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Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Alternative Medicine:

On Campus & Online Alternative Medicine Degree

As complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) becomes more widely accepted by Western cultures including both doctors and patients, the need for alternative medicine professionals continues to grow. Alternative medicine is a term used to refer to any heath care treatment that is not included in a physician’s standard approach to illness or disease. Although some alternative medicine professionals such as massage therapists and acupuncturists practice alternative medicine exclusively, others incorporate it into a holistic treatment approach, which allows them to provide their patients with a more diverse range of therapies. The Alternative medicine degree from Everglades University will prepare students to either specialize in alternative medicine or use it to enhance their existing practice. This on-campus and online alternative medicine degree program is offered 100% online and at all three of our campuses: Boca Raton, Sarasota, and Orlando.

 

 The Bachelor of Science Degree in Alternative Medicine enables students to explore the exciting field of Alternative Medicine with courses in Herbology and Botany, Nutrition and Aging, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, and Antioxidants. Courses are suited for practicing Healthcare Professionals such as Nurses, Massage Therapists, Spa Directors, and Medical Assistants who want to incorporate these natural healing arts into their careers. This degree will enable the graduate to become a well-rounded and educated healthcare professional with a broad basis for decision making in the ever-changing field of healthcare.

 

To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine, students must complete 123 credit hours as described below.

 

General Education Courses (30.0 credit hours)

English (6 Credit Hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Computer (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3 Credit Hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credit Hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Math (6 Credit Hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
College Math
(or Math courses equivalent or higher)
3.0 credit hours
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division Required Courses (33 credit hours)

Introduction to Chiropractic

3.0 credit hours

Fundamentals of Nutrition

3.0 credit hours

Anatomy and Physiology

3.0 credit hours

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

3.0 credit hours

  Interdisciplinary Studies*

     Interdisciplinary Studies 1

3.0 credit hours

     Interdisciplinary Studies 2

3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Studies 4 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Studies 5 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Studies 6 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Studies 7 3.0 credit hours
(OR) Choose Alternative Medicine Track  
     Health Psychology 3.0 credit hours
     History of Medicine 3.0 credit hours
     Exercise Science and Sports 3.0 credit hours
     Women's Health 3.0 credit hours
     Health Science Research Methods 3.0 credit hours
     Alternative Consultative and Diagnostic Procedures 3.0 credit hours
     International Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
(OR) Choose Science Track  
     Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
     General Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
     General Chemistry Lab 1.0 credit hours
     Advanced Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
     Advanced Chemistry Lab 1.0 credit hours
     Organic Chemistry I 3.0 credit hours
     Organic Chemistry I  Lab 1.0 credit hours
     Organic Chemistry II 3.0 credit hours
     General Physics 3.0 credit hours

*The IDS courses allow credit for appropriate prior learning. Allied Health, Natural Science, Physical Science, and Health Services Administration are commonly accepted disciplines for transfer credit into this degree major. Additional courses may be evaluated and accepted at the discretion of the Dean of Academic Affairs or Department Chair.

Upper Division Required Courses (60.0 credit hours)

Herbology and Botany

3.0 credit hours

Introduction to Homeopathy

3.0 credit hours

Nutrition and Aging

3.0 credit hours

Dietary Influences on Disease

3.0 credit hours

Alternative Approaches to Arthritis, Cancer, and Heart Disease

3.0 credit hours

Manual Therapies: Massage, Reflexology, and Acupressure

3.0 credit hours

Feng Shui

3.0 credit hours

The Meaning of Health

3.0 credit hours

Detoxification and Healing

3.0 credit hours

Ayurvedic Medicine 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
Body Awareness and Physical Movement 3.0 credit hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Acupuncture 3.0 credit hours
Stress Reduction and Relaxation 3.0 credit hours
Miasms and Constitutional Treatment 3.0 credit hours
Antioxidants 3.0 credit hours
The Herbal Medicine Chest 3.0 credit hours
Naturopathy 3.0 credit hours
Alternative Medicine Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours
Total Credits Required As Described Above 123 Credits