Integrative Health

The integrative health concentration provides students with the foundational knowledge to approach health from a holistic perspective that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. The concentration will provide an overview of holistic approaches, as well as emphasize research, evidence-based approaches and the legal, ethical, historical and cultural foundations of integrative health care.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 9 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.


Required Courses: (15 credit hours)

HCR 340 Foundations of Integrative Health (3)
HCR 341 Biological, Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies (3) (Prerequisite(s): any BIO course; any CHM course)
HCR 342 Mind-Body and Energy Therapies and Modalities (3) (Prerequisite(s): any BIO course; any CHM course)
HCR 343 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Integrative Health Care (3) (Prerequisite(s): HCR 340 with C or better)
HCR 440 Interprofessional Approaches to Integrative Health Care (3) (Prerequisite(s): HCR 340 with C or better)

Electives: (3 - 4 credit hours)

BIO or CHM -- Any CHM or BIO course (3-4)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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