Integrative Health and Lifestyle program (IHeLp)

An innovative, interprofessional, 6-month, mostly online, certificate program.

The Center's goal is to develop integrative health care teams and encourage collaboration with our IHeLp and Fellowship graduates. The Integrative Health & Lifestyle program builds a strong foundation in integrative health, emphasizing lifestyle changes. IHeLp is a prerequisite for our IH Coaching certification training.

IHeLp 2020: Starting online January 13, 2020, 4-day educational retreat May 13-16, 2020 (tentative), program completion in July 2020.
Eligibility to apply for IH Coaching certification that begins Fall 2020.


Transform your approach

Expand your integrative knowledge and explore self-care applications to transform the way you approach health.

  • 6-month online program
  • Work independently on courses anytime
  • Work together with peers and faculty online and in person
  • One in-person retreat in Tucson
  • Peer groups include 5-6 students--your self-care team--and an IHeLp mentor.

A lifelong path

Earning your IHeLp certificate is just the beginning. Join a robust alumni group of like-minded professionals, and continue to learn. All IHeLp graduates are eligible for our Integrative Health Coaching certification.

What you will learn

The online curriculum includes readings, video, exercises, discussions and exams. The program includes self-care with practice and self-care teams providing peer and faculty feedback. IHeLp will improve your personal and professional life.


The program includes 4 days in Tucson, Arizona, for hands-on sessions.


Applicants must have a bachelors level healthcare related degree unless otherwise noted. If you don't see your profession or educational background, please consider an exception request.

Healthcare Professionals (Active Licensed/Registered/Certified)

Allied Health

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists/Speech Therapists
  • Registered Respiratory Therapists

Behavioral Health

  • Psychologists/Psychotherapists (PhD/PsychD)
  • Social Workers: MSW/LCSW
  • Counselors and Therapists: LPC, LMFT, LCMHC


  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists


  • Advanced Practice Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses (Bachelor's or AA with 10 or more years of nursing experience)


  • Certified Nutrition Specialists
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionists
  • Registered Dietitians


  • PharmDs
  • Registered Pharmacists

Physician Assistants

  • Physician Assistants

Whole System and Complementary Fields

  • Chiropractors
  • Licensed Acupuncturists and TCM/OM practitioners
  • Naturopathic Physicians


  • Doctor of Optometry

Health Professionals

  • Public Health (Master level or higher)
  • Certified Health Educators (Master level or higher)
  • Exercise Physiologists (Master level or higher)
  • Post-secondary Academic Instructors or Faculty within Health Care programs (Master level or higher)

Institutional Offerings

AWCIM is eager to collaborate to offer our educational programs and expertise at your sites and working with your leadership.

Email: AWCIM Business Development

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