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Westbrook University offers Doctoral Degrees in the College of Natural Health Sciences. Students will complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of core curriculum, a possible clinical training, a 10 credit hour research project and a 25,000 word dissertation to graduate.

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Holistic Health Science / Iridology

95 Credit Hours

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Holistic Nursing

90 Credit Hours

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Nutrition

91 Credit Hours

Ph.D. in HOLISTIC HEALTH SCIENCE and IRIDOLOGY

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.

IR 620 Advanced Iridology: Health and Nutrition

This is a thorough, comprehensive study of iridology. Students will discover how iridology and nutrition work together as well as how each organ or tissue type has a unique chemical balance, which is in equilibrium with the chemical balance of the body as a whole. When nerves are depleted in any part of the body, nerve depletion is reflected in the iris. When a specific mineral is depleted in any organ, it is indicated in the iris zone for that organ. Research is covered on genealogy and predisposing genetic factors, and how signs of inherent weakness differ from those of acquired illness. Advanced computer studies are examined to demonstrate an objective scientific basis for validating the iridological methods of health evaluation.

IR 510 Master Teaching Series I

This course is based on a series of iris slides with written and audiotape commentary by Dr. Jensen to visually teach the markings of the iris according to The Science and Practice of Iridology. Acute, sub acute, chronic, and degenerative lesions are shown and explained. The student will gain practical experience from looking at many different types and colors of eyes to discern physical conditions occurring in the body.

HS 673 Advanced Therapeutic Body Balancing

The student will be given training in scientific Advanced Body Balancing for many illnesses afflicting humankind. The goal of this course is to teach the specific natural knowledge and expertise to accomplish this objective with techniques and procedures that have been proven naturopathically to bring the body back into balance.

IR 611 Circular Patterns

In this course the student will learn that the pupil replicates the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. They will learn to discern between various deformations and flattening of the pupil and come to know what these indicate. Ways to assess the placement, quality, and shape of the collarette will be covered. The students will also review other circular phenomena such as contraction furrows, radial furrows and their implications.

HS 664The Narrative Report*

This course is designed to provide the basic infrastructure in organizing and creating a narrative report upon which health care and related professionals can interact. 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. *Prerequisites HS 464 and HS 564 or equivalent

HS 692 Holistic Healing and Natural Remedies

This course will present the opportunity to review a wide range of current literature in the field of Holistic Health Care. Students will be encouraged to compare information and research work by different authors. The purpose of this course is to give the student a base of knowledge to teach others about healthy lifestyles, natural remedies, and nutritional healing methods that promote health, detoxify the body, and help to overcome disease.

HS 691 Holistic Psychology and Spirituality

This course will teach the student ways to explore the mind and apply the universal healing principle in all aspects of consciousness: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. The purpose of this course is to show the student that specific occurrences such as ill health, poverty, and poor relationships are directly created by thought. This course will offer the student the tools necessary to make positive changes within consciousness and, therefore, within life expression and experience.

IR 630 Master Teaching Series II

An advanced review of 140 iris slides with written and audiotape commentary by Dr. Jensen. This course will give the student advanced practical experience in iris examinations, learning to detect markings in the eye, and understanding what they represent. Emphasis is placed upon how to take care of the patient by the following: identification of underachieving elimination channels and major organs from iris analysis, reduction of toxic settlements with tissue cleansing, generation of new tissue with health building foods, and monitoring health changes with follow-up iris examinations, and detecting changes in iris signs.

NU 650 Nutritional Counseling: Dr. Bernard Jensen's Approach

This is a course for the student who plans to counsel clients. It covers the digestive processes, bodily functions, and nutritional requirements. Vitamins, minerals, herbs, tonics, broths, wholesome beverages, acid and alkaline foods, and how each is used in the body is examined. Foods and their nutritional content are listed with an explanation of the ways they can be used for healing and maintaining health. A daily food program, elimination diet, fasting, and rules for eating are given. Some iridology methods are included in this course as a tool to assist the practitioner in better understanding the client. The blood and the importance of clean blood are emphasized as the student takes a step-by-step journey through the reversal process and healing crisis.

PY 608 Death, Dying, and Bereavement

One of the most difficult times in an individual's life is the time of death. This course explores surviving the death of a loved one. It is about understanding and coping with loss. This course is both for the bereaved and the helping professional and it combines supportive personal case histories with step-by-step approaches to recovery.

IR 650 Brown Eye Study

An in-depth study of brown eye slides with written commentary by Dr. Jensen. The student will learn about markings of a brown eye and specific methods of analyzing the brown eye. Dr. Jensen will review actual case studies of brown-eyed patients. The student will also learn about the importance of lighting when taking a photograph of a brown eye.

