• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised
Continue with
By registering, you agree to our  Privacy Statement  and  Terms and Conditions.


This Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Minnesota provides a framework for incorporating integrative therapies into your work with clients or patients.  By the end of the course, you will be able to assess if integrative therapies are good options in specific situations, as well as educate patients and colleagues about benefits and risks.  

You will be confident discussing the evidence base for integrative therapies in general, with an understanding of some of the challenges of research in this area, and able to identify reliable sources of evidence-based information. You will leave with the skills to  partner with patients or clients around use of  these therapies and a plan to introduce integrative therapies in your work or other setting.

What You Will Learn

  • Describe the field of integrative health.
  • Evaluate the state of the research evidence and reliable sources to use.
  • Discuss the overall safety of these therapies and how to optimize safe use.
  • Create a plan to successfully introduce integrative therapies into your work or other setting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 17 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 1.5 to 2.5 hrs per week for 6 weeks, including the final peer review project. 
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Field of Integrative Therapies
  • Types of Integrative Therapies
  • Evaluating the Evidence
  • How Safe Are Integrative Therapies?
  • What Impacts Use of Integrative Therapies?

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?