Registration now open for Principles & Practices of Complementary and Alternative Medicine class

The course involves presentations by Complementary and Alternative Medicine experts (including local practitioners) on philosophies, practices, and research related to complementary and alternative therapeutics used widely in the US.

"Principles & Practices of Complementary and Alternative Medicine" (HBEH 960)”  is a fall-semester course held on Monday evenings, 6:00 - 8:50 p.m., August 29 - December 5, 2016 (omitting Labor Day). The course location is in the UNC Cancer Center main conference room.  The course has been offered since 1995 to medical and other health-professions students as well as interested faculty and staff involved in health care or healthcare research.

The course involves presentations by CAM experts (including local practitioners) on philosophies, practices, and research related to complementary and alternative therapeutics used widely in the U.S., such as mindfulness, hypnosis, biofeedback/neurofeedback, tai chi, qigong, yoga, massage/bodywork therapies, herbal medicine, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, functional medicine, chiropractic, and shamanism.  The course includes opportunities for community experiences and discussions about challenges and opportunities for integration into mainstream health care.

Graduate Students may register via ConnectCarolina - HBEH 960 "Principles & Practices of Complementary and Alternative Medicine"  (Nursing graduate students may register through NURSE 703i and medical students may register through PMED 250).

Faculty and staff, if full-time and permanent, may register for credit through the tuition waiver program  (see your HR person for tuition-waiver information).

UNC faculty and UNC staff who would like to audit may request permission by writing to the course director at Susan_Gaylord@med.unc.edu  Please state your background and reasons for wanting to take the course.


Non-UNC health professionals and others may inquire about the possibility of attending by emailing

For additional questions about course logistics, please email Kelly_Eason@med.unc.edu.

Thank you!

Susan Gaylord, PhD
Director, Program on Integrative Medicine
Research Associate Professor
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UNC School of Medicine