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School of Functional Medicine

School of Functional Medicine

This school focuses on the treatments for optimal functioning for the body and its organs. This usually involves holistic or alternative medicines. This school incorporates relaxation techniques, lifestyle health coaching, persuasive communications, and more to teach you how to help those around you to lead a healthy lifestyle.  

The requirements for our programs equal or exceed those of regionally accredited U.S. Colleges and Universities.
 
 
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Diploma

Lifestyle Health Coaching

Lifestyle Health Coaching Diploma - 30 Credit Hours

Courses and Descriptions
  • Sports Medicine – This condensed, yet fairly comprehensive, sports medicine study provides an overview of common sports injuries seen in athletes of varying ages. It covers medical and musculoskeletal conditions and includes discussions on both operative and non-operative care. The study is divided into pathogenesis, prevention, clinical findings, complications, treatment, and prognosis. It also covers most of the common injuries seen in sports medicine. Specific chapters devoted to concussion, the young athlete, and the female athlete are especially useful. 4 CREDIT HOURS

  • Exercise Physiology - Unique in its scope, depth of content and organization, this study will assist exercise science students and practitioners in bridging the gap between research and practice. Built around physical fitness components, this study shows students first how to assess each component and then how to design exercise programs based on that assessment. You will learn how to synthesize concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to provide a clearly defined approach to physical fitness testing and the design of individualized exercise programs. Unlike other studies in Life-style Health Coaching which typically focus on field testing for evaluating physical fitness, this study includes both field and laboratory assessment techniques. A student will find the latest information on maximal and sub-maximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults, and field tests and norms for evaluating cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance. Also discussed are preliminary health screening, risk classification, and the principles of fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise program design are discussed. The remainder of the study provides in-depth coverage of assessment and exercise prescription for each of five physical fitness components: cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular fitness, body weight and composition, flexibility, and balance. 3 CREDIT HOURS

  • Nutrition – This course provides a detailed study of a nutritious diet, and how to select foods that maximize healing. Discussed also are subjects such as: phytonutrients, antioxidants, immunity foods that boost metabolism, healing foods, diet for children, mothers, adults, vegetarians, and others. Further studies are in juicing, fasting, organic foods, detoxification, dietary dangers, unsafe water, food-borne diseases, food additives, genetically engineered foods, irradiaed foods, and undesirable substances such as caffeine, cholesterol, and sugar. Special learning is supplied for menopausal problems, digestion and absorption, arthritis, aches, and pains, avoiding the drug cycle, preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s, diet analysis, symptom analysis, biochemical analysis, and more. 4 CREDIT HOURS

  • Lifestyle Health (Fitness) Coaching I – Lifestyle Health (Fitness) Coaching contains detailed information on coaching dialogues between the health fitness professional and the client, addressing issues such as the types of questions to ask, how to provide feedback effectively, and how to make referrals. The text includes useful information for guiding program development and learning activities that help readers understand the material and relate it to their situations. In addition, an accompanying CD-ROM contains a Matching Activities and Personal Styles (MAPS) Inventory, a validated questionnaire that clients complete to identify their likes and dislikes. The MAPS Inventory software then generates a report that coaches and clients can use to guide the coaching process. 3 CREDIT HOURS

  • Lifestyle Health (Fitness) Coaching II – For the first time the principles of wellness promotion and personal life coaching are brought together in one volume. Guided by his long experience as a wellness coach, Dr. Arloski blends the wisdom of the coaching profession to bring us an easy-to-use training tool perfect for: wellness professionals, professional coaches, managers, EAP professionals, counselors, and wellness educators. The coaching processes outlined in the book will help you work with your clients to empower them to draw on his or her own abilities and resources to make lasting changes for better health. 3 CREDIT HOURS