IR 660 Iris Analysis Lab

The student will observe 20 pairs of iris slides of blue eyes, mixed eyes, and brown eyes. The student will study a full spectrum of iris colors and review all of the iris markings learned in previous courses. A detailed analysis of each of these pairs of eye slides and written detailed recommendations as if each pair of slides represented a client or patient will be required as homework.

HS 664The Narrative Report*

This course is designed to provide the basic infrastructure in organizing and creating a narrative report upon which health care and related professionals can interact. 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. *Prerequisites HS 464 and HS 564 or equivalent

RP 600 Data Gathering and Analysis

This course focuses on data collection from the standpoint of knowledge dissemination and utilization. This focus requires students to understand the process of data gathering from the perspectives of research and development, social science, and problem formation and solution. This course also reviews statistical inference and description. These competencies are addressed by topic in the course presentation.

RP 601 Research Methods

This is a survey course on research in the managerial, natural, and social sciences. It focuses on the why's and how's of doing research including the areas of experimental design, data collection, types of data analysis, and presentation of results. While we explore the kinds of analysis data are subjected to and when each kind is most useful for enabling us to draw reliable conclusions, there is no actual statistical analysis in this course.

RP 602 Professional Publishing Methods

Publishing one's work in books, journals, or magazines can boost one's career, but having an advanced degree does not guarantee that a person will be published. In this course, the student will learn how to develop ideas for publication in books, professional and popular journals, how to sell those ideas to editors, and how to write books and articles in plain and understandable English.

RP 605 Research Project

The Ph.D. candidate will demonstrate, using standard research methods, new knowledge in a field of study that represents his/her degree path. A Précis, outlining the topic and a specific problem to be solved, must be submitted to the candidate's committee for pre-approval. Depending on the nature of the research, the candidate will be required to prove or disprove a stated solution or theory through documented research, data gathering, and data analysis. A summation of the findings must be submitted in written form. The written research project will be included in the candidate's dissertation as an appendix, with its own bibliography.

TH 610 Ph.D. Dissertation - 25,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credits of core curriculum courses at the 600 level, the student will prepare a 25,000 word dissertation in a publishable format following Westbrook University's published guidelines. The dissertation will reflect the student's theoretical and practical understanding necessary for their field of concentration. The dissertation will reflect the student's newly acquired direction in his / her techniques and a presentation of a preferred approach in the field. Findings will be based upon the core curriculum of the course, however, the student will have ample latitude in using other sources as well. The goal of the dissertation will be for the student to bring in his contributions to the field of their concentration. The required research project will be an addendum to the dissertation.

HS 750 Sauna Therapy- 3 credit hour course(class offered thru Dr.Wilson) drlwilson.com click on westbrook students to order class/book $ 250.00 (if you do not have internet 1-928-445-7690

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Ph.D. in HOLISTIC NURSING

Prerequisites: RN

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.

PY 606 Practical Approaches to Common Mental Disorders

The student will learn how to recognize and treat the mental disorders most often encountered in daily clinical work. This course attempts to bridge the gap between cognitive behavioral approaches and ego psychological interpretations. Disorders are seen as emerging out of the individual's struggle with self and environment. These techniques are not mutually exclusive but are interactive and geared toward creative change and alternatives. The specific disorders covered include: the depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress syndrome, sexual dysfunction, and schizophrenia.

JP 606 Collective Works of Carl Jung

This course is designed to expose the student to an examination or a re-evaluation of the basic writings of Carl Jung.

HS 680 Medical Massage

Swedish massage has now secured its position as a recognized therapeutic technique, useful in both medical and general treatment. However, if it is to be used to an advantage as a therapy, it must be employed with knowledge, skill, and perfection. This course describes, in detail, the various movements of massage to enable the student to help a fellow human being in the restoration and maintenance of good health. Medical Massage covers practical applications for pathologies, disease, deformities, and disorders of the physical body.

HS 673 Advanced Therapeutic Body Balancing

The student will be given training in scientific Advanced Body Balancing for many illnesses afflicting humankind. The goal of this course is to teach the specific natural knowledge and expertise to accomplish this objective with techniques and procedures that have been proven naturopathically to bring the body back into balance.

HS 691 Holistic Psychology and Spirituality

This course will teach the student ways to explore the mind and apply the universal healing principle in all aspects of consciousness: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. The purpose of this course is to show the student that specific occurrences such as ill health, poverty, and poor relationships are directly created by thought. This course will offer the student the tools necessary to make positive changes within consciousness and, therefore, within life expression and experience.

MP 600 HUNA: Metaphysics of the Ancient Polynesians

This course looks into the theories of the origins of the Polynesian people, the breakdown of the ten elements of man, the prime directives of consciousness, the three levels of Mana: three aka bodies, healing, and prayer.

