Who is eligible to apply?
Please visit the eligibility page to see the listing of professions.

Applicants must have a bachelors level healthcare related degree unless otherwise noted on the eligibility page. If you don't see your profession or educational background there, please consider an exception request exception request. We may revisit this for future classes and always welcome your feedback and thoughts.

Who is NOT eligible?

All MD/DO physicians who are eligible for our 2-year integrative medicine Fellowship are not eligible for IHeLp.

Any individual who is ineligible to apply for IHeLp or Fellowship may take any of our online courses or our Wellness & Lifestyle Series

Are you a physician who is not sure of your eligibility for Fellowship or IHeLp?  Please email us at azcim-admissions@list.arizona.edu. 

What would my time commitment be?
IHeLp is a 6-month program. Participants spend approximately 10 hours of home study per week and are required to attend a 4-day in-person retreat in Tucson, AZ. Based on the provided weekly syllabus, students must maintain current academic progress alongside their peers.

What will I receive upon graduation from IHeLp?
After successful completion of all program requirements, you will receive a certificate of completion through The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.

Can I receive continuing education credit for completing the Program?

Some continuing education credit is available as CME and CNE. Many students may be able to submit CME credit hours to their professional organizations--please verify if this is an option with your CE needs. The amount of hours varies, but is approximately 50 CME/CNE hours earned from a selection of the online courses and 20 CME/CNE for the in-person retreat.

Will I have library access through the University of Arizona?
As a student in any of our AWCIM offerings, you will NOT have library access. Our curriculum is well-cited and we provide a complete list of references cited in each course, which are linked to PubMed abstracts when available (AWCIM cannot provide full text options - -those with other medical/health library affiliations may have full text access via PubMed).

What role does Dr. Weil play in the program?
As the Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Weil guides our initiatives, including this new program. He is not an instructor for the program, but continues to contribute to curriculum development.

When can I apply to the Program?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now for our next class, starting online in January 2025. The application takes 30-45 minutes to complete and does not need to be completed in one sitting. Click here to go to the application page.

What if I'm not currently in practice? Can I still be accepted into the program?
It's most beneficial for program participants to be in an active practice because the learning experiences enhance interaction with patients/clients, however if you are temporarily not in active practice or you are teaching other health care professionals, an exception may be made. Please contact us.

Which license, registration, certifications (I have at least two) should I submit in the application process?
Please submit ALL of your current Licenses/Registrations/Certifications according to the application instructions.

The tuition is prohibitive for me. Are there any scholarships or financial aid funds available?
Since the program is not a degree-granting program with the University of Arizona, there is no financial aid available through federally sponsored student loans. We do have scholarships available; please visit the IHeLp Scholarship page to read the details. There are a number of payment plans available. Also consider talking with your employer about sponsoring you for some of the enrollment expenses.

How can I use this certificate program to enhance my career?
The knowledge attained from this certificate program enhances your ability to address patient needs comprehensively and fosters a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection, promoting a whole-person approach to healthcare, and implementing evidence-based Integrative care.

Holistic Nursing
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) recognizes the CNE hours earned through the Andrew Weil Center?s Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (IHeLp) towards the CNE application criteria for the national AHNCC Certification Holistic Nursing examinations. All AHNCC examinations are nationally accredited and ANCC Magnet recognized. To get credit for these CNEs, please apply within two years of completing the IHeLp program.

Coaching Pre-Requisite: IHeLp is one of the options to fulfill the prerequisite to apply to our Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching certification training. Become a coach in as little as 6 months! Be eligible to sit for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches certifying exam.

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