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As a prerequisite to entering a Degree Program, students are required to complete 35 credit hours of General Education covering the following topics:

  • English (9 credit hours)
  • Math (3 credit hours)
  • Laboratory Sciences (8 credit hours)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (6 - 9 credit hours)
  • Social and Behavioral Studies (3 - 9credit hours)

Westbrook University offers the General Education courses, however, these types of courses are found at most community colleges and are transferable to Westbrook University. In most cases, students that hold an Associate Degree have already completed the General Education requirements. If you have any questions concerning this issue, please contact a Westbrook University counselor at 1-800-447-6496 or visit Degree Requirements

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

 
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Clinical Nutrition

128 Credit Hours

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Holistic Nursing

125 Credit Hours

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Natural Health Science

145 Credit Hours

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Irdiology and Nutrition

140 Credit Hours

CLINICAL NUTRITION

RP 400 Essentials of Distance Education

This course is often the student's first opportunity to try a distance learning format. It is designed to aid the student through his or her distance education journey. It will help the student know what is expected for distance learning and aid the student in finding the answers needed to accomplish this goal. Finally, this course will prepare the student on how to begin college writing.

HS 453 Anatomy and Physiology

Almost any aspect of health and healing involves some knowledge of what constitutes a healthy body and how it is supposed to work. This course introduces human anatomy and physiology together so that the student can appreciate the close relationship between structure and function. This course begins with basic concepts and the building blocks of life. It explores how these are combined into cells, tissues, organs and systems to achieve specific purposes through organization and metabolism. The course is designed so that the student who successfully masters it can be assured of being well prepared for other courses in the field of health and healing.

HS 451 Introduction to Nutrition

This course provides the student with an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of basic nutrition. Through the course of study, the student will learn aspects of gastrointestinal nutrition, basic minerals, vitamin and enzyme nutrition, as well as an introduction to the study of amino acids and other pertinent nutrients.

HS 452 Applied Nutrition

This course provides the student with an intensive study of how nutritional applications can correct specific disorders of the body. Through dietary nutritional programs, the student will learn to counteract deficiencies by utilizing nutrition and diet for optimal health.

HS 450 Biochemistry- Primary

This course is based upon a unique text by Stephen Goldberg, M.D. It is designed to make learning biochemistry easy and even enjoyable. This course focuses on the concepts of biochemistry, and upon practical, clinical applications. This course is designed for all types of holistic practitioners, who will find it full of useful and relevant material about the chemistry of our bodies, and how it relates to health and disease.

HS 454 Applied Nutrition / Herbology

The student will learn the therapeutic and healing properties of plants, including their physiological properties and active constituents. Specific formulas for treatment of acute and chronic disorders, plant identification and various herbal preparation methods will be depicted.

HS 455 Dietary Nutrition

This course is a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimens focusing on nutritional, spiritual, and social belief systems concerning foods. Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, hereditary predispositions, and health fads will be explored. Specific dietary recommendations for ailments such as candidacies, hypoglycemia, allergies, pre-menstrual, and auto-immune deficiency syndromes will be covered.

HS 468 Energy Medicine for the 21st Century

This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of ancient healing techniques and concepts that are being incorporated into 21st century medicine. The student will discover ways in which to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into balance through the use of energy balancing. By adjusting the harmonic structure through different modalities, the student will discover the secrets of cellular regeneration. This course is about holism, and how ancient and present healers view disease and the various methods used to bring harmony and balance.

HS 457 Nutritional Counseling and Hair Mineral Analysis

A study of the scientific literature regarding minerals and their relation to biochemistry. The student will learn the theoretical concepts involved in interpretation of the test and clinical observations regarding the use of hair mineral analysis for understanding body chemistry, preventing illness, designing corrective programs, and monitoring progress. The laboratory procedures necessary will be explained.

HS 725 Blood Chemistry

This comprehensive course provides the BS and ND student with excellent resources on both conventional and alternative scopes of laboratory chemistries. Through reading and audio study, students learn the use of blood chemistry and urinalysis results in diagnosis and monitoring of a patient's health. The course content focuses on assessment of nutritional status and chronic disease through use of basic lab test and presents in-depth study of acid-alkaline diet theory. This course also teaches how to monitor chronic disease states with up-to-date, scientific lab methods.

HS 459 Fasting and Detoxification: A Holistic Approach

This course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of fasting and detoxification to restoring optimal bodily health. Therapeutic methods will be studied such as the cleansing diet, digestive wellness, juice fasting, and various tissue cleansing procedures.