HS 686 Manual Lymph Drainage: Application and Treatments

This course will offer proven and direct techniques of Manual Lymph Draining (MLD) for overall health and cosmetic benefit. The course will cover the history and philosophy of MLD, as discovered by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder, through specific treatment guidelines for various ailments.

HS 692 Holistic Healing and Natural Remedies

This course will present the opportunity to review a wide range of current literature in the field of Holistic Health Care. Students will be encouraged to compare information and research work by different authors. The purpose of this course is to give the student a base of knowledge to teach others about healthy lifestyles, natural remedies, and nutritional healing methods that promote health, detoxify the body, and help to overcome disease.

HS 599 4 credits Advanced Biochemistry

This course is a more advanced study of the many biochemical compounds and their metabolism in the human body. The course is based upon Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews of Biochemistry, with a chapter-by-chapter study guide which covers: proteins, enzymes, bioenergetics, carbohydrates, lipid metabolism, nutrition, and an in-depth look at the emerging field of genetics and inherited diseases.

HS 664The Narrative Report*

This course is designed to provide the basic infrastructure in organizing and creating a narrative report upon which health care and related professionals can interact. 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. *Prerequisites HS 464 and HS 564 or equivalent

RP 600 Data Gathering and Analysis

This course focuses on data collection from the standpoint of knowledge dissemination and utilization. This focus requires students to understand the process of data gathering from the perspectives of research and development, social science, and problem formation and solution. This course also reviews statistical inference and description. These competencies are addressed by topic in the course presentation.

RP 601 Research Methods

This is a survey course on research in the managerial, natural, and social sciences. It focuses on the why's and how's of doing research including the areas of experimental design, data collection, types of data analysis, and presentation of results. While we explore the kinds of analysis data are subjected to and when each kind is most useful for enabling us to draw reliable conclusions, there is no actual statistical analysis in this course.

RP 602 Professional Publishing Methods

Publishing one's work in books, journals, or magazines can boost one's career, but having an advanced degree does not guarantee that a person will be published. In this course, the student will learn how to develop ideas for publication in books, professional and popular journals, how to sell those ideas to editors, and how to write books and articles in plain and understandable English.

RP 605 Research Project

The Ph.D. candidate will demonstrate, using standard research methods, new knowledge in a field of study that represents his/her degree path. A Précis, outlining the topic and a specific problem to be solved, must be submitted to the candidate's committee for pre-approval. Depending on the nature of the research, the candidate will be required to prove or disprove a stated solution or theory through documented research, data gathering, and data analysis. A summation of the findings must be submitted in written form. The written research project will be included in the candidate's dissertation as an appendix, with its own bibliography.

TH 610 Ph.D. Dissertation - 25,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credits of core curriculum courses at the 600 level, the student will prepare a 25,000 word dissertation in a publishable format following Westbrook University's published guidelines. The dissertation will reflect the student's theoretical and practical understanding necessary for their field of concentration. The dissertation will reflect the student's newly acquired direction in his / her techniques and a presentation of a preferred approach in the field. Findings will be based upon the core curriculum of the course, however, the student will have ample latitude in using other sources as well. The goal of the dissertation will be for the student to bring in his contributions to the field of their concentration. The required research project will be an addendum to the dissertation.

HS 750 Sauna Therapy- 3 credit hour course(class offered thru Dr.Wilson) drlwilson.com click on westbrook students to order class/book $ 250.00 (if you do not have internet 1-928-445-7690

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Ph.D. in 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.

NU 650 Nutritional Counseling: Dr. Bernard Jensen's Approach

This is a course for the student who plans to counsel clients. It covers the digestive processes, bodily functions, and nutritional requirements. Vitamins, minerals, herbs, tonics, broths, wholesome beverages, acid and alkaline foods, and how each is used in the body is examined. Foods and their nutritional content are listed with an explanation of the ways they can be used for healing and maintaining health. A daily food program, elimination diet, fasting, and rules for eating are given. Some iridology methods are included in this course as a tool to assist the practitioner in better understanding the client. The blood and the importance of clean blood are emphasized as the student takes a step-by-step journey through the reversal process and healing crisis.

HS 673 Advanced Therapeutic Body Balancing

The student will be given training in scientific Advanced Body Balancing for many illnesses afflicting humankind. The goal of this course is to teach the specific natural knowledge and expertise to accomplish this objective with techniques and procedures that have been proven naturopathically to bring the body back into balance.

