Doctor of Philosophy in Integral Health

Learning Objectives

The doctoral program in Integral Health has been designed to foster the following aims: (1) to present a course of study which allows for the development of a sophisticated grasp of convergences and divergences in Eastern and Western thought in medicine, science, religion, and philosophy, and for synthetic-integrative possibilities, (2) to provide training in a range of devices which yield physical data bearing upon manifestations of body-mind-sprit in operation, (3) to apply and expand scientific forms of investigation to incorporate study of “paranormal” aspects of human life, and to show how such phenomena can be assimilated into religious thought and philosophy, (4) to provide an opportunity for students with the appropriate educational preparation to conduct a substantial research project which contribute to the  goal  of Integral Health.


Degree Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy in Integral Health requires ninety-four (94) graduate quarter units, 72 units of course work including ten core courses (40 units), and 22 units of Dissertation sequence.  Core courses completed at the Masters level do not have to be repeated, and they may be applied toward the Doctoral course requirements to a maximum of 16 quarter units, except the Spiritual Education requirement is to be fulfilled at both Masters and Doctoral level.  Elective course units, beyond the core courses, may be completed by drawing upon the Integral Health, Psychology, Life Physics, and Comparative Religion and Philosophy curricula.


Advancement to Candidacy is a formal step in the Ph.D. program. Eligibility for the Advancement to Candidacy examination consists of successful completion of all coursework (72 units) except IH 896, IH 897, and 2 research based papers. Please see Advancement to Candidacy,(p. 5)..




IH 700           Academic Writing Within the Human Sciences    (4 units)

IH 701           Foundations in Integral Studies   (4 units)

IH 702           Consciousness Studies    (4 units)

IH 703*         Counseling and Communication Skills  (4 units)

IH 704**       Spiritual Education   (4 units)

IH 705***     Advanced Qualitative Research Methods    (4 units)

IH 706***     Advanced Quantitative Research Methods    (4 units)

IH 708****   Introduction to AMI Research     (4 units)

IH 740*****  Paradigms of Health and Disease   (4 units)

IH 752******Subtle Energy Systems I: Consciousness, Dynamics, and the Subtle Body            (4 units)

IH 753  Subtle Energy Systems II : Consciousness, Cosmology, and the Subtle World              (4 units)

IH 896           Dissertation Topic Research                  (5 units)

IH 897           Dissertation Methodology Review       (5 units)

IH 898A        Dissertation I                                            (6 units)

IH 898B        Dissertation II                                           (6 units)

* If Counseling and Communication Skills was taken at the MA level, then Integral Spiritual Coaching needs to be taken at the PhD level or vice versa.

** Additional units of this course may be taken as electives.

***Either IH705, IH706 or both, in consultation with program director.  IH505 Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research (or the equivalent) is prerequisite to both Advanced Research Methods, students who have not completed IH505 will be required to take it.

****Or other lab class with approval of program director.

*****Or Integral Perspectives on Health.

******Or IH753 Subtle Energy Systems II: Consciousness, Cosmology, and the Subtle World.




IH 790           Topics of Special Interest                   (4-8 units)

IH 799           Independent Study                            (2-12 units)


CRP 731       Karma, Reincarnation and the Survival of Consciousness   (4 units)


LP 700          AMI Data Interpretation & Diagnosis  (4 units)

LP 722          Advanced Biofeedback and Neurofeedback    (4 units)

LP 712          Subtle Energy Devices and Research   (4 units)



PSY 753       Energy Psychology                                  (4 units)

PSY 764       Transpersonal Psychology                     (4 units)


Other Electives may be taken from any department with the approval and direction of the Program Director and/or Academic Dean.





Learning Objectives

The Integral Health Specialization in Life Physics Ph.D. program provides the student with advanced instruction in related research fields, such as bio-electromagnetic and electro-dermal studies, Apparatus for Meridian Identification (AMI), meridian research, bio-energetic phenomena, and biofeedback as well as advanced research methodology in quantitative research.

The PhD IH-LP specialization degree requirements, quarter units and required base core courses are the same as the PhD Integral Health program.  To qualify for the specialization in Life Physics, students take specific elective courses designed to provide the graduate student with a solid foundation in research methodologies, anatomy and physiology, meridian theory of traditional Chinese medicine and bio-energetic sciences.


Specialization Requirements

In addition to the Integral Health PhD base core courses, the Life Physics specialization contains the following core electives.  Remaining elective quarter units are selected from the Life Physics electives.



LP 706          Advanced Quantitative Research Methods                             (4 units)

LP 711*        Survey of Complementary Methods/Medicine  (4 units)

LP 712          Subtle Energy Devices and Research  (4 units)

LP 714          Traditional Chinese Medicine and Subtle Energy Systems                   (4 units)

LP 723**      AMI Applications for Research            (4 units)

LP 725           Integrative Anatomy & Physiology     (4 units)

LP 728***    Quantum Concepts for Biology and Consciousness (4 units)

* Or LP713 Energy Medicine Topics, or Consciousness Based Medicine.

**Or another laboratory course, with program director’s approval.

*** Or LP721 Basic Notions of Biophysics



LP 700     AMI Data Interpretation and Diagnosis (4 units)

LP 722          Advanced Biofeedback and Neurofeedback                                        (4 units)

LP 723          AMI Applications for Research      (4 units)

LP 728          Quantum Concepts for Biology            (4 units)

LP 740          Biophysiological Basis for Neuropsychology   (4 units)

LP 751          Psychoacoustics                                      (4 units)

LP 770     Introduction to Homeopathy          (4 units)

LP 777          Biophoton Detection and its Research Application                       (4 units)

LP 778          EEG and Brain Psychophysiology       (4 units)

LP 779     Human Biofield: Scientific & Philosophical Concepts             (4 units)

LP 790          Topics of Special Interest                (4-8 units)

LP 799          Independent Study           (4-12 units)

Other courses from any school or department may be taken as electives in consultation with the Program Director. A diverse syllabus with appropriate coursework for the relevant degree program will apply.




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