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
The American Public Health Association's Principles of Ethical Practice of Public
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
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.