Minor in Integrative Health and Wellness

The Integrative Health and Wellness (IHW) minor enhances your own quality of life by providing the knowledge and skill required to thrive in an uncertain world. Skills gained by engaging in the IHW minor complement all major courses of study. Current IHW minors come from a variety of majors, including:

  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Social Work 

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Minor Prerequisites:

BIO 205/005 - Foundations of Biology 
  • BIO 207/277 - Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology may be substituted for BIO 205/005
IHW 204 - Anatomy of Wellness
  • Prerequisite of BIO 205/005 or BIO 207/277
  • BIO 305/365 may be substituted for IHW 204 at the discretion of the IHW program director and/or the School of Nursing associate director for academic counseling and student success initiatives

Required Courses (9 credits):

  • IHW 301* - Mind/Body/Energy Perspectives (3 credits)
  • IHW 305 - Approaches to Wellness (3 credits)
  • IHW 310 - Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion (3 credits)

Choose two courses from the list below (6 credits):

  • IHW 307 - Integrative Health Coaching I - Concepts of Individual Wellness (3 credits)
  • IHW 407 - Integrative Health Coaching II: Supporting Individual Wellness (3 credits)
  • IHW 316** - Nature's Pharmacy: Foods, Herbs, and Supplements that Support Health (3 credits)
  • IHW 325 - Community Health Promotion I (3 credits)
  • IHW 326 - Community Health Promotion II (3 credits)
  • Upper Division Health-Focused Elective (3 credits)

*IHW 301 has a prerequisite of IHW 204 - Anatomy of Wellness or BIO 305/365 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (with lab) with a grade of C- of higher

**IHW 316 has a prerequisite of IHW 204 - Anatomy of Wellness and IHW 214 - Physiology of Wellness & Strategies for Healthy Living 

"University of Portland School of Nursing & Health Innovations - Integrative Health Coaching Program” is an approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the HWC Certifying Examination to become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). 

Note: For an IHW minor to be eligible to apply for the HWC certifying examination, they must successfully complete IHW 307 and IHW 407.