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Brain Health

Complementary and Integrative Health

End-of-Life Care

Description

The brain is an amazing organ. It receives information through the five senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing and, in connection with an individual’s lifestyle, can have a powerful impact on the health of the body and mind. The brain is affected by virtually every aspect of a person’s life including how happy they are, the type of music they listen to, their meditation practices, the quality of their sleep, the type and amount of play in their lives, their levels of stress, the foods they choose to eat, the amount and type of physical activity in which they engage, whether or not they abuse drugs, and whether or not they regularly spend time in nature.

Objectives

  1. Describe the basic structures and functions of the brain.
  2. Compare the determinants of happiness and the effect on brain health.
  3. Discuss how music engages the whole brain.
  4. Identify meditation techniques to enhance brain health.
  5. Explore the effects of sleep on brain health.
  6. Examine the key characteristics of play the relationship to brain health.
  7. Examine the effects of lifestyle factors on brain health.

List of Courses

  • Healthy Lifestyles: How Stress, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Substance Abuse, And Nature Affect Brain Health
  • Meditation and Brain Health
  • Music, Sound, and the Healthy Brain
  • Play and the Brain: Why Play Matters to Your Gray Matter
  • Sleep and the Brain: What’s the Connection?
  • The Amazing Brain: Understanding the Basics
  • Wire Your Brain for Happiness

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$60.00

Description

Today’s health care system is evolving in its approach to the health and care of a culturally and ethnically diverse client population. In the United States, the aging population, an increasing public awareness of major risk factors contributing to chronic illness, and the public's growing desire for alternative health care options are just a few of the factors behind the expanding interest in complementary and integrative medicine. Rapidly gaining in popularity, complementary and integrative medicine is used by much of the United States population.

Objectives

  1. Describe the role of cultural competence in heath care.
  2. Explain key elements of various global traditional healing systems.
  3. Describe the role of manual bodywork healing therapies in health and wellness.
  4. Discuss how chiropractic supports health and wellness.
  5. Describe the impact of yoga on health and healing.
  6. Describe the role of acupuncture in healing.
  7. Describe how natural products (nutraceuticals, probiotics, herbs, and botanicals) support health and well-being.
  8. Explain aromatherapy and the healing power of scent.
  9. Identify the key concepts and practices of naturopathy.
  10. Explain how animal-assisted therapy supports health and healing.
  11. State the way the chakra system is used to heal.
  12. Explain the legal and ethical issues relevant to complementary and integrative health.

List of Courses

  • Acupuncture
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Aromatherapy: The Healing Power Of Scent
  • Cultural Competence in Health Care
  • Ethical Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Legal Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Manual Bodywork Healing Therapies
  • Natural Products: Nutraceuticals, Probiotics, Herbs, and Botanicals
  • Naturopathy: A Natural System of Healing
  • The Chakra System
  • Traditional Healing Systems
  • Understanding Chiropractic Care
  • Yoga: An Integrative Practice for Life

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$144.00

Description

End-of-life care presents health care professionals as well as patients and family members with many challenges and dilemmas. Education in the holistic and integrative care of individuals at the end of life builds on and expands professional competencies and brings healing and transformation. The Certificate in End-of-Life Issues represents a specialization in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience.

Objectives

  1. Describe family and caregiver issues, patient’s rights, ethical principles, and integrative health methods.
  2. Identify specific cultural influences at the end of life.
  3. Discuss pain assessment and management for clients of all ages during end of life care.
  4. Examine the physiologic changes in body systems associated with the end of life.
  5. Describe the tools necessary to make ethical decisions for clients at the end of their lives.
  6. Examine the epidemiology of pediatric death and care of the dying child.

List of Courses

  • Caregiving at the End of Life - Issues and Considerations
  • Cultural Considerations at the End of Life
  • End-of-Life Issues: Death, Dying, and Grief
  • End-of-Life Issues: Hospice and Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Issues: Pain Assessment and Management
  • End-of-Life Issues: Physiologic Changes at the End of Life
  • End-of-Life Issues: Ethical Issues
  • Pediatric End-of-Life Care - Compassion and Caring

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$108.00

Food, Nutrition, and Health

Gerontology

Global Healing Systems

Description

Food and nutrition have a profound impact on our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of what foods to eat, which diets are healthy, and where our food originates. We eat toxic, irradiated, or genetically altered foods; and we eat more than we need. How can we change our eating habits and become more conscious of what we eat, why we eat it, how it is prepared, and what consequences our food choices have on our health as well as the health of our planet? This certificate provides an overview of the role of food and nutrition choices on our bodies, our immune systems, our overall well-being, and the health of all sentient beings on an increasingly populated planet.

Objectives

  1. Describe the connection between nutrition and health.
  2. Explain the relationship between nutrition, stress, and immune function.
  3. Discuss current issues in nutrition.
  4. Explain the impact of obesity on public health in the United States.
  5. Describe how to accurately read food labels.
  6. Compare and contrast the health benefits and risks of various natural sweeteners.
  7. Explain the health considerations of botanicals, herbs, and herbalism.
  8. Describe the role of probiotics in health.
  9. Explain the local and global consequences of food choices.

List of Courses

  • Botanicals, Herbs, and Herbalism
  • Current Issues in Nutrition
  • Food Labels—Deciphering The Mysteries
  • Natural Sweeteners: Healthy Options for Your Sweet Tooth
  • Nutrition and Health - What’s the Connection?
  • Nutrition, Stress, and Immune Function
  • Obesity In America - A Public Health Epidemic
  • Probiotics: Silent Partners in Health
  • Spiritual Nutrition - The Global Consequences of Food Choices

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$96.00

Description

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with or care for older adults by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Individuals who work with the older population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends.

Objectives

  1. Describe aging and disorders of communication.
  2. Discuss the symptoms, treatment, and caregiver issues of Alzheimer’s Disease.
  3. Identify the psychological, physical, and spiritual aspects of death and dying.
  4. Examine healing strategies that can assist in the spiritual care of the dying.
  5. Describe the causes and types of elder abuse and action steps to prevent elder abuse.
  6. Describe healthy aging as it relates to cultural similarities and differences, complementary and alternative medicine, nutritional concerns, physical activity, fall prevention, sleep issues, sexuality concerns, social activities, and spirituality.
  7. Discuss the grieving process and grief reactions.
  8. Describe elements for working with and caring for aging adults.
  9. Identify the most commonly occurring mental health issues and factors related to mental health wellness.
  10. Examine the theories of aging and the physical changes in body systems associated with aging.
  11. Describe the normal stages of sleep, sleep characteristics, sleep disorders, and the changes that affect the quality and quantity of sleep.
  12. Examine key challenges faced by aging women, including economic concerns, care giving, housing and living arrangements, and special health and lifestyle concerns.

List of Courses

  • Aging and Disorders of Communication
  • Alzheimers Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities
  • Death and Dying
  • Elder Abuse
  • Healthy Aging
  • Introduction to Gerontology
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult
  • Physiology of Aging
  • Sleep and Aging
  • The Older Woman

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$150.00

Description

Global healing traditions have a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years. Reflecting the specific and unique characteristics of the culture, history, philosophy, and availability of resources in different parts of the world, these traditional healing systems provide the primary form of health care for the majority of the world’s population. Understanding the various global healing practices provides health care professionals with improved knowledge and skills to support their clients who use various traditional healing practices and techniques.

Objectives

  1. Explain the concepts behind global and traditional healing systems, including how they differ from conventional (allopathic) medicine systems.
  2. Discuss the principles of Ayurvedic medicine, causes of disharmonies and diseases, diagnostic methods, and treatment methods.
  3. Explain the principles of curanderismo and the healing practices of Central and South America as a way of supporting the important cultural and spiritual elements of those who use this medicine system.
  4. Discuss Native North American healing traditions as a way of supporting the important cultural and spiritual elements of those who use this medicine system.
  5. Explain South African healing traditions as a way of supporting the important cultural and spiritual elements of those who use this medicine system.
  6. Describe traditional Chinese medicine, including the basic concepts of qi, yin and yang, the five elements, the role of the basic substances and the meridian system in health as well as causes of disharmony, types of diagnostic methods, and common treatment methods.
  7. Explain the Unani medical system, including the history, philosophical tenets, and approaches to healing.

