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Integrative Health
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Integrative Health

Are you interested in a holistic (mind/body/spirit) approach to healing and wellness? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of the best practices in health care or learn ways to improve your own health and wellness? If so, Allegany College of Maryland's Integrative Health program may be for you.


Apple & Tape MeasureIntegrative health care teaches that relationships are the foundation of healing and that self-care provides the tools for wellness. It combines the best of traditional biomedical medicine with evidence-based complementary practices and self-care approaches to stimulate the body’s natural healing potential and enhance optimal wellness.

Our program is one of the first in the nation developed at the community college level. Guided by Dr. James Gordon, Executive Director of the Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., the program's mission is designed to enhance both your personal and professional development through a wide variety of disciplines including allied health, science, psychology, human services, physical education, and the humanities.

Our integrative health courses promote a commitment to the following:

  • The study and application of evidenced-based best practices from all the great world healing traditions.
  • The importance of treating each person as a unique individual in mind, body, and spirit.
  • The essential core component of relationship-centered care.
  • Healing and health practice offered within the context of hope, growth, and transformation even when cure is not possible.

Our program offers you a Letter of Recognition (LOR) in Integrative Health upon completion of our four required courses. It provides you with a competitive edge in health care industry, an enhanced  career portfolio, and a specialization in an evidenced-based practice.

Additionally, program scholarships are available through our Foundation. 

Course Info

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

  • Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing
  • Introduction to Health Psychology
  • Medicinal Botany
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition 

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 Health 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

*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