Art of Dying Thanatology Program

What if you could become a steward of your community's cultural transformation from death as a taboo subject to death as a vital and celebrated part of the life process?

A resource by One Spirit Learning Alliance

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One Spirit is proud to host the Art Of Dying Institute. The Art of Dying Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program is a 90-hour ADEC-approved online course that provides an in-depth overview of death and dying. Students of this course will deepen and expand their understanding of the spiritual, psychological, social, and physical aspects of the dying experience.

The program brings together 18 thought leaders from diverse perspectives/professions at the end of life to provide a broad and rich curriculum. With personalized instruction, our faculty and staff will support students throughout the program to deepen and expand their understanding of death and dying, forge connections, and create networks to help them professionally. It provides healthcare practitioners and those with a profound interest in the energetics of living and dying with unique skills to deepen their understanding of the spiritual, psychological, social, and physical aspects of the dying experience.

Instructors include:

Francesca Arnoldy • Olivia Bareham • Leslie Blackhall MD • Jan Booth MA, R.N., NC-BC • Anthony Bossis Ph.D. • Amy Cunningham • Catharine Delong • Jeanne Denney • Iya Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowen & Rev. Eileen Fisher • Kami Fletcher Ph.D. • Cora Gallagher CCLS, MA. • Emily Johnson MSN, CRNP • Kat Kowalski MDiv, BCC • Simcha Raphael Ph.D. • Wilka Roig MA, MFA • Karen Wyatt MD.


We use a Fair Share Tuition Model that allows students to select the tuition that is the most supportive to them financially. We reserve 50% of the lowest available tuition level for students who identify as BIPOC as a part of our commitment to equity and the J.E.D.I. principles.

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Our Inspiration

The Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program was born from the Art of Dying Conferences held in New York from 1996-2016. This program was created to provide a comprehensive course of study to those drawn to a more holistic approach to dying. We believe that consciously engaging with death and mortality can have a profound impact on how we live our lives. Our goal is to create a community of graduates who feel empowered to become a resource in their own circles, to help reshape the cultural dialogue around death, and to help support a reimagining of policies and practices around end-of-life care.

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