Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General Major

This major is a general program that focuses on the theories, science, and practice of alternative and complementary medicine and medical systems.

Includes instruction in understanding acupuncture, herbal medicine, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other alternative and complementary medicine modalities; mind-body therapies; nutrition; comparison of conventional and alternative medicine; and medical ethics; and may include training in specific alternative and complementary medicine modalities.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General Major (use the College Search feature and enter "alternative" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General Major?

If you work in this field, you will likely have the tasks of diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders with the use a variety of methods that fall under the CAM umbrella (herbal remedies, manipulative practices).

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

 

Publications/Magazines in Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General Major