Integrative Health and Wellness (Master of Science)


The Master of Science in Integrative Health and Wellness consists of 36 credit hours and can be completed fully online. Each class is eight weeks long.

Required Courses (27 hours):

  • Writing for Graduate Students
  • Personal Development for the Health and Wellness Coach
  • Advanced Lifestyle Medicine
  • Health Behavior Modification
  • Nutrition for Chronic Disease
  • Exercise for Chronic Disease
  • Stress and Sleep Management
  • Research Methods and Program Design
  • Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Capstone in Health and Wellness Coaching

Electives (9 hours, choose three):

  • Spirituality and Health
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Food, Culture and Nutritional Health
  • Health Care and Health Services: Anthropological Perspectives
  • Communicating and Leading Across Cultures
  • Leadership and Well-Being
  • Health Communication and Informatics
  • Health Economics and Finance
  • Law and Health Care Ethics
  • Social and Cultural Contexts of Health Care
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Gerontological Population
  • Introduction to Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Directed Independent Study
  • Practicum in Health and Wellness Coaching

Click here to view the course catalog and program goals.


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Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting


A personal interview or standardized test score may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International applicants

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.​

Tuition & Scholarships

Financial aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance.

For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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January December 1

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program

If you see graduate school in your future, why not start sooner? Get a head start on your master’s while finishing up your bachelor’s degree. Choose from MS Integrative Health and Wellness, MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution or MS in Organizational Leadership.
Learn how to save a year of time and tuition through our Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s programs.

National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching approved program

Creighton’s Health and Wellness Coaching concentration, is an approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

The concentration is comprised of 9 required courses. The courses include:

  • HWC 501 - Personal Development for the Health and Wellness Coach [3 credits]
  • HWC 591 - Advanced Lifestyle Medicine [2 credits]
  • HWC 650 - Health Behavior Modification [3 credits]
  • HWC 651 - Nutrition for Chronic Disease [3 credits]
  • HWC 652 - Exercise for Chronic Disease [3 credits]
  • HWC 653 - Stress and Sleep Management [3 credits]
  • HWC 760 - Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching [3 credits]
  • HWC 781 - Health and Wellness Coaching: Theory to Practice* [3 credits]
  • HWC 799 - Capstone in Health and Wellness Coaching [3 credits]

*hybrid course

Please visit NBHWC’s website to review all exam requirements. The objective of NBHWC certification exam is to provide a minimum standard and measure of foundational competencies for the practice of health and wellness coaching. The national certification provides proficient coaches the credentials to stand apart from coaches who have not received adequate coach training or assessment of their coaching skills and knowledge.

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