Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health and Wellness

The Integrative Health and Wellness certificate educates learners on cross-disciplinary approaches to holistic health and wellness that help them increase relevant skills in today’s market. Students explore the foundational concepts and comprehensive practices within integrative health and wellness while focusing on an individual’s unique characteristics by incorporating strengths-based perspective, cross-cultural communication, resilience, advocacy and problem-solving.

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Entry Terms


Completion Time

6-12 months


This certificate equips current and future healthcare practitioners, leaders, coaches and professionals with knowledge and skills related to integrative health and wellness approaches so that they may inform their overall recommendations to patients, clients, and others. The certificate helps students understand how complementary and alternative health approaches intersect with health and well-being, but is not intended to prepare students to independently practice. Students will learn about the wide variety of care options that are available, while considering social determinants of health, cultural and economic belief systems, and social and mental supports. Students will work side-by-side with a multi-disciplinary array of learners to develop the needed assessment, ethical, critical thinking and referral skills to excel within the wide range of roles and applications available across health and wellness in our global 21st century delivery system.

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Unique Features

  • Experiential Capstone in Nutrition in Practice
  • Holistic Health and Wellness Approach

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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General Requirements

Core Curriculum


Experiential Capstone


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You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
  • Previous degree training in a life sciences or health field strongly recommended
  • English Language Proficiency Proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores 

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

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Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021 Deadline
September 7, 2021Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
October 18, 2021Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)

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