Natural Health Program Classes
 

Class
Program
Description
Advanced Anatomy *
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
Students will learn the function of each organ and its relation to surrounding organs' functions and balances. Energies of each organ will be discussed and how imbalances can affect health. Students will also learn about chemical reactions in the body, such as hormonal secretions and functions.
Anatomy, Body Systems, and Physiology
Natural Health Educator
1st year
A study of each body system and its functions; signs of dysfunction, deficiency, and excess; how dysfunction in one system can interact with other systems. Anatomy includes the bones and muscles and their locations and actions; organ location; nerve tracts and tissue types. Physiology includes individual function of organs, the parts they play in systems and the body as a whole; relationship among muscle, organ and nerve functions.
Bio-Chemicals for Life
Natural Health Educator
1st year
Bio-Chemicals are the life sustaining elements that make up every plant, animal, and person. Learning the unique gifts that each of the elements has to offer is the essence of this class. This class will include an introduction to 16 macro Bio-Chemicals, what each element is used for, and what the signs of deficiency include. Students will be able to understand disease and establish proper mineral balance, turning a devastating condition into a healing experience.
Bio-Chemicals for Life II *
Certified Naturopath
4th year
A progression of Bio-Chemicals I, this class is a solid reminder of getting back to basics. Evaluation of pH ranges will not only be discussed but practiced, followed by in-depth information on key minerals and their relationship to disease.
Blood Type Analysis
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Students will learn the unique variations in blood types and how they influence tendencies in health, including determination of quality of red blood cells, free radical damage, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, bacterial and viral invasions of the body, and the immune system’s response.
Body Chemistry
Natural Health Educator
1st year
This class will include molecular structure and the periodic table; structure of foods, vitamins, minerals and tissues; aerobic and anaerobic activity; what happens during digestion; what nutrients each system and/or organ is primarily composed of; and what elements each organ uses to function. Naturopathic chemistry is fun!
Body Work and Massage
Natural Health Educator
1st year
Students will learn techniques for facilitating stress reduction massage, both specific and general, and improving the lymphatic system, including the eight basic strokes of massage, proper body mechanics, draping the client for modesty, ethics, and professionalism. There is lots of hands-on practice. (Required: two flat sheets [full size], one fitted [twin size] and 1 full size bath towel. Be prepared to undress down to your briefs or bring a pair of shorts.)
Body Work II *
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
How to assess clients; techniques include Fascia Alignment, Meridian Release, Neuro-vascular and Neuro-lymphatic treatments, Refined Palpation skills, Manual Lymphatic Drain, Neuro-muscular Facilitation and refining of body mechanics.
Body Work III *
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
A continuation of Body Work I and II, students use advanced bodywork techniques to address specific concerns such as shoulder and neck pain, pelvis and tail bone discomfort, exhausted lymphatic and immune systems, and help the client to remain balanced in the structural muscular system—thereby benefiting all other systems.
Clinical Application
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Bringing together several disciplines into one thorough consultation is the beautiful challenge of the field of Naturopathy. Students will use skills from past classes to perform eight hours of consultation with the most difficult and challenging cases. The cases are real, and so are the clients you will be personally assigned to!
Conception, Childbirth, Childhood
Certified Naturopath
4th year
An introduction to the art of midwifery, and to the herbs, oils, and homeopathics used prior to conception, for infertility, during childbirth and raising healthy children. This class teaches the naturopathy student how to prepare and assist clients through the childbearing and childrearing years.
Cranio Sacral/Functional Normalization Bodywork
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
This class will provide a base level understanding of Cranio Sacral Body Work, which uses gentle pressure along the spine, cranial, and sacral areas to allow better flow of the cerebral spinal fluid. There are numerous emotional benefits to this unique technique, some of which can noticed used right away.
Death & Dying
Certified Naturopath
4th year
This course has the objectives of training students to help others prepare for death and the dying process, creating awareness about the moment when the spirit leaves the body and the journey to a peaceful departure. Most importantly, students will learn to assist family members and loved ones to become active participants in this beautiful progression. Additional topics will include sudden or traumatic death situations and how to be an aid even to strangers. So many times death is treated as a clinical event; however, you can learn how to make a difference in one of the most important journeys a human being will ever take. This course isn’t really about death and dying; it is about life and living.
Degenerative Diseases
Certified Naturopath
4th year
Healing from a degenerative disease requires balancing the physical, spiritual, and emotional bodies. This class is designed to bring together several naturopathic modalities and to deal with known disease states on all levels, one-by-one. Special attention will be given to tumors, blood sugar, circulatory problems, and forms of dementia.
Environmental Poisons
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Environmental Poisons are everywhere! A good naturopathic counselor needs to have an awareness of what these toxins can do to the lymphatic, neurological, and immune systems of the body. This course is designed to help you identify these pollutants, investigate their source, and most importantly, antidote them to help your client return to a state of homeostasis.
