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What You Should Know About Academic and Professional Credentialing in Health and Wellness Coaching

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As the health and wellness coaching field has evolved, the number of choices has expanded for health, health and wellness, and/or wellness coach training programs, offered also by non-accredited organizations. Accredited and non-accredited programs are delivered in different formats—online, in-person, or hybrid. Here are some factors for you to consider when choosing a program that gets your health and wellness coaching career off to a good start.

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Expand Your Knowledge in Herbal Studies

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Curiosity about natural healing with herbs is universal. One way to deepen your knowledge of how to use herbs for your own health, as well for that of your family and friends is to take this 12-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies. The training will provide herbal enthusiasts with a foundational knowledge of herbal sciences, as well as an understanding of the wellness-based tradition of herbal medicine.

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Primary Approaches to Ayurveda

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There are three primary approaches to Ayurveda, the first being ahara. Ahara focuses on a basic physical, or “constitutional” analysis of visual cues including a tongue, nail, and facial analysis, as well as approaches to health and well-being that focus on cooking, food, and culinary spices.

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MUIH’s Online Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs Recognized as Leaders by BestColleges.com

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Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), a national leader in the education and practice of integrative medicine, health, and wellness, is pleased to announce that two of its leading online programs have been recognized among the best in the nation by BestColleges.com. MUIH’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health has been ranked among the top ten online master’s in nutrition programs, and the Master of Science in Health Promotion program has been named the “Best Online Master’s in Health Education” for the second year in a row.

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Spring is Springing

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Birds are singing, spring is springing! Nature is constant only in its harmonious balance of Yin and Yang and the cycle of the seasons. Shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing” is a term first used by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and is really just a concise wording for ‘getting back to nature,’ or taking some time in the wilderness. Call it what you like, shinrin-yoku gets us back to who we are intrinsically. It gives our mind a chance to reassess our needs according to evolutionary knowledge, and to conserve vital resources for when they are absolutely necessary.iii

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