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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

ASIAN BODYWORK

The Certificate Program in Asian Bodywork prepares students for an exciting career in Asian massage, acupressure (shiatsu), and manipulation techniques. Certificants are eligible for licensure in massage in most municipalities in California.



Format: Evenings-Weekends

 Hours: 675

 Units: 40

 Cost: $9,150

 Payment Plans: Payment plans available.


 
Required Courses

 EAB 010: Introduction to Chinese Medical Theories (2 Units)

                Description: This course provides a study of basic principles and theories of Chinese medicine, covering the concepts of Yin                      and Yang, Five Elements, Eight Principles, three Fundamental Substances, etiology of disharmonies, and the Zangfu organs.

 EAB 015: Basic Therapeutic Massage (4 Units)

Description: This course presents basic massage movements as well as special techniques for individual areas of the body. Discussed are indications and contraindications for massage, professionalism, and regard for modesty.

 EAB 020: Reflexology (1 Units)

Description: This course covers the use of assessment and massage techniques emphasizing the relationship between areas of the feet and the parts of the body.

 EAB 025: Introduction to Meridians (4 Units)

Description: This course introduces the meridians of Chinese medicine, covering the classification of acupoints and systems of nomenclature. Students will learn the location of acupoints on the 12 major meridians, plus two of the eight extra meridians.

 EAB 030: Introduction to Chinese Medical Diagnosis (2 Units)

Description: This course introduces the four traditional methods of diagnosis in Chinese medicine, with a focus on their practical applications in East Asian Bodywork. Students will learn Zangfu syndromes and their signs and symptoms.

 EAB 035: Introduction to Shiatsu (Acupressure) (2 Units)

Description: This course trains students in the practical use of finger or hand pressure on acupoints and channels, and provides hands-on training in its use for stress reduction and musculoskeletal disorders.

 EAB 040: Shiatsu Energetics and Therapeutics (4 Units)

Description: This course provides a study of the energetic functions of the acupoints and ways of combining them to create shiatsu treatments.

 EAB 045: Sports Massage (2 Units)

Description: This course introduces the principles of massage for stimulation of muscles both before and after sporting events, with an emphasis upon prevention of injury, relaxation of strained muscles, and quick recovery.

 EAB 050: Introduction to Tuina (2 Units)

Description:This course introduces students to the 5,000-year-old art of Tuina, describing the major principles and main schools of its practice. Students will learn basic Tuina manipulations and practice them on the human body.

 EAB 090: East Asian Bodywork Practice Management and Ethics(2 Units)

Description: This course covers professional ethics and business aspects relevant to an East Asian Bodywork practice. Students will learn how to develop referral sources, maintain and release records, communicate with patients, build public relations, and manage finances.

 EAB 095: Asian Bodywork Internship (5 Units)

Description: Students will learn how to interview patients, develop an Asian Bodywork plan, and provide Oriental Bodywork under the guidance of an experienced and licensed Oriental Bodyworker

 WS 020: Western Orthodox Medical Terminology (2 Units)

 WS 025: Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Units)

 WS 030: Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Units)

ATHARVA VEDA PSYCHOLOGY & LIFESTYLE COUNSELING CERTIFICATE

Most East Indians consider the four ancient texts known as the Vedas to be the oldest and most important scriptures in all of India. The Vedas -- a Sanskrit word meaning “knowledge” -- are said to have been written by seers or ancient wise men called “rishis” who, in a state of expanded awareness, cognized these truths about the mechanisms of creation and maintenance of life, the evolution of human beings, life’s purposes, and the treatment of physical, psychological, and spiritual conditions. The Atharva Veda Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling Program is designed to help students explore and learn to use ancient Vedic rituals, changes, lifestyle recommendations, and other therapeutic methods discussed in the Atharva Veda for healing purposes. The Atharva Vedia is one of the four sacred Vedic texts comprising the foundation of Indian philosophy and the one in which Ayurvedic medicine is most rooted. Treatment techniques taught in this program include mantras, changes, incantations, yogic meditation and meditation on yantras (sacred geometric compositions), gem therapy, incense therapy, Vastu (Ayurvedic geomancy or Feng Shui), creative visualization, and refined activated intentionality, along with healthy lifestyle and therapeutic uses of hatha yoga, Ayurvedic nutrition, Ayurvedic herbology, and marma point therapy. Graduates may practice as Atharva Vedic Lifestyle Counselors within the prarameters of the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of this catalog).


