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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 I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Computer (3 Credit Hour )
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 Hour )
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)
Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS)
Introduction to Health and Wellness Systems 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Understanding Clinical Research 3.0 credit hours
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES* (21 CREDIT HOURS)
     Interdisciplinary Study 1 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 2 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 3 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 4 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 5 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 6 3.0 credit hours
     Interdisciplinary Study 7 3.0 credit hours
( OR ) Choose Alternative Medicine Track (21 CREDIT HOURS)
    Stress Reduction and Relaxation 3.0 credit hours
    Men’s Health 3.0 credit hours
     Exercise Science and Sports 3.0 credit hours
     Women’s Health 3.0 credit hours
     Clinical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
    Introduction to Integrated Health Science 3.0 credit hours
    The Meaning of Health 3.0 credit hours
( OR ) Choose Science Track (21 CREDIT HOURS)
     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

*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.

UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (54 CREDIT HOURS)
Naturopathy 3.0 credit hours
Dietary Influences on Health and Disease 3.0 credit hours
Manual Therapies: Massage, Reflexology, and Acupressure 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Chiropractic 3.0 credit hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine 3.0 credit hours
Health Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Herbology and Botany 3.0 credit hours
Nutrition and Aging 3.0 credit hours
Alternative Approaches to Disease 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Homeopathy 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Acupuncture 3.0 credit hours
The Herbal Medicine Chest 3.0 credit hours
Miasms and Constitutional Treatment 3.0 credit hours
Detoxification and Healing 3.0 credit hours
Ayurvedic Medicine 3.0 credit hours
Body Awareness and Physical Movement 3.0 credit hours
Antioxidants 3.0 credit hours
Alternative Medicine Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE 123 CREDITS

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