HS 460 Colon Hygiene and Colon Hydrotherapy

The student will study the significance of colon hygiene in health covering areas such as absorption and assimilation of nutrients, cleansing procedures and detoxification, parasites and other related pathological disorders. Therapeutic programs designed to enhance or alleviate these situations will be examined. This curriculum is dedicated to the training of colon hydrotherapy therapists and to a renewed awareness by the medical and natural healing community as to the importance of colon hygiene.

MP 410 Psychodynamics of Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem may be at the root of most of our troubles. Positive self-esteem is the force that drives the successful personality. When parts of the self are rejected, the psychological structures that literally keep a person alive are greatly damaged. This course is about stopping the judgments, healing old wounds, and learning practical techniques for changing behavior patterns. Students will learn to affirm their worth, face their pain, and work toward freeing the self so that they may get more joy out of living.

HS 445 Living Foods: Nutrition for Health, Recovery, and Prevention

This course will equip the student with an in-depth knowledge of raw and living foods and why they are effective in the human system. This course will cover edible plant foods, the way they are grown, and preferred ways to market for maximum nutrient conservation. The purpose of this course is to help the student integrate raw food nutrition with the programs of other health professionals and physicians for optimal health benefits.

HS 442 Jurisprudence and Ethics

This course will teach the student how to research the State and Federal laws regulating the practice of medicine and nutrition. This course will help the student establish the difference between a health practice and a medical practice. The student will learn about different types of health practitioners and what constitutes a licensed professional.

HS 469 Nutritional Herbology

This course provides the student with a nutritional profile for over 106 commonly used herbs and natural foods. These nutritional profiles of herbs provide the basis for analyzing traditional uses of each herb and the most popular herbal combinations and formulas. Students will learn the history and use of these herbs with the nutritional profile to explain and interpret many historical uses of herbs as foods and medicines. Herbal or Botanical Science is rapidly playing a major role in 21st century medicine and health care. This course will empower the student with special knowledge about herbs and their nutritional value.

HM 401 Nutritional Counseling for the Health Care Practitioner

The student will learn the basics of nutrition starting with the components of food and how they are assimilated through the utilization of protein, carbohydrates, fats, calories, and nutrients. The impact of diet will be studied along with the concepts of toxicity, pH balance, cleansing, fasting, supplementation, enzymes, and the healing process.

HM 407 Preventive Health Care Protocol

This course will present an overview of health and health care. In our present society, there is a transition from crisis-oriented health care to preventive medicine and wellness care. This course will look at the impact that our personal habits, environment, society, lifestyles, foods, stress, past beliefs and negative attitudes have on our health as individuals and as a society. The student will learn how these factors affect our health. Students will learn how to identify them and change them. The course will provide information on how to do a wellness assessment and create an implementation plan for change.

HS 465 Business Practices and Office Management

This course provides a cookbook approach for the new graduate who is about to enter the world of health care as a business. Information is gleaned from the instructor's experience as a solo practitioner in a one-man home office. Information from this course is equally valuable for the seasoned businessman or brand new practitioner.

HS 464 History Taking

This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of patient history taking. Ancillary diagnostic modalities used in Western medicine will be discussed in order to provide familiarity with them. Both the art and science of taking a history will be emphasized.

HE 420 Exercise Techniques for Health and Weight Management

The importance of exercise in addition to nutrition is emphasized. The student will learn how the body can make better use of nutrients with exercise incorporated in the lifestyle. Exercise helps the body maintain health as well as weight management. Exercises for the whole body are studied, including the slant board, which helps supply blood to the brain and relieve the organs from gravitational stress. Neck exercises, skin brushing, circulation exercises, and musculo-skeletal exercises are demonstrated. Kneipp water treatments, the use of the mini-trampoline, and various eye exercises are also described.

RP 401 Research Project: Basics for Research

Students will become familiar with basic research techniques through study and hands on activities such as conducting interviews and writing abstracts. This course will cover topics such as strategies and storage of data collected, ethics and confidentiality, interviewing, and analysis. This course is designed to guide and assist the student with the basics needed to conduct a research project prior to the completion of a formal thesis.

TH 410 BS Thesis - 10,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credit hours of course work, the student will submit a 10,000-word thesis, demonstrating his or her understanding of the field of their choice. Students will have to demonstrate their grasp of the basic concepts in their fields and are encouraged to do a comparative study of techniques or philosophies. Students will be able to apply some of their homework towards their thesis, if relevant to the proposal.top

 

HOLISTIC NURSING

Prerequisites: RN

Westbrook University offers a comprehensive and in-depth Holistic Nursing Program available today. Our current program reflects contemporary philosophies, modalities, techniques and therapies incorporating the mind, body and spirit perspectives of health care. The Holistic Nursing program offers an additional degree for the RN who desires to expand their knowledge base.

