Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Complementary and Alternative Health
Dr. Erick Cervantes is an Assistant Professor at Ashford University's College of Health, Human Services, and Science. He holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR; a Master of Public Health from Tulane University; and a Bachelor of Science in General Science from Oregon State University. Read his full bio.
Position yourself on the forefront of health care delivery when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health degree from Ashford University.
Increasing cultural diversity has resulted in growing numbers of people who pursue complementary and alternative health practices. The Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health degree provides you the opportunity to study the history and delivery of major non-allopathic health systems including but not limited to the following: Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine, biofeedback, herbal medicines, chiropractic, acupuncture, hypnosis, acupressure, reiki, reflexology, energy systems, and transpersonal health such as meditation, hypnosis, and prayer. You will analyze complementary and alternative health studies as well as identify usage trends and integration into health services and disease management from multi-cultural perspectives.
Just a few of the many professional careers that often begin with a Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health degree include:
- Holistic Health Practitioner
- Wellness Consultant
- Massage Therapist
- Energy Practitioner
- Complementary and Alternative Health Research Assistant
- Ayurvedic Practitioner
- Pilates Trainer
- Music Therapist Assistant
- Art Therapist Assistant
- Movement Specialist
- Body Worker or Trainer
- Herbal Practitioner
- Mind/Body Practitioner
- Feng Shui Practitioner
- Stress Reduction Coach or Trainer
- Healing Environments Design Assistant
- Detoxification Practitioner
- Holistic Spa Worker
- Guided Imagery Trainer or Coach
- Meditation Instructor
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of the Complementary and Alternative Health degree by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
If an alternative health degree fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.