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ExpertRating ranks within the top 0.01% of the websites in the world in terms of traffic and popularity according to the Alexa Rankings. ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an ExpertRating Online Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (leading to ExpertRating Complementary & Alternative Medicine Skills Certification).

ExpertRating Online Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The ExpertRating Online Alternative Medicine Course is acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

  32 CE contact hours Course

Today's health care system is evolving in its approach to the health and care of a culturally and ethnically diverse client population. In the United States, the aging population, an increasing public awareness of major risk factors contributing to chronic illness, and the public's growing desire for alternative health care options are just a few of the factors behind the expanding interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Rapidly gaining in popularity, CAM is used by more than 40% of the U.S. population.

The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, resulting in the development of new jobs and the creation of new services. To gain a broad understanding of Complementary Medicines and Alternative therapies and to stay current with emerging trends, health professionals who work with diverse populations will need continuing professional education. The ability to understand the many types of therapies available is essential to providing safe, effective care in any setting.

Program Benefits:

The Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine is designed to provide a multidisciplinary educational experience. Your CAM certificate will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. This program will: 

  • enhance your professional marketability;
  • build your skills and competencies;
  • fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals; and
  • introduce you to an interdisciplinary, multicultural perspective on health care.

Career Opportunities:

The CAM certification program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of a diverse patient and client population in a wide range of careers. Today, opportunities exist in the fields of nursing, teaching, service, administration, and research. Opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.

Participants:This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, and adult children of aging parents.


ExpertRating Online Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Requirements:


Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. Certificate program must be completed within six weeks of the start date.

ExpertRating Online Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • The term Complementary and Alternative medicine or CAM, as used in the modern western world, encompasses any healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine. Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, chiropractic services, homeopathy and acupuncture fall in the category of complementary and alternative medicine. Conventional medicine is medicine which is practiced by a medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathy. Although CAM treatments are not a substitute for conventional medicine, yet if used wisely they can promote a sense of well being in an individual.

  • The ExpertRating Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine course will give you a comprehensive understanding of these alternative health options The Complimentary and Alternative Medicine certification program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the Alternative Medicine needs of a diverse client population.

    Curriculum:

    The Certificate of Complementary and Alternative Medicine consists of a total of eight courses: 

    1. Therapeutic Aspects of Energy Healing
    2. Spirituality and Health
    3. Cultural Competence in Health Care
    4. Healing Environments
    5. Bodywork Healing Therapies
    6. Traditional Chinese Medicine
    7. Therapeutic Healing Interventions: Music,       Art, Dance, Humor, and Animal Assisted       Therapy
    8. Ayurvedic Medicine 

    Accreditation:

    The Online Alternative Medicine Course is accredited by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

    The ExpertRating Online Alternative Medicine Course is acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

    The Course provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

    This course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    The CEU is a standard established and copyrighted by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). While many refer to any continuing education activity as a CEU, it is not an accurate term.

    One (1) CEU is equivalent to ten (10) contact hours of continuing education.

    If you require continuing education credit form a board or association, please contact your state board or association for individual approval. Participants are encouraged to verify acceptability with their board or association prior to paying for continuing education credit. Approved programs meet the conditions of credential or licensure renewal. However, it is your responsibility to be sure your state recognizes distance learning programs as valid continuing professional education. Be sure to obtain current information since the number of hours and types of programs approved by credentialing and licensing bodies changes from time to time.


Complementary & Alternative Medicine Skills Certification