Certificate of Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care Overview The accredited online Certificate of Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care provides students with a mind-body-spirit approach to end of life care. Graduates of the program develop mastery in providing compassionate spiritual care to patients and their families.The use of Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) within the scope of end-of-life care provides practitioners with the tools needed to treat the holistic spectrum of the patient and their family, while integrating an effective and efficient delivery of care. The program’s curriculum focuses on evidenced-based approaches and science-based clinical applications, while exploring culturally specific approaches and proven complementary and integrative modalities.Program FeaturesTaught by distinguished faculty trained in both conventional healthcare and integrative therapiesDriven by the principle of patient-centered care that eliminates unnecessary hospital re-admission and costly medical treatments, while alleviating pain and sufferingProgram Director, Stephanie Maxine Ross, M.H., M.S., H.T., C.N.C., P.D.M.T., is a pioneer and internationally-recognized expert in CITSynchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages studentsFor questions, please contact:Amy Pelak Rothstein Student Services Manager 267.359.5692 Curriculum Required Courses CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0CIT 621Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0CIT 622Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0CIT 623Cross Cultural Issues3.0Total Credits12.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree with a major in a health related field from an accredited university, with a GPA of 2.75 or above on all previous coursework Required DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $985 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 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a Advanced Certificate of Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.