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

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

  • Implement principles of nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, acid-alkaline balance, fasting, food combining, transitional daily diet, wheat grass therapy, and sprouting.

  • Identify nutritional deficiency signs of the hair, skin, and nails.

  • Discuss nutritional guidelines for pregnancy, breast-feeding, infants, children and menopause, weight management, hypoglycemia, rejuvenation program and elimination therapy.

  • Explain the effects of sodium fluoride, pollution, and smoking.

  • Understand the physiology of the skin and create natural skin and hair care.

  • Explain the techniques and benefits of dry skin brushing.

  • Describe how aromatherapy and reflexology can be used for optimal health and minor ailments.

  • Prepare herbal remedies including tea blends for women and children’s health.

  • Describe how herbs can be used in the daily diet as a source of vitamins and minerals.

  • Describe how herbs can be used for first aid.

  • Describe how flower essences can be used.

More details

Required Course Pack:

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2020). NAT 101: Nutrition, Bodycare, & Herbalism (19th Edition). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • NAT 101 Practical Lab Kit:
    • Bath Brush – Long Handle
    • 7 Day Trial pH Self Test Card
    • Bach Flower Rescue Remedy
    • 5 ml Lavender Essential Oil Organic (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • 1 oz packets of the following herbs: Cleavers Organic (Galium aparine), Dandelion Root Organic (Taraxacum officinale), Spearmint Organic (Mentha spicata), Rosemary Organic (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

Required Textbooks & Media:

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Last updated 11/4/19

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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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