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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ALLERGIES AND NUTRITION
(3 credits)
 

  • To study the five main descriptions of allergy sufferers and their treatment as "whole" persons
  • To study how the immune system, endocrine system, nervous system, digestive and absorptive systems, and the common degenerative diseases relate to allergies
  • To study a variety of testing methods for foods, chemicals and allergies
  • To study food allergies, chemical sensitivities, and inhalant allergies in detail
 

ALTERNATIVE COMPARATIVE DIETS
(6 credits)

  • To study a variety of diets that can be beneficial for restoring and maintaining an optimal level of health
  • To study the principles found in the body ecology diet
  • To review dietary health hazards common in homes, restaurants, and institutions
  • To study the applications of whole-foods eating to the preparation of individual food plans
 

ANTI-AGING NUTRITION
(2 credits)

  • To study how supplements, a positive diet, stress, exercise, and sleep affect the aging process
  • To study the effects of aging on skin, and on the brain
  • To study the effects of aging on sexual function and interest
  • To study how the effects of aging on the immune system may be counteracted
 

BIOCHEMISTRY
(3 credits)

  • To become familiar with the basic facts, concepts, and terminology of biochemistry
  • To be able to differentiate among carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
  • To be able to understand how enzymes function, and to recognize nucleic acids
  • To understand biologic oxidation, including glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, and the electron transport chain
 

BIOLOGICAL STUDIES
(6 credits)

  • To learn about the human cell, the basic unit of life
  • To learn about the structural and functional differences among the animal and bacterial cells
  • To study the five kingdoms of life and their similarities and differences
  • To study cell replication and cellular metabolism
 

CHEMISTRY
(3 credits)

  • To become familiar with the basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry which are essential to an understanding of biological phenomena
  • To acquire an understanding of the chemical processes which underlie the critical biological functions
  • To study the five kingdoms of life and their similarities and differences
  • To study cell replication and cellular metabolism
 

CLINICAL NUTRITION AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS
(6 credits)

  • To provide the student with deeper appreciation of the young and constantly evolving field of clinical nutritional research
  • To educate the student in the common terminology and methods used in scientific study
  • To teach the student to recognize the possible limitations of all clinical research; its results interpretation and applications
  • To increase the student's awareness of possible political bias
  • To exercise the student's power of deductive reasoning
  • To utilize clinical research data effectively providing counsel to clients and the general public
 

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
(3 credits)

  • To study the impact of foods, water and infections on health
  • To study the sources and effects of chemicals, neotoxins, and stress on the human body
  • To acquaint the student with the causes, symptoms and treatments for various conditions in relation to environmental medicine
  • To examine the nature of addictions and their affect on body health
 

FIVE NUTRITIONAL CASE STUDIES
(2 credits)

  • To provide the student with an opportunity to apply in real life situations the skills learned throughout this course
  • To provide the student with hands-on experience working with health and lifestyle questionnaires as part of the assessment process
  • To allow the student the opportunity to develop a nutritional work up on a client and practice the skills involved in being a nutritional counselor
 

FUNDAMENTALS OF HOLISTIC NUTRITION I
(6 credits)

  • To introduce terminology and the relationship of various dietary factors
  • To study function and processing of the macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats
  • To study the characteristics, functions, deficiencies, requirements, sources and toxicity of minerals, and the fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins
 

FUNDAMENTALS OF HOLISTIC NUTRITION IIA
(3 credits)

  • To examine the relationship between nutrition and cancer. Which elements of our diet make us more susceptible to cancer? Which elements decrease the risk?
 

FUNDAMENTALS OF HOLISTIC NUTRITION IIB
(3 credits)

  • To study the structures of the digestive system in both healthy and unhealthy states
  • To study the various tests that can be used to determine function rather than disease
  • To gain an understanding of a digestive wellness program and its benefits
  • To explore natural therapies for diverse digestive problems
 

FUNDAMENTALS OF HOLISTIC NUTRITION IIIA
(3 credits)

  • To study the role nutrition plays in the treatment of specific disease conditions.
  • To learn how people often eat out of habit and social custom, rather than out of consideration of what is best for them.
 

FUNDAMENTALS OF HOLISTIC NUTRITION IIIB
(3 credits)

  • To address the reasons why it is important to take the extra time and care required to follow a nutritious diet.
  • To gain an understanding of what foods and supplements are required to establish a nutritious, balanced diet.
 

HUMAN ANATOMY
(3 credits)

  • To introduce some of the anatomical terminology that will be used throughout the course
  • To study the exocrine glands, integument (skin) and its derivatives, skeleton, and the joints and articulations,
  • To overview the nervous system and the brain
  • To study a schematic of the circulatory system
  • To overview the anatomy of the endocrine glands, lymphatic system, digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system, and of the male and female reproductive systems
  • To study the immune process
 

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
(3 credits)

  • To introduce and explain the process of homeostasis
  • To begin to learn some of the physiological terminology that will be used throughout the course
  • To study the nervous system, muscles, cardiovascular system, renal system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, and the endocrine system
 

JURISPRUDENCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
(3 credits)

  • To know the legal aspects of operating a nutritional consulting or mind/body therapy practice
  • To explore the details of starting and running a consulting business
 

NUTRITION AND LIFE CYCLE

A. PEDIATRIC NUTRITION
(3 credits)

  • To learn how good nutrition influences the outcome of: Pregnancy
  • The growing states of a child (infancy, childhood, and teenage years)
 

B. ADULT NUTRITION
(3 credits)

  • This course will examine some of the major health issues faced by men and women
  • It will show how proper nutrition and the use of nutritional supplements can combat the onset and severity of various diseases
 

C. GERIATRIC NUTRITION
(3 credits)

  • In this course, students will learn and apply the latest nutritional methods to retard the aging process and to enjoy a happy, healthy, active and joyous life
 

NUTRITIONAL PATHOLOGY
(3 credits)

  • To study symptoms which may be related to various disorders
  • To study the "A" through "Y" diseases, their symptoms and treatments
 

NUTRITIONAL SYMPTOMATOLOGY
(3 credits)

  • To become familiar with the Master Symptom Survey
  • To study nutritional supplements, digestion, the colon and bowel toxicity, the liver, hypoglycemia, adrenal glands, and candida
  • To study an integrated approach to therapy based on the ten common denominators of illness.
 

PREVENTATIVE NUTRITION
(6 credits)

  • To gain an overview of food's influence on health
  • To study the foods which affect various conditions or disorders
  • To study foods that contain compounds effective in fighting health disorders
  • To study the medicinal benefits of herbs
 

PSYCHO-NUTRITION
(3 credits)

  • To recognize mental symptoms, and abnormal behaviors associated with nutritional deficiencies
  • To apply nutritional supplementation and diet plans to correct the imbalances in the recovery process of the afflicted individuals
 

SPORTS NUTRITION
(3 credits)

  • The goal of this course is to equip the student with the tools necessary for counselling an athlete in the area of nutrition. Though this course has a sports emphasis, it is still very useful for those clients who never exercise to those who exercise frequently.