Nutrition and Holistic Health

Certified Practitioner of Nutrition and Holistic Health

Prerequisites:

ANAT   101      Anatomy

PHYS   101      Physiology

PTH     101      Pathology

3 classes, 6 credit hours

 

CLASS CODE    CLASS TITLE                                      

NUTRI 101      Introduction to Nutrition and Holistic Health

NUTRI 201      Biochemistry of Food

NUTRI 301      Nutrition for Women, Children and the Aged

NUTRI 401      Nutritional Counseling And Client Lifestyle Assessment 1

NUTRI 402      Nutritional Counseling And Client Lifestyle Assessment 2

NUTRI 501      Food Allergies, IBS, and Gluten Intolerance

NUTRI 550      Immune System and Diet

NUTRI 601      Obesity, Addiction and Lifestyle Issues

NUTRI 701      The Successful Holistic Nutritionist

9 classes, 18 credit hours

 

Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and Holistic Health

Prerequisites:

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

7 classes, 14 credit hours

CLASS CODE    CLASS TITLE                                       

NUTRI 101      Introduction to Nutrition and Holistic Health

NUTRI 201      Biochemistry of Food

NUTRI 301      Nutrition for Women, Children and the Aged

NUTRI 401      Nutritional Counseling And Client Lifestyle Assessment 1

NUTRI 402      Nutritional Counseling And Client Lifestyle Assessment 2

NUTRI 501      Food Allergies, IBS, and Gluten Intolerance

NUTRI 550      Immune System and Diet

NUTRI 601      Obesity, Addiction and Lifestyle Issues

NUTRI 701      The Successful Holistic Nutritionist

9 classes, 18 credit hours

One year of supervised clinical study

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NUTRI 101                  Introduction to Nutrition and Holistic Health

Students explore the foundations of nutritional theory and the impact of diet on the body. Dietary studies of indigenous cultures and the dietary insights of Chinese and Indian medicine are examined in light of modern scientific research to enable students to understand the role diet plays in overall health and well being. Students investigate the effects of food on mental and emotional health and learn the crucial role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease. Lifestyle issues such as exercise and eating habits and alcohol and drug addiction are reviewed along with the role of nutritional counseling. Finally, the course examines the role of vitamins and holistic medicines as key elements of a nutritional practice.

NUTRI 201                  Biochemistry of Food

Students learn about carbohydrates, fats, proteins and the absorption of vitamins and minerals. The role of macro and micronutrients is explained and students learn how the human digestive system functions. The bio-availability of nutrients and nutritional biochemistry as it relates to disease and wellness is reviewed, and the impact of specific foods on emotional states and psychological balance is discussed.

NUTRI 301                  Nutrition for Women, Children and the Aged

Nutrition’s role in pre-natal care, pregnancy, and post-natal care is reviewed, followed by an exploration of the nutritional needs of children and the importance of diet and exercise for healthy adolescent growth. Women’s nutritional needs relating to menstrual issues and menopause are discussed, and then the class explores nutrition in aged populations.

NUTRI 401                  Nutritional Counseling And Client Lifestyle Assessment  1

The class examines techniques for effective client intake and the importance of thoroughly understanding a client’s overall health including dietary practices, exercise, and lifestyle issues. Students learn good communication skills, client empathy, and how to offer positive guidance when discussing sensitive issues of obesity and harmful habits.

NUTRI 402                  Nutritional Counseling And Client Lifestyle Assessment 2

Vegan, vegetarian, raw, and paleo diets as well as ayurvedic and traditional Chinese dietary theories are examined and students learn the benefits and issues related to each diet. Developing the optimal diet plan for each client is discussed along with an overview of basic dietary needs, ideas about protein intake, and a discussion of organic vs. processed foods, the health benefits of grass-fed beef, and the latest research on soy.

NUTRI 501                  Food Allergies, IBS, and Gluten Intolerance

Students learn to recognize symptoms of food intolerance and allergies, understand the importance of the elimination diet in discovering food sensitivities, and review current research on diets for healing IBS and other digestive illnesses. Students learn about gluten intolerance, allergy, and celiac disease, then review lactose intolerance and common food allergies that trigger migraines and fatigue.

NUTRI 550                  Immune System and Diet

Students study the immune system and review research that shows the effectiveness of diet, vitamins and exercise as preventative medicine and a means of facilitating healing of minor and major illness. Students investigate case studies that demonstrate the power of dietary change to minimize the debilitating effects of chronic conditions, enhance recovery from injury, and aid in the management of pain.

NUTRI 601                  Obesity, Addiction and Lifestyle Issues

Students review methods for utilizing nutritional information and exercise data to create weight management programs for obese clients and those seeking to maintain a healthy weight, followed by a thorough examination of popular diet plans and their dangers and benefits. Lifestyle issues such as poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, drug and alcohol addictions are discussed along with techniques for motivating clients to set and realize their personal health goals. The role of diet and exercise in preventing and dealing with diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol is also discussed.

NUTRI 701                  The Successful Holistic Nutritionist

The legal and ethical requirements for being a practicing nutritionist are reviewed in detail, along with special areas of focus ranging from weight loss counseling to sports nutrition. Setting up a practice, creating a healing and nurturing environment, and building a successful business model are all discussed. Finally, case studies of different types of clients and the various methods to effectively meet their needs are examined in detail.