Holistic Health Degree

Holistic Health Degree

Offered at: Larimer (Loveland)

A.A.S. in Holistic Health

60 credits
(2 years)

The A.A.S. Holistic Health degree prepares students to begin a practice in an area of holistic health such as aromatherapy, yoga, reflexology, Reiki, or Jin Shin. You could set up your own practice or work alongside other practitioners in the holistic and medical fields in settings such as wellness facilities, clinics and hospitals.

Offered in Loveland and online.

Holistic Health degree: See required courses.

See course descriptions.

Holistic Health Certificates

Aromatherapy

15 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program teaches students how to to safely use essential oils for therapeutic benefits. This certificate is accredited by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy.

Offered online only.

Aromatherapy certificate: See required courses.
   

Holistic Health

15 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program supplements a health professional's practice with knowledge of alternative therapies such as massage and herbology. Individuals not in the health profession can also benefit by expanding their knowledge of alternative health practices.

Offered in Loveland and online.

Holistic Health certificate: See required courses.
   

Massage Therapy

34.5 credits
(3-4 semesters)

This certificate program prepares students to practice as a licensed massage therapist in the State of Colorado. Students are trained in basic massage practices and techniques, including an opportunity to experience specialized therapeutic massages. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the national certification exam through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Offered in Loveland.

Massage Therapy certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

   

Reflexology

12 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program introduces students to reflexology, which is a gentle art that holistically facilitates opening the channels for healing energy to circulate to all parts of the body. This certificate is a candidate for certification from the American Reflexology Certification Board.

Offered in Loveland.

Reflexology certificate: See required courses.
   

Yoga Teacher

10 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program prepares students to be a professional Hatha Yoga teacher. Students will develop skills to teach a wide variety of people in various settings. This certificate is certified by the Yoga Alliance.

Offered in Loveland.

Yoga Teacher certificate: See required courses.

Holistic Health Salaries

  Entry Average Experienced
Massage Therapist
$22,264 $38,548 $46,690
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Others $34,651 $62,712 $76,743
Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment (2013)

Classes in Loveland

The holistic health classes meet at the Community Learning Center in the Thompson School District Building, 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, and, as needed, at clinical sites in northern Colorado. See map and directions.

Many classes meet once a week and some classes meet on weekends. Some classes are online or “hybrid” (combination of online and classroom instruction).

Transfer Options

Beyond the Holistic Health A.A.S. degree, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree at some colleges and universities. For example, ask your advisor about the Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Therapeutic Practices at Metropolitan State University of Denver.


See more about transferring.