The Integrative Pain Management Graduate Certificate provides health care professionals with an opportunity to expand their knowledge regarding pain management through non-opioid integrative approaches. The program has been designed to improve patient care and accessibility to care through knowledge and education. An exploration of integrative approaches to pain management will be provided through a review of relevant evidence-based literature.
The certificate program is online.
The course sequence is available in the Graduate Catalog.
The Integrative Pain Management Graduate Certificate was developed to provide education regarding pain management practices based on a bio-psychosocial model of care.
Certificate Aims Include:
This highly innovative online program consists of four courses to be delivered sequentially over 2 semesters. The concepts presented in each course will establish a framework of knowledge intended to impart the health care provider with the necessary background to understand and treat pain utilizing effective and relevant evidence-based guidelines.
The curriculum in each course will address the concept of pain beyond the traditional views of interpretation and modulation of nociceptive impulses. Pain not only evolves form tissue damaging stimuli, but may also serve as a consequence of the way stress, sleep, and autonomic nervous system tone affect the brain.
This online program consists of four courses to be delivered sequentially over a two-semester period, as follows:
More information is available in the Graduate Catalog.
Please visit the Graduate Certificates website for the application process and online application for admission. (Note: The graduate certificate is available for Spring admission only. The application process for Spring 2022 will start after September 17, 2021).
Program specific materials should be submitted via attachments to the online application. These include:
Official transcripts need to be submitted to:
University of South Florida
Office of Graduate Studies: Graduate Certificates
140 Seventh Avenue South, PNM 102
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
All students must have a Master's or Doctoral degree and be a licensed healthcare provider. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on all course work at the graduate level is required. Please refer to the USF Graduate Catalog for details.