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Integrative Medicine School in Massachusetts - MA


Integrative medicine is a general term used to describe any treatment that combines conventional medical knowledge with alternative holistic approaches to healing. Therefore, professionals that practice integrative medicine typically have a strong background in health, science, and medicine as well as additional training in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Admittedly, most integrative medical providers are physicians, nurses, therapists, or other health care practitioners. However, practically anyone can start learning the basics of this field by taking advantage of integrative medicine programs in Massachusetts offered by area health centers such as the Oscher Clinical Center for Complimentary and Integrative Medical, the Marion Center for Integrative Health, the Lydian Center of Innovative Medicine, and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Those that do not want to commit to an entire program can also attend seminars, presentations, lectures, and workshops sponsored by integrative medicine centers. These programs consist of classes in nutrition, massage therapy, sound healing, homeopathy, stress reduction, yoga, acupuncture, and other aspects integrative medicine.

While these non-degree programs provide a great introduction into the field of integrative medicine they are unlikely lead to a career without a substantial amount of additional education and training. In fact the most successful professionals that practice integrative medicine have earned a degree from an accredited college, university, or medical school. Therefore, students are expected to first gain a bachelor degree in a major like biology, public health, health science, medical assisting, or nursing. After gaining an undergraduate degree, students can gain entrance into a graduate or medical school and earn a Doctorate of Medicine, Master of Arts, or a Master of Science degree. Right now there aren’t any integrative medicine schools in Massachusetts but students will find targeted programs online.

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            • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
            • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
            • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
            • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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            • Offers career-focused programs in allied health, business, and computer technology, and more.
            • On-the-job training available through externships, internships, and clinical placements.
            • Graduates in good standing can take refresher sessions in courses at no additional cost.
            • Day and evening class options are available for flexible scheduling.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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            • Students may get real-world experience at each campus's public massage therapy spas.
            • Career assistance services are available to help students plan, prepare and promote their careers, from placement assistance to career fairs to resume help.
            • Programs are designed to prepare graduates to work in clinics, hospitals, health clubs, spas, resorts, sports therapy clinics, or start their own private practices.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • Massage therapy school with 12 locations across the country.
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            • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
            • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
            • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
            • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
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            Mildred Elley , Pittsfield
            • Features student-run massage therapy clinics at Pittsfield and Albany campuses, and a cosmetology clinic at the Pittsfield campus.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
            • 3 campuses located in Albany and New York City Metro, New York, Pittsfield in Massachusetts, with online options as well.
            • Sister school Austin's School of Spa Technology.
            • Originally founded in 1916 in the Capital District of New York.
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