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Alternative Medicine Degree, BS - Everglades University

Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Alternative Medicine

All degree programs are offered online and on campus.

The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine will prepare freshman students for entry-level careers in the alternative medicine environment such as chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, rehabilitation, hospitals, wellness centers, and spas. Students entering this program with previous vocational or technical training, or with an Associate’s Degree, will gain the knowledge necessary for advancement in the alternative medicine environment.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE DESCRIPTION
The curriculum is designed to allow the student to gain the knowledge necessary to work in the alternative medicine environment. The degree will enable students to incorporate a holistic approach into their careers and be successful in a variety of industries such as healthcare, sports, rehabilitation, management, spas, leisure and the beauty industries. This degree requires no Externship/Internship and no licensing or certifications will be awarded.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Everglades University’s Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine program provides alternative medicine major courses combined with general education courses. The program enables the graduate to analyze and communicate the integration of the mind, body, and spirit within the healthcare environment by encompassing several disciplines of study such as physical medicine, integrative wellness techniques, and nutrition.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine, students must complete 123 credits as described below. The length of this program is approximately 41 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)
English (6 Credit Hours)
English Composition I3.0 credit hours
English Composition II3.0 credit hours
Computer (3 Credit Hour )
Introduction to Computer Applications3.0 credit hours
Communications (3 Credit Hours)
Speech3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts (3 Credit Hours)
American Literature3.0 credit hours
Math (6 Credit Hour )
College Algebra3.0 credit hours
College Math (or Math courses equivalent or higher)3.0 credit hours
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
Political Science3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
Fundamentals of Nutrition3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Psychology3.0 credit hours
LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS)
Introduction to Health and Wellness Systems3.0 credit hours
Medical Terminology3.0 credit hours
Fundamentals of Nutrition3.0 credit hours
Anatomy and Physiology3.0 credit hours
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Understanding Clinical Research3.0 credit hours

*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 Associate Dean.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES* (21 CREDIT HOURS)
     Interdisciplinary Study 13.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 23.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 33.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 43.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 53.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 63.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 73.0 credit hours
( OR ) Choose Alternative Medicine Track (21 CREDIT HOURS)
    Stress Reduction and Relaxation3.0 credit hours
    Men’s Health3.0 credit hours
     Exercise Science and Sports3.0 credit hours
     Women’s Health3.0 credit hours
     Clinical Decision Making3.0 credit hours
    Introduction to Integrated Health Science3.0 credit hours
    The Meaning of Health3.0 credit hours
( OR ) Choose Science Track (21 CREDIT HOURS)
     Advanced Biology3.0 credit hours
     General Chemistry3.0 credit hours
     General Chemistry Lab1.0 credit hours
     Advanced Chemistry3.0 credit hours
     Advanced Chemistry Lab1.0 credit hours
     Organic Chemistry I3.0 credit hours
     Organic Chemistry I  Lab1.0 credit hours
     Organic Chemistry II3.0 credit hours
     General Physics3.0 credit hours
UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (54 CREDIT HOURS)
Naturopathy3.0 credit hours
Dietary Influences on Health and Disease3.0 credit hours
Manual Therapies: Massage, Reflexology, and Acupressure3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Chiropractic3.0 credit hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine3.0 credit hours
Health Psychology3.0 credit hours
Herbology and Botany3.0 credit hours
Nutrition and Aging3.0 credit hours
Alternative Approaches to Disease3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Homeopathy3.0 credit hours
Principles of Acupuncture3.0 credit hours
The Herbal Medicine Chest3.0 credit hours
Miasms and Constitutional Treatment3.0 credit hours
Detoxification and Healing3.0 credit hours
Ayurvedic Medicine3.0 credit hours
Body Awareness and Physical Movement3.0 credit hours
Antioxidants3.0 credit hours
Alternative Medicine Capstone Course3.0 credit hours
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE123 CREDITS

Note: All programs are offered online and/or on campus.