  • Lifestyle Health (Fitness) Coaching III – If you are considering life coaching as a career, then this study will help you to become a winning coach. This study is a complete guide to creating and sustaining your practice, a comprehensive resource for coaching yourself towards a more fulfilled life, and a reference and companion that will continue to serve you through your professional life. But what exactly is Life-style Health Coaching, and is it the career for you? The first task this study discusses these important questions, as it promotes a thorough understanding of what life coaching entails, and helps you decide whether coaching really is the career you wish to follow. Once you know what to expect from life-coaching, the textbook will lead you through an interesting course in applied Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques and exercises that will revolutionize your coaching abilities. These include: State Control; Rapport-building; Metaphor; Meta programs; and Meta languages. The Life Coaching textbook also pioneers Spiral Coaching, an exciting new coaching tool that involves identifying and utilizing people's thinking patterns. An invaluable guide for professional life coaches, NLP practitioners, Human Resources and training professionals and counselors, this study is essential for the would-be life-coach. As you take this course you will begin to think, feel and act like a Life-style Health Coach. From there, it is one small step to being a brilliant, professional life coach, for life. 3 CREDIT HOURS

  • Natural Health Remedies for Stressful Conditions – This course focuses on the benefits and healing properties of natural medicine Discussed are oriental medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, homeopathy, botanical medicine, chiropractic care, massage therapy, psychotherapy, family therapy, and biofeedback. You will learn the value of “Stress and Relaxation” therapy, and how it influences the mind, body, and spirit. Learn about natural therapies and they may help others and yourself. Study the effects of anxiety on the mind and body, aromatherapy, and the psychological causes of depression and what can be done to eliminate these problems. In addition, special herbal formulas are given, diets, nutritional formulas, massage reflexology, and how one may lean to “control his/her thoughts” for a better outlook on life.  3 CREDIT HOURS

  • Longevity – This course gives details and facts on the latest research for living longer. Through this study one will learn how to enjoy a more vital, disease-free life, a sharp memory, and a longer lifespan.  3 CREDIT HOURS

  • Motivational Techniques – Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions.  4 CREDIT HOURS

  • Vitamins/Supplementation – A study that is sure to enlighten you further about what is adequate for the body and in what increment vitamins and minerals should be taken. Various vitamins and minerals as well as other non-classified substances are uniquely categorized and formatted so they may be learned by the student so that he/she understands complications, healing time periods, available forms, cautions, possible side effects, drug interactions, food and nutrient interactions, usual dosage and over-dosage. 3 CREDIT HOURS

Sport Medicine Therapist

SPORTS MEDICINE THERAPIST DIPLOMA - 30 CREDIT HOURS

COURSES AND DESCRIPTIONS

  • Sports Medicine I - You will learn about this developing field of medicine, which is sweeping the world. Learn to recognize and how to treat Concussion, Muscle Cramps, ACL Sprains, Ankle Sprain, and Shin Splints. The main focus here will be on Physical Exercise and its benefits. Learn how to strengthen Muscles and the Cardiovascular System, Honing Athletic Skills, Weight and Maintenance. Increasing one’s stamina and strength is not only significant for the body, for self esteem, sexual performance, and longevity. 4 CREDIT HOURS 

  • Sports Medicine II - The focus in this study will be on proper nutrition an diet. Learn what foods are necessary to build muscles. You will learn about micronutrients and antioxidants and phytosubstances which all influence the body. A basic overall study will cover carbohydrates, polysaccharides, fiber, fat, essential fatty acids, proteins, minerals, phyto-chemicals, minerals, trace minerals, vitamins, water, herbs, vegetables, flavonoids, isoflavones, isothiocyanates, monoterpenes, organosulfur compounds, saponins, and capsaicinoids. 4 CREDIT HOURS

  • Sports Medicine III - The benefit of an Athletic Trainer is discussed. You will learn how education concerning certain matters is very significant, and will help a therapist to understand what to do under certain conditions. You will learn about Risk Management and Injury Preventions, Pathology of Injuries and Illnesses, Assessment, Acute care and where to find it, Conditioning and Rehabilitative Exercises, Pharmacology, Psychosocial Intervention and when to Refer, building strength and physical fitness. 4 CREDIT HOURS

  • Natural Health Remedies for Stressful Conditions - This course focuses on the benefits and healing properties of natural medicine Discussed are orienttal medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, homeopathy, botanical medicine, chiropractic care, massage therapy, psychotherapy, family therapy, and biofeedback. You will learn the value of “Stress and Relaxation” therapy, and how it influences the mind, body, and spirit. Learn about natural therapies and they may help others and yourself. Study the effects of anxiety on the mind and body, aromatherapy, and the psychological causes of depression and what can be done to eliminate these problems. In addition, special herbal formulas are given, diets, nutritional formulas, massage reflexology, and how one may lean to “control his/her thoughts” for a better outlook on life. 3 CREDIT HOURS

