Personal Approaches to Transformation & Healing

The PATH Institute can be added as a concentration to the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS in Couples and Family Therapy, MEd in School Counseling, MEd in School Psychology or MA in Personal and Organizational Wellness programs, or pursued as a stand-alone graduate certificate.

The Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing (PATH)Institute Certificate provides experiential, academic opportunities to study integrative health and healing concepts. Based on the growing awareness of mind, body, and spirit interactions in holistic healing and wellness, this program builds on the movement that influenced Congress in 1992 to establish what is now the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine within the National Institutes of Health.

The PATH Institute is an 18-credit graduate certificate program that focuses on alternative health and healing modalities. In three-day residential seminars, the PATH Institute allows students to examine concepts of health that consider the whole person—physical, environmental, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual; investigate the difference between healing and curing, and the interface of alternative and conventional approaches to health and healing; learn in a safe and healing environment surrounded by the natural world and supported by health promoting activities; participate in the dynamic exchange of student perspectives; and collaborate on individual and small group exercises and projects.

This instructional model invites strong interactive relationships between students and faculty, and encourages deep personal reflection and learning. You’ll prepare before class sessions and complete individual assignments during and after the residential weekends.

If you are interested in pursuing the graduate certificate only, simply complete the online application for admission and provide a transcript showing the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher and a current résumé. No admissions tests are required. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to complete the graduate certificate.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when PATH courses will be offered.

Curriculum Requirements

Total for PATH Institute – 18 credits