Nutrition Laws, Loopholes, and How to Engage Positive Change
Presented by Jonathan Posey
Program Planning for Health Educators
Students will explore the different learning models that health educators commonly use to educate the community. Students will learn how to create learning objectives for the curriculum development. Students will learn how to create health marketing messages that follow governmental guidelines (Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)) including literacy levels.
Foundations of Health Education
This course will examine the historical aspects of public health and how health education made an impact on health behaviors and outcomes. Students will also be introduced to and analyze several different health behavior models including the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change), Health Belief Model, and the Precede/Proceed model.
Nutrition Biochemistry II
This course reviews the relevant concepts of the biochemistry of micronutrients. This review includes the structure, biochemistry, biological function, digestion, absorption, transport, storage, and metabolism of vitamins, minerals, and water with an emphasis on their role in maintaining biochemical and physiological integrity in body systems.
Nutrition Biochemistry I
This course reviews the relevant concepts of biochemistry of macronutrients, including the structure, biological function, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of proteins, hormones, enzymes, amino acids, dietary fibers and carbohydrates, and lipids. Graduates of this course will demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of the control mechanisms and the integration of the macronutrient metabolic pathways at the cellular and the whole-body level.
Introduction to Integrative Health Sciences
This survey course will explore the field of integrative medicine, building familiarity with the variety of holistic health practices that fall under the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) umbrella along with their fundamental or core concepts, methodologies, and theoretical foundations.
Basic Blending with Essential Oils
In this on-demand aromatherapy course, you'll learn the basic concepts of aromatherapy blending with ACHS Aromatherapy Department Chair, Amand
Everything Organic: Organic Essential Oil Production, Best Practices
Join ACHS President Dorene Petersen in this on-demand course for an exploration of best practices for organic essential oil production.
Boost Your Aromatherapy Practice: Intake & Case Study Strategies
A quality intake interview is the foundation for successful aromatherapy case study reports.
Introduction to Aromatherapy Formula Preparations
Join Registered Aromatherapist (RA) Amanda Lattin as she presents the basic concepts of aromatherapy formula preparation.
Botany & Plant Identification
This course is designed to help the student understand the identification of plants based on their scientific classification. Key plant families are studied in depth to provide a basis for identification of plants in the filed.
Introduction to Business
This course provides students with an overview of business in an increasingly global society serving as an introduction to business terminology, concepts, environments, systems, strategies, and current issues. Topics include an overview of the business environment, business ethics, entrepreneurship and global business, management, marketing, production, information systems, and financial elements of business.
This course provides the foundations of all types of business communication including letters, memos, electronic communication, written reports, oral presentations, and interpersonal communication. The course also includes topics of resumes, application letters, interviewing tips, and employment follow-up documents.
This course is designed for non-business students who have no previous experience in marketing but who desire to obtain a general overview of marketing while pursuing a general program of study.
Introduction to Environmental Science
This course is designed as a one-semester, non-majors environmental science course. The goal is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active learning.
American History I
This course delivers a broad survey of American history from New World exploration and settlement through the Civil War.
Community Health Planning
This course involves a systematic examination of the health status of the population: what are the common illnesses affecting the general population and how to minimize them through community action. This course examines the major communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases.
Public Health Education
This course presents health education and health promotion in several contexts: public and community health, school health, and worksite health. Public Health Education offers a unique focus on actively involving students in the educational process, from determining objectives, to instructional activities, to program evaluation.
This course focuses on algebraic concepts essential for success in the classroom and at the workplace.
This course focuses on concepts and applications of arithmetic, including whole numbers, fractions, ratios, proportions, the decimal system, and percents. Brief introductions to algebra, formulas, algebraic expressions, and linear equations are also included.
This course offers instruction in basic nutrition concepts, current nutritional controversies, and food selection for individual needs. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, energy balance, vegetarian diets, product labels and additives, life cycle needs, and diets for athletes.
Advanced Nutrition Principles I
This course will present principles of nutrition through the study of human metabolism and nutrients essential to human life. Emphasis will be on understanding therapeutic nutrition recommendations related to disease processes, as well as nutrition needs for health through the life cycles and for physical performance.
Advanced Nutrition Principles II
This course continues from NUT 301, presenting principles of nutrition through the study of human metabolism and nutrients essential to human life. Emphasis will be on understanding therapeutic nutrition recommendations for health through the life cycles and for physical performance.
Food Production & Healthy Cooking
This course covers the how’s and the why’s that are basic to the production of safe, high-quality foods. Its goal is to help students develop an understanding of food preparation and science within the context of societal concerns related to health and food safety.
