Courses and Prerequisites
The Integrative Therapeutic Practices Program blends basic science with ancient healing traditions. This degree program capitalizes on a recent shift in health care toward integrative medicine, a term for combining Western medical treatments such as pharmaceuticals and surgery with natural therapies such as herbal medicine, physical manipulations, and acupuncture. The ITP program draws from disciplines such as health education services, health care management, biology, chemistry and nutrition. Students study the holistic health model, health promotion and disease prevention, human disease and the scientific research methods needed to evaluate the latest techniques in this dynamic field. They also take elective courses in complementary therapies such as traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Indian medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and aromatherapy.
Students may choose the extended ITP major (63-64 credits), the ITP major (42-43 credits) or, if they are already majoring in another subject, the ITP minor (about 20 credits). The extended ITP major does not require a minor. The ITP major requires a minor in another subject area. Minors that complement the ITP program include nutrition, health care management, marketing, anthropology, psychology, biology, chemistry, human performance and sport, Spanish, gerontology, pre-healthcare, journalism and recreation services.
Additionally, opportunities exist to obtain certificates in aromatherapy and Hispanic Health Education.
These two documents show the requirements for students who declared the ITP major or minor prior to fall of 2012:
Courses and Pre-reqs ( 110 KB)
ITP Major, Extended Major and Minor ( 119 KB)
These two documents show the required classes for students who declare the ITP major fall of 2012 or later:
ITP Major Classes ( 85 KB)
ITP Extended Major and Minor Classes ( 83 KB)
Conversion Chart: HES to ITP ( 140 KB)
And here is the Course Rotation showing courses offered for 2013-16.
Couree Rotation 2013-16 (27 KB)