Mindfulness-Based Healthcare and Human Services

Program Instructor
"This innovative program provides a community of practice where mindfulness, wisdom, and developing research converge to address beneficial, skillful pathways for self-care and service in a world of continuing and sometimes overwhelming change."
Jan Hiley, M.S., OTR, L. Faculty emerita Cabrillo College
Program Snapshot: 11 academic units (9 units online; 2 units residential retreat) 5 courses $525 per unit, $5775 for 11 units  Spring Admission

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The Advanced Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Healthcare and Human Services (MBHHS) prepares health care and human service professionals to meet the complex needs of the evolving health care industry. 

This cutting-edge, online academic certificate program adapts to the interests and aspirations of its participants, providing a dynamic and collaborative learning environment that nourishes personal and professional development in a truly unique way. Participants develop skills in mindfulness practice and conflict management, equipping them to effectively teach mindfulness in professional and therapeutic settings across health care and human services industries. Students will learn from skilled faculty with strong practice backgrounds and a variety of experiences and perspectives. 

Our graduates are making a meaningful impact in the mindfulness-based health care and human services community. 

The program is offered by the College of Health and Human Sciences an innovator in offering courses in emerging fields.

Program Benefits

  • Flexibility, Adaptability, and Collaboration
    Participants can apply the lessons and experience in a wide variety of professional settings, making the program adaptable to the participant’s personal goals. Each participant brings their own mindfulness experiences to each course, creating a collaborative learning environment where participants are exposed to a collective variety of experiences that enhances their knowledge base. 
  • Convenient Online Courses
    The program includes three relevant and practical online courses designed for working health care professionals. Our online format allows participants increased flexibility in completing their coursework. 
  • Practice What You Learn Immediately
    Participants develop conflict management skills , building resilience, and stress-hardiness, allowing them to become experienced mindfulness practitioners. 
  • Skilled Faculty with Advanced Training
    The program has assembled an expert teaching team that integrates strong practice backgrounds with unique interests, experiences, and social and cultural perspectives.

Your Career Opportunities

With an Advanced Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Healthcare and Human Services, you will be at the forefront of this emerging area of practice as an ambassador of applied mindfulness in your personal life, work environment, and community.

Based upon your experience and the depth and breadth of your mindfulness practice, earning this advanced certificate will develop your skills, knowledge, and know-how. This will allow you to become a  dedicated leader in creating, teaching, and evaluating mindfulness-based interventions and programs in health care and human service settings across the world.


Learn More About the Program

Formal admission is required for the program. The application deadline for fall 2022 admission is June 1, 2022, and the document deadline is June 20.

The Department of Occupational Therapy requires additional documents such as a statement of purpose and resume.

For more information, please visit the Admission Requirements.

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