Assessment of Integrative Health (IHI)

Assessment of Integrative Health certificate (IHI) creates educational opportunities for both undergraduares and graduate students.

The certificate in Mindfulness and Integrative Health aims to enhance students' knowledge of integrative health practices. IHI was designed to provide students with extensive knowledge of integrative health practices through directed health professionals and ASU faculty drawn from across disciplines, research opportunities and skills that support a student in developing a mindfulness practice.

The Undergraduate courses introduce students to the core elements of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through stress management by incorporating evidence-based research on nutrition, mindfulness, communication, positive thinking, exercise, environmental factors and developing a mindfulness practice that facilitates wellness while maintaining living in balance.

The Graduate Certificate seeks to broaden students' repertoire of skills, tools and techniques in providing holistic, well-rounded care to our community, patients, clients and consumers. Students have an opportunity to complete one of the following options to satisfy the final capstone project for the certificate: individual research paper, a pre-approved activity that highlights mastery of the content, or the possibility of an internship as a wellness program manager for one semester.

Education

Five undergraduate courses are offered so students can begin their introduction to mindfulness, health, well-being and stress management. Students who complete all five undergraduate courses will receive a certificate of completion. 

The Graduate Certificate Assessment of Integrative Health Modalities (IHI) focuses on integrative health, the current term used by practitioners in the field who feel strongly that treating the "whole person-body, mind and spiritual" is the route to the highest quality of health and well-being. This certificate provides students with extensive knowledge of integrative health practices through directed readings in evidenced-based journal articles, expert lectures from community health professionals and ASU faculty drawn from across disciplines, a mindfulness practice, class interaction and a culminating experience from one of the following options: individual research paper, a pre-approved activity that highlights mastery of the content, or the possibility of an internship as a wellness program manager for one semester.