HS 681 Polarity Therapy

Polarity Therapy is a holistic health care system based on the premise that we are fields of pulsating life energy made up of specific frequencies known as the five elements; Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. A Polarity practitioner utilizes the tools of bodywork, exercise, nutrition, and verbal guidance to evaluate and balance elemental energies. Today, Polarity Therapy is under the guidance of the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) and is practiced around the world. This course meets the standards for Associate Polarity Practitioner set by the APTA. This comprehensive course features Polarity Therapy theory, and energy balancing through bodywork, nutrition, exercise, and evaluation.

HS 680 Medical Massage

Swedish massage has now secured its position as a recognized therapeutic technique, useful in both medical and general treatment. However, if it is to be used to an advantage as a therapy, it must be employed with knowledge, skill, and perfection. This course describes, in detail, the various movements of massage to enable the student to help a fellow human being in the restoration and maintenance of good health. Medical Massage covers practical applications for pathologies, disease, deformities, and disorders of the physical body.

PY 605 Dream Therapy

This course will examine the academic and scholarly history of Dream Therapy, and review the latest scientific and psychological theories of the universe of dreams. The majority of the course is devoted to the development of techniques for lucid dreaming through experiential exercises. The student will gain a mastery of academic, scientific, and psychological concepts of dreaming.

PY 608 Death, Dying, and Bereavement

One of the most difficult times in an individual's life is the time of death. This course explores surviving the death of a loved one. It is about understanding and coping with loss. This course is both for the bereaved and the helping professional and it combines supportive personal case histories with step-by-step approaches to recovery.

HS 692 Holistic Healing and Natural Remedies

This course will present the opportunity to review a wide range of current literature in the field of Holistic Health Care. Students will be encouraged to compare information and research work by different authors. The purpose of this course is to give the student a base of knowledge to teach others about healthy lifestyles, natural remedies, and nutritional healing methods that promote health, detoxify the body, and help to overcome disease.

HS 691 Holistic Psychology and Spirituality

This course will teach the student ways to explore the mind and apply the universal healing principle in all aspects of consciousness: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. The purpose of this course is to show the student that specific occurrences such as ill health, poverty, and poor relationships are directly created by thought. This course will offer the student the tools necessary to make positive changes within consciousness and, therefore, within life expression and experience.

HS 686 Manual Lymph Drainage: Application and Treatments

This course will offer proven and direct techniques of Manual Lymph Draining (MLD) for overall health and cosmetic benefit. The course will cover the history and philosophy of MLD, as discovered by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder, through specific treatment guidelines for various ailments.

HS 664The Narrative Report*

This course is designed to provide the basic infrastructure in organizing and creating a narrative report upon which health care and related professionals can interact. 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. *Prerequisites HS 464 and HS 564 or equivalent

RP 600 Data Gathering and Analysis

This course focuses on data collection from the standpoint of knowledge dissemination and utilization. This focus requires students to understand the process of data gathering from the perspectives of research and development, social science, and problem formation and solution. This course also reviews statistical inference and description. These competencies are addressed by topic in the course presentation.

RP 601 Research Methods

This is a survey course on research in the managerial, natural, and social sciences. It focuses on the why's and how's of doing research including the areas of experimental design, data collection, types of data analysis, and presentation of results. While we explore the kinds of analysis data are subjected to and when each kind is most useful for enabling us to draw reliable conclusions, there is no actual statistical analysis in this course.

RP 602 Professional Publishing Methods

Publishing one's work in books, journals, or magazines can boost one's career, but having an advanced degree does not guarantee that a person will be published. In this course, the student will learn how to develop ideas for publication in books, professional and popular journals, how to sell those ideas to editors, and how to write books and articles in plain and understandable English.

RP 605 Research Project

The Ph.D. candidate will demonstrate, using standard research methods, new knowledge in a field of study that represents his/her degree path. A Précis, outlining the topic and a specific problem to be solved, must be submitted to the candidate's committee for pre-approval. Depending on the nature of the research, the candidate will be required to prove or disprove a stated solution or theory through documented research, data gathering, and data analysis. A summation of the findings must be submitted in written form. The written research project will be included in the candidate's dissertation as an appendix, with its own bibliography.

TH 610 Ph.D. Dissertation - 25,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credits of core curriculum courses at the 600 level, the student will prepare a 25,000 word dissertation in a publishable format following Westbrook University's published guidelines. The dissertation will reflect the student's theoretical and practical understanding necessary for their field of concentration. The dissertation will reflect the student's newly acquired direction in his / her techniques and a presentation of a preferred approach in the field. Findings will be based upon the core curriculum of the course, however, the student will have ample latitude in using other sources as well. The goal of the dissertation will be for the student to bring in his contributions to the field of their concentration. The required research project will be an addendum to the dissertation.

HS 750 Sauna Therapy- 3 credit hour course(class offered thru Dr.Wilson) drlwilson.com click on westbrook students to order class/book $ 250.00 (if you do not have internet 1-928-445-7690

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