Nutrition Profession and Practice
This course provides detailed descriptions of a broad spectrum of career choices as well as information on specific practice areas in which today’s nutrition professionals are employed. In addition, this course covers emerging areas of practice that require specific knowledge and skills along with a broad understanding of community health needs.
Nutrition Coaching & Communication Skills
This course teaches students how to talk with patients about nutrition clearly and effectively. This course offers detailed counseling and communications strategies, and discussions of relevant social, cultural, and psychological factors that give students a realistic, hands-on approach to developing their counseling skills.
This course examines the dynamic role of ethics in modern society. Students analyze ethical standards through philosophical beliefs and values in personal and professional settings.
Introduction to Research Methods
This course provides an overview of how the research process works. Students will learn primary, secondary, and tertiary study approaches, including case-series, cross-sectional surveys, case-control studies, cohort studies, experimental studies, qualitative studies, and correlational studies.
Introduction to Sociology
This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life. The course focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology and the growing influence of mass media.
Introduction to Chemistry
This course provides an introduction to the study of General Chemistry and offers a conceptual approach to chemistry by starting first with macroscopic phenomena and then presenting the underlying microscopic details.
Nutrition Across the Lifespan
NUT 303 provides an in-depth exploration of nutrition sequentially from embryo to old age. It covers specific factors that influence health and dietary behaviors and considerations for specific life spans, such as nutrition needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding and during infancy to adolescence—including nutrition for children with developmental delays and disabilities.
Nutrition and Dietary Supplements
This course reviews evidence-based information to support the clinical use of over 50 different natural herbs, supplements, and nutrients. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand and discuss the available nutrition and dietary supplement support in over 30 different common health conditions.
Special Topics in Nutrition - Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Diets
NUT 499 highlights the current trends and research on vegetarian diets and translates the information into practical ideas to assist dietitians and other healthcare providers in aiding their clients. The course presents vital information on vegetarian nutritional needs, healthier and more satisfying diets, as well as guidelines for supporting clients of all ages and clients with special considerations, such as pregnant women, athletes, and diabetics.
PSY 303 introduces students to the field of health psychology and various issues that relate to this sub-discipline within the broader field of psychology. The goal is to examine the effects of people’s thoughts, emotions, motivations, and actions on the maintenance of good health and in the prevention of, support of, and recovery from illness.
Introduction to Essential Oil Safety
Do you have questions about how to safely use essential oils?
How to Practice Herbal Medicine Legally in the U.S.
In this class with ACHS CSO Erika Yigzaw, learn the crucial ins and outs of the legal issues that are facing herbalists today.
Homeobotanicals a Best Kept Health Secret
Have you been wondering about the difference between homeobotanicals and homeopathy?
Introduction to Essential Oil Chemistry
Presented by ACHS faculty, chemist, and aromatherapist Amanda Lattin will provide an introductory look into the chemistry of essential oils.
Basics of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Have you been curious about Chinese herbal medicine?
Introduction to Biology
This course is intended as an introduction to the study of biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution.
Advanced Sports Nutrition
Soft Skills for Success: How to Communicate in the Workplace
Communication is flowing, and then all of a sudden, a co-worker says something that throws us into a reaction we didn't expect.
Personal Fitness Training
ADHD: A Better Way
One in six children, between the ages of four and 17, have been diagnosed with some type of mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder—-many di
Financial Management for Spas
Retail Management for Spas
Retail Management for Spas
Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Managers
Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Managers
A Comprehensive Introduction to Spa Management
A Comprehensive Introduction to Spa Management
Natural Product Labeling & FDA Compliance
Understanding what you can and cannot claim about your natural products is more important than ever before.
Social Media for Success
Are you overwhelmed by the thought of getting your business started on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media?
Basic Blogging: Gain Leads and Clients
Join Communication Specialist Renee Long and Social Media Specialist Dominic Aiello as they guide you through the necessary steps to building
Holistic Winter Skin Care
How do we take care of our skin holistically? Amanda Latin leads an inspiring exploration of approaches to support your skin in the winter.
Holistic Nutrition & Exercise
Many of us desire to get well and stay well, but how do you get started?
3 Secrets to Filling Your Practice
Chen Yen is an expert at helping nutritionists, aromatherapists, and herbalists attract a steady flow of clients (without having to do as much
Iridology: An Introduction
This webinar is presented by herbalist and former President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association Betty Sue O'Brian.
