Nutrition, wellness and disease prevention are areas of great interest to the American public. Rapid advances in science have enabled a much more detailed understanding of nutrition in recent years and the Center for Disease Control has expressed concern at the increasing levels of deficiencies in the United States. This graduate survey course in advanced applied holistic nutrition focuses on macronutrients, micronutrients, factors that affect nutrition such as absorption and metabolism, nutrition for life stages and holistic nutrition therapy for clients of varying ages and with various illnesses. Food/dietary supplement drug interactions are also studied. The overall focus is on holistic nutrition and wellness, and healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best “medicine” and how concepts of nutrition can be integrated into every wellness plan.
Upon successful completion of this course, each student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of nutrition to include the role of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients in a holistic lifestyle
- Distinguish, compare, and contrast the nutrients studied in terms of their Dietary Reference Intake (DRI), deficiency signs, therapeutic pharmacological actions, applications, research based use, dosage, duration, safety issues, and other relevant concepts
- Evaluate indications, contraindications, precautions, potential adverse effects and toxicology
- Evaluate indications based on nutrients with specific emphasis on life cycles, such as pregnancy, children and elderly, and referral strategies as applied to case studies
- Critically evaluate and appraise various concepts, approaches, methods, and issues in the field of nutrition
- Collect, review, and critically assess basic and clinical scientific studies examining nutrition
- Formulate and propose a hypothesis, design a study, collect data using the scientific method, and compose the analysis in a format used by scientific research journals
- Explain the steps required to function as an unlicensed Complementary and Alternative Healthcare professional under the Health Freedom Acts of California or Minnesota, including credentialing, educational training requirements (hours/credits), for professional memberships such as the NANP
Required Materials (Course Pack)
The Required Materials cost (Course Pack)—including standard shipping within the United States—is $124. This includes:
- Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $100
The Required Publisher Textbooks*:
- Schlenker, E., & Long, S. (2015). Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy (11th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN# 9780323185806** $89.95
Total Course Price: $1425 (3 credits x $475 per credit) + $124 Course Pack + $89.95 Textbooks = $1638.95
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.
** This textbook is also available as a Kindle eBook from amazon.com.
- 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.
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