NAT 303

Holistic Pathology & Protocols Online
Holistic Medicine

This course guides students in the fundamental principles of naturopathy or natural therapeutics. Emphasis is placed on the science and philosophy of healing using a variety of techniques that are in harmony with nature and the individual client.

The varied techniques that a Holistic Health Consultant employs are covered, focusing on the desired outcome to increase the natural vitality of the client and bring the system back into balance. We examine the belief fundamental to natural healing that the human body contains a strong power to heal itself. While examining this belief we also look at how the Holistic Health Consultant is able to stimulate this power by instructing each client in how to maintain health once it is achieved, increasing vitality and building up one’s resistance through improved nutrition and a harmonious lifestyle.

Upon successful completion of this course, each student will be able to:

  • Describe the symptoms and causes of a range of common ailments related to the systems urinary, respiratory, reproductive, nervous system and special senses, lymphatic, immune, and endocrine including: Cystitis, prostatitis, kidney stones, pyelonephritis, asthma, colds and influenza, bronchitis, emphysema, hay fever, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopause, candidiasis, migraine, stroke, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, lymphangitis, lymphadenitis, tonsillitis, anemia, goiter, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, adrenal exhaustion, and diabetes mellitus.
  • Evaluate when to refer clients to their healthcare provider for diagnosis of the above ailments.
  • Create holistic protocols for the above ailments that address the client's wellness goals overall, including lifestyle changes, nutrition, herbal supplements, dietary supplements, reflexology, cell salts, homeopathy, and color therapy as appropriate.
  • Utilize principles of natural therapies to enhance your holistic protocol skills in clinical practice, healthcare education programs, or retail environments.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students 

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack)—including standard shipping within the United States—is $293.12. This includes:

  • ACHS Textbook eBook: Petersen, D. (2015). NAT 303: Holistic Pathology & Protocols. Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. - $100 
    (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional $79)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $99
  • NAT 303 Practical Lab Kit (pictured below) - $74.12
NAT 303 Practical Lab Kit

The Required Publisher Textbooks*:

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $293.12 Course Pack = $1268.12

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Tuition Includes:

  • Expert faculty with real-world clinical experience in each course
  • All instruction and evaluation, including weekly interaction with your instructor through the online classroom, live teleconferences and/or chats, email, and the Instructor’s Virtual Office
  • Dynamic online lectures updated regularly to include the latest evidence-based research and industry updates
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online.
Optional Recommended Reading & Study Kits
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Last updated 03/11/16