• Holistic Health Practitioner
• Holistic Health Educator, Writer, or Speaker
• Wellness Coach
• Lifestyle Coach or Consultant
• Health Care Industry Assistant - Day Spa, Holistic Retreat, Spa Facility
• Administrative or support role in any company in the health care industry
• Customer Service role within the health care industry
• Sales Associate role within the health care industry
With Herbal Specialization:
• Master Herbalist, Registered Herbalist
• Herbal Educator, Author, Speaker
• Herbal Consultant
• Herbal Retailer
• Herbal Writer
The AAS program’s mission is to help guide the evolution of healthcare by creating, educating, and actively supporting a community of professionals who embody the philosophy and practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
Emphasis is placed on the science and philosophy of holistic health using a variety of techniques that are in harmony with nature and the individual. The varied techniques that a member of the holistic health industry employs are covered, focusing on the desired outcome to increase the natural vitality of the individual and bring the body systems back into balance. We examine the belief fundamental to natural healing that the human body contains a strong power to heal itself. While examining this belief we also look at how the individual is able to stimulate this power by educating others about how to maintain health once it is achieved, increase vitality and build up one’s resistance through improved nutrition and a harmonious balanced lifestyle.
An admissions interview and recommendation for admission from the Dean of Admissions.
Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine - Herbal Medicine Major requirements:
The core curriculum grounds students in holistic health concepts, language, anatomy, physiology, and pathology as a means of examining imbalances in the body’s structure and function. The core provides a basis on which students can explore more advanced concepts in elective courses.
At least 6 semester credit hours (SCH) of English composition (see Admissions) can be transferred in or completed at any time before graduation
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy & Physiology III
Nutrition, Bodycare & Herbalism
Introduction to Aromatherapy
Basics of Herbalism
Holistic Pathology & Protocols
Holistic Health Consulting & Business Skills
Introduction to Psychology
Personal and Community Health
The next step is to either complete 12 credits of elective study or choose a Specialization in Aromatherapy or Herbal Medicine and one elective. In addition to the core requirements, students will complete 12 credits. All students complete at least 60 credits of study. Your Admissions Advisor will help you choose the training that best meets your personal and career goals.
Choose 12 Credits of Elective Study or Choose the Herbal Medicine Specialization and One Elective:
Herbal Materia Medica I
Herbal Materia Medica II
Herbal Materia Medica III
Topics in Holistic Nutrition
Each course within the AAS degree is completed over 16 weeks. Minimum study time recommended for each course is 9 hours per week. Graduates are awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine [AAS].