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BA in Complementary and Alternative Health

Students interested in careers that allow them to instruct the public on natural food, health, and medicine alternatives could receive the education they need when they enroll in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health program. Learn more about this online bachelor's program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prior courses in nutrition, dietetics, or health could be important for prospective students of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health program. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health program offers foundational and introductory courses focusing on alternative methods of nutrition, healing, wellness, and disease prevention. Topics covered in required courses include public health services, alternative health systems, cultural influences in health treatments and holistic approaches, spirituality and healing connections, healthy lifestyle practices, and mind/body aspects of health and wellness. Students also have the opportunity to study the history and impact of various systems, including chiropractic medicine, acupuncture, hypnosis, biofeedback, and reflexology. In a final capstone course, students can develop their own thoughts and ideas based on the theories and concepts they have studied through the writing of an extensive research paper.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)
  • ANT 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • HCA 415: Community and Public Health (3 credits)
  • HCS 323: Health and Wellness Promotion Throughout the Lifespan (3 credits)
  • HCS 326: Holistic Health (3 credits)
  • SOC 313: Social Implications of Medical Issues (3 credits)
  • HCS 321: Foundations of Complementary and Alternative Health (3 credits)
  • HCS 316: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness (3 credits)
  • HCA 430: Special Populations (3 credits)
  • HCS 435: Spirituality, Health, and Healing (3 credits)
  • HCS 338: Integrative Health (3 credits)
  • HHS 460: Research Methods for Health and Human Services (3 credits)
  • HCS 495: Complementary and Alternative Health Capstone (3 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While earning Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health could qualify graduates for various positions in the field, some might choose to expand their knowledge by pursuing a master's degree. A master's degree could in some cases be required for career advancement.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
  • Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Health and Wellness

Career Paths:

Completion of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health program could lead to entry-level employment in a variety of settings. Graduates could work for natural health food stores, clinics, community health centers, nonprofit health organizations, health spas, or nutrition centers. Note that in some states, licensure or certification might be required.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Holistic health practitioner
  • Wellness consultant
  • Massage therapist
  • Energy practitioner
  • Research assistant
  • Auvervedic practitioner
  • Pilates trainer
  • Music therapist assistant
  • Art therapist assistant
  • Movement specialist
  • Body worker or trainer
  • Herbal practitioner
  • Mind/body practitioner
  • Feng shui practitioner
  • Stress reduction coach or trainer
  • Healing environments design assistant
  • Detoxification practitioner
  • Spa worker
  • Guided imagery trainer or coach
  • Meditation instructor

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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