Goddard College offers a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Health Arts & Sciences.
The Health Arts and Sciences Program begins with students exploring aspects of biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and ecological health. It is a multidisciplinary field.
Health is only possible within the context of multiple environments that include close relationships, local communities, social institutions, and local and global ecologies. Joining an ethic of care with an ethic of justice, this vision advocates for diverse ways of knowing and healing, for bringing restorative practices to life through holistic thinking, innovation, transformation, and re-writing narratives of health with diverse voices.
Goddard’s unique network of faculty advisors and learning partners will guide you to develop practitioner-scholar capacity in the growing field of integrative health and wellness.
Health Arts & Sciences Degree Options
Bachelor of Arts in Health Arts & Sciences, including a concentration in:
Master of Arts in Health Arts & Sciences, including concentrations in:
To provide students with the richest educational experience, Goddard has developed a number of partnerships that involve transfer credit opportunities, part-time enrollment options, and/or scholarships. These include The BirchTree Center, Birthwise Midwifery School, Food First Food Sovereignty Tours, Gaia Education, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.
The low-residency model removes the barriers between living your life and learning. Each semester begins with an eight-day residency in Vermont. Residencies offer seminars, meetings with your advising groups, workshops, one-on-one meetings with an advisor, and presentations. You will also connect with faculty, practitioners, activists, and artists, and your fellow students.
Following the residency, students return home for 16 weeks of independent work in close collaboration with a faculty advisor.
Students in the BA and MA in Health Arts & Sciences Programs attend residencies in Plainfield, Vermont, on Goddard’s historic main campus, located just outside Montpelier, the state capital. It’s a former farm with a manor garden, surrounding forests, and period architecture.