List of Courses

  • Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care
  • Curanderismo and Central and South American Healing Practices
  • Global Healing Systems-An Introduction
  • Native North American Healing
  • South African Healing Traditions
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healing
  • Unani Medicine

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$78.00

Healing Environments for
the Body, Mind, and Spirit

Healthy Aging

Holistic and Integrative Health

Description

Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) are those environments in which characteristics of the individuals and various elements of the organization are focused on social, psychological, physical, cultural, and spiritual components that support and enhance the inherent healing capacities of the individuals who live and work in the environment. Healing relationships, the powerful effect of evidence-based design and all its elements (color, sound, light, art), a focus on nature, the impact of technology on health, and the important environment aspects of health such as clean air and water are all explored in this innovative certificate program. The goals of this certificate program are to examine the various elements of optimal healing environments, explore how they impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level, and describe methods of enhancing personal and work environments so they support the health of individuals and surrounding communities in a sustainable, healing manner.

Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of healing relationships in creating healing environments.
  2. Explain the relationship between color and health.
  3. Discuss the role of clean water in healing environments.
  4. Explain the relationship between light, health, and healing.
  5. Discuss the role of nature in the healing process.
  6. Explain how technology affects health.
  7. Describe the impact of sound, music, and art on healing.
  8. State the role of air quality in health and well-being.
  9. Explain how the power of health care design elements can influence health and well-being.

List of Courses

  • Color and Health--Exploring the Connection
  • Creating Healing Relationships
  • How Safe Is Your Water?
  • Light, Health, and Healing
  • Nature And Healing - The Power Of Connection
  • Our Rewired Brains--Technology and Health
  • Sound and Art: Using The Ears And Eyes To Heal
  • The Air We Breathe - How Air Quality Affects Health And Well-Being
  • The Power of Design--Healthy Buildings, Healthy Communities

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$96.00

Description

As the population in the United States ages, there are many opportunities to learn how to work with seniors in multiple settings in a way that supports quality care and quality of life. is designed for individuals who are working in the health care field, those who are interested in the topic, those who are working with the aging population, or anyone who wishes to prepare for careers in aging services or gerontology. Topics include nutrition and healthy aging, the healthy aging brain, physical activity and healthy aging, the role of intimacy and sexuality on healthy aging, and keys to longevity in the centenarian population.

Objectives

  1. Describe the relationship between nutrition and healthy aging
  2. Discuss the brain’s ability to remain healthy by neuroplasticity, neurogenesis and a healthy lifestyle.
  3. Identify the physical and psychological benefits of physical activity in healthy aging.
  4. Examine the keys to longevity and the lessons learned from centenarians.
  5. Describe the benefits of intimacy, sexuality, and the joy of healthy relationships for older adults.

List of Courses

  • Centenarians: Keys to Longevity
  • Intimacy, Sexuality, and Healthy Aging
  • Nutrition and Healthy Aging
  • Physical Activity and Healthy Aging
  • The Healthy Aging Brain

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$60.00

Description

The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in various healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. Yet, this philosophy is receiving much attention today due to the changing health care climate, a growing need for a “different” health care system, and a recognition of the benefits of combing the external, physical, and technologic successes of medicine with the internal, nonphysical exploration of healing. This Certificate Program has been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Objectives

  1. Describe the differences between CAM and integrative health.
  2. Explain the foundations and healing modalities of Ayurvedic medicine.
  3. Discuss the role of energy in healing.
  4. Explain the healing effects of physical activity and movement.
  5. Describe forms of stress management to support health and healing.
  6. Describe the forms of meditation and their role in healing.
  7. Discuss the role of spirituality on health and healing.
  8. Describe the health effects of humor, music therapy, sound healing, and nutrition on health.
  9. Explain how elements of healing environments contribute to well-being.
  10. Explain the various therapeutic and bodywork healing therapies and their effects on health and well-being.
  11. Explain the foundations and healing modalities of Traditional Chinese medicine.