RP 400 Essentials of Distance Education

This course is often the student's first opportunity to try a distance learning format. It is designed to aid the student through his or her distance education journey. It will help the student know what is expected for distance learning and aid the student in finding the answers needed to accomplish this goal. Finally, this course will prepare the student on how to begin college writing.

HS 468 Energy Medicine for the 21st Century

This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of ancient healing techniques and concepts that are being incorporated into 21st century medicine. The student will discover ways in which to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into balance through the use of energy balancing. By adjusting the harmonic structure through different modalities, the student will discover the secrets of cellular regeneration. This course is about holism, and how ancient and present healers view disease and the various methods used to bring harmony and balance.

HS 451 Introduction to Nutrition

This course provides the student with an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of basic nutrition. Through the course of study, the student will learn aspects of gastrointestinal nutrition, basic minerals, vitamin and enzyme nutrition, as well as an introduction to the study of amino acids and other pertinent nutrients.

HS 452 Applied Nutrition

This course provides the student with an intensive study of how nutritional applications can correct specific disorders of the body. Through dietary nutritional programs, the student will learn to counteract deficiencies by utilizing nutrition and diet for optimal health.

HS 459 Fasting and Detoxification: A Holistic Approach

This course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of fasting and detoxification to restoring optimal bodily health. Therapeutic methods will be studied such as the cleansing diet, digestive wellness, juice fasting, and various tissue cleansing procedures.

CP 440 Introduction to the Field of Psychology

This course will review the history of psychology with emphasis on the psychologists who helped shape it into a science. The student will also become acquainted with the sub-fields of psychology. The goals of psychology and relationships to other sciences will be explained, thus helping to place psychology in the proper perspective. The student will be acquainted with research methods used in psychology and will be given an understanding of the naturalistic, observation, experimental, and correlational methods. Ethical issues are thoroughly covered so that the student will achieve a good grasp of the controversial issues in research.

HS 464 History Taking

This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of patient history taking. Ancillary diagnostic modalities used in Western medicine will be discussed in order to provide familiarity with them. Both the art and science of taking a history will be emphasized.

HS 454 Applied Nutrition / Herbology

The student will learn the therapeutic and healing properties of plants, including their physiological properties and active constituents. Specific formulas for treatment of acute and chronic disorders, plant identification and various herbal preparation methods will be depicted.

HS 466 Introduction to Aromatherapy

This course will provide the student with an overall knowledge of the medicinal and therapeutic uses of essential oils through Aromatherapy. The knowledge gained will allow the student to experiment and make adjustments for personal and professional therapeutic application. As a result, the student will experience a greater appreciation for plant essences in both the personal and professional settings.

HS 462 Bach Flower Remedies

This course is designed to give a thorough working knowledge of the Bach Flower Remedies. The student will learn the properties of all 38 remedies and how to recognize indications for individual remedies as they manifest in emotions and personality types.

HM 407 Preventive Health Care Protocol

This course will present an overview of health and health care. In our present society, there is a transition from crisis-oriented health care to preventive medicine and wellness care. This course will look at the impact that our personal habits, environment, society, lifestyles, foods, stress, past beliefs and negative attitudes have on our health as individuals and as a society. The student will learn how these factors affect our health. Students will learn how to identify them and change them. The course will provide information on how to do a wellness assessment and create an implementation plan for change.

HM 401 Nutritional Counseling for the Health Care Practitioner

The student will learn the basics of nutrition starting with the components of food and how they are assimilated through the utilization of protein, carbohydrates, fats, calories, and nutrients. The impact of diet will be studied along with the concepts of toxicity, pH balance, cleansing, fasting, supplementation, enzymes, and the healing process.

HS 463 A Naturopathic Approach to Exercise

This course will cover proper techniques of exercise, weight training, aerobic workouts, and optimum nutritional intake. Students will study topics such as the possible risk factors and body improvements from aerobic training, as well as homeopathic remedies for leg, ankle, and foot injuries. Students will complete Weight Training / Aerobic Exercise Logs and Daily Nutrition Intake Logs to analyze these techniques.

MP 407 Jungian Psychology

This course is designed to give the student knowledge of the elementary terms and themes of Jung's psychology. Carl Jung was not just a medical man, but a scholar whose research, particularly in comparative mythology, alchemy, and the psychology of religion, have inspired and augmented the findings of leading creative scholars of our time.

