Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-33
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: December 1, 2014
Date of Second Reading: January 26, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Integrative Health
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Nursing and Health Innovation – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Integrative Health
Rationale: The BS in Integrative Health degree prepares students by providing a foundation in integrative health, a holistic approach to health that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. Research and evidence-based information is emphasized as well as legal, ethical, historical, and cultural foundations of integrative health care. This program advances innovative and inter-professional approaches to serve and support diverse populations. Integrative health care provides a broader perspective of treatment for the patient using approaches from allopathic and complementary medicine to elicit the best health outcomes.