Apothecary Courses

Medical Terminology

(2 Credits)

This course provides the student seeking a career in the medical field with a framework for building a medical vocabulary. The emphasis is on understanding basic medical terms along with their their Greek and Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes. The course also covers abbreviations and their meanings and how they are used in documenting and reporting modern healthcare.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology I

(4 Credits)

Condensed systematic in-depth coverage of the human body's anatomical structures and functions. Areas of study: Cell and tissue structures, genes, embryology, cytology and histology, Osteology and skeletal system, lymphatic system, neurons and nervous system, sensory organs, muscles, skin and integumentary system.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology II

(4 Credits)

Condensed systematic in-depth coverage of the human body's anatomical structures and functions. Areas of study: Lungs and the respiratory system, glands and endocrinology, metabolism and digestive system, heart and the cardiovascular system, kidneys and the urinary systems, and reproductive systems.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Foundational Botany

(3 Credits)

A basic introductory course explaining the foundations of the science of plants. Topics such as the study of plant structure, growth and differentiation, reproduction, biochemistry and primary metabolism, chemical products, evolutionary relationships, and plant taxonomy. 

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Foundational Herbology

(3 Credits)

An introductory course in the use of plant parts (flowers, leaves, stems, roots, fruits, and resins) by humans in applications such as foods and drinks, sustaining healthy lifestyle, preventing disease, hygiene products, and other therapeutic applications such as salves and compresses.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Herbal First Aids Cabinet

(2 Credits)

Review of the most frequently used herbs and ways of applying them as first aids at home, while hiking, during sports, in cold and flu seasons, allergy seasons, and for simple injuries and wounds.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Running Your Natural Health Business

(2 Credits)

A course aiding the freshly graduate student on how to establish, operate and conduct natural health and wellness business, registrations, regulations, marketing and social media.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Metabolism of Macronutrients & Micronutrients

(4 Credits)

Metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and enzymatic cofactors) with emphasis on the regulation of energy metabolism and homeostasis.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Herbal Nutrition

(4 Credits)

This course provides the student with nutritional values in herbs and spices. The student will learn the nutritional ingredients of various herbs and spices.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Natural Detox

(2 Credits)

The student will learn about sources of toxins to the human body, the physiological responses to toxins, detoxification processes, and methods designed to accelerate or assist in detoxification with focus on preventive approaches.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Bach Flower Remedies

(2 Credits)

A course on the review of the Bach flower remedies which are solutions of brandy and water containing dilutions of flower material from dew found on flower petals retaining healing properties.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Pharmacognosy

(4 Credits)

Pharmacognosy is the search for biochemicals as possible sources for drugs in plants. Students will be exposed to a variety of drug sources in plants and herbs.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Phytochemistry

(4 Credits)

Phytochemistry is considered with describing the structure and function of phytochemicals 'a large number of secondary metabolic compounds found in plants'. Students will learn the structure and function of a variety of phytochemical groups such as alkaloids and polyphenols, their biosynthesis in plants, why plants make them, their medicinal properties and extraction, and their effects on humans.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Formulation

(4 Credits)

A set of exercises teaching the student the traditional apothecary crafts and how to use chemistry measuring tools and other equipments in extracting and preparing various herbal remedies like infusions, tinctures, decoctions, lozenges, pills, and capsules.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Making Natural Soap & Spa Products

(4 Credits)

This course provides the student interested in learning how to make the essential products for skin cleansing, personal hygiene, cleaning, bathing, and all other products commonly used in beauty salons and spas. 

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Making Natural Aromas & Fragrances

(4 Credits)

A hands-on course that teaches the student how to manufacture various natural aromas and fragrances used in aromatherapy, spas, relaxation, and for casual wearing of natural essences.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Integrative Medicine I

(4 Credits)

The first part of the integrative medicine review series of the aspects of integrative medicine, such as practitioner-patient relationship, medical information theory, interviewing patients, medical intake, holistic evaluation and assessment of patients, and mind-body techniques (relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, energy medicine, biofeedback and neurofeedback).

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Integrative Medicine II

(4 Credits)

The second part of the integrative medicine review series of the aspects of integrative medicine, such as practitioner-patient relationship, medical information theory, interviewing patients, medical intake, holistic evaluation and assessment of patients, and mind-body techniques (relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, energy medicine, biofeedback and neurofeedback).

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Foundational Aromatherapy I

(4 Credits)

The first part of a two-course series in the use of aromatherapeutics. An overview of the field of aromatherapy, its history and preparations. Additionally, the student will have a systematic study of a collection of aromas and natural fragrances for aiding in various physical and mental conditions including chronic fatigue, stress, depression and for enhancing memory as well as aromatherapies for various organs and organ systems in accordance with the Pathophysiology I course.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Aromas Cabinet

(3 Credits)

A course that will teach the student how to build his/her own aromas cabinet that will contain all aromatherapeutics of interest and focus. This will include a portable version of the cabinet as well. 

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Fasting

(2 Credits)

A course that provides students with the diverse fasting practices in different religions and cultures as well as modern health oriented fasting recommendations and procedures. Specifically, students will study the merits and historically proven benefits of fasting and detoxification. Systems to be examined include the tissue cleansing, mucus free diet healing, water and juice fasting. Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual issues concerning fasting will be discussed besides timing, length, and healing outcomes of fasting programs.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Herbal Detox Preparations

(4 Credits)

Overview of the various plant-based and herbal detox formulas, their ingredients, and how to prepare them, use them, and preserve them.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Metabolism, Pharmacology & Toxicology

(4 Credits)

The student will learn the principles of metabolism of food and drugs, toxicology, adverse effects, drug detoxification, heavy metal toxicity, poisonous herbs and chemicals, environmental chemistry, pollution, food additives, and how to eliminate the body burden of toxins. 

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Colon Therapy

(4 Credits)

The student will learn the significance of colon hygiene in absorption and assimilation of nutrients, cleansing procedures and detoxification, and colon hydrotherapy. Also, discussed are food allergies and diets used in treatment of colon disorders such as FODMAP diet for the inflammatory bowel syndrome as an example. 

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Spiritual & Faith-Based Approaches to Natural Health

(1 Credit)

An overview of ancient and modern spiritual and faith-based approaches to natural health and healing. Examples include the power of prayer in healing, meditation, oil blessings, church-based support groups and counseling, ancient use of herbs and holy water in healing, and codes of hygiene and healthy diets such as Kosher food.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%