MP 408 The Psychology of Healing

This course is a comprehensive guide to the healing arts. You will explore the healing arts from ancient Egypt to the latest discoveries in the fields of science and complementary medicine. The student will learn how each system works, which type of person would most likely benefit from these therapies, and the psychology underlying each one. The student will finish this course with a comprehensive understanding of Alternative Therapies, Complementary Medicine, and the Healing Vocation.

CP 462 The Art of Listening

The most important skill in counseling is listening. This course is as important to the beginner in the field as it is to the seasoned professional. While we think we listen, this course is an excellent reminder of how frequently we have the illusion of listening.

MP 402 Humor and Psychotherapy

This course is about the role humor plays in psychotherapy. Humor has begun to receive recognition and acceptance as a valuable adjunctive force in the important segment of our culture, which is dedicated to the healing of the body and mind. The student will learn how to incorporate humor in the psychotherapeutic process. Humor and spirituality will be discussed and the author will demonstrate how humorous spirituality can elegantly enrich the therapeutic process.

HM 417 Auricular Therapy

The auricle, or ear, is the gateway to total brain function via neurophysiology. The use of the external ear for healing was known to the ancient physicians Hippocrates and Galen over two thousand years ago. It wasn't until 1957 that French neurologist, Dr. Paul Nogier, introduced the modern system of ear acupuncture. This course will examine the ear's upside down fetal-like position and its corresponding body part points.

 

HE 450 Attitudes and Lifestyle

An integrative approach to the way the spirit, mind, emotions, and body work together. One learns how to create health through good nutrition, cleansing the body, exercise, and positive thinking. This course will discuss people's affinities, relaxation and relief of tension, developing inward calm, creating a healthy pattern to live by, and the way foods can help to balance our mental energies. Making the home into a wellness center is also included as a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle.

HM 404 Challenges of Long-Term Illness

The eight identified fears shared by most people that cope with long-term illness are examined. Learning about these fears, and the ways to deal with them, will enable the student to help those with illnesses, loved ones, and caregivers, deal with situations in which they feel powerless. Discover how ancient healing arts, practiced for over 5,000 years, and the latest in complementary medicine, can help fight disease, maintain good health, and promote happiness naturally. The student will become cognizant of the need to assess the concepts of health and illness in order to extend the scope of the healing arts beyond the present medical limits of drugs, radiation, and surgery.

RP 401 Research Project: Basics for Research

Students will become familiar with basic research techniques through study and hands on activities such as conducting interviews and writing abstracts. This course will cover topics such as strategies and storage of data collected, ethics and confidentiality, interviewing, and analysis. This course is designed to guide and assist the student with the basics needed to conduct a research project prior to the completion of a formal thesis.

WN 405 BS Clinical Training 1,000 Hour Externship

The student will be required to document 1,000 hours of applied clinical training to demonstrate knowledge in the field of nursing.

TH 410 BS Thesis - 10,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credit hours of course work, the student will submit a 10,000-word thesis, demonstrating his or her understanding of the field of their choice. Students will have to demonstrate their grasp of the basic concepts in their fields and are encouraged to do a comparative study of techniques or philosophies. Students will be able to apply some of their homework towards their thesis, if relevant to the proposal.top

 

NATURAL HEALTH SCIENCE

RP 400 Essentials of Distance Education

This course is often the student's first opportunity to try a distance learning format. It is designed to aid the student through his or her distance education journey. It will help the student know what is expected for distance learning and aid the student in finding the answers needed to accomplish this goal. Finally, this course will prepare the student on how to begin college writing.

HM 401 Nutritional Counseling for the Health Care Practitioner

The student will learn the basics of nutrition starting with the components of food and how they are assimilated through the utilization of protein, carbohydrates, fats, calories, and nutrients. The impact of diet will be studied along with the concepts of toxicity, pH balance, cleansing, fasting, supplementation, enzymes, and the healing process.

CP 444 Health Psychology

This course examines the contributions of psychology to the treatment, prevention, and assessment of physical distress and disease. This course is geared to the student who has a personal interest and curiosity related to today's health news or to his own experiences dealing with a family member or close friend. The course will review areas ranging from health enhancing and health endangering behaviors to major disease entities such as cancer. Relatively common health problems, such as heart disease and headaches, receive special attention, although other diseases such as Raynaud's Disease, gastroesophageal reflex, are also discussed. The relationship of health psychology to pediatric and geriatric populations are covered and opportunities in the field are presented.

HS 451 Introduction to Nutrition

This course provides the student with an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of basic nutrition. Through the course of study, the student will learn aspects of gastrointestinal nutrition, basic minerals, vitamin and enzyme nutrition, as well as an introduction to the study of amino acids and other pertinent nutrients.

