NAT 101

Nutrition, Bodycare & Herbalism Online


Designed to increase your knowledge of natural health, this course contains up-to-date information that is engaging, easy to read, assimilate, and reference. NAT 101 is full of practical tips and is designed to be fun as well as rewarding. NAT 101 is the first step in your holistic health training and is ideal if you have just discovered holistic health and want to know more.

Learning Outcomes

  • Practice skills for increased health, well-being, and a more natural, balanced way of life.

  • Describe holistic nutrition principles, herbal remedies, and natural body-care products for improved health.

  • Evaluate the nutrients, their food sources, and their importance to the human body.

  • Explain nutritional guidelines throughout the lifecycle.

  • Practice using herbs and essential oils in teas, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, poultices, drying, first aid, and meal preparation.

  • Discuss the physiology of the skin, toxins in products, and dry skin brushing.

  • Develop natural skin care products, household cleaners, and aromatherapy baths.

More details

Required Course Pack:

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2022). NAT 101: Nutrition, Bodycare, & Herbalism (20th Edition). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
  • NAT 101 Practical Lab Kit

The NAT 101 Practical Lab Kit includes the following certified organic or sustainably wildcrafted herbs and/or essential oils:

  • 5 ml Organic Lavender Lavandula angustifolia
  • 1 oz Organic Cleavers Galium aparine
  • 1 oz Organic Dandelion Root Taraxacum officinale
  • 1 oz Organic Spearmint Leaf Mentha spicata
  • 1 oz Organic Rosemary Leaf Rosmarinus officinalis

This kit also includes the following experiential learning supplies: 

  • Bath Brush – Long Handle
  • 7 Day Trial pH Self Test Card
  • Bach Flower Rescue Remedy
  • Reflexology chart

Required Textbooks & Media:

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Admissions Requirements:

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

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