Diploma in Holistic Health Practice Online (HHP)

Diploma in Holistic Health Practice Online (HHP)

Department
Total Credits Completed
36

The Diploma in Holistic Health Practice is a professional training program for people seeking to earn a comprehensive and recognized credential to establish a holistic health practice or to add to an existing health care practice.

Nutrition State Law Disclosures:

if you are interested in pursuing a career in nutrition or dietetics, you should consult with the appropriate state board to assure that your credentials will allow you to achieve your professional goals. Many states have enacted laws that regulate the practice of dietetics and nutrition services. You can also view more information for each state online here.

Highlights

Approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) (http://www.nanp.org)
Meets the education requirements for graduates to sit the Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition exam offered by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (http://nanp.org/hncb)

Learning Outcomes

Outline the steps to set up a business, including insurance, management, legal issues, ethics (including AHG ethics and ARC requirements), keeping records, listening and observation skills, informed consent, marketing, business planning, nutritional, lifestyle, and wellness counseling
Locate information from state regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with local and state requirements
Discuss herbal medicine, aromatherapy, or basic nutrition, their history, and status of current research, including how to locate studies in peer-reviewed journals
Indicate when to refer individuals to their licensed healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment
Discuss and describe the body’s structure and function in a healthy state
Understand and identify the mechanical and biochemical changes caused by a variety of diseases or imbalances to be able to address system imbalances and provide education that individuals can use to restore wellness
Educate others about the basics of nutrition and the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle in the support of long-term health, including how to locate studies in peer-reviewed journals
Use and understand appropriate medical terminology to facilitate discussion with licensed healthcare providers and facilitate integration of CAM into the healthcare system, yet understand the appropriate terminology for use with consumers
Educate others about appropriate holistic health protocols that can help to rebalance the body and restore wellness, both for general good health and when particular ailments demonstrate an imbalance in the body and lifestyle
Discuss the safe use of aromatherapy, flower essences, herbal medicine, homeopathy, iridology, or dynamic phytotherapy to support long-term health (based on elective choices)

Career Goals:

  • Holistic Health Practitioner
  • Natural Health Consultant or Coach
  • Holistic Health Counselor

 

Current Instructors: 

View all ACHS instructor bios, photos and courses taught online here.

 

Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

 

Gainful Employment Information:

Important Information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: click here

 

Tuition and Fees:

To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name below for each Total Course Price.

 

Required Sequence:

The required course sequence for this program is published in the ACHS Program Catalog available to download online here.

ACHS Program Fact Sheet