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Degree Level
Bachelor of Arts in
Degree Name
Complementary and Alternative Health

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.

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What you will learn

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. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health degree program, you will be able to:

  • Explore the history and practice of non-allopathic health systems
  • Examine cultural influences as related to complementary and alternative health practices;
  • Analyze complementary and alternative health usage trends
  • Differentiate major complementary and alternative health systems
  • Examine complementary and alternative health practices integrated into US health care delivery
  • Analyze research in complementary and alternative health
  • Examine components of holistic health care service and delivery

BA in Complementary and Alternative Health

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health. In this video, Assistant Professor Dr. Erick Cervantes explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in complementary and alternative health.

Careers in Complementary and Alternative Health

Just a few of the many professional careers that often begin with a Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health degree include: Energy Practitioner, Complementary and Alternative Health Research Assistant, and Herbal Practitioner. Take a look at your potential career options.

Complementary and Alternative Health Careers

Specializations in Complementary and Alternative Health

You may choose to delve into other areas of complementary and alternative health when you add a specialization to your complementary and alternative health degree program. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses.

This program offers the following specialization:

Health Care Informatics Systems

Your Courses in Complementary and Alternative Health

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.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.