Students in the 48-credit Holistic Counseling program are required to engage in all learning activities in ways that are consistent with the current professional and ethical standards of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and other related professional certification bodies as applicable. Inconsistencies with these standards, as determined by program director and program faculty, can serve as a basis for dismissal from the program. Following successful completion of an approved program of 48 graduate credits (42 required and 6 elective) that includes a two-semester counseling internship, students are eligible to receive the Master of Arts in Holistic Counseling. Many courses in the holistic clinical mental health counseling program require the completion of prerequisites. Academic advising is required and provided for all students to ensure that courses are taken in the correct sequence. The counseling program is designed to fulfill the required elements related to the eight (8) core areas of CACREP accreditation, however the program is not currently CACREP accredited.
Electives strengthen counselors’ abilities to serve specific client populations by fostering growth, adding skill depth and opening professional vistas. The number of electives students take depends on their plan of study and the number of required courses that may have been waived.
See description of all courses offered in the program. Required courses are offered at least once per academic year. Most electives are offered annually, some periodically, at the programs’ discretion.