Essential Oils II *
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Building on the first year Essential Oil course, students will recognize the proper distillation process and where and how the plants are grown and harvested; how to make blends according to clients’ special needs. Students will learn emotional and physical application techniques.
Evaluation/Assessment
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Would you like to be able to tell more of what is going on with your clients by looking at their faces, the marks on their tongues, fingernails, skin, etc.? This course will give you numerous tools to use in the first few moments with a client. These tools can provide more information than several medical tests combined. A good evaluation is the key to a successful consultation and long-term results for the client. One of the few classes where sticking out your tongue is considered good participation!
Feng Shui
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Feng Shui (pronounced “fung schway”) is the 3,000-year-old Chinese art of placement of things in your environment. This class is an important part of the third-year program, as it widens the students' view to see how our surroundings directly affect our health. By becoming more aware of this connection, we are then free to discover the many ways to enhance "chi" flow for our highest good and optimal health.
Flower Remedies and Essential Oils
Natural Health Educator
1st year
Every good therapist realizes that emotions are a part of healing. This class gives you a tool for helping your clients heal emotionally. Flower Remedies are gathered from blossoming plants and used to counteract negative emotions. Essential Oils are distilled from plants to be applied during massages or for everyday application on the body and throughout the home. Skills learned in this class are necessary for proper application of these essential remedies.
Forms of Cleansing
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
This class is a detailed explanation of herbal, homeopathic, essential oil therapy, bodywork, colon hydrotherapy, fasting, and other modes of cleansing. It is designed to help you determine which type of cleansing and at what intensity will best serve to get the results you need. A close look at the Chinese model of herbs will be included.
Glandular Symphony
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
This unique course gives students a memorable way to learn and understand the beauty of the glandular system. Information will be based on the explanations provided by well known herbalist Steven Horne. You will learn how this system affects energy, mood swings, the reproductive systems, and hormone balance. Body typing will be discussed as well as the need for essential fatty acids. With each gland discussed, natural remedies and food suggestions will be included, allowing for immediate results.
Herb Walk
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
Students will have a unique opportunity to see the herbs growing in gardens specially prepared to enhance their healing energy and therapeutic value. The entire class will take place outside where students will observe planting patterns; patterns for energy and growth; how to establish their own gardens; proper replanting; when to harvest the herbs; identification of plants; and folk history about their uses and preparation for home use.
Herbology II *
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
In this class, students will learn to make herbal preparations, including hot and cold infusions, syrups, tinctures, salves, and understand how planting and harvesting according to moon phases increase benefits. An in-depth study of the heating and cooling patterns of herbs includes how these procedures apply to each person's individual needs.
Herbology III *
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Synergistic herb combinations and the therapeutic value of single herbs are the keys to understanding herbology. In this class, we will show ways to formulate programs for your needs or your clients' needs. Assessing your clients with a holistic view and then putting together a suggested regiment for both short-term relief and long-term change are taught.
Herbology IV *
Certified Naturopath
4th year
In this 4th-level class, students will bring together all aspects of herbology: identifying, growing, transplanting, harvesting, drying, preparing, and applying. Students will be able go from the field to the remedy while understanding each aspect of the process. Twenty key herbs will be studied in detail.
Herbs and Muscle Response Testing
Natural Health Educator
1st year
This class will include how to classify herbs as bitter, aromatic, astringent, mucilaginous, and nutritive. We will cover the properties and uses of single and combinations of herbs throughout the world and their benefits. Included is the technique of muscle testing, which helps determine which organs and systems are most troubled and how to assist the body with supplementation.
Holistic Approach *
Natural Health Educator
1st year
The holistic philosophy and approach to true and abundant health are detailed in this class, bringing all the different assessment techniques together. Students will learn how to educate clients to facilitate healing and take charge of their own health; how to best blend therapies to fit the lifestyles, personalities, and abilities of the people who come to you.
Holistic Getaway *
Certified Naturopath
4th year
A weekend getaway to a mystery location where you and your fellow graduates will enjoy good food and the chance to put into practice the skills that you've acquired over the past four years. Herb identification, bodywork, magnet therapy, and sound and color therapy will strengthen, balance, and center you as you conclude your training and begin your path.
Homeopathy I
Natural Health Educator
1st year
This class will include an explanation of homeopathy; how homeopathy works on the vital force within the body; and what the different strengths or dilutions of homeopathic remedies mean. Included also are single homeopathic remedies for emergency situations and common ailments. Cell salts will be introduced.
Homeopathy II *
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
This class includes constitutional homeopathy; remedies for specific health concerns; what to do about inherited weaknesses; and how to use more potent remedies. The cell salts portion will include a detailed explanation of our tendencies for deficiencies in these elements; how deficiencies can cause great imbalances in the body; and how and when cell salts should be used.
