Integrative Health and Lifestyle program (IHeLp)

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

IHeLp is a compassion-centered, interprofessional, mostly-online education program. It builds a strong foundation in integrative health, emphasizing lifestyle changes and highlighting the Seven Core Areas of health. IHeLp is one of the options to fulfill the prerequisite to apply to our Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching certification training.

IHeLp 2024 starting online January 8, 2024, 4-day educational retreat TBD, program completion in July 2024. Graduates are eligible to apply for IHW Coaching certification that begins Fall 2024.

Try a Course

Complete an abbreviated version of the first course, Intro to Integrative Health.


  • Active Licensed/Registered/ Certified Healthcare Professionals
  • Master's Level Academic/Public Health Professionals
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IHeLp: Q and A with IHeLp Staff and Directors

Join monthly IHeLp Q and A Zoom sessions with IHeLp Staff and Directors. This is an opportunity to ask questions about our IHeLp program and have them answered by program leadership and hear about how your transformational journey with us will look and feel. Q and A attendees will receive a code to waive their IHeLp application fee after the session!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, June 14 at 4pm AZ/PDT (5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT)
Register in advance here for this meeting

Holistic Nursing Certification

American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

AHNCC recognizes the CE hours earned through AWCIM’s Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (IHeLp) towards the CNE application criteria for the national AHNCC Certification Holistic Nursing examinations. All AHNCC examinations are nationally accredited and ANCC Magnet recognized. To get credit for these CNEs, please apply within 2 years of completion of the IHeLp program

Learn more about the different certification options available through AHNCC


  • Deeper knowledge in integrative approaches to whole health and wellness – more than 20 courses across a broad variety of topics.
  • Peer and faculty engagement – online moderated discussions, in-person faculty-led events, faculty-graded assignments, mentored small teams, and more.
  • High quality content – Developed by experts in their field, well researched, and referenced. Curriculum you can trust.
  • Online delivery – Most learning is delivered in our easy to navigate, web-based format, but students also come together for a 4-day synchronous retreat.
  • Interprofessional environment – Learn along-side professionals across more than 30 unique health and wellness fields. The value and recognition of a team approach to care is foundational to the program.

What you will learn

  • Spirituality & Health
  • Stress & Mind-Body
  • Mindfulness
  • Sleep & Dream Health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Healing Relationships
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Phytonutrients
  • Environmental Health
  • Mind-Body Modalities
  • Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health
  • Aromatherapy
  • Micronutrients, Vitamins, Minerals
  • Common Dietary Supplements
  • Botanicals
  • Whole Systems
  • Manual Medicine
  • Energy Medicine
  • Integrative Health Informatics
  • Integrative Mental Health
  • Smoking Cessation
Curriculum Overview

Valued Alumni

Upon successful completion of IHeLp, graduates earn a certificate of completion and become valued alumni, gaining access to ongoing learning and community engagement opportunities

"We pursue our professions and careers because we love to care for people and see them well. As soon as the program starts, you get to know your classmates and meet your instructors, it becomes obvious that this program is where you go to take your passion to the next level."

IHeLp Alumni

-De Ann Dwight, RN, MSN, CRSS

Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching Certification

IHeLp graduates are also eligible to apply to our robust Coaching certification program, as a next step towards a new or enhanced career.

More information on coaching

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