Course

This course provides undergraduate students with foundational wellness coaching skills and knowledge, which are applied in real-world situations commonly encountered in various healthcare environments.

This course explores stress management and emotional health through the student’s personal journey. It leads students through an examination of those factors and influences that have an impact on health. It is also provides an opportunity to examine barriers and motivational factors that affect the degree of commitment individuals make to health practices. Your instructor’s role, and your future role, is to serve as an enabler coach during this process. A wellness coach recognizes that each person’s mental-emotional, physical, social, and spiritual status is unique. As a wellness coach, your instructor often will challenge you to consider the consequences of certain lifestyle choices and the “truth” of your knowledge. A wellness coach may not have all the answers regarding stress and emotional health for an individual, but will provide the framework within which the answers can be found.

Upon successful completion of this course, each student will have:

  • Explore the factors associated with the development of emotional health and the management of stress as a basis for understanding the healthy personality
  • Be able to teach stress management and emotional health within an educational setting
  • Study and apply some very practical aspects of health education and program planning
  • Deepen your commitment to effective teaching by applying the principles of self-esteem building, cognitive-behavioral self-management (violence prevention, communication, rational thinking), and accessing appropriate resources

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping to the continental United States—is $108. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) $100

 The Required Publisher Textbooks:

  • Seaward, BL. (2015). Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being (8th ed.).   Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 9781284036640 $133.95

Total Course Price: $1335 (3 credits x $445 per credit) + $108 Course Pack + $133.95 Textbooks = $1576.95

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.
  • Ongoing, instructor-led and peer-to-peer discussions for each module to enhance your learning and connect you with your fellow students, all of whom are adult learners from varying walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Add to discussions 24/7, giving you flexibility to work in with your busy lifestyle.
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online

CAM 101 is a survey course that explores the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will become familiar with a variety of modalities that fall under the CAM umbrella, along with their fundamental or core concepts, methodologies, and theoretical foundations. Students will investigate the multi-faceted meaning of the term “holistic” and will consider how each CAM modality fits into the holistic health paradigm. Current holistic health research will be explored, including the role of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Health Education 303 explores the factors associated with the development of emotional health and the management of stress as a basis for understanding a lifestyle that provides for health and wellness. The course emphasizes teaching stress management and emotional health within a consulting, coaching, or an educational setting. Practical aspects of health education and program planning will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to deepen their commitment to effective teaching by applying the principles of self-esteem building, behavior self-management, communication, and accessing appropriate resources.

HLTH 201 provides students with a strong foundation for more advanced studies in natural health and holistic wellness. Learners will gain a solid understanding of the importance of exercise, nutrition, emotional/mental health, social and interpersonal/intimate relationships, drug/alcohol awareness, physical fitness routines, disease prevention, chronic illness and other important concepts. This course is designed to help students make physical activity a priority today and continue to do so throughout their lives.

Course Description
This course reviews evidence-based information to support the clinical use of
over 50 different natural herbs, supplements, and nutrients. Upon completion of
the course, students will be able to understand and discuss the available nutrition
and dietary supplement support protocols for over 30 different common health
conditions.
Credits
This is a 3 semester credit course
Required Textbooks
Clinical Guide to Nutrition and Dietary Supplements in Disease
Management Jennifer R. Jamison MBBCh PhD EdD. Publisher: Churchill
Livingstone; 1 edition (August 5, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0443071934, ISBN-13: 978-0443071935

Course Description:

This course reviews evidence-based information to support the clinical use of over 50 different natural herbs, supplements, and nutrients. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand and discuss the available nutrition and dietary supplement support protocols for over 30 different common health conditions.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Evaluate and determine when to choose food or supplements
  • Understand and develop therapeutic protocols that can be used to manage or support other treatment regimes in promoting health
  • Review and discuss information on mechanism of action, indication, doses, interactions, and side effects to ensure safe, effective use of common dietary supplements, such as: bilberry, calcium, Echinacea, fish oils, ginkgo, iron, licorice, magnesium, phytoestrogens, quercetin, selenium, turmeric, B vitamins, witch hazel and zinc
  • Research and review the available nutrition and dietary supplement support in a number of common conditions such as: acne, breast disease, carpel tunnel syndrome, diabetes mellitus, fibromyalgia, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, osteoporosis, peptic ulcer, rheumatoid arthritis and venous disorders.

