NUT 509

Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online



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.


Learning Outcomes

  • Access and apply tools to support their future role as partners in prevention as communicators and educators as identified in the National Prevention Strategy  

  • Implement strategies to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life

  • Implement strategies to not only provide people with information to make healthy choices but also reinforce and support health and wellness by making healthy choices easy and affordable

  • Discuss contemporary topics in holistic nutrition

  • Critically evaluate popular writings in holistic and mainstream nutrition

  • Discuss the questions still facing America a decade after the declaration of an obesity epidemic: Why do we eat the way we do? And how can we change it?

  • Discuss the evolution of our modern supermarket based food system, how it impacts health, and how to help people move away from it

  • Evaluate and discuss the concept of fasting and detoxification

  • Discuss the use of fresh juices to support cleansing

  • List and evaluate the steps of the Detox diet

  • Discuss and evaluate acid alkaline theory and list the steps to an alkaline diet

  • Recognize and discuss the labeling of different classes of food including meat, poultry, dairy, grains, oils, snack food and soda

  • Explain the standards for calling a food organic

  • Discuss the dietary and social implications of tea and coffee production

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  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 7/14/19

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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