NAT 302

Integrative Pathophysiology I Online


This course focuses on pathophysiology and holistic protocols for clients experiencing acute and chronic problems. This course trains students to be able to  understand and explain the basic principles of pathophysiology as well as the mechanical and biochemical changes caused by a variety of diseases or imbalances.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate health concerns to discern when to refer clients to their primary care provider.

  • Compare and contrast allopathic and holistic protocols to provide healthcare options to clients.

  • Employ pathophysiological terms to describe disease etiology.

  • Describe the basic cell changes associated with various disease processes to recognize their pathophysiology.

  • Utilize integrative health principles to create holistic protocols to help clients maintain body homeostasis.

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Required Course Pack:

  • NAT 302 Lab Kit:
    • 5 ml bottles of the following essential oils: Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis, Lavender Lavandula angustifolia, Fennel Sweet Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce, and Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum.
    • (3) 1 oz botanicals
    • 1 oz Sweet Almond Oil
  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2022). NAT 302: Holistic Pathophysiology (20th Edition). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 9/22/23

None – Prior or concurrent anatomy & physiology training is recommended

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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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