Marcia Briseno (2014): I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about entering into any type of clinical practice or outreach within the community. Or for those who are entering into the herbal or aromatherapy area, the knowledge and understanding of the human body is so very important.
 

Jayna Carter (2014): I truly thought I knew a lot along the lines of holistic nutrition. I realize now that I was only scratching the surface, until my studies at ACHS! The textbooks were SO interesting, and I feel that I have acquired so much knowledge in such a short amount of time. I can't wait to start my new career in helping others live healthier more vibrant lives through nutrition.

Nancy Delk (2014): As always, the quality of the education I'm receiving from ACHS is top-notch! I would recommend this college to anyone and hope to be able to actually make it to Portland someday to visit! 

Amanda Ptak (2014): Wonderful program that I would recommend to anyone that is interested in holistic health. 

Avary Kerestes (2014): So far, I have only completed 2 classes in the Holistic Nutrition Masters degree program, but I find I am more excited about this degree every day. I cannot stop talking about it and the wonderful things I am learning. I am proud to attend this school and am grateful to have found such a valuable program to teach me the knowledge I was seeking and so much more. In just 2 classes, ACHS has changed my life already. I can't wait for the next class! 

Melissa Whittaker (2014): This course, including all of the courses I have taken during my time at ACHS, are well worth the investment! They provide supportive, knowledgeable professors and staff, intriguing course material and assignments, and a wealth of knowledge to absorb and assimilate into, not only my professional life, but my daily life as well.

Herb 101 Amy Bartlett

Personal & Community Health Online

This course is designed to develop the understanding, attitudes, and practices that contribute to better individual and community health. Starting with topics related to personal health, students will consider issues relating to physical health, psychological health, social health, intellectual health, spiritual health, and environmental health. In addition, we will explore ways to achieve better health through models of health behavior change, and will look at examination theories and case studies of risk communication campaigns and strategies. Additional module topics include: psychological health, stress management, violence and abuse, reproductive health, relationships, drug abuse, nutrition, weight management, physical fitness, environmental health, aging and dying, heart disease, and cancer.

Upon successful completion of this course, each student will be able to:

  • Discuss key components of health and wellness, including personal physical health and emotional health, as well as community health issues.
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate health information.
  • Develop strategies for communicating health messages.
  • Develop strategies for improving healthcare messages relating to the key health and wellness issues.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping to the continental United States—is $111. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resouces (OMLR) $99

The Required Publisher Textbook:

Total Course Price: $945 (3 credits x $315 per credit) + $111 Course Pack + $131.95 Textbook = $1187.95

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

Tuition Includes:

  • Interactive, instructor-led ACHS online classroom.
  • Online lectures updated with the latest information and applicable research.
  • Regular tests designed to enhance your understanding as well as assess your learning to date.
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online
Optional Recommended Reading
 
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Last updated 6/25/14

Credits

3

Course Availability

  • Summer 2015