Integrative Medicine School in North Carolina - NC
By Laura Wrede, allied health world contributing writer
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Integrative medicine schools in North Carolina teach integrative medicine, or "complementary and alternative" medical therapies (CAM), that are designed to improve the chances for a patient’s wellness, healing and recovery. North Carolina offers many educational choices for the student who wants to enter one of the healing art careers. You can receive your education at many facilities and online schools that focus on these alternative methods.
The schools typically concentrate on specific types of treatments, for instance you may find an online curriculum from a school that offers massage therapy certification. This advantageous learning environment allows you to tailor your training to meet your particular lifestyle. Many of these programs are created in such a way to help you learn your trade in a relatively short period of time.
For instance, programs in Raleigh North Carolina offer programs for the student who wants to become a personal trainer. Students can successfully finish a program with 500 hours of program coursework. Successfully completing the program awards the student with a diploma in Personal Training, and CPR /First Aid/ AED certification.
Another example is a career as a massage therapist. Programs in Siler City, North Carolina train students to become entry-level massage therapists. The curriculum for these types of programs generally consists of 660 hours, or 35.5 semester credit hours, of hands on training and theoretical education. The North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society is a good place to explore particular educational possibilities (http://www.ncims.com/int-med.html).