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Graduate Programs in Integral Health

Groundbreaking Studies in Holistic Health

According to the tridimensional theory put forth by CIHS founder Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, a human being is a synergistic, integrated complex composed of body, mind and spirit. Dr. Motoyama believed that all dimensions are equally real and relevant to the study of human existence. Therefore, in order to fully understand the complexity of the human experience, we must study the three dimensions – body, mind, and spirit – as an inseparable whole.

The Master’s and Ph.D. in Integral Health represent one of CIHS’ most innovative programs, combining the best of all of our programs to create a hybrid where you design the concentration. It is unique in its interdisciplinary focus with the curriculum emphasis still on consciousness and a mind, body, spirit integrated thought and value system.

 

A Master’s or Doctorate in Integral Health is appropriate for practitioners, scientists, writers, researchers, D.O.’s, chiropractors, and therapists of all types, among others, to expand on their knowledge of holistic health and the mind, body, spirit connection as it relates to consciousness and health. It increases the student’s awareness of such higher-level studies of subtle energy and many find it useful for marketing practices, workshops, and increasing authorship legitimacy.

The core curriculum of the Integral Health M.A. program is designed to provide the graduate student with a foundation in Eastern and Western Philosophical traditions, consciousness studies, and the basics of research methodology. The student first completes the core master’s level courses in Integral Health and fulfills the remaining degree requirements by choosing elective courses in Integral Health or from other M.A. programs (Life Physics, Psychology and Comparative religion) in consultation with the program director.  After completion of the course work, the Master’s Thesis is the capstone project.

The Ph.D. 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.

 

Fifty-six (56) graduate quarter units are required to complete the Master of Arts degree program in Integral Health. Thirty-two core curriculum graduate quarter units are earned in eight core courses designed to establish a basic foundation in the systems of philosophy and research methods. The remaining units are earned by completing elective courses drawn from Integral Health or other departments in consultation with the program director. If student is continuing into a PhD program, Thesis units may be substituted with another elective course..

IH 500            Academic Writing Within the Human  Sciences  (4 units)

IH 501            Foundations in Integral Studies  (4 units)

IH 502            Consciousness Studies  (4 units)

IH 503*          Counseling & Communication Skills   (4 units)

IH 504            Spiritual Education   (4 units)

IH 505**         Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research  (4 units)

IH 507***       Integral Perspectives on Health      (4 units)

IH 508****     Introduction to AMI Research       (4 units)

IH 690*****   Thesis   (4 units)

 

* CRP 745    Integral Spiritual Coaching may be taken in its place, upon the approval of the Program Director.

**  Or IH 506 Statistics.

***  Or LP 527 Paradigms of Health and Disease.

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

***** Students continuing into a PhD program may choose to substitute an elective course.

IH 652            Subtle Energy System I    (4 units)

IH 653            Subtle Energy System II   (4 units)

IH 680           Topics of Special Interest   (4-8 units)

IH 699           Independent Study             (2-12 units)

 

Courses from other departments can also be taken as electives in consultation with the program director.

 

The MA Integral Health Life Physics specialization degree requirements, quarter units and required core courses are the same as the MA 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.

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

LIFE PHYSICS SPECIALIZATION CORE ELECTIVES

LP 523          Traditional Chinese Medicine and Subtle Energy Systems (4 units)

LP 525          Integrative Anatomy & Physiology      (4 units)

LP 605*         Survey of Complementary Methods/Medicine    (4 units)

LP 623**       AMI Applications for Research   (4 units)

LP 628***     Quantum Concepts for Biology and Consciousness    (4 units)

* Or Consciousness Based Medicine.

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

*** Or Basic Notions of Biophysics.

 

Electives

LP 600          AMI Data Interpretation and Assessment (4 units)

LP 605          Survey of Complementary Methods/Medicine  (4 units)

LP 612          Subtle Energy Devices and Research   (4 units)

LP 620          Electrophysiology & Biofeedback       (4 units)

LP 623          AMI Applications for Research       (4 units)

LP 628          Quantum Concepts for Biology and Consciousness (4 units)

LP 640          Biological Basis of Neuropsychology (4 units)

LP 651          Psychoacoustics    (4 units)

LP 670          Introduction to Homeopathy    (4 units)

LP 677          Biophoton Detection and its Research Application (4 units)

LP 678          EEG and Brain Psychophysiology  (4 units)

LP 679          Human Bio-field: Scientific & Philosophical Concepts (4 units)

LP 680          Topic of Special Interest    (4-8 units)

LP 690          Thesis  (4 units)

LP 699          Independent Study  (4-12 units)

 

Courses from other departments can also be taken as electives in consultation with the Program Director.

 

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. 

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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.

INTEGRAL HEALTH

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

IH 799           Independent Study                            (2-12 units)

COMPARATIVE RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY

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

LIFE PHYSICS

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)

 

PSYCHOLOGY

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.

 

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.

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.

LIFE PHYSICS SPECIALIZATION CORE 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

 

Electives in Life Physics

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.

Courses from other departments can also be taken as electives in consultation with the Program Director.

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