The online MSHS in Integrative Medicine at GW is for health and wellness professionals who want to treat the whole person, not just symptoms. The scientifically rigorous curriculum is accredited by the American Board of Physician Specialties and the American Board of Integrative Medicine.
Students come from varied backgrounds and complement each other in learning. They include physicians, nurses, NPs and FNPs, pharmacists, dieticians, nutritionists and wellness coaches.
The 36-credit MSHS offers nutrition training to enhance your practice and the optional nutrition concentration for more in-depth training. If you're a licensed physician, there's a fellowship opportunity to become eligible for board-certification. The graduate certificate is like a boot-camp to get you started and is fully transferable to the MSHS.
Our innovative program includes coursework in how to build strong relationships with your clients, so you can be a partner to them as they reach and maintain optimal wellness. "Business topics highlight how to bill insurance correctly, so you can be compensated as you spend more time with them.
The program's strong research focus prepares you to keep up with the literature and apply evidence-based decisions to treatment plans. You will also be readied to write effective grant proposals, move into a Ph.D. program or take on a research-based career. All graduates will be certified peer reviewers and lead the field.
You graduate ready to offer patients a multidisciplinary, scientifically-backed plan that merges conventional medicine with nutrition, lifestyle and complementary, evidence-based treatments to achieve optimal wellness.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The George Washington University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Applicants must have completed coursework in Biochemistry and Anatomy or Anatomy / Physiology.