The Pantry Principle
In this webinar we hear from author Mira Dessy, Certified Nutrition Educator, who recently published The Pantry Principle.
Essential Oils as Biopesticides
This is a research-based lecture on the powers of essential oils as biopesticides presented by Nurhayat Tabanca, a natural products research s
Off the Grid for Holistic Health
Hear from ACHS student Tina Wallace––a featured personality on TLC's program, Risking It All.
Careers in Yoga and CAM
In this recorded panel conversation you will hear from ACHS students and professional yogis: how do they use their education to develop succes
Write Literature Reviews Like a Pro
Join ACHS faculty member Dr. Jerry Cronin and learn how to master the art of the literature review.
Speaking to Expand Your Client Base
In this webinar, Marketing Expert Chen Yen teaches you how to build your client base through public speaking.
Holistic Nutrition: Fasting and Elimination Therapy
PTSD: Holistic Wellness as a Path to More Balanced Life
Join ACHS graduate and former firefighter Tim Grutzius as he gives a moving testimonial on his experience with PTSD and holistic health.
Harnessing Herbal Powers of Essential Oils
In this webinar with ACHS President Dorene Petersen, you’ll be provided with an extraordinary amount of information about Aromatherapy, genera
Safety and Dosage Guidelines in Herbal Medicine
ACHS faculty member Scott Stuart joins us to present a comprehensive overview of herbal safety.
What's Hot in US Aromatherapy Trends
This Master Lecture Webinar with ACHS President Dorene Petersen provides a comprehensive overview of aromatherapy trends, sources, quality, ad
Cooking For Health With Dr. Mary Fry
In this webinar with naturopath Dr. Mary Fry, learn how to cook for optimal holistic health.
Better Breathing the Natural Way
Webinar: All About Rose
This quintessential remedy for grief and sorrow, rose (Rosa gallica L. and other species) offers much in the way of clearing the physical and emotion blocks that stunt our health.
Think Smarter! Strengthening Reasoning and Writing Skills Online
PHL 201 is a practical course to help you build the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for academic and professional success. In this course, you will learn specific critical thinking strategies to refine your approach to reading, reasoning, writing, and evaluating information.
Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills Online
This course provides undergraduate students with foundational wellness coaching skills and knowledge, which are applied in real-world situations commonly encountered in various healthcare environments.
Stress Management and Emotional Health Online
Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Online
Stress Management and Emotional Health Online
This course explores the factors associated with the development of emotional health and the management of stress as a basis for understanding a lifestyle that provides for health and wellness. The course emphasizes teaching stress management and emotional health within a consulting, coaching, or an educational setting. Practical aspects of health education and program planning will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to deepen their commitment to effective teaching by applying the principles of self-esteem building, behavior self-management, communication, and accessing appropriate resources.
Physical Activity & Wellness
HLTH 201 provides students with a strong foundation for more advanced studies in natural health and holistic wellness. Learners will gain a solid understanding of the importance of exercise, nutrition, emotional/mental health, social and interpersonal/intimate relationships, drug/alcohol awareness, physical fitness routines, disease prevention, chronic illness and other important concepts. This course is designed to help students make physical activity a priority today and continue to do so throughout their lives.
Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Online
Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition
Holistic nutrition is the foundation to any natural health lifestyle plan for optimal health. This course covers CAM topics in nutrition such as raw food, food combining, fasting, elimination and juice therapy, acid-alkaline theory and the use of herbs in the diet. Recent issues in nutrition will be reviewed using contemporary authors, such as Michael Pollan and Kimberly Lord Stewart.
Aroma 504 Materia Medica includes the study of the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the essential oils studied
Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills
Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III Online
HERB 504 Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III completes students’ herbal materia medica study with an in-depth review of tonic, stimulant, antiseptic, stomachic, and hepatic herbs. Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge base of the materia medica and principles of various concepts in botanical medicine, including acquiring a strong theoretical understanding of the efficacy based on current research.
Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II Online
HERB 503 continues the study of herbal materia medica with diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, antispasmodic, tonic, stimulant, antiseptic, stomachic, and hepatic herbs.
Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 502 provides a comprehensive study of botanical materia medica. Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge base of the materia medica, principles of various concepts in botanical studies including acquiring a strong theoretical understanding of the efficacy based on current research papers of selected botanicals such as alteratives, demulcents, cathartics, anthelmintics, astringents, and diuretics.
Advanced Applied Holistic Nutrition
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.
