(14 contact hours) This online course focuses on foundational concepts in holistic and integrative health, including stress management, physical activity and movement, nutrition, and healing environments.
The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. Today, this philosophy is gaining attention as more practitioners recognize the benefits of combining traditional medicine with the nonphysical exploration of healing. In this four-lesson online course, you'll gain insights into a unique, person-centered approach to health care.
Designed for both health care professionals and consumers, the course explores key topics in integrative and holistic health care, including stress management and the beneficial effects of physical activity, nutrition, and healing environments. As you master the philosophies and treatments of these four holistic approaches, you'll also develop a deeper appreciation of wellness. You'll learn how the relationship between provider and client can promote healing and how these various treatments empower individuals to support self-healing through natural techniques. Above all, this course will guide you as explore the importance of treating the whole individual and learn to harness the tremendous potential of an integrative health approach. (14 contact hours)
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in all states.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS (CNAs) & CERTIFIED HEMODIALYSIS TECHNICIANS (CHTs)
The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.
CERTIFIED MANAGED CARE NURSE (CMCN)
The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education.
NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors)
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #107194).
Expiration Date: 9/11/2021
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Java. Click here to download Java.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.Gain insights into a unique, person-centered approach to health care. This course focuses on foundational concepts in holistic and integrative health, including stress management, physical activity and movement, nutrition, and healing environments.
Holistic Stress Management
Stress affects every person every day and while some people rise to the occasion, others experience a myriad of physiological, psychological, and spiritual effects. How people cope with stress can determine the current and future state of their health and well-being. Learn how human bodies react to the signals sent by their brains during stressful episodes and how these signals affect every system, especially the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.
Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement
Physical activity and movement are essential elements of any program designed for obtaining or maintaining health and well-being. While most individuals associate physical activity with aerobics, many activities comprise a well-rounded and interesting physical fitness and movement program.
Nutrition – an Integrative Approach
What people eat profoundly impacts their health and well-being, yet many people eat when they are rushed; they don't know where their food originated; they eat toxic, irradiated, or genetically altered foods; and they eat more than they need. Learn how you can revise your eating habits and become more conscious of what you eat, why you eat it, and how it is prepared.
Place and Sleep – Healing Environments
Health care providers can assist clients with their healing process through the creation of healing environments—spaces that support the individual's inner healer and utilize the environment to maximize its healing effects.
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, accreditation consultation, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author (with Caroline Young) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.
Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author (with Cyndie Koopsen) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.