NAUHSRC Programs

The NAUHSRC offers Bachelor’s Degree and Certification Programs in the following subjects:

Degree or Certification Program: Which One Is Right For You?

Degree Programs
Degree programs are thorough and comprehensive courses designed to prepare the student to effectively practice their chosen field. As such, they have more stringent prerequisite and coursework requirements than certification programs. Degree programs are intended to provide extensive medical training, comprehensive study of a holistic healing modality, and practical clinical experience for students who wish to pursue a career in holistic medicine.

Certification Programs
Certification programs provide extensive education in the student’s chosen field of holistic medicine. Courses are comprehensive, and may provide the knowledge required to practice the specialty. However, advanced medical training and hands on practical experience are not part of the certification program. Students wishing to obtain clinical skills and a more comprehensive medical background are encouraged to enroll in degree courses. Students wishing to focus solely on subject matter related to a specific holistic discipline will find their needs met by a certification program.

Continuing Education for Conventional and Alternative Practitioners

Practitioners of conventional Western medicine can choose from a variety of certification courses enabling them to integrate elements of complementary and alternative medicine into their established practice, while current practitioners of holistic medicine will find certification courses useful for incorporating additional branches of holistic health into their healing repertoire. Existing practitioners wishing to gain more extensive educational and practical training in a specific field are encouraged to pursue the degree program.

Healing Wisdom Classes for Everyone

To honor the NAUHSRC’s belief that everyone deserves access to holistic health care education, all introductory classes may be taken by members of the general without prerequisites or other obligations.

Introductory Classes

All subjects taught at the University feature introductory classes. These classes are starting points for certification and degree training programs, but also provide the interested student or member of the public with an exceptional overview of each subject. There are no prerequisites for any introductory class.

Students who have not decided on a major will find introductory classes helpful for discovering their main area of interest, while certification and degree program students can take these “101” classes to gain insight about branches of holistic medicine outside of their major.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are required courses that prepare students for a certification or degree program. Prerequisites can be taken at any accredited community college, four-year college or distance learning institution, or through classes offered by the NAUHSRC. Please contact us if you are unsure whether your credits from other schools meet the prerequisite requirements.

Prerequisite Classes for certification programs

(Additional courses may be required for specific subjects):

ANAT    101   Anatomy

PHYS    101    Physiology

PTH      101    Pathology

PREREQUISITE CLASSES for all Bachelor’s Degree programs

(Additional courses may be required for specific subjects):

ANAT   101      Anatomy

PHYS   101      Physiology

PTH   101      Pathology

HH       101      Holistic Health and Hygiene

PTH     201      Human Pathology and Immunology

GYN     101      Gynecology and Obstetrics

ME       101      Medical Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF FIELD OF STUDY

Acupressure and Magnetotherapy

Acupressure is an Asian Bodywork Therapy in which practitioners apply pressure to the body’s energy centers in order to restore and maintain health. Magnetotherapy is based on the premise that the body responds to magnetostatic fields that practitioners arrange to effect physiological changes, and is used in tandem with acupressure to heal body and mind.

Acupuncture

The most widely known of all forms of Chinese medicine, acupuncture practitioners treat illness and pain by applying extremely thin needles to specific points on the body in order to adjust and alter the flow of energy. This finely-tuned process restores healthy patterns and encourages the body’s innate healing abilities, and is used to treat a wide variety of health conditions.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy makes use of the healing and calming properties of the scented oils in plants in order to treat illnesses and maintain health. These “essential oils” stimulate enzymes and cause hormonal changes that induce peace of mind, numb pain, and regulate blood pressure and pulse rate.

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Medicine has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Ayurveda means “science of life,” and practitioners examine each individual client as a whole person in order to prescribe specific herbal treatments and healing techniques to bring mind, body, and spirit into harmony and restore and maintain wellness.

Bach Flower Remedies

Edward Bach developed his system of healing in the 1930’s, using dilutions of flowers to promote calmness and inner peace. Bach Flower Remedies bring stability and balance to the mind and emotions, thereby having a positive effect on the entire body as well as the mind, and assisting in healing when health issues are present.

