Medical Terminology                                               2 Semester Hour Credits

This course includes how to decipher the meanings of medical terms by breaking them down into smaller word parts. It introduces words in the context of human anatomy, physiology and pathology so concepts are easier to grasp, while instilling the basics of suffixes, prefixes, and root words essential to developing a working medical vocabulary.

HEA201 Environmental Challenges and Solutions          

3 Semester Hour Credits

Scope and severity of environmentally triggered illnesses; a comprehensive view of the little-known effects that common pesticides and toxic chemicals have on our health; an in-depth picture of chemical sensitivities and how to recognize them; proper chemical questionnaires; understanding environmental illness how to stay well in a polluted environment; the use and effects of pesticides in our food supply and what to do about it; designing a lifestyle that will protect children from common household toxic chemicals; alternative to unsafe cleaning supplies; case studies.

Introductory course to understanding what stress is and how to manage stress holistically. In this course, you will not only learn how to holistically approach stress, but discover how to incorporate specific behavior into the management and prevention of stress. As you examine the physical and psychological implications of stress, you will be conducting a self-analysis to evaluate and conclude how your own stress can be both managed and prevented.

HEA302 Introduction to Complementary & Alternative Medicine   

3 semester hour credits

This course is a research-based exploration of clinically relevant CAM practices, detailing the history, philosophy and mechanisms while balancing theory with practical application and methods of treatment for each therapy.  Includes examination of biologically based practices, energy based medicine, manipulative and body-based practices, mind-body practices, whole medical systems, CAM & aging, and aromatherapy.  An online series of streaming videos from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as well as a series from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are utilized as part of the curriculum.


HEA401 Pathphysiology I                                       3 Semester Hour Credits

Student will review the basic mechanisms underlying pathophysiology states and will apply those concepts to the pathophysiology of specific disorders using a systemic approach.  The focus of the course will be on introductory concepts of pathophysiology, pathophysiology of the neurologic, endocrine and hematologic systems.

HEA402 Pathophysiology

3 Semester Hour Credits

This is a continuation of HEA401. The focus of the course will be on the pathophysiology of the cardio-vascular, lymphatic, pulmonary, renal, urologic, reproductive, digestive, musculoskeletal and integumentary systems.

Functional Clinical Assessment I                           3 Semester Hour Credits

This course is a study of various subjective and objective assessments to be used in nutrition consultations for the purpose of gathering functional and clinical data on the patient.  It will cover understanding of the assessment methods and outcomes of signs and symptoms analysis; urine analysis, blood pressure testing; height & weight assessment & body composition analysis.  Determine optimal treatment programs & recommendations that are based on assessment findings.

HEA411 Functional Clinical Assessment                3 Semester Hour Credits

This course includes:  study of blood chemistry tests and their clinical & functional relevance, study of the various organs and glands that relate to blood chemistry, and study of Clinical Physiology and Clinical Chemistry that relates to functional blood chemistry analysis.  Determine optimal treatment programs & recommendations that are based on assessment findings.

HEA402 Pathophysiology II                                    3 Semester Hour Credits

Continuation of HEA401.  The focus of the course will be on the pathophysiology of the cardio-vascular, lymphatic, pulmonary, renal, urologic, reproductive, digestive, musculoskeletal and integumentary systems.