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Cherie Snyder

Integrative Wellness

Do you want to learn more about alternative medicine and holistic healing? Do you have an interest in learning about the human body and have a desire to help people? If so, obtaining a Letter of Recognition in Integrative Wellness might be a good fit. Holistic wellness focuses on prevention of disease and injury as opposed to simply curing ailments; though, students are trained in specific healing methods. A holistic approach to health recognizes the many facets of health, such as physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health.


Qigong for wellnessIntegrative Wellness introduces the student to an interdisciplinary, holistic (mind/body/spirit) and cross-cultural approach to self care and wellness. The Integrative model of wellness is supported by current research which demonstrates positive impact on workforce effectiveness and productivity, stress levels, and the ability to cope with chronic health issues.

Allegany College of Maryland's Integrative Wellness program enables students to focus health-related interests toward the issues and needs of an individual and their personal wellness. The interdisciplinary emphasis addresses a number of topics important to an understanding of the concept of  "wellness" as well as healthy lifestyle, relaxation, fitness, and related concerns from a number of disciplines.

Our program offers you a Letter of Recognition (LOR) in Integrative Wellness upon completion of nine credits. It provides you with a competitive edge in the health care industry, an enhanced  career portfolio, and a specialization in an evidenced-based practice.

Course Info

As an Integrative Wellness program student, you'll expand your knowledge and career through a variety of courses, including:

  • Mind/Body Skills for Health and Healing 
  • Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing
  • Spirituality and Healing Traditions
  • Medicinal Botany
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga for Health and Wellness
  • Yoga for Wellness II
  • Introduction to QiGong
  • Introduction to Energy Healing
  • Introduction to Massage
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition 
  • Special Topics in Integrative Health

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

ACM's Integrative Wellenss Letter of Recognition program graduates apply their newly gained skills to careers in the Allied Health field such as:

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Human Service
  • Social Work
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Dietician
  • Wellness Coach

*Some careers may require a bachelor's degree, further education or additional training.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor


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Faculty/Staff Info
Cherie Snyder, Professor and Program Director

Allied Health 306

B.A., Dickinson College

M.S.S., Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research

M.A., University of Pennsylvania Certification in Mind/Body Skills, Center for Mind/Body Medicine