Our Lady of the Lake College, Health Career Institute is pleased to
announce the Complementary Therapies program. Complementary
Therapies will provide Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas with
well educated and qualified practitioners in Therapeutic Massage
as well as a wide range of other complementary modalities from
aromatherapy to yoga techniques. Applications now being accepted
Throughout much of
medical history and elsewhere in the world, complementary therapies have
been regarded as important components of healthcare.
Complementary therapies incorporate the holistic approach of both
caring and comfort as a part of the healing process.
Recently, the health care community has shown a renewed interest
in the clinical use of complementary therapies and in research on the
clinical outcomes that can be achieved with these therapies.
There is a place for the appropriate use of these therapies
within the clinical practice of a number of diverse health care
professionals. The growth
of complementary therapies in the healthcare industry calls for programs
of study that demonstrate academic excellence.
Traditionally, such therapies have been taught in less structured
educational environments in schools or apprenticeship programs.
The introduction of this program of study in an institution of
higher education will bring more credibility and quality to these
growing treatment modalities.
The applicant must meet
the following minimum requirements for admission to the Complementary
Applicants must be
18 years of age or older.
graduate with GPA 2.0 or GED score minimum of 50.
TABE Survey with
score of 11 on reading and language
any prior college work completed
why the applicant is seeking admission to this program
Health and Safety
requirements must be met before classes begin (physical exam,
immunizations, TB skin test and drug screen.
Complementary Therapies is a 4 semester certificate
program that is offered 3 times a year.
Applications to the Complementary Therapies Programs are
due according to the following schedule - Apply early since space is
call (225) 768-1700 for application information.
Lady of the Lake College welcomes applications from all qualified
individuals. All transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis,
according to College policy, in order to determine eligibility and
placement in the program. Equal educational opportunities are
offered to all who meet entrance requirements, without regard to race,
gender, ethnicity, creed, marital status or age.
The Our Lady of the Lake College Office of
Financial Aid is available to all applicants to discuss eligibility for
financial assistance. Please call (225) 768-1714 to schedule an
Applicants are encouraged to complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This Health Career
Institute program is approved for the TOPS-Tech award. Our Lady of the
Lake Regional Medical Center also offers generous tuition reimbursement
to qualifying employees.
more information or to request an application packet, please call (225)
768-1700 or e-mail:
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