Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health

Position yourself on the forefront of health care delivery when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health degree from Ashford University. Increasing cultural diversity has resulted in growing numbers of people who pursue complementary and alternative health practices.

The mission of the Complementary and Alternative Health program at Ashford University is to educate, empower, and inspire future leaders in the holistic health movement who will participate in the transformation of health care policy and delivery. The program also seeks to instill a passion for natural therapies by providing foundational, philosophical, applicable, and evidence-based curricula on holistic health that will foster an understanding of the interdependence between the human mind, body, spirit, and the natural environment. Finally, the program endeavors to inspire students to recognize their potential as catalysts for the advancement of natural approaches to health and for personal and societal transformation.

The vision of the Complementary and Alternative Health Program at Ashford University is to transform people’s present regard of health by instilling a deep appreciation of the mind, body, and spirit connection as regarded by ancient traditional medical systems as well as present day medical systems. In this transformative process we can instill in the learner a deep appreciation of these disciplines and a regard for those discipline’s impact on the health of our global community. It is in this endeavor that the program will inspire students to promote and advance natural health therapies and sciences by way of practice and promotion, scholarship, social/ecological stewardship.

you will learn
The Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health degree provides you the opportunity to study the history and delivery of major non-allopathic health systems including but not limited to the following: Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine, biofeedback, herbal medicines, chiropractic, acupuncture, acupressure, reiki, reflexology, energy systems, and transpersonal health such as meditation, hypnosis, and prayer. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health degree program, you will be able to:

Explore the history and practice of non-allopathic health systems
Examine cultural influences as related to complementary and alternative health practices;
Analyze complementary and alternative health usage trends
Differentiate major complementary and alternative health systems
Examine complementary and alternative health practices integrated into US health care delivery
Analyze research in complementary and alternative health
Examine components of holistic health care service and delivery

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