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HE 420

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HE 440

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HE 450

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Attitudes and Lifestyles

 

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.

HE 520

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HM 400

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Introduction to Clinical Acupuncture

 

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of clinical acupuncture, which includes needling, laser, acupressure, and moxibustion. Western science and medicine are combined with traditional Chinese concepts and review of the scientific basis of acupuncture and relevant research. This course includes an introduction to the philosophy and theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). A detailed account of diagnosis and description of the Chinese system of channels, functional organs, and important acupuncture points will be presented.

HM 401

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 404

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HM 407

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 417

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HM 500

1 credit

51.12, 51.1601

 

Self-Development I: The Higher Self

 

This course is based on the works of Dr. Deepak Chopra and will demonstrate how verifiable scientific evidence closely supports ancient traditions in aligning the energy of the physical body with the energy of the universal intelligence. The student will learn to quiet the mind, eliminate fear, addictions, suffering and disease while developing intuition, will, trust, self-perception and self-healing.

HM 501

1 credit

51.12, 51.1601

 

Self-Development I: Unlimited Potential

 

This course is based on audiocassettes by Anthony Robbins. He teaches the way to attain peak personal achievement and success, both in practice, and in everyday life. Areas of development include: enhanced personal power, being a champion, mind mastery, creating your future, goal setting, belief systems, self esteem, life choices, rapport, success and understanding yourself and others.

HM 502

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

New Decision Therapy TM

 

The student will learn the methods and applications of New Decision Therapy TM by Kandis Blakely. NDT TM opens communication between the conscious and unconscious mind thus allowing one to quickly locate and clear emotional blocks creating a new physical, mental, and emotional harmony. This simple, profound tool enhances the educational and professional resources of all healing modalities.

HS 100

3 credits

51.12

 

Medical Terminology

 

This course serves as an introduction to Medical Terminology explained in terms of everyday English. In addition to standard medical terminology, the student will be exposed to complementary and alternative medical terms. Commonly prescribed drugs and their typical uses will be covered along with common herbal medicines. A brief overview of the human body will be presented that includes basic anatomy, various body systems, and nomenclature.

HS 406

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Introduction to Homeopathy

 

This course is intended to provide the student with a basic overview of homeopathy and its role in health care. The role of a homeopathic remedy is to stimulate the immune system, to help in maintaining or restoring the body to a healthy balance. Homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, animals or minerals.

HS 430

2 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Parasitology

 

This course will present students with an awareness and understanding of which parasitic diseases currently exist in the United States, the extent of the problem, reasons these diseases are increasing, and the methods used to diagnose, treat, and prevent parasitic diseases. Students completing the course will be able to recognize and prevent infection.

HS 442

1 credit

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 445

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 450

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Biochemistry

 

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 451

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 453

6 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 454

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Applied Nutrition / Herbology

 

This course will provide the student with the basis for understanding nutrition as a therapeutic modality. This course will introduce diet therapy and nutritional supplementation as an adjunct to the student's primary study of therapeutic modalities. Emphasis will be placed upon those diseases where nutrition is highly effective in prevention, alleviation, or cure of the disease state.

HS 455

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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

6 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HS 462

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HS 463

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HS 464

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 465

1 credit

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 466

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 467

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Food for the Building of a Temple

 

Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you... therefore, glorifying God in your body. This course is a study on the spiritual focus of the body as the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Food, non-foods, and the fallacies of modern belief systems regarding diet and health will be covered.

HS 468

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 469

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 530

2 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 531-555

7 credits (each)

51.12, 51.1601

 

Practical Field Observation and Research I

 

At the end of each phase of instruction, the student will secure a practical observation with a professional or an institution in a field related to the coursework completed. More specifically, the student is encouraged to observe a professional or an organization that is related not only to his / her degree program, but also to his / her postgraduate interests and expectations. The object is for the student to experience firsthand situations he / she may encounter in his / her future profession (private practice, research, etc.)

HS 560-561

35 credits (each)

51.12, 51.1601

 

Clinical Externship I and II

 

Students who have completed their ND requirements will conclude their studies with two clinical externships of 525 hours each. Students will locate a Natural Health Practitioner in their local area, on their own, or with the assistance of Westbrook University. The preceptor, or Natural Health Practitioner, must be accepted by Westbrook University. Possible practitioners include Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, M.D.'s O.M.D.'s or another related profession.

HS 564

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HS 580

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HS 581

2 credits

2 credits

 

Naturopathy: The 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 582

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 583

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 585

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 588

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Alternative Health Practices

 

This course will expand the student's knowledge of various alternative health practices and modalities applicable to a holistic health practice.

HS 590

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HS 591

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 592

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 593

1 credit

51.12, 51.1601

 

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

1 credit

51.12, 51.1601

 

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

1 credit

51.12, 51.1601

 

Inspiring and Motivating the Client

 

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

HS 596

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

HS 597

2 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

Reflexology

 

This course covers the history, science, and current techniques of reflexology as it is used around the world. Reflexology is a technique of stimulating specific points on the body to increase circulation and aid relaxation. Theory, techniques, and methods of assessing the feet and hands will be explored.

HS 598

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

The Management of Sports and Recreational Injuries

 

The principles of sports medicine have universal application, including a basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, nutritional, and psychological considerations. The student will become familiar with the analytical process used to determine how the body responds to various conditions and appropriate step-by-step treatment programs. This course is considered an introductory course.

HS 599

4 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 664

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

The 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 673

5 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 680

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 681

8 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 686

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 691

3 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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 692

2 credits

51.12, 51.1601

 

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.

 

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