HEA101 Medical Terminology
2 semester hour credits

Medical Terminology covers the meanings of medical terms by breaking them down into smaller word parts. This course 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 develop a working medical vocabulary.

HEA201 Environmental Challenges and Solutions
3 semester hour credits

Environmental Challenges and Solutions covers the scope and severity of environmentally triggered illnesses, including comprehensive effects that common pesticides and toxic chemicals have on health. Additional topics include chemical sensitivities, chemical questionnaires, effects of pesticides, protection from toxic chemicals, alternative cleaning supplies, and case studies.

HEA300 Stress Management in Integrative Health
3 semester hour credits

Stress Management in Integrative Health explores causes of stress and how to manage stress using integrative approaches. This course covers how to incorporate specific behaviors into the management and prevention of stress. Additional topics include the physical and psychological implications of stress and a self-analysis to evaluate how stress can be both managed and prevented.

HEA302 Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine
3 semester hour credits

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a research-based exploration of clinically relevant practices, detailing the history, philosophy, and mechanisms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This course covers the balance of theory with practical application and methods of treatment for each therapy. Additional topics Include examination of biologically based practices, energy-based medicine, body-based practices, mind-body practices, whole medical systems, aging, and aromatherapy. Online streaming videos from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center highlight key concepts.

HEA401 Pathophysiology I
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II)

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 II
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisite: Pathophysiology I)

Pathophysiology II continues the focus on pathophysiology, including the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, pulmonary, renal, urologic, reproductive, digestive, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems.

HEA410 Functional and Clinical Assessment I
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisite: Pathophysiology II)

Functional and Clinical Assessment I explores various subjective and objective assessments used in nutrition consultations for the purpose of gathering functional and clinical data. This course covers signs and symptoms analysis, urine analysis, blood pressure testing, height and weight assessment, and body composition analysis. Students determine optimal treatment programs and recommendations that are based on assessment findings.

HEA411 Functional and Clinical Assessment II
3 semester hour credits

(Prerequisite: Functional and Clinical Assessment I)

Functional and Clinical Assessment II covers the study of blood chemistry tests and their clinical and functional relevance. This course includes the study of organs and glands that relate to blood chemistry, functional blood chemistry analysis, and optimal treatment programs based on assessment findings.