NUT 308

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.   It is also a fundamental course for understanding how to promote wellness through holistic nutrition consulting.  For a more detailed course on Consulting, consider NAT 306 Holistic Health Consulting and Business Skills.

Holistic module topics include: rejuvenation, phytochemicals, herbs in cooking, acid-alkaline theory, food combining, raw foods, elimination and juice therapy, nutrition for seniors, holistic weight management, organic food & gardening, and various diets in the news.

The basic information on macro and micronutrients, and life cycle nutrition will be intentionally reviewed, but in greater depth and with an integrative view in NUT 308.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the fundamentals of nutrition.

  • Recommend holistic nutrition for optimal health, including herbs, vitamins, and minerals.

  • Identify external signs, including skin, hair, tongue, nails, and facial signs, to assess health, along with potential problem areas.

  • Explain Dietary Recommended Intakes for vitamins and minerals and explain how to choose optimal quality supplements.

  • Identify issues of concern or contraindications for commonly used supplements.

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Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack)—including standard shipping within the United States—is $293.75. This includes:

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2022). NUT 308: Holistic Nutrition (21st Edition). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. – $135
    (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional $117)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) – $115
  • NUT 308 Practical Lab Kit –
    • This practical lab kit contains the following certified organic or sustainably wildcrafted herbs and/or oils:
      • Parsley Leaf Petroselinum crispum
      • Basil Leaf Ocimum basilicum
      • Rosemary Leaf Rosmarinus officinalis


      This practical lab kit also contains the following raw ingredients and practical lab supplies:

      • 5 Part Salad Sprout Mix 1 oz Organic
      • Sprouting Jar Lid
      • Wide mouth Mason jar

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Last updated 11/11/22

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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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