Department of Health

West Chester University

Bethann Cinelli, D.Ed.
207 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA  19383
610-436-2931
health@wcupa.edu


Integrative Health Track

Integrative Health Advising Sheet

As an emerging field without a central credentialing agency, the learning objectives for the Integrative Health track were adopted following a comprehensive review of common competencies expected of public health generalists as well as clinically oriented health professionals. As such, the objectives reflect the ethical, evidence-based content, and practitioner skills-based expectations for health professionals articulated by:

  • The American Public Health Association’s Principles of Ethical Practice of Public Health,
  • The National Institutes of Health
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges
  • The American Dietetics Association
  • The American Holistic Medicine Association
  • The American Board of Holistic Medicine, and
  • The American Holistic Nurses Association

Upon completion of the Integrative Health Track graduates will be able to:

  • Assess specific public health needs of the community for integrative health programs.
  • Serve as a resource person in integrative health.
  • Implement integrative health programs to maintain optimum health and to reclaim health in a holistic manner where disease states exist.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and implement integrative strategies where appropriate.
  • Apply rigorous scientific evaluation of the efficacies of potential integrative modalities.
  • Serve as an advocate for integrative health, especially in underserved populations.
  • Advance the profession of integrative health.
  • Communicate the value of evidence-based integrative health strategies to address community health needs and issues.