The University of Massachusetts Amherst
CIM Graduate Certificate Application

Application for Graduate CIM Certificate

Program Description: 

The purpose of the 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Modalities (CIM) for Health Professionals is to empower health professionals to become collaborative and transformative practitioners by incorporating CIM into their practice. We seek to develop leaders in the delivery of holistic, complementary, and integrative health care services, especially to those in underserved populations and to people who are experiencing multiple chronic health conditions.

CIM Graduate Certificate objectives are to:

  • Provide a foundation for integrative practice from a holistic, healing paradigm focused on person-centered care.
  • Empower creation of a culture of wellness through self-care and reflection on the health and behaviors both of the clients we care for and of ourselves.
  • Develop knowledge of the scientific basis and indication for use of various mind/ body, natural product, and whole medical system CIM.
  • Incorporate evidence-based research on CIM into practice, decision-making, and recommendations for care of persons with chronic health issues.
  • Encourage interprofessional collaboration for decision-making and the provision of holistic complementary and integrative health care.


Students must complete 12 total credit hours consisting of:

  • N580 Integrative Therapies in Health Care (2 cr.)
  • N626 Complementary and Integrative Healing Modalities I: Mind Body (3 cr)
  • N627 Complementary & Integrative Healing Modalities II: Naturopathy (3 cr)
  • N628 Complementary and Integrative Healing Modalities III: Application (4 cr)



  • lease complete the form below
  • Submit the following supplemental materials to the College of Nursing:

1. Two professional recommendations 

2. Résumé/CV

3. Personal statement of your goals (up to 1000 words)

4. Official transcripts for Bachelor's and Master's degrees awarded.

Please submit materials to:

Karen Ayotte, Program Assistant
CIM Certificate
College of Nursing, Room 022
University of Massachusetts Amherst
651 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

OR email materials to 

Karen Ayotte



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