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Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine

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Program Length:
41 Months

Number of Credits:

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.


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.


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.


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).

CLP3314 Health Psychology 3.0 credit hours
HSC3182 Naturopathy 3.0 credit hours
HSC3186 Introduction to Homeopathy 3.0 credit hours
HSC3187 Traditional Chinese Medicine 3.0 credit hours
HSC3189 Alternative Approaches to Disease 3.0 credit hours
HSC3613 Manual Therapies: Massage, Reflexology and Acupressure 3.0 credit hours
HSC3617 Introduction to Chiropractic 3.0 credit hours
HSC4123 Principles of Acupuncture 3.0 credit hours
HSC4183 Miasms and Constitutional Treatment 3.0 credit hours
HSC4188 Detoxification and Healing 3.0 credit hours
HSC4191 Ayurvedic Medicine 3.0 credit hours
HSC4614 Body Awareness and Physical Movement 3.0 credit hours
HUN3205 Dietary Influences on Disease 3.0 credit hours
HUN3381 Herbology and Botany 3.0 credit hours
HUN3472 Nutrition and Aging 3.0 credit hours
HUN4361 Antioxidants 3.0 credit hours
HUN4382 The Herbal Medicine Chest 3.0 credit hours
HSC4922 Alternative Medicine Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours

BCN1014 Introduction to Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
BSC1005 General Biology 3.0 credit hours
BSC1085 Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 credit hours
BSC2086 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 credit hours
HSC1100 Introduction to Health and Wellness Systems 3.0 credit hours
HSC2732 Introduction to Understanding Clinical Research 3.0 credit hours

IDS1021 Interdisciplinary Studies 1 3.0 credit hours
IDS1022 Interdisciplinary Studies 2 3.0 credit hours
IDS1023 Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3.0 credit hours
IDS1024 Interdisciplinary Studies 4 3.0 credit hours
IDS1025 Interdisciplinary Studies 5 3.0 credit hours
IDS1026 Interdisciplinary Studies 6 3.0 credit hours
IDS1027 Interdisciplinary Studies 7 3.0 credit hours
CLP2180 Stress Reduction and Relaxation 3.0 credit hours
HSC1000 Introduction to Integrated Health Science 3.0 credit hours
HSC1619 Exercise Science and Sports 3.0 credit hours
HSC2105 The Meaning of Health 3.0 credit hours
HSC2162 Men’s Health 3.0 credit hours
HSC2173 Women’s Health 3.0 credit hours
HSC2651 Clinical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
(OR) choose the Alternative Medicine Science Track
BSC2006 Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
CHM1020 General Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
CHM1020L General Chemistry – Lab1 1.0 credit hour
CHM2021 Advanced Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
CHM2021L Advanced Chemistry Lab 1.0 credit hour
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I 3.0 credit hours
CHM2210L Organic Chemistry Lab I 1.0 credit hour
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II 3.0 credit hours
PHY 1011 General Physics 3.0 credit hours

* The IDS courses allow credit for appropriate prior learning. Construction, Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Macroeconomics, Finance, Management Information Systems, International Business, and Human Resource Management 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.

English (6 Credit Hours)
ENC1101 English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
ENC2102 English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Computer (3 Credit Hours)
CGS1060C Introduction to Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
Communication (3 Credit Hours)
SPC1017 Speech 3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts (3 Credit Hours)
AML1000 American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Math (6 Credit Hours)
MAC1105 College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
MGF2106 College Math (or Math courses equivalent or higher) 3.0 credit hours
STA2014 Statistics (required) 3.0 credit hours
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
POS1041 Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
HUN1201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
PSY1012 Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours

Why EU?
Accredited University

Everglades University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

100% Online Option

Option Flexible learning schedules fit for adult learning.

Multiple Campus Locations for In-Person Learning

5 campus options to choose from: Boca Raton, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa.

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