HS 453 Anatomy and Physiology

Almost any aspect of health and healing involves some knowledge of what constitutes a healthy body and how it is supposed to work. This course introduces human anatomy and physiology together so that the student can appreciate the close relationship between structure and function. This course begins with basic concepts and the building blocks of life. It explores how these are combined into cells, tissues, organs and systems to achieve specific purposes through organization and metabolism. The course is designed so that the student who successfully masters it can be assured of being well prepared for other courses in the field of health and healing.

HS 450 Biochemistry - Primary

This course is based upon a unique text by Stephen Goldberg, M.D. It is designed to make learning biochemistry easy and even enjoyable. This course focuses on the concepts of biochemistry, and upon practical, clinical applications. This course is designed for all types of holistic practitioners, who will find it full of useful and relevant material about the chemistry of our bodies, and how it relates to health and disease.

HM 407 Preventive Health Care Protocol

This course will present an overview of health and health care. In our present society, there is a transition from crisis-oriented health care to preventive medicine and wellness care. This course will look at the impact that our personal habits, environment, society, lifestyles, foods, stress, past beliefs and negative attitudes have on our health as individuals and as a society. The student will learn how these factors affect our health. Students will learn how to identify them and change them. The course will provide information on how to do a wellness assessment and create an implementation plan for change.

HS 452 Applied Nutrition

This course provides the student with an intensive study of how nutritional applications can correct specific disorders of the body. Through dietary nutritional programs, the student will learn to counteract deficiencies by utilizing nutrition and diet for optimal health.

HS 468 Energy Medicine for the 21st Century

This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of ancient healing techniques and concepts that are being incorporated into 21st century medicine. The student will discover ways in which to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into balance through the use of energy balancing. By adjusting the harmonic structure through different modalities, the student will discover the secrets of cellular regeneration. This course is about holism, and how ancient and present healers view disease and the various methods used to bring harmony and balance.

HS 455 Dietary Nutrition

This course is a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimens focusing on nutritional, spiritual, and social belief systems concerning foods. Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, hereditary predispositions, and health fads will be explored. Specific dietary recommendations for ailments such as candidacies, hypoglycemia, allergies, pre-menstrual, and auto-immune deficiency syndromes will be covered.

HS 457 Nutritional Counseling and Hair Mineral Analysis

A study of the scientific literature regarding minerals and their relation to biochemistry. The student will learn the theoretical concepts involved in interpretation of the test and clinical observations regarding the use of hair mineral analysis for understanding body chemistry, preventing illness, designing corrective programs, and monitoring progress. The laboratory procedures necessary will be explained.

HS 725 Blood Chemistry

This comprehensive course provides the BS and ND student with excellent resources on both conventional and alternative scopes of laboratory chemistries. Through reading and audio study, students learn the use of blood chemistry and urinalysis results in diagnosis and monitoring of a patient's health. The course content focuses on assessment of nutritional status and chronic disease through use of basic lab test and presents in-depth study of acid-alkaline diet theory. This course also teaches how to monitor chronic disease states with up-to-date, scientific lab methods.

HS 464 History Taking

This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of patient history taking. Ancillary diagnostic modalities used in Western medicine will be discussed in order to provide familiarity. Both the art and science of taking a history will be emphasized.

HS 454 Applied Nutrition / Herbology

The student will learn the therapeutic and healing properties of plants, including their physiological properties and active constituents. Specific formulas for treatment of acute and chronic disorders, plant identification and various herbal preparation methods will be depicted.

HE 420 Exercise Techniques for Health and Weight Management

The importance of exercise in addition to nutrition is emphasized. The student will learn how the body can make better use of nutrients with exercise incorporated in the lifestyle. Exercise helps the body maintain health as well as weight management. Exercises for the whole body are studied, including the slant board, which helps supply blood to the brain and relieve the organs from gravitational stress. Neck exercises, skin brushing, circulation exercises, and musculo-skeletal exercises are demonstrated. Kneipp water treatments, the use of the mini-trampoline, and various eye exercises are also described.

HS 445 Living Foods: Nutrition for Health, Recovery, and Prevention

This course will equip the student with an in-depth knowledge of raw and living foods and why they are effective in the human system. This course will cover edible plant foods, the way they are grown, and preferred ways to market for maximum nutrient conservation. The purpose of this course is to help the student integrate raw food nutrition with the programs of other health professionals and physicians for optimal health benefits.

HS 460 Colon Hygiene and Colon Hydrotherapy

The student will study the significance of colon hygiene in health covering areas such as absorption and assimilation of nutrients, cleansing procedures and detoxification, parasites and other related pathological disorders. Therapeutic programs designed to enhance or alleviate these situations will be examined. This curriculum is dedicated to the training of colon hydrotherapy therapists and to a renewed awareness by the medical and natural healing community as to the importance of colon hygiene.