List of Courses

  • Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care
  • Energy Healing
  • Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement
  • Healing Elements of Meditation
  • Health and the Human Spirit
  • Holistic and Integrative Health: An Introduction
  • Holistic Stress Management
  • Humor and Health
  • Music Therapy and Sound Healing
  • Nutrition: An Integrative Approach
  • Place and Space: Healing Environments
  • Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healing

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$309.00

Holistic and Integrative Health - Foundations 1

Holistic and Integrative Health - Foundations 2

Holistic and Integrative Health - Foundations 3

Description

The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in various healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. Yet, this philosophy is receiving much attention today due to the changing health care climate, a growing need for a “different” health care system, and a recognition of the benefits of combing the external, physical, and technologic successes of medicine with the internal, nonphysical exploration of healing. This certificate program focuses on foundational concepts in holistic and integrative health including stress management, physical activity and movement, nutrition, and healing environments.

Objectives

  1. Describe the differences between CAM and integrative health.
  2. Explain the healing effects of physical activity and movement.
  3. Describe forms of stress management to support health and healing.
  4. Describe the health effects of nutrition on health.
  5. Explain how elements of healing environments contribute to well-being.

List of Courses

  • Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement
  • Holistic and Integrative Health: An Introduction
  • Holistic Stress Management
  • Nutrition: An Integrative Approach
  • Place and Space: Healing Environments

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$130.00

Description

The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in various healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. Yet, this philosophy is receiving much attention today due to the changing health care climate, a growing need for a “different” health care system, and a recognition of the benefits of combing the external, physical, and technologic successes of medicine with the internal, nonphysical exploration of healing.

Objectives

  1. Explain the foundations and healing modalities of Ayurvedic medicine.
  2. Describe the forms of meditation and their role in healing.
  3. Discuss the role of spirituality on health and healing.
  4. Explain the foundations and healing modalities of Traditional Chinese medicine.

List of Courses

  • Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care
  • Healing Elements of Meditation
  • Health and the Human Spirit
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healing

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$114.00

Description

The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in various healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. Yet, this philosophy is receiving much attention today due to the changing health care climate, a growing need for a “different” health care system, and a recognition of the benefits of combing the external, physical, and technologic successes of medicine with the internal, nonphysical exploration of healing.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the role of energy in healing.
  2. Describe the health effects of humor, music therapy and sound healing on health.
  3. Explain the various therapeutic and bodywork healing therapies and their effects on health and well-being.

List of Courses

  • Energy Healing
  • Humor and Health
  • Music Therapy and Sound Healing
  • Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies

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$66.00

Integrative Mental Health

Meditation

Pain Assessment and Management

Description

This groundbreaking certificate demonstrates the dramatic shift taking place as a growing number of alternative, holistic, and integrative therapies are being used to treat mental disorders. While the field of integrative medicine emphasizes treating the mind, body, and spirit, integrative mental health offers a new approach to treating mental disorders by applying conventional and evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies. While medication and psychotherapy can save lives, they can also be part of an integrative solution to mental health conditions. Topics covered include anxiety disorders, Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorders in children and adolescents, chronic pain, depression, sleep disorders, and mental health and aging.

Objectives

  1. Describe the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options for ADHD.
  2. Discuss the symptoms, aspects of care, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Identify types of anxiety disorders and treatment options.
  4. Examine symptoms, risk factors, and traditional and integrative treatment methods for bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.
  5. Describe pain management, types of pain and integrative treatments for chronic pain.
  6. Describe the different forms of depressive disorders and treatment approaches for depression.
  7. Discuss the most commonly occurring mental health problems experienced by older adults.
  8. Examine the nature and extent of PTSD.
  9. Identify sleep disorders and treatment methods.

