Functional Medicine 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%

Food Testing

(2 Credits)

An overview of the various allergic reactions to various food types as well as the various cellular and molecular immunity factors involved in those reactions. Students will learn the categorization of immune reactions (types 1-4), and grouping of food reactions in common food lab tests.  

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Functional Medicine I

(4 Credits)

First part of an introductory course that surveys the various modalities used in functional medicine. Students will be able to explain functional medicine and characterize core clinical imbalances and become familiar with the expression of disease from a functional medicine point of view.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Functional Medicine II

(4 Credits)

Second part of an introductory course that surveys the various modalities used in functional medicine. Students will be able to explain functional medicine and characterize core clinical imbalances and become familiar with the expression of disease from a functional point of view.

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%

Cellular & Molecular Biology

(4 Credits)

This course is designed to provide a first look at what is known and how scientists are going about trying to understand the way in which living things operate at the cellular and molecular levels, the most fundamental levels. Also covered, study of the microscopic structures of human tissues. This course gives students a thorough and detailed overview of the various human cells and tissues.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Genetics

(4 Credits)

Genetics has emerged as a central discipline in biology. The completed sequencing of the human genome has made it evident that all fields of human biology can be related to DNA and RNA, including human body structure, function, pathophysiology and etiology of diseases, gene expression and effect on the body's ability to make enzymes and proteins, and hence immunity molecules and cells, and fighting disease and infections, all of which the student to learn.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Body-Mind Connections

(3 Credits)

This course presents to the student the basic principles governing body-mind connections in health and disease as well as some of the basic techniques in using body-mind healing by the practitioner such as guided imagery and EFT 'emotional freedom technique'.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Natural Health Counseling

(5 Credits)

This comprehensive course provides the student a thorough examination of the general field of counseling and the more specific field of health counseling and coaching, including spiritual and faith-based counseling.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Immunology

(4 Credits)

This course will introduce students to the body's defenses. Different components of immune system, nonspecific and specific immunity will be discussed. The different cellular elements and biochemical mediators involved in immune response will be discussed in detail. Students will explore the applications of immunology to modern diagnostics, biotechnology and therapeutics. There will be an introduction to immunologic disorders.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Boosting Immunity

(4 Credits)

The student will learn about the immune system’s components and mechanisms, challenges to the immune system, and techniques to enhance the immune system and prevent its suppression. The student will demonstrate basic knowledge of innate and acquired, cellular and humoral, and other factors of the immune system.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Systematic Pathophysiology I

(6 Credits)

This is the first part of the condensed systematic pathophysiology review which is designed to introduce the student to basic pathologic processes and their applications to major pathologic conditions, mechanisms of disease, and causative and contributory factors. This part is focused on molecular pathology and genetics, microbiology, immunology, hematology, oncology, radiology, neurology, psychiatry, muscular and dermatological disorders.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Systematic Pathophysiology II

(6 Credits)

This is the first part of the condensed systematic pathophysiology review which is designed to introduce the student to basic pathologic processes and their applications to major pathologic conditions, mechanisms of disease, and causative and contributory factors. This part is focused on the pathophysiologies of the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the gastroenterological system, the urinary system, the endocrine system, and the reproductive systems. Topics will also include metabolism disorders, pharmacology and toxicology.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Introduction to Lab Testing

(2 Credits)

This course introduces the student to the field of lab testing. How body fluids and samples are collected (body samples collection is called phlebotomy), from which areas in the body they are collected (blood arteries and veins, saliva, tears, urine, stool, vaginal fluids and semen), what tools are used to collect the samples (examples are test tubes, petri dishes, swabs, slides, and stamps), how samples are stored, major departments of lab testing (chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, immunology, serology, genetics, and functional testing), and how lab results are reported.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Clinical Chemistry I

(3 Credits)

First part of a two-part course series. In this course, the student will learn to clinically evaluate the results of blood chemistry and urinalysis in order to identify nutritional/metabolic imbalances and underlying causes of disease. Acquired knowledge will be used to design and recommend nutritional and wellness programs for the prevention and correction of the biochemical imbalances identified. Clinical laboratory reference values and optimal values are also discussed.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Clinical Chemistry II

(3 Credits)

Second part of a two-part course series. In this course, the student will learn to clinically evaluate the results of blood chemistry and urinalysis in order to identify nutritional/metabolic imbalances and underlying causes of disease. Acquired knowledge will be used to design and recommend nutritional and wellness programs for the prevention and correction of the biochemical imbalances identified. Clinical laboratory reference values and optimal values are also discussed.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Clinical Immunology & Serology

(3 Credits)

In this course students will explore the applications of immunology in modern immune and sera diagnostics, biotechnology research as well as clinical testing assay and therapeutic designs.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Clinical Cases

(8 Credits)

A collection of clinical cases emphasizing the use of various therapies in different pathophysiological conditions.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Mindful Clinical Questionnaire, Intake & Interview

(4 Credits)

An online training on the mindful principle while speaking to patients and clients, what questionnaire forms to use for the various types of patients (women, men, elderly, pregnants, athletes...), types of conditions (weight loss, polycystic ovarian disease, depression, diabetes, acne...), how to conduct the intake mindfully as well as strategies in interviewing and working with the various personalities of patients like the ones who do not cooperate and are not consistent in following a certain healthy lifestyle or diet for examples.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Interactive Media in Natural Health

(6 Credits)

This course is intended to teach and empower the student on how to write, blog, publish, socialize and market natural health topics and products in a fast-pace evolving internet-based technologies and social media.

Passing Grade: 75%

Creative Writing & Thesis

(6 Credits)

This course will teach the student how to publish professional research articles in the field of natural health as well as writing a thesis.

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%

Neurofeedback

(4 Credits)

This course in neurofeedback provides the student an overview of the advanced alternative treatments for a wide range of conditions that are difficult to control. For many, a primary treatment is medication. Using neurofeedback and brain training, you will be able to significantly improve the quality of life for trainees suffering from anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, autism, addiction, ADD/ADHD, and many other serious conditions.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Mind's Natural Therapies

(4 Credits)

This course covers natural treatments such as herbs, nutritional supplements, diet, hydrotherapy, chelation therapy, neurofeedback, exercise, music therapy, and counseling in treating mental illnesses like ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, general depression, manic and bipolar depressions, insomnia, and anxiety.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Biopsychology I

(3 Credits)

The first part of a two-part series. This course provides an introduction to understanding the function of the human brain and its relation to behavior. The goal of this course is for students to integrate a basic understanding of the anatomy and neurology of the brain information into their existing knowledge base regarding cognitive functions. The first part's focus is more on structure and function.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Biopsychology II

(3 Credits)

The second part of a two-part series. This course provides an introduction to understanding the function of the human brain and its relation to behavior. The goal of this course is for students to integrate a basic understanding of the anatomy and neurology of the brain information into their existing knowledge base regarding cognitive functions. The second part focus is on mental and behavioral disorders.

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%