The Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences offers interdisciplinary degree and certificate programs, that bring together physiology with behavioral science for integrative practical applications in the fields of healthcare, human services, and performance education.

Our first step in meeting this challenge was to organize the School of Breathing Sciences for training experienced, successful practitioners to help people improve health and performance through the application of behavioral learning principles to breathing physiology.

The School of Breathing Sciences

The School of Breathing Sciences offers a live, interactive webinar-based MS degree in Applied Breathing Sciences and two live webinar-based Breathing Science Certificate programs, the Educational Capnography Certificate and the Behavioral Biofeedback Certificate. The School also offers many of its MS degree courses, as well as other courses, on a CE basis for meeting continuing education requirements for many professionals. All School offerings are intended for experienced healthcare practitioners, human service professionals, performance consultants, health educators, and breathwork professionals.

The MS program is a 36-unit curriculum and may be completed on a full time basis in one year, taking 12 units per trimester, or on a part time basis working at your own pace in two or three years. It consists of 24 one-unit lecture courses: 6 Physiology courses, 6 Psychology courses, 10 Intervention courses, and 2 Business courses. It also includes 6 units of Case Analysis Proseminars in combination with 3 units of Service Practicums to be completed at each student’s own location, and a 1 unit Business Review Proseminar in combination with 2 units of Business Practicum in which each student formulates and prepares a business plan to be implemented in their own professional setting.

It is estimated that 10 to 25 percent of the US population suffer the debilitating consequences of dysfunctional breathing habits, a serious problem only superficially addressed by healthcare providers. Until now, there has been nowhere to go for professionals who want comprehensive training in the various sciences relevant to addressing this enormous problem: physiology, biochemistry, neuroscience, psychology, behavioral science, counseling, and instrumentation.

Become an interdisciplinary expert, well versed in the relevant sciences. Learn about the physiology and the psychology of breathing from our faculty of 15 top experts in their respective fields, including psychology, medicine, and physiology. Learn and interact with them from your own location, as they present “live” from around the world while sitting in their own offices.

Learn to identify dysfunctional breathing habits that compromise physiology and trigger symptoms and deficits that seriously compromise health and performance. Learn how to identify the factors that trigger, motivate, and reinforce these dysfunctional habits. Help clients to unlearn these habits and to replace them with new habits that are in concert with healthy self-regulation.

Learn how to integrate breathing learning services into your practice, or into the practices of others, from both professional and business perspectives. Learn how to start an independent (or parallel) business that provides breathing learning services to clients. Learn how to assist a third parties to bring breathing learning services to their businesses, whether as an employee or as an independent contractor.