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Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine

Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine

GW’s online Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine (INTM) will help you apply INTM competencies, whole-person care, and principles of nutrition and metabolism to your practice in just 18 months.

The scientifically rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum is accredited by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM).

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Quick Facts


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18 months

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Who Is the Ideal Student for This Program?

This certificate is perfect for any health professional looking for a quick and straightforward way to incorporate intersectional health approaches into their practice. In just 18 months, you’ll earn a credential that demonstrates your understanding of evidence-based, holistic care and new methods for improving health outcomes wherever you provide care.

All courses are delivered online in a flexible, asynchronous format, so you can earn this graduate certificate while keeping up with your personal and professional commitments.

Health Care & Wellness Providers

  • Acupuncturists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dieticians/Nutritionists
  • Health Coaches
  • Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical/Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians (from primary care to any specialty, MD to DO)
  • Physician Assistants
  • Psychiatrists/Therapists/Counselors
  • Wellness/Fitness professionals

Learn to Build Multidisciplinary Treatment Plans Quickly


The online Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine curriculum is built on the same key INTM concepts and approaches defined in the MSHS in Integrative Medicine program. Through 21-credit hours of foundational courses, students are equipped to embrace the changing demands and innovations of the health care landscape.

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Accreditation and Rankings

  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • #66 Best National University*
  • #19 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*

U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Colleges Rankings

Program Outcomes

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine program at GW consists of 21 credit hours. Please find the cost per credit hour and total estimated program costs here.

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.

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Meet the Program Director

Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS

Director, Integrative Medicine

Director Frame earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Distinction in the Major from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. She is a double graduate of the prestigious Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md., where she earned a Master of Health Science in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in International Health: Human Nutrition. 

Frame brings nutrition and immunity together through clinical/translational research. She is especially interested in the role of vitamin D as an immune-modulatory hormone. Frame’s research interests include the potential role of the microbiome and nutrition in health, the consequences of malnutrition in obesity, research ethics, and social media.

Frame has used her wide-ranging experience in biomedical research (from wet bench to clinical research) to oversee research programs, including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP). She has extensive experience in the design of studies of all sizes and phases of research including secure, accurate data collection and data safety and management.

Along with strengthening and cultivating the footprint of evidence-based Integrative Medicine at GW, Frame is broadening the foundation used to prepare students for professional certifications, with an emphasis on expanding nutrition education.

Frequently Asked Questions

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