  • Vitamins/Supplementation – A study that is sure to enlighten you further about what is adequate for the body and in what increment vitamins and minerals should be taken. Various vitamins and minerals as well as other non-classified substances are uniquely categorized and formatted so they may be learned by the student so that he/she understands complications, healing time periods, available forms, cautions, possible side effects, drug interactions, food and nutrient interactions, usual dosage and over-dosage. 3 CREDIT HOURS 

  • Longevity – This course gives details and facts on the latest research for living longer. Through this study one will learn how to enjoy a more vital, disease-free life, a sharp memory, and a longer lifespan. 3 CREDIT HOURS 

  • Dietary Wellness – This course provides a detailed study of a nutritious diet, and how to select foods that maximize healing. Discussed also are subjects such as: phytonutrients, antioxidants, immunity foods that boost metabolism, healing foods, diet for children, mothers, adults, vegetarians, and others. Further studies are in juicing, fasting, organic foods, detoxification, dietary dangers, unsafe water, food-borne diseases, food additives, genetically engineered foods, irradiated foods, and undesirable substances such as caffeine, cholesterol, and sugar. 3 CREDIT HOURS 

  • Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions – It is alarming to realize that most Naturopathic Colleges offer no such course as this. Consider this: “If a family physician knew nothing about interactions, would you go back to see him/or her?” So, why shouldn’t the Naturopath know as much? This study is an absolute must for the practitioner, inasmuch as it covers more than 4,500 known major interactions between pharmaceutical drugs and food specific nutrients, and herbs—for example, inhibition of vitamin K may be caused by antibiotics or iron deficiency, and may be triggered by long-term use of aspirin.  Side effects are also discussed; consider what would happen if a Naturopath gave a client extra doses of vitamin E, garlic, and gingko, when a client is taking heavy doses of warfarin (trade name, Coumadin—legally known as “Rat Poison”). Probably the client would be dead within 24 hours. Discussed in this study are: Combination Drugs with 250 vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutritional supplements. Also, Interactions for herbs and supplements are discussed, as well as understanding drugs by classifications. In addition you will learn: depletion and interference, adverse interactions of drugs and supplements, bioavailability (that is, the indications of how herbs and supplements decrease absorption). 3 CREDIT HOURS

  • Detoxification – Many Americans are toxic. Most follow the world’s worse diet. A body with a health immune system, efficient organs of elimination and detoxification, and sound circulatory and nervous system can handle a great deal of toxicity. In this study you will learn the benefit and the importance of how to cleanse the body of toxins. Toxic suppressors can include heavy metals (lead, aluminum, cadmium, copper, mercury, arsenic, nickel), chemicals (carcinogens, fluoride, chlorine, food additives), and radiation (electromagnetic, microwave, nuclear, solar X rays, computer monitors). They can all include ingested hormones, steroids, drugs, alcohol, toxic water, caffeine, processed foods, inhaled or absorbed pesticides perfume, smog, nicotine from cigarettes, noise, and stress. The toxic suppressors must be eliminated before medications and other natural approaches will have permanent effect. 3 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 30

Doctorate

Doctor of Philosophy in Lifestyle Health Coaching (Ph.D.)

Course Title   Credit Hours
   
Natural Health I   3
Natural Health II   3
Natural Health III   3
Practicum (Clientele Consulting, Jurisprudence [Law], and Certification taught by Kay K. Larson, Ph.D., author of "Starting a Business as a Natural Health Consultant: A Guide for the Professional")   3
Stress, Diet, & Your Heart   3
Nutrition   3
Relaxation Techniques   3
Detoxification   3
Enzyme Therapy   3
Anti-Aging Medicine   3
Reflexology   3
Immunology   3
Persuasive Communications   3
Lifestyle Health (Fitness) Coaching I   3
Lifestyle Health (Fitness) Coaching II   3
Lifestyle Health (Fitness) Coaching III   3
Motivational Techniques   4
Exercise Physiology   3
Counseling and Personality Disorders   4
Sports Medicine   4
Medicinal Herbalism   4
Dissertation—(Thesis) Three (3) theses of 5,000 words each – total 15,000 words.   3

Total Credit Hours   70
     
Doctor of Philosophy in Lifestyle Health Coaching Course Descriptions