List of Courses

  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Alzheimers Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities
  • Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach
  • Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: An Integrative Approach
  • Chronic Pain: An Integrative Approach to Effective Pain Management
  • Depression: An Integrative Approach
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleep Disorders: An Integrative Approach

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$120.00

Description

Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share the characteristic of intentionally training a person’s attention and concentration. Meditation practices are used by diverse cultures, are rooted in the traditions of the great religions, and have been practiced for thousands of years to promote healing. Evidence of meditation’s health effects has been well documented: the practice offers improvement in the symptoms of various disease conditions in addition to the experience of a deeper spiritual connection.

Objectives

  1. Describe the health effects of meditation.
  2. Discuss meditation and religious traditions.
  3. Identify meditation types and practices.
  4. Examine the benefits of mindfulness meditation.

List of Courses

  • Health Effects of Meditation
  • Meditation and Religious Traditions
  • Meditation Types and Practices
  • Mindfulness Meditation

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$48.00

Description

Pain assessment and management is a crucial part of compassionate and effective patient care. Many providers, patients, patients’ families, and regulatory agencies are requiring health care providers to be more accurate with their pain assessment skills and more effective in their pain management strategies. Scientific advancements in the understanding of the mechanisms of pain, multidisciplinary methods of assessment and management, and the improvement of medications to treat pain have contributed to the wealth of knowledge in this area. The Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of health care providers who work with those patients in pain. By providing an educational experience that examines key issues related to pain assessment and management, this certificate program gives health care providers of all levels the relevant and practical information to improve their practice and provide the most effective care to their patients.

Objectives

  1. Describe pain theories and assessment principles.
  2. Compare and contrast specific pain interventions and treatments.
  3. Explain the differences between acute and chronic pain.
  4. Discuss specific pain management issues in surgical, cancer, and HIV patients.
  5. Discuss specific pain management issues in children and the elderly.
  6. Describe the unique pain assessment and management issues at the end of life.

List of Courses

  • Pain Interventions and Treatments
  • Pain Management in Special Populations: Children and the Elderly
  • Pain Management in Special Populations: Surgery, Cancer, and HIV
  • Pain Management in the Adult: Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Pain Theory and Assessment Principles
  • Treatment of Pain at the End of Life

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$72.00

Perinatal Issues

Spirituality, Health, and Healing

Starting a Business in Health and Healing

Description

The Certificate in Perinatal Issues is a multidisciplinary educational experience designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who provide care and support for childbearing women, newborns, and families. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing; new jobs are being developed and new services created. Health professionals who work with this population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of this specialized area of care and to stay current with emerging trends.

Objectives

  1. Explain differences in the childbirth practices, beliefs, and traditions of various cultures.
  2. Discuss issues of global perinatal health, including malnutrition, gender-based violence, female genital mutilation, and methods for improving the global health of women and children.
  3. Discuss the health impacts of diabetes in pregnancy.
  4. Explain the clinical issues surrounding hyperemesis gravidarum.
  5. Discuss the recognition, treatment, and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome).
  6. Discuss the wide-ranging impacts of postpartum depression on the mother, infant, and family.
  7. Explain the clinical issues surrounding the detection, treatment, and prevention of neonatal Group B streptococcal infection.

List of Courses

  • Childbirth And Culture - Practices, Beliefs, And Traditions
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum
  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)
  • Perinatal Health - A Global Perspective
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Prevention of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection

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$120.00

Description

Spirituality, religion, and culture play an important role in health and healing. Health care systems and health care professionals must recognize and understand a variety of spiritual and religious values, beliefs, and practices and their impact on health and healing. To meet the needs of a spiritually and culturally diverse client population, today’s health care system is evolving in its approach.

