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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate Program in Spirituality, Culture and Health


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Advisor: Cynthia Visscher
2010 Moore Hall 

The Graduate Certificate Program in Spirituality, Culture and Health is designed to provide students with the following:

  1. An awareness and knowledge of spirituality, culture, and religion in relation to patient care and cultural understanding of the body, illness, and health.
  2. Competency in using practical tools for addressing religious, spiritual, and cultural diversity in health and human services settings.
  3. An advanced understanding of the impact of religious belief, spirituality, and culture on patient and provider relationships, and on the process of healing, in the context of the health care environment in the United States.
  4. The ability to act in a consulting role within their organization.

Admission Requirements:

  1. The completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. The submission of a letter of intent stating specific interest and academic and professional goals.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from persons able to evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate study.

Program Requirements:

The Spirituality, Culture and Health certificate consists of 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be in required courses. The remaining 6 credit hours may be elected from a variety of courses and departments.

Required Courses (12 hours):


  • Credits: 2 to 4 hours
  • Topic: Religion, Culture and Health I: cultures from the East  Credits: 3 hours

  • Topic: Religion, Culture and Health II: Cultures from the Middle East and West  Credits: 3 hours

  • Topic: Spirituality and Health: Survey of the Literature  Credits: 3 hours

Field Practicum


Elective Courses (6 hours):


Six hours of electives chosen from approved courses.

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