HEA620 Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

3 semester credit hours

This course explores standards of quality in clinical research on complementary and alternative medicine and therapy.  Students will review various research methodologies, as well as special issues as they apply to herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, massage, prayer, and other therapies with the goal of assessing the quality of evidence to determine best option for patient care.

HEA650 Comprehensive Examination

2 semester credit hours

The comprehensive examination consists of essay questions, research papers, article critiques, or combinations of them specifically designed by the faculty to test each student’s skills and knowledge developed throughout their concentration courses.

NUT710 Nutritional Medicine I

3 semester credit hours

(Prerequisite: Nutrition Assessment)

This course is designed to provide all healthcare practitioners with scientific evidence for the use of diet, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and other significant natural metabolites (example CoQ10) in the management and treatment of chronic and acute health conditions.  Students in this course will learn how four commonly seen, however, frequently missed health disorders set in motion the pathogenesis of most chronic health conditions seen today.  Students will examine the importance of the fundamentals of diet, food preparation, and therapeutic nutritional agents, which provide the building blocks for managing and treating acute and chronic health conditions.

NUT720 Nutrigenomics

3 semester credit hours

(Prerequisite: Functional Medicine and Nutrition)

This course examines the role of nutrients in gene expression and the interactions between the diet and genes. The course presents a comprehensive science-based approach to the beneficial effects of dietary compounds on diseases. Advanced analytical techniques applied to current challenges and their solutions are reviewed.