Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies

The Health Arts & Sciences program is affiliated with the Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS), a division of the Lourdes Health System. The Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, for Goddard bound students, consists of up to 1100 hours of engaged study, ranging from six-month certification courses to a two year Associates Degree in Applied Science in Massage Therapy. The LIWS degree and certificate programs include:

Undergraduate level students who have successfully completed one of the programs offered at LIWS may be eligible for a reduced period of study to earn their Bachelor of Arts degree in the Goddard low-residency Health Arts & Sciences program. The LIWS transcript will be evaluated through a Health Arts & Sciences transfer credit policy to evaluate the number of possible transfer credits available. If possible, LIWS students are asked to declare their intent to attend the Health Arts & Sciences program half way through their LIWS program to better prepare for their eventual studies at Goddard.

In addition, Lourdes Institute students who previously enrolled in Camden County Community College to complete their Associate’s degree will be able to transfer to the Goddard Health Arts & Sciences program. More specifically, graduates of the Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies/Camden County Community College Massage Therapy Associates in Applied Sciences Program, who have completed 60 transferable credits in their Associates degree in Applied Sciences, will be accepted into Goddard’s Health Arts & Sciences Bachelors degree program.

Please call the Goddard Admissions Office for more information: 800-906-8312 (toll free) or email admissions@goddard.edu.

“As a registered holistic practitioner and graduate of the Health Arts & Sciences program at Goddard, I feel the union between both schools will deepen the student’s minds and broaden their sense of fulfillment and service, not only in their communities but also in their lives.” — Frank Pileggi PhD, Director of LIWS, Health Arts & Sciences MA graduate