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Applied Integrative Medicine Training

You are an expert in health, but do you fully understand the growing field of Integrative Medicine?‌

According to the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, one third of US adults use complementary and integrative therapies. In some populations, such as those with cancer and/or chronic pain, that number is more than double. Integrative approaches are effective in the management of pain, mood disorders, sleep dysfunction, inflammatory conditions and more.  Are you prepared to help your patients choose integrative treatments that are safe and effective? Would you like more tools to treat patients who suffer with frustrating chronic conditions?

The Center for Integrative Medicine, part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has developed an evidence-based integrative medicine training program designed to give healthcare professionals practical patient care skills that will be immediately applicable to their practice.  Through a mixture of lectures, case discussions, hands-on experiences and access to exclusive online resources, participants will learn which modalities are evidence-supported, when to use them and how to fit effective integrative approaches into a standard office visit and self-care plan.

Objectives – After completing the program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply integrative medicine approaches in patient care
  • Describe the evidence, indications, and contraindications for complementary therapeutic approaches such as acupuncture, mind-body therapies, manual  medicine, neurofeedback and more
  • Utilize mind-body techniques, such as meditation, guided imagery, relaxation breathing, and meditative movements
  • Offer positive psychology and cognitive behavioral techniques to help oneself and patients manage stress, depression and anxiety and improve quality of life
  • Help patients create and sustain a healthy lifestyle, including nutritional medicine, dietary supplements, and integrative physical activity
  • Critically evaluate integrative medicine literature

Read more on the AIM Outline.

The training curriculum includes in-depth knowledge of:

• Fundamentals of Integrative Medicine
• Mind-Body Skills
• Food As Medicine and Gut Health
• Manual Medicine & Aromatherapy

Learn more about the curriculum and AIM Intensives here.

This course is ideal for:

• Physicians & D.O.
• Naturopaths
• Physician’s Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
• Chiropractors
• Nurses
• Acupuncturists
• Psychologists
• Social workers
• Occupational Therapists
• Massage Therapists
• Yoga Teachers

**Continuing Education/CE contact hours will be available for many of these professions.**

This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

NOTE:  A written disclosure form will be provided to all learners at the beginning of the program.


The 2018-2019 session has been postponed while we redesign the cirriculum to include online coursework for the convinence of busy health professionals.

Details about each of the planned AIM Intensives can be read here.

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Course Leaders

This course is led by the Center for Integrative Medicine and other experts in the field of Integrative Medicine.

Course Coordinator

Christine Barnabic, MS, RYT 200, Reiki Master - Education Program Management Specialist, Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Please contact Ms. Barnabic at or 410-706-6179 for more information.