The College of Integrative Medicine is dedicated to offering only the highest quality post graduate education and resources available for today's busy integrative healthcare practitioner. By translating the best of science, research, and development into one resource, practitioners are able to transfer a broader knowledge of integrative healthcare into exceptional professional development and practice.
Serving a broad arena of health care professions that include medical physician's, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, and doctors of chiropractic, among others, the College of Integrative Medicine was born out of a need voiced by practitioners. Our mission is to offer programs, products, and resources that serve to provide quality patient care, outcomes, and collaborative efforts within the integrative healthcare arena.
Among its many resources, the main focus of the College of Integrative Medicine is the CIHP (Certified Integrative Healthcare Practitioner) Certification Program. The CIHP program is designed to help practitioners acquire clinical integrative healthcare knowledge about the nature of illness, healing, and wellness. Practitioners will learn to incorporate evidence-based, safe and ethical integrative therapies through analysis of a comprehensive patient history and physical examination, and interpretation of basic and advanced clinical laboratory tests. The goal of the program is to develop integrative healthcare expertise for the treatment and management of common acute and chronic health conditions. Because some students are new to integrative medicine and others are already practicing IM protocols, the program starts with the basics and builds into a comprehensive platform to ensure that all students are afforded the full concepts of an integrative medicine approach to health care.
The CIHP program also offers an opportunity of dual certification for the doctorate level healthcare practitioner. Practitioners enrolled in the CIHP program are eligible to earn 300 hours of integrative medicine training that includes homeopathy, pharmacognosy, botanicals, and case studies.
The American Clinical Board of Nutrition accepts all 300 hours of the CIHP program. This reciprocity meets the ACBN 300 hour educational requirement for their board examination. Upon passing the CIHP proficiency testing and ACBN board examination, practitioners earn the DACBN Diplomate as well as CIHP Certification. Although this is not a requirement for completing the CIHP program, practitioners find this dual certification to be a favorable option.
With a comprehensive approach to teaching the most up to date research and development within the paradigm of integrative medicine, the College of Integrative Medicine is quickly growing as the number one on line resource for health care professionals interested in integrative health care.