Complementary & Alternative Medicine Programs

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CAM refers to complementary and alternative medicine. Alternative medicine is the use of non-mainstream approaches in place of conventional medicine. Whereas, complementary medicine combines alternative medical approaches together with conventional medical approaches.

Certificate in Complementary & Alternative Medicine

The Certificate in Complementary & Alternative Medicine curriculum prepares the student for entry level careers in alternative healthcare, and provide certification in specific modalities for individuals who already work in the healthcare field. If you are interested in clinical training and internships, then you need to enrol in the diploma program or a higher program of study.


Requirements: High school diploma or GED.


Time to Complete: Generally takes 6-8 months to complete.


Total credits: 16 


Core course credits: 6

  • Med 6000 Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (6 Credits)


Specialty and elective courses credits: 10


$50.00 per credit hour


Tuition: $800

Diploma in Complementary & Alternative Medicine

The Diploma in Complementary & Alternative Medicine's curriculum prepares the student for entry level careers in complementary and alternative healthcare careers or add skills in certain modalities to their already existing careers.


Requirements: High school diploma or GED.


Time to Complete: Generally takes 9-12 months to complete


Total credits: 24


Core course credits: 18

  • Med 6000 Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (6 Credits)
  • Med 6010 Botanical/Herbal Medicine I (6 Credits)
  • Med 6100 Functional Medicine (6 Credits)


Specialty and elective courses credits: 6


$50 per credit hour


Tuition: $1,200

Doctorate in Complementary & Alternative Medicine

The Doctorate in Complementary & Alternative Medicine's curriculum prepares the student for the most advanced level careers in alternative medicine enabling the graduate to provide consultation, education, and coaching in the areas of complementary and alternative medicine.


Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Advanced placement is possible for students who already hold a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in a healthcare-related field such as sports, exercise science, nursing, health education, biochemistry.


Time to Complete: Generally takes 30-36 months


Awards: Doctor of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAMD)


Total credits: 68


Core course credits: 42

  • BioMed 6000 Systematic Human Anatomy & Physiology (6 Credits)
  • BioMed 6100 Systematic Pathophysiology (6 Credits)
  • Med 6000 Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (6 Credits)
  • Med 6030 Botanical/Herbal Medicine III (6 Credits)
  • Med 6050 Homeopathy (6 Credits)
  • Med 6100 Functional Medicine (6 Credits)
  • Med 6200 Energy Medicine (6 Credits)


Specialty and elective courses credits: 16


Online clinical cases and applications credits: 10


Tuition per credit hour: $50


Full tuition: $3,400