Chiropractic (Certification only)

Chiropractors focus on treating issues related to the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system, and bring healing to disturbances to promote healing and maintain overall health and well being. Particular emphasis is placed on the spine, which chiropractors see as literally the backbone of a healthy body

Cupping Therapy

This form of traditional Chinese medicine utilizes the application of suction cups on specific areas of the skin in order to promote the healthy flow of energy. Specific techniques of cupping are used to improve oxygen flow in the lungs, restore proper circulation, treat pain and swelling, and detoxify the body.

Electro Homeopathy

Electropathy, also known as electro homeopathy, was developed in the 19th Century by Count Cesare Mattei. The practice is rooted in an understanding of the healing properties of the biological energy of plants and humans, and practitioners use crushed botanical essences to induce health and wholeness.

Gem Tele Chromotherapy

This healing modality combines gemstone healing, color therapy and the energetic properties of gems to send healing energy over distance (teletherapy). Practitioners work to integrate the restorative capabilities of gemstones and the therapeutic benefits of color to transmit beneficial energy to clients.

Homeopathy

Homeopathic practitioners work from a holistic philosophy based on the principle that “like causes like,” meaning that a substance that causes illness when taken in large doses produces healing effects in highly diluted solutions. Homeopathy views the mind, body and spirit as equally vital to the well being of the individual.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapists induce hypnotic states of consciousness to create positive changes in a client’s mood, behavior, or emotions. Trained hypnotherapists use various methods to achieve the desired results, with the hypnotic trance being the common thread weaving the various therapies together.

Iridology

Iridology is based on the concept that every organ in the body corresponds to a point in the iris, thus examination by a trained iridologist can provide insight into the health of the entire body. Iridologists study the iris of the eye in order to diagnosis and prescribe natural cures for a wide variety of illnesses.

Medical Astrology

When astrology is utilized as a diagnostic tool in alternative medicine, astrologists seeks insights into the physical, psychological and emotional well being of the individual. Medical astrology also acts as a form of preventative medicine by providing information that clients can act upon to encourage health and healing in the future.

Medicinal Herbalism

Perhaps the original human form of healing, the use of herbs and plant medicines is also the most widespread form of holistic, traditional medicine. Herbalists create remedies using naturally sourced wild plants or those grown specifically for healing, and use herbs to treat physical illness and imbalance as well as to promote emotional and mental wellness.

Naturopathy

Naturopaths share a belief in the body’s natural healing abilities and the efficacy of natural medicines and non-invasive techniques. Incorporating a wide range of natural healing options and holistic therapies, naturopathy stresses the importance of healthy lifestyles and proper nutrition as key elements for maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Naturopathy and Yoga

Naturopathic yoga therapy incorporates medical yoga into a naturopathic treatment plan. The practice can speed recovery from illness and injury, support healthy blood pressure and circulation, and reduce or eliminate mental and emotional turmoil by fostering clarity and peace of mind.

Nutrition and Holistic Health

Nutritionists explore the impact of diet on human health, from the dietary studies of indigenous cultures to those of Chinese and Indian medicine and modern scientific research. Nutritionists guide clients to understand the crucial role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease and the maintenance of optimal health.

Radiesthesia and Radionics

Practitioners of radiesthesia use their ability to detect energy, or radiations, within the body in order to assess a person’s physical and mental health. This process is combined with radionics, which works on the premise that all living beings emanate energy and that it is possible to transmit healing energy to diseased parts of the body.

Reflexology

Reflexologists manipulate the extremities of the body in order to guide the whole person to better physical and mental health. Reflexology is also known as zone therapy, as practitioners identify specific zones of the feet and hands that correspond to every single organ and part of the body and use this information to understand the specific needs of each client.

Reiki Healing

Reiki practitioners are trained to identify and guide the life energy of an individual to foster healing, clarity, and profound peace and relaxation. Long used as a tool for spiritual growth and pain management, Reiki is a method of energy healing that is often transmitted by direct touch, but can also be utilized as a form of distance healing.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Though the tradition’s herbal cures and acupuncture techniques are as precise and exacting as the techniques of Western medicine, the view of the patient in Chinese medicine contrasts dramatically with the Western view. In Chinese medicine, the person is seen as a microcosm of the entire universe and healing is inherently holistic.