Objectives

  1. Describe the characteristics of spirituality.
  2. Discuss the power of healing environments and the elements of a healing environment.
  3. Identify the elements of spiritual care and a spiritual assessment.
  4. Examine healing strategies that can assist in the spiritual care of the dying.
  5. Describe the process of spiritual development in the aging individual.
  6. Describe different forms of spiritually healing rituals.
  7. Discuss the grieving process and grief reactions.
  8. Examine the relationship between spirituality, culture, and health.
  9. Identify religious and spiritual development in children.
  10. Explore the relationship between religion, spirituality, and health.
  11. Describe the types of spiritual care generalists and specialists and their roles in providing spiritual care.
  12. Examine mind-body-spirit healing interventions such as art, dance, and humor and the therapeutic benefits.

List of Courses

  • Characteristics of Spirituality
  • Sacred Spaces, Healing Places
  • Spiritual Assessment and Spiritual Care
  • Spiritual Care of the Dying
  • Spiritual Dimensions of Aging
  • Spiritual Rituals
  • Spirituality and the Grieving Process
  • Spirituality, Culture, and Health
  • Spirituality, Religion, and Children
  • Spirituality, Religion, and Health
  • Spirituality, The Health Care Professional, and the Spiritual Care Provider
  • Therapeutic Interventions for Healing

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$150.00

Description

Starting your own business in health and healing provides many exciting options to create a way to live and work that allows you to express your deepest core values and explore your own health and well-being more fully. In an era of ongoing economic and job uncertainties, starting your own business in a growing field, such as health care, can provide you with independence, flexibility, personal fulfillment, control over your own life, and incredible financial rewards.

This innovative program teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to take their dreams and create their new reality. Knowing the proper steps to take, learning how to develop a successful business plan, understanding how to create, finance, and market your business, and examining the secrets of successful entrepreneurs will all be explored in this program. Students receive sample documents and worksheets in many topics to help complete this program with virtually everything they’ll need to begin!

Objectives

  1. Describe the necessary factors to consider when preparing to start your own business.
  2. Compare and contrast the six basic types of business structures.
  3. Discuss how to create an effective business plan.
  4. Explain how to effectively finance your health and wellness business.
  5. Explain how to create an effective marketing strategy for your business.
  6. Describe the secrets of a successful healthcare entrepreneur.

List of Courses

  • Choosing the Business Structure for your Health and Wellness Business
  • Creating a Business Plan for Your Health and Wellness Business
  • Financing Your Business in Health and Wellness
  • Marketing Your Health and Wellness Business
  • Secrets of Successful Healthcare Entrepreneurs
  • Starting Your Own Business in Holistic and Integrative Health: Preparing for the Change

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$66.00

Stress Management

Description

Events, people, and circumstances fill our normal daily lives—along with a certain amount of stress. Stress is at epidemic levels in the world today. Currently, as many as 90 percent of all visits to health-care providers in the United States are considered to be stress-related. Stress affects every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit, resulting in a wide range of symptoms from headaches or stomach ailments to heart disease or death. The goal of this certificate is to describe the physiological, social, and psychological of stress; examine the relationship between stress and health, nutrition, and physical activity; identify causes and health effects of workplace stress; and explore modalities to reduce and manage stress.

Objectives

  1. Describe the physiological effects of stress on the body systems.
  2. Describe the social context of stress.
  3. Discuss the effects of psychological stress.
  4. Examine the relationship between stress and health.
  5. Describe the aspects of nutrition that support a healthy immune system.
  6. Describe the benefits of physical activity in reducing stress.
  7. Identify causes and health effects of workplace stress.
  8. Explore journaling as a stress reduction modality.
  9. Identify techniques and therapies to reduce and manage stress.

List of Courses

  • Journaling: Healthy Living Through Self-Discovery
  • Physiology of Stress
  • Psychology of Stress
  • Social Context of Stress
  • Stress and Nutrition
  • Stress and Physical Activity
  • Stress Reduction Techniques and Therapies
  • The Effects of Stress on Health
  • Workplace Stress

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$84.00