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Yoga Studies Certificate

The Yoga Studies Certificate focuses on the history, theory, philosophy, and practice of yoga and how it can benefit your everyday life. The principles gained from the certificate will give you an understanding of the benefits yoga can have when integrated into other professional settings, such as exercise science, physical or occupational therapy, social work, mental health counseling, psychology, education, and more. This interdisciplinary certificate consists of coursework from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, the College of Medicine, and the College of Arts & Sciences. Students will complete 8 credits of core coursework, 4 credits of applied Yoga Studies coursework, and 6 credits of electives for a total of 18 credit hours.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the foundational concepts of Yoga through in-depth study of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and the four Paths of Yoga.
  • Demonstrate simple and complex yoga postures through the incorporation of proper alignment and breathwork.
  • Apply various yogic practices in everyday life, such as meditation, mindfulness, guided imagery, and journaling.
  • Explain the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of yoga practice and its applicability to the well-being of self and others.

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PO Box 670582 
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0582

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Phone: 513-558-2310