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  • 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 Features

    • Taught by distinguished faculty trained in both conventional healthcare and integrative therapies
    • Driven by the principle of patient-centered care that eliminates unnecessary hospital re-admission and costly medical treatments, while alleviating pain and suffering
    • Program 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 CIT
    • Synchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages students

    For questions, please contact:

    Amy Pelak Rothstein
    Student Services Manager
    267.359.5692 

    Curriculum

    Required Courses 
    CIT 503Holistic Living For The Caregiver3.0
    CIT 621Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0
    CIT 622Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care3.0
    CIT 623Cross Cultural Issues3.0
    Total Credits12.0

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    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 Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • 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

    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

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