The projects were thought provoking. Our instructor was tough but it was a good thing. She really made us dig deep and really think things through. Nat 212 Karen S. Norland

 

I have a great appreciation for the instructor - she is the most inspiring and knowledgeable instructor I've had in over half a century of schooling! She engaged the students which made us think, research, and respond. The online interaction was the best part of this course. I was inspired to change and share. Nat 308 Eileen 

I had never taken a course on line so I was apprehensive. I not only learned a lot about nutrition, I also learned how to participate on line, discovered that I can manage my time well enough to incorporate a class into my life, and look forward to the next class.  Nut 101 Norma Bedwell

 

I found that this subject touched down on so many areas in natural health and it has made me want to expand my knowledge further. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. Nut 101 Pamela Mahoney

This course has helped me become more comfortable with research type work. Also the discussions with fellow students was very valuable to the learning experience. It is nice to know how another looks at the same topic. Nut 101 Camilla V Bullman

On an individual level I had the opportunity to learn about the human anatomy and how the body's systems work to maintain proper homeostasis. It also gave me the chance to interact with other students in the class as well as with the facilitaor. Nat 210 Victoria H Shibata-Hatch

I knew my thinking about food and nutrition would change while I took the class, but I didn't realize by how much. I am thrilled with what i've learned. I've realized that there is so much more to learn now - and i'm eager to get started on that path. Nut 101 Caroline McLane

My thinking has been completely overhauled as a result of this subject. I have a totally different concept and view of nutrition and organic foods. Nat 308 Deborah Ransey (Debbi)

The Graduate Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology provides specialized training for Graduate students in the structure and function of the human body and how it behaves as a dynamic community of interdependent parts. Professionals working in the CAM field will be able to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human organ systems.

Program Objectives:

Those obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of anatomy and its relationship to physiology and how structure relates to function.
  • Be able to compare and contrast specific pathological conditions and show clinical connections to each body  systems and system interrelationships.
  • Review and critically evaluate primary research on CAM protocols and construct case studies using validated protocols.
  • Define the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations of disease and the impact of behavioral factors, life-style choices and environmental factors on the cause and progression of disease.
  • Identify the use of CAM modalities to provide natural support options in these disease conditions and when a client should be referred to their licensed health care provider.
  • Summarize the CAM modalities such as aromatherapy, homeopathy, dynamic phytotherapy, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle changes and how these may be beneficial in supporting health.

Current Instructors: 

View all ACHS instructor bios, photos and courses taught online here.

Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Fees:

To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name below for each Total Course Price.

Required Sequence:

The required course sequence for this program is published in the ACHS Program Catalog available to download online here.

Total Credits Completed

15

Program Availability

  • Summer 2014
  • Fall 2014
  • Spring 2015