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping to the continental United States—is $120. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) $100

 The Required Publisher Textbooks:

Total Course Price: $1335 (3 credits x $445 per credit) + $120 Course Pack + $273.90 Textbooks = $1728.90

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.
  • Ongoing, instructor-led and peer-to-peer discussions for each module to enhance your learning and connect you with your fellow students, all of whom are adult learners from varying walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Add to discussions 24/7, giving you flexibility to work in with your busy lifestyle.
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online

Course Description

Holistic nutrition is the foundation to any natural health lifestyle plan for optimal health. This course covers CAM topics in nutrition such as raw food, food combining, fasting, elimination and juice therapy, acid-alkaline theory and the use of herbs in the diet. Recent issues in nutrition will be reviewed using contemporary authors, such as Michael Pollan and Kimberly Lord Stewart.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Access and apply tools to support their future role as partners in prevention as communicators and educators as identified in the National Prevention Strategy  
  • Implement strategies to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life
  • Implement strategies to not only provide people with information to make healthy choices but also reinforce and support health and wellness by making healthy choices easy and affordable
  • Discuss contemporary topics in holistic nutrition
  • Critically evaluate popular writings in holistic and mainstream nutrition
  • Discuss the questions still facing America a decade after the declaration of an obesity epidemic: Why do we eat the way we do? And how can we change it?
  • Discuss the evolution of our modern supermarket based food system, how it impacts health, and how to help people move away from it
  • Evaluate and discuss the concept of fasting and detoxification
  • Discuss the use of fresh juices to support cleansing
  • List and evaluate the steps of the Detox diet
  • Discuss and evaluate acid alkaline theory and list the steps to an alkaline diet
  • Recognize and discuss the labeling of different classes of food including meat, poultry, dairy, grains, oils, snack food and soda
  • Explain the standards for calling a food organic
  • Discuss the dietary and social implications of tea and coffee production

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping to the continental United States—is $118. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) $100

 The Required Publisher Textbooks:

Total Course Price: $1335 (3 credits x $445 per credit) + $118 Course Pack + $88.94 Textbooks = $1541.94

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.
  • Ongoing, instructor-led and peer-to-peer discussions for each module to enhance your learning and connect you with your fellow students, all of whom are adult learners from varying walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Add to discussions 24/7, giving you flexibility to work in with your busy lifestyle.
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online

Course Description

This course provides students with beginning skills and theory to be an effective holistic health coach for individuals or groups wanting to improve their health. The course work presents skills that enable students to carefully co-create an interactive, embodied conversation that will invite and encourage growth and progress for all those it touches.

These skills can be applied to a clinical, organizational, and leadership setting. This course provides an understanding and practice of coaching principles such as core coaching competencies, readiness for change and transition theory, energy anatomy in coaching, and personal constitution. It incorporates behavioral change theories and models of health assessment, including health belief, adult learning, motivational interviewing and program evaluation. The course comes from a holistic/integral perspective so participants can assist others and themselves in a change process. The course provides practice sessions for students to apply the theoretical principles through telephone coaching sessions and mock coaching sessions.

Who Should Take This Course?

Career Goals

This course is required to achieve the program objectives for the Master of Science in Health Wellness, the Master of Science in Aromatherapy, the Master of Science in Herbal Medicine and the Graduate Certificate in Wellness Coaching.

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping to the continental United States—is $108. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) $100

The Required Publisher Textbooks:

  • Arloski, M. (2009). Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change. Whole Person Associates, Inc. ISBN: 97815702522111 $29.95
  • Ivey, A. & Ivey, M.B. (2010). Intentional Interviewing and Counseling. Brooks Cole. ISBN: 9780495601234 $163.95

Total Course Price: $1335 (3 credits x $445 per credit) + $108 Course Pack + $193.90 Required Textbooks = $1636.90

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.
  • Ongoing, instructor-led and peer-to-peer discussions for each module to enhance your learning and connect you with your fellow students, all of whom are adult learners from varying walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Add to discussions 24/7, giving you flexibility to work in with your busy lifestyle.
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online

Course Description

This graduate-level course is a comprehensive exploration of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical
manifestations, and CAM treatment of disease. Organized by body system, the anatomy and normal physiology is studied, then the disease processes and abnormalities that can occur within that system and CAM protocols. Behavioral factors, life-style choices, and environmental factors on the cause and progression of disease are covered, as well as the most current advances in genetic research. This course will address when clients should be referred to their licensed care provider for diagnosis of the ailments studied. In addition, a comparative review of both allopathic and holistic treatment modalities for a number of conditions is also covered.

