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Westbrook University offers Master of Science Degrees in the College of Humanities. Students will complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of core curriculum, a possible clinical training and a 15,000 word thesis to graduate.

MASTER OF SCIENCE

 
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Nutrition and Iridology

71 Credit Hours

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Holistic Nursing

71 Credit Hours

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Nutrition

64 Credit Hours

NUTRITION 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.

NU 505 Food for Healing

This course covers a wide variety of whole foods and their remedial values. Special foods from various parts of the world are described with an explanation of their healing properties. Changes that occur in animals from eating certain foods are studied so that we can better understand their effects on people. Color and vibration of foods are discussed. How to grow herbs and use them for strengthening the body systems and organs is detailed. Digestion and the importance of proper assimilation are covered. How to use food to acquire and maintain health and vitality is a very important aspect of this food healing course.

NU 510 The Chemistry of Body, Mind and Spirit

Dr. Jensen teaches the importance of taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. He explains the importance of fresh air, sunshine, good water, good soils, whole foods, and positive thoughts. Each of these factors make up a part of the chemical story. We must have healthy elements within our bodies in order to be well. Dr. Jensen believed, after sixty years of practice, that almost every disease is a chemical element deficiency in the body.

HS 585 Reams' Urine and Saliva Analysis

A common sense approach to nutrition that demonstrates how complex issues such as health, life and wellness can be reduced to simple, easy-to-understand, practical ideas and applications. Urine and saliva screening helps determine the cause of the loss of energy and which foods and/or supplements should be added to an individual's diet to fit their exact body chemistry. The factors used for determining the mathematical expression of Dr. Reams' urine and saliva screening will be elaborated upon.

HS 583 Etiology and Pathology

The content of this course will be a presentation of different disease states from a Western medical perspective. The focus will be on the presenting signs and symptoms, etiology, and pathophysiology of each condition.

IR 512 Visions of Health

This course consists of the study of the iris map and how the iris markings and signs relate to the human body. The student will review 56 iris slides with an audio commentary by Dr. Jensen. These slides depict various case histories of Dr. Jensen. He explains which signs to observe in each iris picture and how they correlate with the health condition of each person. The student is then required to analyze various iris slides.

IR 522 Iris Analysis and Related Forms of Natural Treatment

The student will review the symbolic language of the interior world of the body through signs in the iris of the eye. Various methods of iridology will be reviewed including some sclerology. Case histories will be discussed. Herbal formulas, teas, tincture, oils, and ointments will be suggested as remedies.

HE 520 Hering's Law of Cure

Hering's Law of Cure, which states that all cures start from within, beginning with the head on down and in the reverse order as symptoms appear, is explained. A thorough explanation of how disease progresses in the body is given. The importance of the five elimination channels and how they function is reviewed. How to cleanse old toxins from the bowel and from the tissues of the body is detailed. Foods necessary to help the body cleanse and rebuild itself are described.

HE 530 World Keys to Health and Long Life

This fascinating course reveals important keys to health found by Dr. Jensen on his journeys to over 55 countries. Students will discover the health secrets from some of the oldest men and women in the world. Students learn the importance of environment, fresh air, exercise, good water, and whole foods for strength and vitality.

HS 580 Introduction to Pathology

The content of this course consists of a presentation of various disease states with a focus upon etiology signs and symptoms, and the pathogenesis of disease.

PY 501 Whole Body Connection: A Psychotheological Approach to Cancer Treatment

In this course, the techniques of Dr. O. Carl Simonton and Stephanie Matthews-Simonton, leading practitioners in the field of psychological causes and treatment of cancer, will describe how expectations and belief systems affect the course of cancer. A systematic concept of health is introduced and emphasis is placed on an individual's reaction to stress as well as other emotional factors, which may have contributed to the onset and progress of the disease. Detailed instructions are given to the practitioner to help patients realize and deal with these elements.

HS 581 Naturopathy: Alternative Medicine

This course will present the history of naturopathy, the alternative medicine. The course will encompass the philosophy, methodology, and spiritual essence of pure naturopathy.

HS 530 Super Nutrition for Women

This course will cover the unique features of female nutrition and how to prevent, control, and manage women's health conditions such as: yeast infections, PMS, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and heart disease.

HS 564 Physical Examination*

This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of taking a full medical examination. Both the art and science of information gathering will be emphasized. The student will leave this course with a understanding of the importance of the exam as well as the skills to document the full written report of the patient's condition. *Prerequisite HS 464 or equivalent

TH 510 MA Thesis - 15,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credit hours of course work, the student will submit a 15,000-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 towards the thesis some of their homework, if relevant to the proposal.

