Applied Sciences, Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing

Degree Awarded

Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS)

Offering Campus

UH West Oʻahu


This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing concentration strives to create a pathway for the dissemination of traditional healing knowledge and skill that will serve as a model for other indigenous groups. Training in the Native Hawaiian traditional healing practices will focus on hoʻoponopono (conflict resolution), lomilomi (massage), and lāʻau lapaʻau (herbal medicines). An overarching goal is to work towards eliminating health disparities in Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and other underserved communities by creating a collaboration between Traditional and Western Medicine. This student-centered concentration promotes the integration of underserved and underrepresented students into an academic and cultural environment that supports educational achievement and economic success.

Program URL


Fall, Spring


Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa

Health Clearance:


Total # of Credit Hours

60 upper division credits in the major

Course Format



Attendance Information

No on-campus visits required. Program conducted totally online with courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time).

Degree Awarded

Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS)


Name: N. Kauʻi Merritt
Phone: (808) 689-2385