Homeopathy III *
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Students will learn how to bring homeopathy into a vital part of the naturopathic program. Focus will be on influenza, its history and proper treatment. Several key homeopathics that match specific constitutional types will be covered. Students will also have the opportunity to make a remedy and participate in a "proving."
Homeopathy IV *
Certified Naturopath
4th year
A continuation of Homeopathy I through III, this class covers the clearing of genetically inherited miasms of the family tree. Like the peeling of an onion, students will trace back through the original diseases of mankind to today's major health concerns. In addition, students will learn to use advanced naturopathic technology to create their own isopathic remedies.
Iridology
Natural Health Educator
1st year
This class will teach the science of iris analysis. Students will study the fibers of the eye to determine tissue weakness and the body’s predisposition to weakness. Numerous iris slides will be studied and manual observation of other students’ irises and your own will be part of the training.
Live Food Preparation
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
This class will cover the preparation of food without destruction of the extremely important enzyme content and nutritional value. Students will observe and actually practice sprouting seeds, growing fresh greens, composting, juicing, and preparing unique meals. Creating meals with high levels of nutrients for total cellular repair in the body is the focus. Best of all, the food prepared will be consumed by students! Yum!
Magnets and Polarity Therapy
Certified Naturopath
4th year
As a living being, we are subject to the magnetic pull and polarity of the earth. If this polarity is thrown off course by emotional trauma, accident, or injury, the entire healing system of the body can be slowed or even shut down. Learn the use of magnet and polarity therapy to bring the healing system into balance.
Meridian Work and Light Healing Touch
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
Students will learn what meridians are and how they affect the body, both physically and emotionally, location of meridians and how to clear blockages. In Light Healing Touch, students will learn about the main energy centers located throughout the body (chakras) and how touch can promote healing physically, mentally, and spiritually. These techniques are especially helpful to those in the dying process or those who are in too much pain to be touched.
Muscle Response Testing II & Amino Acids *
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
This class includes additional nutritional and emotional pressure points. Students will be taught how to use muscle testing to determine which homeopathics, essential oils, amino acids, and other modalities are appropriate for individual clients. Students will also learn analysis by using a grading scale to determine clients' improvements from one appointment to the next.
Nutrition
Natural Health Educator
1st year
This class will include a complete discussion of vitamins and minerals; nutritional levels of foods; food sources of vital nutrients; advantages of fresh foods over processed foods; what elements we really get from foods; the RDA and how to use it; proper food combining for better digestion; remedies for digestive disorders; suggested food group ratios; and digestive times for various foods.
Parasitology
Certified Naturopath
4th year
Oh those nasty critters! Parasites are involved in nearly every disease state. Identifying them and facilitating their evacuation is often more challenging. This course will teach muscle-testing skills to identify type and location of parasites, as well as remedies and techniques for getting rid of them. Samples are welcome!
Reflexology
Natural Health Educator
1st year
The unique technique of reflexology can be used on the hands or feet. Each foot contains 7200 nerve endings that can be traced back to every organ and tissue of the body. This class will teach you how to work on the feet by using specialized thumb and hand techniques. This skill is a must for Massage Therapists and Naturopathic Therapists alike. Includes the history of Reflexology; theory and practice; meridians and nerve tracts; what you can tell about the body systems through the feet; oils that can be used.
Reflexology II, Meridian Clearing, and Beyond Bach
Natural Health Practitioner
3rd year
Taking reflexology to the next level, students will improve their technique; learn the reflexes of the hands and also energy centers on the feet. Meridian clearing will cover allergy improvement techniques as well as emotional healing through meridian points. The Beyond Bach portion of the class will introduce the 100+ remedies discovered after Dr. Bach's original work.
Sclerology*
Certified Naturopath
4th year
Advancing the study of Iridology, this class will include observation of numerous eye slides to learn the new science of Sclerology. Students will be able to determine in the first few moments of analysis which direction the client's naturopathic program needs to go. Scleras are more easily seen and give very current information, including parasite types and location.
Sound Therapy and Color Therapy
Certified Naturopath
4th year
Healing can be as subtle as a vibration of light or sound. This unique class will introduce you to the art of using sound and light in a therapeutic manner to return the body to a peaceful and harmonious state where healing can be easily achieved. This class includes lots of "ears- and eyes-on!"
Vaccines and Mercury Poisoning
Natural Health Therapist
2nd year
This class covers remedies including homeopathics, herbs, and essential oils that remove nerve contaminants such as mercury and how to protect the body from vaccine poisons without jeopardizing the immune system. Discussion covering the little known truths about immunizations will help you encourage your clients get all the facts so that they can make informed decisions.

*Prerequisites must be taken before these classes.
Suggested Order of Natural Health Program Classes