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NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 

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)

NU 050: PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE (4 UNITS)

Course No: NU 050

Department: Nutritional Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: The student will learn the basics of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients in the human body and the role of vitamins and minerals in these processes. The course is a study of nutrients known to be essential in human metabolism and the postulated uses of these substances on a biochemical basis, their interrelationships and how excesses and deficiencies may manifest in the body. The course also covers fad and blood type diets, diets for reducing and eliminating, and diets for eliminating candida and other parasites.

NU 055: MODERN CONCEPTS OF NUTRITION (4 UNITS)

Course No: NU 055

Department: Nutritional Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: Fats, vitamins, minerals and whole foods that contain them are discussed according to the ways they are used by the body. Body systems are examined as are the foods which are best for strengthening each one. The student will learn how certain foods can overcome nutritional deficiencies and allergies, and how they can build immunity. Selecting and preparing foods for the best nutritional value for adults as well as children is explained. Current guidelines are provided on nutrition basics, such as the protein/vitamin B12 group, fats and oils, sugars and sweeteners, water, salt, seaweeds, "green foods" (microalgae and cereal grasses), calcium, oxygen, toxic metals, and other nutrient concerns.

NU 060: COMPARATIVE NUTRITION (4 UNITS)

Course No:
NU 060

 Department:Nutritional Medicine

 Units:4

   

 Description: This course is a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimes focusing on nutritional, spiritual and social belief systems concerning food. Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, hereditary predisposition, and health fads will be explored. Specific dietary recommendations for ailments such as candidiasis, hypoglycemia, allergies, premenstrual and auto-immune deficiency syndromes, and other conditions will be covered. Attention will be paid to the special nutritional needs of pediatric and geriatric populations.

NU 065: NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING (4 UNITS)

Course No: NU 065

Department: Nutritional Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: This is a course for the student who plans to counsel clients. It covers candidiasis and related diseases, alcoholism and other conditions. Foods and their nutritional content are listed with an explanation of the ways they can be used for healing and maintaining health. Daily food programs and rules for eating are given. Alternative therapies are explored and food preparation is reviewed.

NU 070: AYURVEDIC MEDICAL NUTRITION (4 UNITS)

Course No: NU 070

Department: Nutritional Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: This course provides an understanding of the basic concepts of Ayurvedic medicine and comprehensive study of the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition. Students will learn various Ayurvedic nutritional applications that consider the tastes, qualities, proper time for consumption of foods, etc. Students will also explore how to design a nutritional program based on correcting the individual's doshic imbalance and address 7-tissue level detox and rejuvenation.

NU 075: CHINESE MEDICAL NUTRITION (4 UNITS)

Course No: NU 075

Department: Nutritional Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: In this course, students will examine the basic concepts of Chinese medicine and their application to diet and health. Students will learn yin-yang theory in the context of nutrition, five elements theory and its application to nutrition, classical Chinese diagnosis and its relevance to Chinese nutritional counseling, the energetics of foods, and how to use food as medicine to treat persons with different clinical presentations.