Major

The Online Integrative Health Care (IHC) program is a health science major offering students 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. For students who plan to complete graduate work in medicine, a bachelor of health science program is an ideal foundation to a graduate health science degree program. The Integrative Health Care is one of several online health care degrees offered at MSU Denver. The IHC program offers an online major, online minor, and an option to pursue Men’s Health as a concentration or minor.

Career opportunities that align well with an online bachelor of health science include:

  • Wellness Coaching
  • Public Health

Career opportunities that require additional credentials or graduate work include:

  • Addictions Services
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Conventional medicine
  • Ethnobotany
  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Traditional/Indigenous Medicine
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Mental health counseling
  • Naturopathic medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Social work

In-person and hybrid options are also available.

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Course options and availability differ each semester. Please work with an advisor to customize a degree plan for your situation.

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Online Medical Degrees Prepare You for Health Care and Beyond

If you’re interested in becoming a health care practitioner, online medical degrees are a good place to start. The Integrative Health Care, B.S. at MSU Denver fulfills most graduate school requirements. MSU Denver graduates of the Integrative Health Care undergraduate degree program have been accepted into the following conventional and naturopathic medical programs:

  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • MSU Denver School of Nursing
  • Bastyr University
  • National University of Natural Medicine
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • National University of Health Sciences Chiropractic College

How will the IHC Health Science Major Impact You?

Integrative Health Care is a fully online health science major that will prepare you 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.
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$1000 Renewable Annual Scholarship for New and Returning Students

If you are a new MSU Denver student or one who has been away from MSU for at least two semesters and interested in completing a fully online degree, this scholarship is for you.

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Access and affordability is our mission. 30% of our students pay no tuition/fees, 46% receive aid, and our tuition is among the lowest in the state.


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Success Coaching for Online Majors

1:1 Success Coaching for MSU Denver Online Majors

In the Office of Online Learning, your dedicated Student Success Coach is here to support you. We focus on helping you develop essential skills in our 5 Success Coaching Zones:

  • Growth Roadmapping
  • Time Management & Organization
  • Online Learning Strategies & Study Skills
  • Network of Resources
  • Stress Management, Wellness, & Self-Care


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