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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.

HS 582 Naturopathic Therapeutics: Application and Treatments

This course is designed to give the student a sense of the historical development of naturopathic medicine as well as basic anatomical and physiological information and examination procedures. The student will be introduced to remedies for successful treatment of a variety of human disorders not involving the use of drugs or surgery.

HS 590 Acupressure and Kinesiology

This course will serve as an introduction to the basic principles and theories of Applied Kinesiology (AK). Included within the realm of Applied Kinesiology will be an explanation of the principles of acupuncture and acupressure and their incorporation within the concepts of AK. This course will serve as a suitable prerequisite for more advanced studies.

NU 510 The Chemistry of Body, Mind and Spirit

Dr. Jensen teaches the importance of taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. He explains the importance of fresh air, sunshine, good water, good soils, whole foods, and positive thoughts. Each of these factors make up a part of the chemical story. We must have healthy elements within our bodies in order to be well. Dr. Jensen believed, after sixty years of practice, that almost every disease is a chemical element deficiency in the body.

PY 501 Whole-Body Connection: A Psychotheological Approach to Cancer Treatment

In this course, the techniques of Dr. O. Carl Simonton and Stephanie Matthews-Simonton, leading practitioners in the field of psychological causes and treatment of cancer, will describe how expectations and belief systems affect the course of cancer. A systematic concept of health is introduced and emphasis is placed on an individual's reaction to stress as well as other emotional factors, which may have contributed to the onset and progress of the disease. Detailed instructions are given to the practitioner to help patients realize and deal with these elements.

HS 596 Natural Emergency Medical Care

This course is intended to provide the student with a basic overview of natural emergency medical care applying emergency medical as well as naturopathic procedures. By using these methods, the extent of an injury or illness will be greatly reduced and, hopefully, lives will be saved. The overall goal of this course is to improve the quality of natural emergency medical care to patients of accidents or illnesses.

NU 505 Food for Healing

This course covers a wide variety of whole foods and their remedial values. Special foods from various parts of the world are described with an explanation of their healing properties. Changes that occur in animals from eating certain foods are studied so that we can better understand their effects on people. Color and vibration of foods are discussed. How to grow herbs and use them for strengthening the body systems and organs is detailed. Digestion and the importance of proper assimilation are covered. How to use food to acquire and maintain health and vitality is a very important aspect of this food healing course.

HS 592 Digestive Health

Digestive assessment and treatment is the fundamental medicine in naturopathic or nutritional professions. This course is exciting and vital to deepening our understanding of holistic health. Dr. Mayr's examination techniques for abdomen and posture give a unique and comprehensive way to augment knowledge of the patient's overall health. Beyond the basic medical exam and assessment of the abdomen, students learn that the interrelationship between digestive function and postural assessment is profound.

HS 581 Naturopathy: Alternative Medicine

This course will present the history of naturopathy, the alternative medicine. The course will encompass the philosophy, methodology, and spiritual essence of pure naturopathy.

AD 581 Counseling Chemically Dependent People with HIV Illness

This course describes a front line clinical treatment of HIV infected chemically dependent persons. It provides a realistic view of the daily responsibilities in working with this population. Specific, in-depth case examples and material give students a solid understanding of how to work more effectively with chemically dependent clients infected with HIV. By concentrating on practical versus theoretical aspects of treatment, this book helps practitioners understand problems in treatment and shows different ways treatment can be administered.

HS 591 Natural Childbirth, Obstetrics, and Related Emergencies

The student will learn the basic knowledge and understanding of the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods of the childbirth process. The perspective presented will be from a midwifery and home birth model of care. Students completing this course will have a foundation with which to begin an apprenticeship if they desire to pursue midwifery. Clinical experience is absolutely necessary to serve as a midwife or childbirth attendant.

HS 530 Super Nutrition for Women

This course will cover the unique features of female nutrition and how to prevent, control, and manage women's health conditions such as: yeast infections, PMS, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and heart disease.

HS 564 Physical Examination*

This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of taking a full medical examination. Both the art and science of information gathering will be emphasized. The student will leave this course with a understanding of the importance of the exam as well as the skills to document the full written report of the patient's condition. *Prerequisite HS 464 or equivalent

AD 504 Clinical Training - 1,000 hours

TH 510 MA Thesis - 15,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credit hours of course work, the student will submit a 15,000-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 towards the thesis some of their homework, if relevant to the proposal.