 
Format:
Weeknights

 Hours:690

 Units:41

 Cost:$9,350

 Payment Plans:



 
Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses

 PSY 020: Theories of Personality (2 Units)

 PSY 025: Abnormal Pschology (2 Units)


 
Required Courses

 AY 010: Introduction to Ayurveda (2 Units)

 AY 015: Introduction to Ayurveda Pathophysiology & Diagnosis (4 Units)

 AY 020: Ayurvedic Philosophy & Meditational Yoga (2 Units)

 AY 025: Ayurvedic Marma Points & Acupressure (4 Units)

 AY 040: Ayurvedic Nutrition (2 Units)

 AY 045: Hatha Yoga for Health and Disease (2 Units)

 AY 050: Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine (4 Units)

 AY 060: Introduction to Vedic Astrology (2 Units)

 AY 063: Introduction to Vastu Shastra (Vedic Geomancy) (2 Units)

 AY 065: Ayurvedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling (2 Units)

 AY 070: Atharva Vedic Psychology & Lifestyle Counseling I (4 Units)

 AY 075: Atharva Vedic Psychology & Lifestyle Counseling II (4 Units)

 AY 090: Practice Management and Ethics (2 Units)

 AY 097: Atharva Vedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling Internship (5 Units)

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Ayurvedic Medicine Certificate Program prepares students for an exciting career in Ayurvedic medicine, with a specialty in Kerala (South Indian) Panchakarma. Ayurveda is the more than a 5,000-year-old indigenous medical system of East India. Ayurveda integrates nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle counseling, special cleansing and detoxification procedures, and rejuvenation techniques to treat a person's body, mind, and soul. Graduates of the Certificate Program may practice independently as Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioners under the provisions and conditions of the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of the catalog), join the staffs of hospitals offering certain complementary medical treatments, or become licensed as massage therapists and work in exclusive spas and health resorts. AUCM's 660-hour certificate program features an on-site, supervised clinical internship in Ayurvedic Medicine.


 
Format:
Evenings-Weekends

 Hours:660

 Units:39

 Cost:$8,950

 Payment Plans:

 Payment plans available.


 
Prerequisite/Corequisite Courses

 WS 025: Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Units)

 WS 030: Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Units)


 
Required Courses

 AY 010: Introduction to Ayurveda (2 Units)

 AY 015: Introduction to Ayurveda Pathophysiology & Diagnosis (4 Units)

 AY 020: Ayurvedic Philosophy & Meditational Yoga (2 Units)

 AY 025: Ayurvedic Marma Points & Acupressure (4 Units)

 AY 030: Kerala Panchakarma, Ayurvedic Bodywork and Therapeutic Massage. (4 Units)

 AY 035: North Indian Panchakarma (4 Units)

 AY 040: Ayurvedic Nutrition (2 Units)

 AY 045: Hatha Yoga for Health and Disease (2 Units)

 AY 050: Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine (4 Units)

 AY 055: Ayurvedic Rasayana and Rejuvenation (2 Units)

 AY 065: Ayurvedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling (2 Units)

 AY 090: Practice Management and Ethics (2 Units)

 AY 095: Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner Internship (5 Units)

AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY

Ayurvedic Yoga therapy is a discipline that focuses on using hatha yoga postures, Ayurveda principles and meditational yoga practices to promote health and ameliorate psychological and physiological disorders. Students learn how to perform Ayurvedic diagnosis and constitutional analysis, and use these profound understandings of the intricate relationship among the body, the life force or prana, the mind, and the spirit, to create individualized therapeutic yoga programs for their clients and themselves. Yoga Therapy cultivates body-mind integration and a sense of harmony with life. It promotes the innate healing resources of the body and mind, helping to restore the proper functioning of various bodily systems and the psyche. Yoga Therapy is applicable to a great variety of conditions, including anxiety, low back pain, arthritis, hypertension, heart conditions, hyperventilation, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Medical research provides increasing evidence that yoga therapy is effective. Graduates may practice as Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists within the parameters of the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of this catalog).


 
Format:
Weeknights

 Hours:660

 Units:39

 Cost:$8,950

 Payment Plans:



 
Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses

 WS 025: Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Units)

 WS 030: Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Units)


 
Requited Courses

 AY 010: Introduction to Ayurveda (2 Units)

 AY 015: Introduction to Ayurveda Pathophysiology & Diagnosis (4 Units)

 AY 020: Ayurvedic Philosophy & Meditational Yoga (2 Units)

 AY 025: Ayurvedic Marma Points & Acupressure (4 Units)

 AY 040: Ayurvedic Nutrition (2 Units)

 AY 045: Hatha Yoga for Health and Disease (2 Units)

 AY 050: Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine (4 Units)

 AY 055: Ayurvedic Rasayana and Rejuvenation (2 Units)

 AY 065: Ayurvedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling (2 Units)

 AY 066: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy I (4 Units)

 AY 067: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy II (4 Units)

 AY 090: Practice Management and Ethics (2 Units)

 AY 096: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Internship (5 Units)

CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY

Scented oils and incense therapy have been used as medicines for thousands of years in countries spanning the globe from Egypt to China and India. Now modern research has documented the clinical effectiveness of these ancient practices in benefiting the health of persons with psychological and physical disorders. Integrating traditions from Europe, China, and India, this 240-hour certificate program prepares graduates to engage in the practice of Clinical Aromatherapy, as a modality in and of itself or in combination with other healing traditions and techniques. Graduates may practice Clinical Aromatherapy within the parameters outlined in the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of the catalog).


