CAM Diplomas

AU offers three Diplomas in CAM for health professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, massage therapies and energy coaches (also includes lay persons who may need to take additional courses work to reach the expected standard of practice):

  1. CAM Clinician Diploma (Required 9 Credits)
  2. CAM Practitioner Diploma (Required 12 Credits)
  3. CAM Specialist Diploma (Required 18 Credits)

Choose one or more of the four concentrations you wish to qualify for in Diploma in Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

  • Energy Medicine
  • Energy Psychology
  • Energy Kinesiology
  • Energy Dynamics
  • Transpersonal Studies
  • Integrative Health

The diploma is a stand-alone program or can be used in a master or doctoral degree training in CAM for qualified students. Six to nine hours can be transferred in from one of the recognized programs listed above or others that meet criteria of providing documented well-established and accepted clinical / educational training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Training in energetic ethics and documented supervised practicum is required.

Target Audience
The program is open to health professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, massage therapies and energy coaches who want to add complementary therapies to their credentials. Participants complete a major concentration comprised of six to nine credits of specialized studies in an approved program followed by three credits from one of the AU faculty that documents scholarly achievement within a major concentration of CAM.

A rigorous application process is in place to ensure the qualifications are met for those who want to take the post graduate diploma. This application must be complete to ensure the person qualified for the diploma as verified by their chosen training concentration in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The additional required training includes completing an energy based ethics course for clinical work to ensure public safety as well as documentation of applying the professional energy-based training through a scholarly project or clinical case study.

The educational background of professional training will be included in an analysis of the credentials of a person and additional course work may be required. Those not from a health care professional background are eligible to apply but might need additional course work.

Diploma Requirements

Post Graduate CAM Clinician Diploma (9 credits)

Required

  • CAM 691: Energetic Ethics for Complementary Therapies (1 credit)
  • CAM 692: Documentation of Practice in CAM (2 credits)

Plus

  • Transferred credits from Approved Programs in the Four Concentrations (6 credits)

Post Graduate CAM Practitioner Diploma (12 credits)

Required

  • CAM 661: CAM Self Care (3 credits)
  • CAM 662: CAM Clinical Application (3 credits), or the equivalent transferred in
  • CAM 691: Energetic Ethics for CAM (1 credit), or the equivalent transferred in
  • CAM 692: Documentation of Practice in CAM Concentration (2 credits), or the equivalent transferred in

Plus

  • Transferred credits from Approved Programs in the Four Concentrations (6-9 credits)

Post Graduate CAM Specialist Diploma (18 credits)

Required

  • CAM 661: CAM Self Care (3 credits)
  • CAM 662: CAM Clinical Application (3 credits)
  • CAM 663: Specialist Training in CAM (3 credits)
  • CAM 691: Energetic Ethics for Complementary Therapies (1 credit)
  • CAM 692: Documentation of Practice in the CAM (2 credits)

Plus

  • Transferred credits from Approved Programs in the Four Concentrations (6 – 9 credits)

Or 6-9 credits selected from

  • CAM 780 Advance Readings in Theory & Application of CAM (3 credits)
  • CAM 781 Practicum in CAM Practicum (3 credits)
  • CAM 782 Special Project in CAM (3 credits)
  • CAM 783 Directed Study in CAM (3 credits)

Module Descriptions

Core Competencies

CAM 661: CAM Self Care (3 credits)
Most complementary therapies start with self-care in order for the person to grasp the application of the theory in one’s personal life looking at physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dynamics across the life span. Often energy stays trapped and buried only to surface at a later time. With this in-depth inward look and opportunity to apply complementary therapies to improve one’s health, the student can document the interventions they have learned as well as being introduced to some new ones. Transform Your Life through Energy Medicine (TYLEM) Self Care interventions will be introduced, practice and applied over time with a personal journal kept to track changes that will be written up to demonstrate a clear understand of the process. The energy system analysis and interventions include: 12 chakras and 7 layers of the chakras, energy field, present, past and future, core star or soul essence, soul karma or soul memory, soul light and interfering energies.

CAM 662: CAM Clinical Application (3 credits)
Choosing a concentration that the student currently is trained in or another that he/she wishes to train clinical documentation of care is required. The theory and interventions of the chosen program are clearly articulated and documented as to how they evoke change in client’s behavior. From the base of self-care the next step is applying energetic work to others. This course fulfills this step.

CAM 663: Specialist Training CAM (3 credits)
A student can choose to work with different age groups, different states of health and wellbeing in a chose specialty such as caring for those with cancer, empowerment with cancer, healing grief / loss, dealing with trauma or wellness for all and design a special project of their choice or provide additional clinical work. The goal is to learn how to evaluate comprehensively the full energy system: energy centers (chakras), energy field (aura), energy tracts (meridians), central power current (hara line), divine light (core star) and other energies in the present, past and future time frames. Students must demonstrate the ability to clinically cover three clients over time using the Transform Your Life through Energy Medicine and another energetic framework of their choice and approved by the program chair.

CAM 691: Energetic Ethics for CAM (1 credit)
The practice of complementary therapies requires the person to understand the energetic ethical aspects underlying a clinical practice. Energetic ethics are different in that they address energetic aspects of being. There are excellent texts available for this with by Midge Murphy and the late Dorothea Hover Creating Right Relationships: A Practical Guide to Ethics in Energy Therapies and Ethics Handbook for Energy Healing Practitioners by David Feinstein and Cyndi Dale: Energetic Boundaries: How to Stay Protected and Connected in Work and Life. 

CAM 692 Scholarly Project or Paper Documenting CAM (2 credits)
To document a students’ expertise in their area of complementary therapies, a student is expected to produce a scholarly project or paper which clearly demonstrates that expertise. This is a guided course of independent study with mentorship from the student’s chairperson and or an approved person from the clinical field that the student chooses. A presentation at professional meetings may qualify in partial fulfillment of this requirement. A recent bibliography outlining the theory and describing the theory underlying the practice is required.

Concentration Training Classes

CAM 780 External Specialty Training in CAM Theory & Application (3-6 credits)
The focus in this course is on the theoretical background and application of the complementary therapy concentration.

CAM 781 External Specialty Training in CAM Practicum (3 credits)
The focus in this course is providing a supervised practicum for the practice of the complementary therapy concentration.

CAM 782 External Specialty Training in CAM Special Project (3 -6 credits)
The focus in this course is on a special projects application of the complementary therapy concentration.

CAM 783 External Specialty Training in CAM Directed Study (3 credits)
The focus in this course is on a topic of choice from the experience of the person and is open to innovative opportunities of the participant in the complementary therapy concentration.