Saybrook University Offers a Master’s Degree in Mind-Body Medicine

December 11, 2014

By Devorah Curtis, Ph.D.

Are you working as a nurse, physician, massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, acupuncturist, HR professional, nutritionist, educator, or fitness consultant? Do you have an ongoing yearning to maximize your expertise and make a difference in healthcare in some way? Are you seeking an advanced degrees to better understand the research and best practices known to enhance healthcare delivery and individual wellbeing?

Saybrook’s School of Mind-Body Medicine offers an accredited master’s degree in Mind-Body Medicine to prepare individuals to serve in a variety of influential roles within medical settings, the workplace, and community. Each year, the program grows as passionate, diverse students join this practitioner-scholar community to learn and acquire mind, body, spirit approaches in health and wellness.

This 41-credit hybrid program incorporates residential and online learning to provide a flexible and engaging education for full-time professionals. The MS degree prepares students with basic training in mind-body skills, imagery, coaching, clinical biofeedback and hypnosis, as well as providing a comprehensive overview of the theories and research that substantiate the effectiveness of mind-body medicine techniques. Students also have the opportunity to integrate a certificate in health and wellness coaching, clinical biofeedback, or clinical hypnosis to maximize their credibility as practitioners. In addition, individuals will work closely with a mentor-coach throughout the curriculum to support their personal and professional development and career pathway. More than half of the master’s students matriculate to the PhD program by transferring up to 38 credits and declaring a specialization in Practice, Healthcare Systems, or Research.

Graduates of the master’s degree in Mind-Body Medicine are prepared to practice, teach, consult, and coach in medicine, wellness education and health promotion by working in private or group practices, hospitals, and organizations.