The Integrative Therapeutic Practices Program (ITP) is part of the Department of Health Professions at Metropolitan State University of Denver. ITP majors receive a strong scientific background in subjects such as biology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, nutrition, statistics and health-care research methods. They explore the holistic health model, learn the principles of health-care ethics, and critically examine commonly used complementary and alternative therapies.
Juniors and seniors complete in-depth studies in therapies such as traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, herbal medicine and homeopathy. Electives include men's health, women's health, children's health, the physiology of aging, stress physiology and many other classes. During the last semester, an internship provides hands-on experience in the health-care community.
Graduates of the program have the skills to evaluate health claims and to analyze and apply the latest research in the dynamic field of health and wellness. Those interested in becoming health-care practitioners have most of the prerequisites for applying to graduate programs.
2012 ITP Graduates, with faculty, celebrating a job well done!