Natural and Holistic Health Degrees

With a holistic health degree you will focus on alternative or complementary approaches to health and fitness. This focuses on lifestyle, mental well-being and spiritual awareness, thus treating the patient as a whole being. Holistic health programs and natural health programs focus on healing the body through natural means. With herbalist training you learn the art and science of massage therapy, reflexology, energy healing, bodywork, oriental medicine, acupuncture, and acupressure. Holistic health is a philosophy of medical care that sees the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life being interconnected. Natural or complementary health is usually associated with alternative medicine, but is increasingly being used in mainstream medical practice as part of a broad view of patient care.

Alternative and Complementary Health Programs

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  • BA/Complementary and Alternative Health

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*


  • BS in Nutrition Science
  • Diet Therapy Fundamentals
  • Nutrtion and Diet Therapy
Work toward a new career with Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage. Our program prepares you to sit for the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.


  • Therapeutic Massage
Locations: Falls Church