Who Should Take This Course?

Integrative Pathophysiology is designed for:

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of nutrition and gives them tools for healthy eating. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, life cycle needs, and diets for athletes.
Individual dietary habits will be closely examined through a self-evaluation of personal diet studies. This course provides important basic knowledge in making personal dietary decisions. This course also emphasizes food safety and explores the reasons for hunger at home and abroad. Additional module topics: Tools for healthy eating, the basics of digestion, weight management.

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of nutrition and gives them tools for healthy eating. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, life cycle needs, and diets for athletes.

Individual dietary habits will be closely examined through a self-evaluation of personal diet studies. This course provides important basic knowledge in making personal dietary decisions. This course also emphasizes food safety and explores the reasons for hunger at home and abroad. Additional module topics: Tools for healthy eating, the basics of digestion, weight management.

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

  • Summarize the concept of nutrition and construct healthy eating habits.
  • Recall the basics of digestion.
  • Define and explain carbohydrates, fats and proteins and their components.
  • Identify the importance of vitamins, mineral and water in the diet.
  • Identify the principles of weight management and apply nutrition concepts to fitness.
  • Differentiate nutrition for the life cycle and be able to apply food safety techniques in the home.

Required Materials (Estimated materials fees as of 12/10/12: $288.92*):

  • 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.
  • Ongoing, instructor-led and peer-to-peer discussions for each module to enhance your learning and connect you with your fellow students, all of whom are adult learners from varying walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Add to discussions 24/7, giving you flexibility to work in with your busy lifestyle.
  • Comprehensive online virtual library including online access to the Natural Standards Database and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database as well as a wide variety of additional resources, reviewed by faculty and our lead librarian.
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online

 *Includes domestic shipping.

>> Click here to view MS Degree program requirements.

Homeopathy has become an increasingly popular modality in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), particularly in an integrated medical setting due to its ability to enhance quality of life for a wide range of patients.

Nutrition, wellness and disease prevention are areas of great interest to the American public. Rapid advances in science have enabled a much more detailed understanding of nutrition in recent years and the Center for Disease Control has expressed concern at the increasing levels of deficiencies in the United States.

Program

The mission of the AAS Health and Wellness degree program is to broaden students’ knowledge and skills with a mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness. Students will explore various approaches to health and wellness and study the concepts, values, and applications of this exciting field of health science.

The mission of the Graduate Certificate in Wellness Coaching program is to prepare graduates with the skills, expertise, and understanding of coaching ethics and standards, and the ability to apply them appropriately in all coaching situations to empower people to take charge of their own health and create sustainable change. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to provide clients, consumers, and the public with wellness lifestyle plans. These plans will assist clients, consumers, and the public to take an active role in their health and wellness and to integrate health and wellness protocols into their daily life to achieve optimal health and a better quality of life.

The mission of the MS in Health and Wellness degree program is to help others achieve health and wellness in a non-clinical setting through education and coaching strategies and to provide a healthier lifestyle for individuals and their families. It specifically meets the goal of the National Prevention Strategy (NPS) to “maintain a skilled, cross-trained, and diverse prevention workforce” and explicitly integrates many of the goals of the NPS across the program.

The mission of the MS in Holistic Nutrition degree program is to provide professional holistic nutrition and physical health recommendations from which community programming and client education can be based. This in turn will help people to live healthier lives, prevent illness or injury, and reduce the risk of chronic disease while promoting wellness.

The Graduate Certificate in Nutrition provides specialized training for Graduate students in advanced applied holistic nutrition. 

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. 

The Graduate Certificate in Complementary Alternative Medicine provides specialized training for Graduate students in a variety of CAM modalities. 

Consumer use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) continues to increase, fueled by a number of factors, including increasing research of efficacy, dissatisfaction with allopathic models (particularly for chronic health problems), and an aging population.