HE 440 Natural Healing Methods

An in-depth study of natural healing methods and prevention of disease. Students will learn about fasting, eliminative diets, rejuvenating foods / herbs, hydrotherapy, exercise, water treatments, and replacing old tissue with new. This course examines some of the more chronic diseases including arthritis, asthma, heart disease, and cancer. It shows how disease is built through habits and lifestyle. Drug suppression and its effects are discussed. How to revitalize glands, promote healthy blood, and a healthy circulatory system are studied.

BA 405 Starting a Business

This course is designed to expose the student to real world requirements of how to create a successful business including management and marketing techniques.

MP 400 Understanding the Character and Temperament of Clients

People are different in many ways. They desire different things. The have different motives, aims, needs, drives, impulses, and urges. Each one of us is unique, but we do share similar characteristics and behavior. The student will also learn how to assess these differences in the client's character and how this information can help the therapist to work with the client to reach a more positive outcome during therapy.

MP 401 How to Conduct the Clinical Interview

This course is designed to help the student prepare for the initial client interview. It will help the inexperienced practitioner to be more attuned to the client's needs and to be successful in gathering the necessary data for assessment. This course will show the student how to properly organize and approach the initial phase of therapy. It also provides a framework for thinking about the information obtained during the interview so that the therapist can formulate a thorough assessment.

HS 459 Fasting and Detoxification: A Holistic Approach

This course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of fasting and detoxification to restoring optimal bodily health. Therapeutic methods will be studied such as the cleansing diet, digestive wellness, juice fasting, and various tissue cleansing procedures.

HS 469 Nutritional Herbology

This course provides the student with a nutritional profile for over 106 commonly used herbs and natural foods. These nutritional profiles of herbs provide the basis for analyzing traditional uses of each herb and the most popular herbal combinations and formulas. Students will learn the history and use of these herbs with the nutritional profile to explain and interpret many historical uses of herbs as foods and medicines. Herbal or Botanical Science is rapidly playing a major role in 21st century medicine and health care. This course will empower the student with special knowledge about herbs and their nutritional value.

HS 442 Jurisprudence and Ethics

This course will teach the student how to research the State and Federal laws regulating the practice of medicine and nutrition. This course will help the student establish the difference between a health practice and a medical practice. The student will learn about different types of health practitioners and what constitutes a licensed professional.

IA 403 Dreams: The Secret Language of Sleep

Learn to interpret dreams to aid in the understanding of self, others, and problems. Explore dreams and their schemes, symbols, and personal messages. This course includes a dream dictionary and a dream glossary.

BA 404 Business Accounting

This student will study various business accounting statements and be able to make the individual entries associated with each. The text is designed to give current and future managers a working knowledge of the forms associated with the accounting function in an organization.

RP 401 Research Project: Basics for Research

Students will become familiar with basic research techniques through study and hands on activities such as conducting interviews and writing abstracts. This course will cover topics such as strategies and storage of data collected, ethics and confidentiality, interviewing, and analysis. This course is designed to guide and assist the student with the basics needed to conduct a research project prior to the completion of a formal thesis.

TH 410 BS Thesis - 10,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credit hours of course work, the student will submit a 10,000-word thesis, demonstrating his or her understanding of the field of their choice. Students will have to demonstrate their grasp of the basic concepts in their fields and are encouraged to do a comparative study of techniques or philosophies. Students will be able to apply some of their homework towards their thesis, if relevant to the proposal.top

 

IRIDOLOGY and NUTRITION

RP 400 Essentials of Distance Education

This course is often the student's first opportunity to try a distance learning format. It is designed to aid the student through his or her distance education journey. It will help the student know what is expected for distance learning and aid the student in finding the answers needed to accomplish this goal. Finally, this course will prepare the student on how to begin college writing.

HS 468 Energy Medicine for the 21st Century

This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of ancient healing techniques and concepts that are being incorporated into 21st century medicine. The student will discover ways in which to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into balance through the use of energy balancing. By adjusting the harmonic structure through different modalities, the student will discover the secrets of cellular regeneration. This course is about holism, and how ancient and present healers view disease and the various methods used to bring harmony and balance.

HM 407 Preventive Health Care Protocol

This course will present an overview of health and health care. In our present society, there is a transition from crisis-oriented health care to preventive medicine and wellness care. This course will look at the impact that our personal habits, environment, society, lifestyles, foods, stress, past beliefs and negative attitudes have on our health as individuals and as a society. The student will learn how these factors affect our health. Students will learn how to identify them and change them. The course will provide information on how to do a wellness assessment and create an implementation plan for change.

