Course Information

 

for Graduate Studies Department


CPR for Wilderness First Aid (CPR101)

Credits:0

Introduction to Ayurveda Fundamentals (GSA501E)

Credits:2

Introduction to Tridosha : Balance & Inbalance in Ayurvedic Medicine (GSA502E)

Credits:2

The Ayurvedic Mind (GSA503E)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Sanskrit - Vocabulary of Ayurveda (GSA504E)

Credits:2

Introduction to Ashtanga Hridaya (GSA521)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Tongue and Pulse Evaluation I (GSA525E)

Credits:2

Panchakarma (GSA530E)

Credits:2

Panchakarma is the Ayurvedic approach to detoxification, cleansing of the body and mind for rejuvenation and treatment of disease. This course provides information about the philosophy of Panchakarma, types of Panchakarma, and basic concepts of Ayurveda concerned with the process of Panchakarma. The course will cover the indications, contraindications, preparatory process and rules for diet and lifestyle before and after Panchakarma. The modalities covered in this course include personalized application of whole body massage techniques (oleation therapy), Ayurvedic facial massage, Swedana (hot pack-sudation therapy) techniques, various types of Basti (enema), Udwartana (massage with dry herbal powder), Virechana (purging), and Nasya (nasal drops).

Tridosha (GSA541E)

Credits:2

This course methodically explains Tridosha: Vata, Pitta and Kapha (also known as “bio-energies” in the Ayurvedic tradition). Tridosha is the fundamental concept of Ayurveda. The course provides a detailed explanation of the role of each of the Tridoshas in the context of health and management of health. This course will also illustrate the relation of Tridosha with the formation, progression and treatment of disease. The relationship of Tridosha with food, digestion, formation of body type, age, time of day, seasons, emotions and spiritual aspects will also be emphasized in this course.

Ayurvedic Dietetics (GSA542E)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Herbs (GSA543E)

Credits:2

Ayurveda utilizes herbs extensively for the management of wellness and treatment of disease. This course provides an overview of the basic principles of Ayurvedic herbal medicine. It explores the characteristics of herbs including taste, elements, properties/qualities, energies, post-digestive effect, and Ayurvedic classification. The role of herbs in balancing the equilibrium of Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and emotions will be covered. The course will also explore methods of preparing a variety of Ayurvedic herbal remedies and discuss key herbs and their therapeutic use.

Ayurvedic Yoga I (GSA544E)

Credits:2

Philosophy of Ayurveda (GSA545E)

Credits:2

This course provides an overview of the Ayurvedic medical system, including views on health and disease, Ayurvedic treatments, and the mission of Ayurvedic practice and practitioners. The holistic approach of Ayurveda considers the role of spirituality, the mind and emotions in health and disease. This course covers Ayurveda’s central philosophical concepts including Pancha-mahabhoota (five basic elements), the theory of Tridosha (three functional bio-energies), Manas prakriti (constitution based on the doshas of mind), seasonal lifestyle and nutrition, and the three pillars holding life and health. An introduction to Dhatu (body tissue), Malas (body wastes), