Certificate in Holistic Health Studies
Holistic Health Advisors: Burke, Burrows, Daubenmier, Harvey, Peper
The Certificate in Holistic Health Studies is available to degree and non-degree students. The certificate is offered by IHHS as a resource for healthcare professionals seeking career enrichment and for those pursuing growth and a deeper understanding of holistic health.
Note: Non-degree students apply through the College of Extended Learning, (415) 405-7700. For additional information, visit www.cel.sfsu.edu.
Institute for Holistic Health Studies
The Certificate in Holistic Health Studies is available to anyone admitted through the College of Extended Learning/Open University. It is also available to matriculated students who have completed the minor in Holistic Health Studies. The curriculum includes an additional 8 units beyond the units required for the minor. The certificate is ideally suited for individuals who already have an academic degree, who are already in a health profession, or who may be exploring career options. Also, since a holistic health perspective encourages self-care and self-regulation, the program can be an excellent choice for stress reduction, personal growth, and health promotion. Classes can also be taken without enrolling in the program, an ideal way to explore specific interests. (See the description of the program below.)
Holistic Health Studies, Certificate — 30 Units
Completion of Minor (22 Units)
Required Course (3 Units)
|HH 680||Holistic Health Internship Seminar||3|
Electives (5 Units)
Elective units can be selected from remaining Holistic Health Studies courses or from any appropriate course (on advisement) from across the campus. Examples of appropriate courses outside of the HHS curriculum would include:
|ANTH 581||Anthropology and Folklore||3|
|BIOL 318||Our Endangered Planet||3|
|BUS 450||Greening of Business||3|
|CHIN 101||First Semester Chinese||5|
|COUN 425||Advanced Peer Advising||2|
|H ED 210||Personal and Social Determinants of Health||3|
|HIST 578||History of Japan||3|
|RPT 205||Enlightened and Sustainable Travel||3|
|RRS 276||Race, Activism and Climate Justice||3|
|PSY 442||Health Psychology||3|
|Other electives with approval of Holistic Health advisor|
Note: Students fulfilling the Holistic Health Studies Minor or Certificate Program may be eligible to apply for a Certification in Stress Management Education given by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA). Also, students who take the Holistic Health Studies biofeedback courses and fulfill some additional requirements may be eligible to apply for BCIA Biofeedback Certification. See a Holistic Health Studies advisor for details.