Integrative 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%

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%

CAM I Writing

(3 Credits)

First part of an introductory course that teaches writing about modalities used in complementary and alternative medicine such as traditional Chinese medicine, cupping, acupressure, touch healing, gems & stones therapy, mud bathing, color therapy, light therapy, and other modalities.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

CAM II Writing

(3 Credits)

Second part of an introductory course that teaches writing about modalities used in complementary and alternative medicine such as traditional Chinese medicine, cupping, acupressure, touch healing, gems & stones therapy, mud bathing, color therapy, light therapy, and other modalities.

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%

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%

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%

Unani Medicine

(4 Credits)

In this course, students will be introduced to the history and some of the traditions of Unani Medicine. Many natural health students and practitioners might not be aware that the theories of Unani medicine is becoming known again and as popular as Chinese medicine. Avicenna, the cornerstone in the Middle Eastern healing movement was heavily influenced by Chinese, Greek and Ayurvedic healers and wrote the Canon of Medicine which was the most widely studied work of medicine for 500 years in Europe between the 12th and 17th centuries. Avicenna's medicine has been refined over and over for the last ten centuries to produce a masterful system of healing filled with inspired and original ideas as well as a synthesis of all healing traditions including Judeo-Christian faith-based healing.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Ayurvedic Medicine

(4 Credits)

Students will learn some of the traditional East Indian and Asian philosophies and traditions related to the human body, mind, spirit, energies, and dietary practices. Ayurvedic medicine regards physical existence, mental existence, and personality as one unit, with each element being able to influence the others by channels (srotas) that transport fluids, and that the channels can be opened up by massage treatments for example. Ayurveda practitioners attempt to open blocked channels that are causing disease. This is a holistic approach used during diagnosis and therapy, and is a fundamental aspect of Ayurveda 'knowledge of life & longevity'.

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%

Traditional Chinese Medicine I

(4 Credits)

The first part of the Chinese medicine review series. This part introduces the students to the basic concepts of Chinese Medicine including Yin / Yang harmony, the major forces that affect human bodies and organs as well as their body and mental constituents. Additionally, students will learn about the set of effects of forces on organs as well as organs on other organs across the various seasons as well as the channels of energy 'Chi or Qi' and how the flow and blockage of those channels can affect the body.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Traditional Chinese Medicine II

(4 Credits)

The second part of the Chinese medicine review series. This part introduces the students to the basics of pathophysiology according to the Chinese medicine system. Addressed will be how to read the tongue and tell whether the person is warm or cold or has a disordered body organ. The ear also reflects the remaining of the body organs in the various parts of the ear. Students will also learn about the major meridians and how acupuncture and acupressure points are mapped on those meridians.

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%

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%

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%

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%

Phytotherapy I

(4 Credits)

The first part of a systematic review of phytotherapies in the treatment of the various organs and organ systems of the human body in accordance with the study of the Pathophysiology I course.

Final open-book written exam and/or essay.

Passing Grade: 75%

Phytotherapy II

(4 Credits)

The second part of a systematic review of phytotherapies in the treatment of the various organs and organ systems of the human body in accordance with the study of the Pathophysiology II​ course.

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%

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%

Foundational Aromatherapy II

(4 Credits)

The second 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 II course.

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%

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

(8 Credits)

Comprehensive course that surveys the various modalities used in complementary and alternative medicine such as traditional Chinese medicine, cupping, acupressure, touch healing, gems & stones therapy, mud bathing, color therapy, light therapy, and other modalities.

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%