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Integral Health Programs

Master of Arts in Integral Health

  • Concentration in Life Physics

  • Yoga Therapy Concentration (upcoming)

Doctor of Philosophy in Integral Health

  • Concentration in Life Physics

Mission and Purpose

 

Integral Health is the foundational discipline of the Institute, and it is dedicated to the view that human being must be understood three-dimensionally, that is, as a complex whole comprised of body-mind-spirit. The study of human beings obviously must address the diversity of human thought and culture. Thus, Integral Health is of necessity a cross-disciplinary field, that draws upon and seeks to creatively integrate Eastern and Western (Global) disciplines. As Integral Health is intimately concerned with the possibilities of well-being and the problem of illness/disease, a part of the curriculum at both the M.A. and the Ph.D. level is relevant to basic research in health assessment and modalities. This unique degree is designed to be transdisciplinary and flexible in nature. It is ideal for the student who practices or researches a healing art or intends to in the future.

Prerequisites

For Admission

  • Master of Arts Degree Program in Integral Health: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, in a related field.

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program in Integral Health: Master's degree from an accredited institution, in a related field.

Learning Objectives

The core curriculum of the Integral Health M.A. program is designed to provide the graduate student with a foundation in Global Philosophical traditions, consciousness studies, and the basics of research methodology. The student first completes the core master's level courses in Integral Health and designs their own concentration by choosing elective courses in Integral Health or from other M.A. programs (Psychology, and Comparative Religion and Philosophy) in consultation with the program director.  After completion of the course work, the Master’s Thesis is the capstone project.

Program Learning Outcomes

Integral Health Masters PLOs.  Graduates of CIHS Integral Health Master’s program will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Synthesize diverse studies in the human sciences and articulate their transdisciplinary nature, including psychology, integral health, philosophy of science, and reality theory.

  • PLO 2: Demonstrate empathic and formal communication informed by an integrated view of human interaction, scholarly sources.

  • PLO 3: Construct philosophical and scientific paradigms that advance systematic approaches to wellbeing.

  • PLO 4: Critically evaluate and solve problems in the human sciences in an integrally informed manner, through the use of qualitative and quantitative research.

Degree Requirements

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 a student is continuing into a Ph.D. program, Thesis units may be substituted with another elective course.

 

Core courses            28 units

Electives                    28 units

TOTAL                       56 units

Core Curriculum

  • 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 645 Integral Spiritual Coaching (4 units)

  • IH 504 Spiritual Education (several options available) (4 units)

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

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

  • IH-LP A Laboratory Course (4 units)

  • IH 690 Thesis (4 units)

* Or IH-LP 527 Paradigms of Health and Disease, or Consciousness Based Medicine.

Sample Elective Courses

  • IH 652 Subtle Energy System I (4 units)

  • IH 605 Survey of Complementary Methods/Medicine (4 units)

  • IH-LP 640 Biophysics of Neuroscience (4 units)

  • IH-LP 651Psychoacoustics (4 units)

  • IH 680 Topic of Special Interest (2-4 units)

  • IH 699 Independent Study (4 units)

  • IH 681 Consciousness Based Medicine (4 units)

 

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

Concentration in Life Physics

Learning Objectives

The M.A. Integral Health with a Concentration in Life Physics degree requirements, quarter units and required core courses are the same as the M.A. Integral Health program.  To qualify for the Concentration 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.

Concentration Requirements:

In addition to the M.A. Integral Health core courses (36 units), the Concentration in Life Physics contains the following required electives. 

 

Core courses                                28 units

Electives: Life Physics                 16 units

Electives: General                       12 units

TOTAL                                           56 units

Concentration in Life Physics: Sample Elective Courses

Courses

  • IH 523 Traditional Chinese Medicine Systems (4 units)

  • IH 525 Integrative Anatomy & Physiology (4 units)      

  • IH-LP 508 Introduction to AMI Research* (4 units)

  • IH-LP 612 Subtle Energy Devices Survey* (4 units)

  • IH-LP 620 Electrophysiology & Biofeedback* (4 units)

  • IH 628 Quantum Concepts for Biology and Consciousness (4 units)

  • IH-LP 677A Introduction to Biophoton Research* (4 units)

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

* See catalog for prerequisites

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.

Integral Health Ph.D. PLOs.  Graduates of CIHS Integral Health Ph.D. program will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Synthesize and formulate, in meta-systematic manner, diverse studies in the human sciences and articulate their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary nature, including psychology, integral health, philosophy of science, and reality theory.

  • PLO 2: Demonstrate empathic and formal communication informed by meta-systematically integrated views of human interaction, scholarly sources, advanced qualitative and quantitative research and original contributions.

  • PLO 3: Construct meta-systematic philosophical and scientific paradigms that advance global-holistic approaches to wellbeing.

  • PLO 4: Identify, appraise, and design novel problems in the human sciences, and solve them as an original contribution to the field

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.

Core courses                         62 units

Electives                                 32 units

TOTAL                                    94 units

Courses

  • 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 (several options available) (4 units)

  • IH 705 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (4 units)

  • IH 706 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (4 units)

  • IH-LP A Laboratory Course (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 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)

Sample Elective Courses

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

  • IH-LP 722 Advanced Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (4 units)

  • IH-LP 712 Subtle Energy Devices Survey (4 units)

  • IH 753 Energy Psychology (4 units)

  • IH 764 Transpersonal Psychology (4 units)

  • PSY 732 Somatic Psychology (4 units)

  • IH-LP 740  Biophysics of Neuroscience (4 units)

  • IH-LP 751 Psychoacoustics (4 units)

*Other Electives may be taken from other departments with the approval and direction of the Program Director.

Concentration in Life Physics

Ph.D. in Integral Health – Concentration in Life Physics

Core courses                                62 units

Electives: Life Physics                 24 units

Electives: General                          8 units

TOTAL                                            94 units

Learning Objectives

The Integral Health Concentration 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 Ph.D. IH-LP concentration degree requirements, quarter units and required base core courses are the same as the Ph.D. Integral Health program.  To qualify for the concentration 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.

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the Integral Health Ph.D. base core courses, the Life Physics concentration contains the following required electives. 

Concentration in Life Physics: Sample Elective Courses

Students select 6 courses (24 units) from this list:

  • IH 523 Traditional Chinese Medicine Systems (4 units)

  • IH 525 Integrative Anatomy & Physiology (4 units)

  • IH- LP 708 Introduction to AMI Research* (4 units)

  • IH- LP 612 Subtle Energy Devices Survey* (4 units)

  • IH- LP 620 Electrophysiology & Biofeedback* (4 units)

  • IH 628 Quantum Concepts for Biology and Consciousness (4 units)

  • IH- LP 777A Introduction to Biophoton Research* (4 units)

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

  • IH- LP 801 Forefront Issues in the Mind-Body Problem (4 units)

                                                                   

*Lab course (requires additional fee)