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  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies

    Overview

    The accredited online Certificate of Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies prepares healthcare professionals to treat patients suffering from substance use disorders within the holistic spectrum by healing the body, mind, and spirit. Students will learn to integrate evidence-based complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) such as nutritional neuroscience, neurofeedback, meditation, auricular acupuncture, and Qigong bioenergy therapies within the framework of conventional healthcare. These integrative therapies will enable healthcare practitioners to incorporate innovative, caring and holistic methods to an underserved population.

    Substance use disorders are among the country’s most ubiquitous health and social issues. This cutting edge program is designed to empower practitioners to utilize complementary and integrative therapies within the scope of conventional healthcare practice to treat substance abuse disorders and enhance patient outcomes. A holistic, integrative treatment program for addiction requires combining neuronutritional treatment with other facets (bio, psycho, social, spiritual, economic,) including counseling and education to support lifestyle change.

    Program Features

    • This ground-breaking Integrative Addiction Therapies program is not available at any other university worldwide
    • This is the first program to offer future addiction counselors the skills needed to help achieve health and recovery of their patient’s brain and body, using natural and integrative methods
    • Courses are taught by internationally-recognized leaders in Complementary and Integrative Therapies and distinguished psychotherapists in the field of Integrative Addiction Therapies
    • Courses offered wholly online in a dynamic and interactive learning environment

    For questions, please contact:

    Amy Pelak Rothstein
    Student Services Manager
    267.359.5692

    Curriculum

    Required courses 
    CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0
    CIT 624Foundations of Integrative Addiction Therapy3.0
    CIT 625Spirituality, Empowerment, and Transformation3.0
    CIT 631Introduction to Nutritional Neuroscience3.0
    Total Credits12.0

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree with a major in a health related field from an accredited university with a 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework 

    Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
      • Why you are choosing this particular track
      • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
      • Your plans upon completing the degree
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $956 per credit.

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2014     

    September 22, 2014

    December 5, 2014

    December 8, 2014

    December 13, 2014

    Winter 2015 

    January 5, 2015

    March 16, 2015

    March 17, 2015

    March 21, 2015

    Spring 2015 

    March 30, 2015

    June 8, 2015

    June 9, 2015

    June 12, 2015

    Summer 2015 

    June 22, 2015

    August 29, 2015

    September 1, 2015

    September 5, 2015

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