HS 453 Anatomy and Physiology

Almost any aspect of health and healing involves some knowledge of what constitutes a healthy body and how it is supposed to work. This course introduces human anatomy and physiology together so that the student can appreciate the close relationship between structure and function. This course begins with basic concepts and the building blocks of life. It explores how these are combined into cells, tissues, organs and systems to achieve specific purposes through organization and metabolism. The course is designed so that the student who successfully masters it can be assured of being well prepared for other courses in the field of health and healing.

HS 451 Introduction to Nutrition

This course provides the student with an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of basic nutrition. Through the course of study, the student will learn aspects of gastrointestinal nutrition, basic minerals, vitamin and enzyme nutrition, as well as an introduction to the study of amino acids and other pertinent nutrients.

HM 401 Nutritional Counseling for the Health Care Practitioners

The student will learn the basics of nutrition starting with the components of food and how they are assimilated through the utilization of protein, carbohydrates, fats, calories, and nutrients. The impact of diet will be studied along with the concepts of toxicity, pH balance, cleansing, fasting, supplementation, enzymes, and the healing process.

HS 455 Dietary Nutrition

This course is a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimens focusing on nutritional, spiritual, and social belief systems concerning foods. Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, hereditary predispositions, and health fads will be explored. Specific dietary recommendations for ailments such as candidacies, hypoglycemia, allergies, pre-menstrual, and auto-immune deficiency syndromes will be covered.

HS 452 Applied Nutrition

This course provides the student with an intensive study of how nutritional applications can correct specific disorders of the body. Through dietary nutritional programs, the student will learn to counteract deficiencies by utilizing nutrition and diet for optimal health.

HS 457 Nutritional Counseling and Hair Mineral Analysis

A study of the scientific literature regarding minerals and their relation to biochemistry. The student will learn the theoretical concepts involved in interpretation of the test and clinical observations regarding the use of hair mineral analysis for understanding body chemistry, preventing illness, designing corrective programs, and monitoring progress. The laboratory procedures necessary will be explained.

HS 725 Blood Chemistry

This comprehensive course provides the BS and ND student with excellent resources on both conventional and alternative scopes of laboratory chemistries. Through reading and audio study, students learn the use of blood chemistry and urinalysis results in diagnosis and monitoring of a patient's health. The course content focuses on assessment of nutritional status and chronic disease through use of basic lab test and presents in-depth study of acid-alkaline diet theory. This course also teaches how to monitor chronic disease states with up-to-date, scientific lab methods.

HS 454 Applied Nutrition / Herbology

The student will learn the therapeutic and healing properties of plants, including their physiological properties and active constituents. Specific formulas for treatment of acute and chronic disorders, plant identification and various herbal preparation methods will be depicted.

HE 420 Exercise Techniques for Health and Weight Management

The importance of exercise in addition to nutrition is emphasized. The student will learn how the body can make better use of nutrients with exercise incorporated in the lifestyle. Exercise helps the body maintain health as well as weight management. Exercises for the whole body are studied, including the slant board, which helps supply blood to the brain and relieve the organs from gravitational stress. Neck exercises, skin brushing, circulation exercises, and musculo-skeletal exercises are demonstrated. Kneipp water treatments, the use of the mini-trampoline, and various eye exercises are also described.

HS 459 Fasting and Detoxification: A Holistic Approach

This course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of fasting and detoxification to restoring optimal bodily health. Therapeutic methods will be studied such as the cleansing diet, digestive wellness, juice fasting, and various tissue cleansing procedures.

HE 440 Natural Healing Methods

An in-depth study of natural healing methods and prevention of disease. Students will learn about fasting, eliminative diets, rejuvenating foods / herbs, hydrotherapy, exercise, water treatments, and replacing old tissue with new. This course examines some of the more chronic diseases including arthritis, asthma, heart disease, and cancer. It shows how disease is built through habits and lifestyle. Drug suppression and its effects are discussed. How to revitalize glands, promote healthy blood, and a healthy circulatory system are studied.

HS 465 Business Practices and Office Management

This course provides a cookbook approach for the new graduate who is about to enter the world of health care as a business. Information is gleaned from the instructor's experience as a solo practitioner in a one-man home office. Information from this course is equally valuable for the seasoned businessman or brand new practitioner.

BA 516 Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Practitioners

This course will lead the student beyond simple legal protection to discuss the legal structure of health care. It will include new materials regarding licensing laws and the use of the Ninth Amendment declarations. This course will give the student a background of knowledge with regard to licensing laws that are aimed at regulating the health care practitioner.

