Study Integrated Health and Wellness for Patient Care
Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Integrated Health program can prepare you for a career in integrated mental health sciences.
Integrated, or interprofessional, healthcare is characterized by a significant level of collaboration and communication among professionals in their approach to delivering quality care. Diverse professionals work as team members to exchange information related to a patient’s care and develop a treatment plan together that addresses all the various needs of the patient. The goal of integrated health sciences is to reduce symptoms, improve quality of care and outcomes, increase accessibility to services and lower costs.
Learn the Inner Workings of the Human Mind
This Master of Science in mental health and wellness — integrated health program’s curriculum centers on these five domains:
The program concludes with the Mental Health and Wellness Capstone course, where you can examine concepts covered through practical application and exploration of the mental health and wellness field. Special focus is given to careers and the duties/tasks performed. Areas of study include case management, community resources, working with multidisciplinary teams, ethical situations, record keeping/documentation, creating treatment/care plans and identifying community needs.
Specialize Your Skills for the Integrated Health and Wellness Industry
As a MS in mental health and wellness student looking to specialize in integrated health and wellness, you can look forward to covering topics such as:
- The exploration of human nature, including cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, mental, spiritual and social motivations
- Introduction to theory, appropriate strategies and best practices within the integrated health care field
- An integrated health program assessment, development and implementation
- Examining the therapeutic relationship between patients and practitioners
The goal of this program is to teach graduates to have career readiness to assist with, promote and advocate for patient accessibility within integrated health services. You can explore concepts of cultural diversity, advocacy, ethics, human development and the connection between mental and physical health. You will also be taught about the research and best practices of mental health and wellness in its correlation to human resiliency, recovery and functioning within an integrated health-focused environment. This degree does not lead to licensure.
Career Opportunities in the Integrated Health and Wellness Community
Graduates can pursue a career path as a community health worker, community health outreach worker, community health program coordinator, community health promoter and community nutrition educator. Graduates may also have the ability to become a field expert, scholar and leader by completing a doctorate program.
MS in Wellness and Mental Health With an Integrated Health Emphasis FAQs
If you are seeking a career working in integrated health or mental health and wellness, our frequently asked questions are here to provide you with more information on this field and earning your master’s degree.
1 Integrated Health Care. (2013). American Psychological Association. Retrieved on May 25, 2023.
2 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2022, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations, retrieved on May 25, 2023.
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