For-Credit Courses Overview

For more than two decades, the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has offered academic courses that focus on integrative healing and wellbeing. To learn more about our courses, click on the links below.

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The Center offers many interdisciplinary learning opportunities. You may pursue our master’s degree in integrative health and wellbeing coaching, a certificate and/or graduate minor in integrative therapies and healing practices, or take courses for personal growth and professional development.

We also collaborate with other University of Minnesota colleges and departments to offer the following learning opportunities:

Our academic courses are open to current students at the University of Minnesota, students at other academic institutions, and lifelong learners in the community. For assistance with registrations, or for more information, please contact Christina in Student Services at [email protected]. If you are registering as a non-degree seeking student, you may learn more at OneStop.


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Course ID Course Name Credits
CSPH 1000-001 Healing Words: Reading, Literature, and Wellbeing 1
CSPH 1001 Principles of Health and Wellbeing 2
CSPH 1101 Self, Society, and Environment: An Interconnected Worldview 3
CSPH 1202 Music for Wellbeing in Times of Stress and Anxiety 1
CSPH 1203 Implications of Social Media on Mental Health 1
CSPH 3001 Introduction to Integrative Healing 3
CSPH 3101 Creating Ecosystems of Well-being 2
CSPH 3201 Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 2
CSPH 3211 Living on Purpose: An Exploration of Self, Purpose, and Community 2
CSPH 3301 Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves 3
CSPH 5000-001 Death, Happiness, & Resilience: Rethinking Care and Wellbeing at the Time of Dying 2
CSPH 5000-002 Redefining End of Life Care 1
CSPH 5000-003 Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) 1
CSPH 5101 Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices 3
CSPH 5102 Personal Wellbeing: The Journey of Self-Care 1
CSPH 5111 Cultural Ways of Thinking about Health 2
CSPH 5115 Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health 3
CSPH 5118 Whole Person, Whole Community: The Reciprocity of Wellbeing 3
CSPH 5121 Planetary Health and Global Climate Change: A Whole Systems Healing Approach 2
CSPH 5201 Spirituality and Resilience 2
CSPH 5212 Peacebuilding Through Mindfulness: Transformative Dialogue in the Global Community 3
CSPH 5215 Forgiveness and Healing: A Journey Toward Wholeness 3
CSPH 5225 Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind 2
CSPH 5226 Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe 1
CSPH 5303 Pain Management and Evidence Based Complementary Health Approaches 3
CSPH 5305 Introduction to Integrative Mental Health 2
CSPH 5313 Acupressure 1
CSPH 5315 Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing 2
CSPH 5317 Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing 2
CSPH 5318 Tibetan Medicine in India 4
CSPH 5319 Yoga & Ayurveda in India 4
CSPH 5322 Foundations of Hatha Yoga: Alignment & Movement Principles (formerly CSPH 4312) 3
CSPH 5323 Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics 3
CSPH 5324 Hatha Yoga Teaching Principles & Methodology 3
CSPH 5341 Overview of Indigenous Hawaiian Healing 2
CSPH 5343 Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing 2
CSPH 5401 People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology 3
CSPH 5421 Botanical Medicines in Integrative Healthcare 3
CSPH 5423 Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications 1
CSPH 5431 Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health 2
CSPH 5503 Aromatherapy Fundamentals 1
CSPH 5521 Therapeutic Landscapes 2
CSPH 5522 Intro to Therapeutic Horticulture: Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes 3
CSPH 5535 Reiki Healing 1
CSPH 5536 Advanced Reiki Healing 1
CSPH 5541 Emotional Healing and Happiness: Eastern and Western Approaches to Transforming the Mind 2
CSPH 5555 Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies 2
CSPH 5561 Overview of the Creative Arts in Health and Healing 2
CSPH 5601 Music, Health and Healing 2
CSPH 5602 Healing Stories: Narrative and Wellbeing 2
CSPH 5631 Healing Imagery I 2
CSPH 5641 Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships 3
CSPH 5642 Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics 2
CSPH 5643 Horse as Teacher: Equine-Assisted Services (EAS) 2
CSPH 5701 Fundamentals of Health Coaching I 3
CSPH 5702 Fundamentals of Health Coaching II 4
CSPH 5703 Health Coaching Practicum I 1
CSPH 5704 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Health & Wellbeing 3
CSPH 5706 Lifestyle Medicine 2
CSPH 5707 Coaching People with Clinical Conditions 2
CSPH 5708 Mind-Body Science and Trauma-informed Mental Health 3
CSPH 5709 Health and Wellness Coaching for Groups 2
CSPH 5711 Optimal Healing Environments 3
CSPH 5713 Health Coaching for Health Professionals 2
CSPH 5714 Health Behavior Change Theory and Lifestyle Medicine 2
CSPH 5715 Leadership and Evidence-based Decision-making 2
CSPH 5716 Health Coaching Practicum II 1
CSPH 5805 Wellbeing in the Workplace 3
CSPH 5806 Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals 1
CSPH 5807 Mindfulness in the Workplace 2
CSPH 5905 Food Matters: Cook Like Your Life Depends On It 1
CSPH 8701 Capstone/Internship 3