HS 464 History Taking

This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of patient history taking. Ancillary diagnostic modalities used in Western medicine will be discussed in order to provide familiarity. Both the art and science of taking a history will be emphasized.

IR 404 The Science and Practice of Iridology I

The student will learn specific techniques of iris readings and begin to practice using a magnifying lens. A study is made of the normal and abnormal iris and understanding fiber density. How to locate landmarks, the autonomic nerve wreath, and zones corresponding to each of the major body organs, will be explained. Interpretations of iris markings are detailed including types of inflammation, inherent lesion acidity and catarrh, tents, nerve rings, injuries, the lymphatic rosar, the scurf rim radii solaris brain anaemia, and the sodium / cholesterol ring.

IR 405 Iris Wisdom and the Allied Healing Arts

An advanced iridology and nutrition study that suggests office procedures for iridology and clinical nutrition. Special supplements for special needs are reviewed along with herbal combinations for certain ailments. A wide variety of research in the field of Iridology will be studied. Camera studies and lighting effects are covered. Computerized iris analysis will be demonstrated and explained. Interviews with Iridologists in from around the world are included. The student will learn how iridology may apply to many other healing arts such as chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, and osteopathy.

IR 400 Bridging the Gap between American and European Iridology

This is a live class taught by Ellen Tart on video to assist the student in understanding the likenesses and differences between American / Jensen Iridology and the research being done in Europe. A fascinating study using visual aides such as charts, iris slides, and diagrams to teach the students constitutional types, iris signs, and the implications of pupil sizes and shapes. Specific nutritional advice and herbal recommendations are given for each constitutional type.

IR 480 Beyond Basic Health through Iridology and Nutrition

This course will introduce Iridology and the nutritional connection. The history of Iridology, what it is, and how to use the iris chart to detect specific patterns in the iris, will be taught. The physiology of iris signs will be explained, including iris topography and color variations. Other areas addressed are how Iridology can be used to locate inflammation, toxic material, and mineral deficiencies and estimate tissue integrity. Important information is given concerning the doctor-patient relationship.

NU 405 New Concepts of Nutrition I

An introduction to the way food is utilized by the human body for building healthy tissue. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of whole and living foods as provided by nature. The student will learn the important properties of specific foods and how they benefit various systems of the body. A Master Feeding Program will be detailed which includes guidelines for all of the nutrients a person needs for optimum health, vitality, and longevity.

NU 410 Food Preparation for Health and Harmony

This course teaches practical nutrition and how to build a healthier body starting in your kitchen. Descriptions of cookware and food preparation methods are given. Eating habits are discussed. The student will learn about a wide variety of delicious and creative recipes made from whole foods and how to replace packaged processed foods with whole foods. Ideas for salads, soups, natural desserts, home freezing, special blending recipes, sprouting, making yogurt, and using nuts and seeds are presented.

NU 460 Newer Concepts of Nutrition II

This course is an extension of nutritional principles introduced in Newer Concepts of Nutrition I. Protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and whole foods are discussed according to the ways they are used by the body. Body systems are examined and the foods which are best for strengthening each one. The student will learn how certain foods can overcome nutritional deficiencies and allergies, and how they can build immunity. Selecting and preparing foods for the best nutritional value for adults as well as children is explained.

NU 470 Environmental Nutrition

This course examines our ecosystem and the vital link between our food, our immunity, and our planet. Topics discussed include the greenhouse effect, the growing pollution problem, food irradiation, the indiscriminate use of toxic pesticides, and the destruction of the world's forests. It focuses on the existing dangers inherent in our agricultural system such as the demineralization of our soil, the declining nutritional values of our food supply, and the resulting diseases that occur. A wide range of practical solutions is offered including foods for survival, alternatives to pollution / pesticides, antibiotics, and various methods of organic gardening are explained.

RP 401 Research Project: Basics for Research

Students will become familiar with basic research techniques through study and hands on activities such as conducting interviews and writing abstracts. This course will cover topics such as strategies and storage of data collected, ethics and confidentiality, interviewing, and analysis. This course is designed to guide and assist the student with the basics needed to conduct a research project prior to the completion of a formal thesis.

TH 410 BS Thesis - 10,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credit hours of course work, the student will submit a 10,000-word thesis, demonstrating his or her understanding of the field of their choice. Students will have to demonstrate their grasp of the basic concepts in their fields and are encouraged to do a comparative study of techniques or philosophies. Students will be able to apply some of their homework towards their thesis, if relevant to the proposal.top