Toxicology and Safety in Botanical Medicine & Herbal Supplements Online
Assessment and Integration of Research
This graduate-level course is designed to give students a solid theoretical understanding of the types of research study designs, statistical evaluation methods, and presentation of findings. Students will learn to locate, assess, and integrate and write about research.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Pathology & Protocols
This graduate level course is a comprehensive exploration of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and CAM treatment of disease. Organized by body system, the anatomy and normal physiology is studied, then the disease processes and abnormalities that can occur within that system and CAM protocols.
Anatomy & Physiology II
Principles of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Online
General, Organic, and Biochemistry Online
Masters Capstone Project
Botany and Plant Identification for the Holistic Practitioner
Anatomy & Physiology I
This graduate level anatomy and physiology course provides a comprehensive survey of the structure and function of the human organ systems with an emphasis on the body as a dynamic community of interdependent parts, rather than as a number of isolated structural units.
Introduction to Psychology
Topics in Holistic Nutrition
Holistic nutrition is the foundation to any natural health lifestyle plan for optimal health. This course covers CAM topics in nutrition, such as “nutritionism” and the Western diet, detoxification, fasting and elimination and juice therapies, acid-alkaline balance, raw foods, and a detailed look at food labeling.
Introduction to Nutrition
Holistic Nutrition Online
This course covers many of the same topics as traditional nutrition courses, such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins, fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, minerals, life cycle nutrition and the food pyramid, but with a holistic and integrative view.
Holistic Health Consulting & Business Skills Online
This course helps you bridge the gap from your specialty to the real world, with focused topics including self-reflection and goal setting, la
Holistic Pathology & Protocols
This course focuses on pathophysiology and holistic protocols for clients experiencing acute and chronic problems.
Anatomy & Physiology III
NAT 212 is the last of three Level Two anatomy & physiology programs at ACHS. The focus of the anatomy & physiology courses is holistic anatomy and physiology. Holistic health is based on restoring the normal structure and function of the human body for optimal wellness. In order to understand how to restore balance to the body systems, students must first understand the normal structure and function of those systems.
Anatomy & Physiology II
NAT 211 is the second of three Level Two anatomy & physiology programs at ACHS. The focus of the anatomy & physiology courses is holistic anatomy & physiology. Holistic health is based on restoring the normal structure and function of the human body for optimal wellness. In order to understand how to restore balance to the body systems, students must first understand the normal structure and function of those systems.
Anatomy & Physiology I
NAT 210 is the first of three Level Two anatomy and physiology programs at ACHS. The focus of the anatomy and physiology courses is holistic anatomy and physiology. Holistic health is based on restoring the normal structure and function of the human body for optimal wellness. In order to understand how to restore balance to the body systems, students must first understand the normal structure and function of those systems.
Energetic Modalities II: Homeopathy Online
Homeopathy is treating illness with minute doses of remedies, which, when taken in larger doses by healthy people are capable of producing symptoms similar to the disease. It is based on the natural law of healing “Similia Similibus Curantur,” which means “like cures like”.
Historical Modalities I: Iridology Online
Can we tell the constitution or health issues from the iris of the eye? This course leads students through the theories of iridology, from historical to modern day, including the modern controversies and conflicting information from the fields of identification. Learn the basis of this modality and decide for yourself.
Energetic Modalities I: Flower Essences Online
Nutrition, Bodycare & Herbalism Online
The focus of the course is holistic health. Holistic health focuses on restoration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through the application of herbal dietary supplements and remedies.
Personal & Community Health
This course is designed to develop the understanding, attitudes, and practices that contribute to better individual and community health.
Herbal Materia Medica III Online
HERB 304 continues the study of herbal materia medica, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, active constituents, methods of administration, cautions and contraindications, and current research.
Herbal Materia Medica II Online
HERB 303 continues the study of herbal materia medica, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, active constituents, methods of administration, cautions and contraindications, and current research.
Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 302 is the first of a series of herbal materia medica courses, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, activ
Herbal Studies Online
HERB 201 is designed for students interested in increasing their knowledge of natural health, herbal medicine, and nutrition to improve their
Basics of Herbalism Online
English Composition II
English Composition I
This course provides essential oil materia medica training including the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the oils studied.
Aroma 303 is the first of two 300-level aromatherapy Materia Medica courses at ACHS. This course begins the essential oil Materia Medica training, covering half of the oils studied in the two Level Three courses.
Introduction to Aromatherapy
Aroma 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of essential oils including basic methods of administration and therapeutic actions of each of the oils studied. This 3-credit course is the first level of aromatherapy training at ACHS.