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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 505 Food for Healing

This course covers a wide variety of whole foods and their remedial values. Special foods from various parts of the world are described with an explanation of their healing properties. Changes that occur in animals from eating certain foods are studied so that we can better understand their effects on people. Color and vibration of foods are discussed. How to grow herbs and use them for strengthening the body systems and organs is detailed. Digestion and the importance of proper assimilation are covered. How to use food to acquire and maintain health and vitality is a very important aspect of this food healing course.

NU 510 The Chemistry of Body, Mind and Spirit

Dr. Jensen teaches the importance of taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. He explains the importance of fresh air, sunshine, good water, good soils, whole foods, and positive thoughts. Each of these factors make up a part of the chemical story. We must have healthy elements within our bodies in order to be well. Dr. Jensen believed, after sixty years of practice, that almost every disease is a chemical element deficiency in the body.

HS 585 Alternative Health Practices Reams' Urine and Saliva Analysis

A common sense approach to nutrition that demonstrates how complex issues such as health, life and wellness can be reduced to simple, easy-to-understand, practical ideas and applications. Urine and saliva screening helps determine the cause of the loss of energy and which foods and/or supplements should be added to an individual's diet to fit their exact body chemistry. The factors used for determining the mathematical expression of Dr. Reams' urine and saliva screening will be elaborated upon.

HS 583 Etiology and Pathology

The content of this course will be a presentation of different disease states from a Western medical perspective. The focus will be on the presenting signs and symptoms, etiology, and pathophysiology of each condition.

HS 593 Business Development and Administration

This purpose of this course is to teach the student or health practitioner how to effectively operate within his/her community as a professional. It is important to know how to develop a private practice and how to administer what you know to your clients. This course will cover forms, client relations, questionnaires, brochures, advertising, and co-operation with licensed physicians, community acceptance and awareness.

HS 594 Methods for Generating Clients

This course will introduce the student to various methods of advertising. The student will learn the essential ways of generating clientele while keeping expenses low.

HS 595 Inspiring and Motivating the Client

This course covers important aspects of establishing the proper relationship with the client and explains building blocks for success.

HE 520 Hering's Law of Cure

Hering's Law of Cure, which states that all cures start from within, beginning with the head on down and in the reverse order as symptoms appear, is explained. A thorough explanation of how disease progresses in the body is given. The importance of the five elimination channels and how they function is reviewed. How to cleanse old toxins from the bowel and from the tissues of the body is detailed. Foods necessary to help the body cleanse and rebuild itself are described.

HE 530 World Keys to Health and Long Life

This fascinating course reveals important keys to health found by Dr. Jensen on his journeys to over 55 countries. Students will discover the health secrets from some of the oldest men and women in the world. Students learn the importance of environment, fresh air, exercise, good water, and whole foods for strength and vitality.

HS 580 Introduction to Pathology

The content of this course consists of a presentation of various disease states with a focus upon etiology signs and symptoms, and the pathogenesis of disease.

PY 501 Whole Body Connection: A Psychotheological Approach to Cancer Treatment

In this course, the techniques of Dr. O. Carl Simonton and Stephanie Matthews-Simonton, leading practitioners in the field of psychological causes and treatment of cancer, will describe how expectations and belief systems affect the course of cancer. A systematic concept of health is introduced and emphasis is placed on an individual's reaction to stress as well as other emotional factors, which may have contributed to the onset and progress of the disease. Detailed instructions are given to the practitioner to help patients realize and deal with these elements.

HS 581 Naturopathy: Alternative Medicine

This course will present the history of naturopathy, the alternative medicine. The course will encompass the philosophy, methodology, and spiritual essence of pure naturopathy.

HS 530 Super Nutrition for Women

This course will cover the unique features of female nutrition and how to prevent, control, and manage women's health conditions such as: yeast infections, PMS, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and heart disease.

HS 564 Physical Examination*

This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of taking a full medical examination. Both the art and science of information gathering will be emphasized. The student will leave this course with a understanding of the importance of the exam as well as the skills to document the full written report of the patient's condition. *Prerequisite HS 464 or equivalent

TH 510 MA Thesis - 15,000 word minimum

Upon completion of the required credit hours of course work, the student will submit a 15,000-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 towards the thesis some of their homework, if relevant to the proposal.

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