 
Format:
Weeknights

 Hours:240

 Units:16

 Cost:$3,200

 Payment Plans:



 
Required Courses

 AR 010: Principles of Clinical Aromatherapy (4 Units)

 AR 015: Clinical Aromatherapy (4 Units)

 AR 020: Psycho Aromatherapy (4 Units)

 AR 025: Medical Aromatherapy (4 Units)

HERBOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

One of the most prevalent approaches to healing involves the use of "natural medicines" derived from herbs. This program is designed to introduce the student to the theory and use of herbs as a healing modality. It includes an introduction to botany, herb preparation, and study of Western, Chinese and Asian, and Ayurvedic herbs.


 
Format:
Evenings-Weekends

 Hours:240

 Units:16

 Cost:$3,200

 Payment Plans:

 Payment plans available.


 
Required Courses

 HB 050: Introduction to Western Plant Medicine (4 Units)

 HB 051: Introduction to Chinese Plant Medicine (4 Units)

 HB 052: Introduction to Ayurvedic Plant Medicine (4 Units)

 WS 060: Practical Botany for Making Plant Medicines (4 Units)

HOMEOPATHIC PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The objectives of this certificate program are to enable the students upon completion of the course to understand the basic principles of homeopathy, the nature of homeopathic remedies, how they are prepared, how to effectively select and use homeopathic remedies in acute "first aid" situations (including pets), and how to effectively educate others regarding the selection and use of homeopathic remedies in long-standing ("Chronic") situations for health & vitality enhancement purposes. The program includes the opportunity to observe a professional homeopath do cases and come up with remedies. A bio-energetic course has been added to deepen the student's understanding of the underlying components and approaches involved in various natural healing modalities. Practice of Homeopathy may be done with this certificate within the parameters outlined in the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of catalog). CCH Option: 64 units (1,230 hours) Tuition: $14,540 The Council for Homeopathic Certification also offers an exam to become a Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH). Students who desire to sit for this exam can fulfill the requirements by completing the coursework and supervised clinical hours in the “CCH Option.” In addition, CHC also requires completion of Anatomy and Physiology coursework to apply for the CCH Exam. Students should inquire with the CHC to determine the total number of hours required. Anatomy and Physiology coursework is available through AUCM or outside schools. For more information about the CCH exam, please visit www.homeopathicdirectory.com.


 
Format:
Evenings and Saturdays

 Hours:420

 Units:24

 Cost:$5.720

 Payment Plans:

 Payment plans available.


 
CCH Option (taken in addition to the Required Courses)

 HM 072: Homeopathic Case Taking (2 Units)

 HM 075: Homeopathy Internship (14 Units)

 HM 080: Homeopathic Materia Medica for Polycrests (3 Units)

 HM 085: Homeopathic Materia Medica - Mineral Remedies (3 Units)

 HM 090: Homeopathic Materia Medica - Animal Remedies (3 Units)

 HM 095: Homeopathic Materia Medica - Plant Remedies (3 Units)


 
Required Courses

 HH 050: Bio-Energetic Medicine and Biophysics (4 Units)

 HM 050: Principles of Homeopathy (4 Units)

 HM 055: Homeopathic First Aid in Acute Situations (4 Units)

 HM 060: Homeopathy for Chronic or Long-Term Situations (4 Units)

 HM 065: Homeotherapeutics (4 Units)

 HM 070: Homeopathic Certificate Externship (4 Units)

NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The old adage, “You are what you eat” has taken on a new dimension in the last ten years. From the use of nutritional supplements to the demand for organic fruits and vegetables, people are now looking to food for more than just sustenance. Graduates of the Nutritional Medicine Certificate Program may counsel and educate on the use of nutrition and supplements as healing tools as well as powerful aids for maintaining optimum health and vitality. The practice of Nutritional Medicine may be done with this certificate within the parameters outlined in the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of the catalog).


 
Format:
Evenings

 Hours:360

 Units:24

 Cost:$4,800

 Payment Plans:

 Payment plans available.


 
Required Courses

 NU 050: Principles of Nutritional Medicine (4 Units)

 NU 055: Modern Concepts of Nutrition (4 Units)

 NU 060: Comparative Nutrition (4 Units)

 NU 065: Nutritional Counseling (4 Units)

 NU 070: Ayurvedic Medical Nutrition (4 Units)

 NU 075: Chinese Medical Nutrition (4 Units)

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

ASIAN BODYWORK CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

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ATHARVA VEDA PSYCHOLOGY & LIFESTYLE COUNSELING CERTIFICATE

Tea Pot

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Yoga Pose

AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY

Essential Oils

CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY

Homemade Remedies

HERBOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Homeopathic Bottles

HOMEOPATHIC PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM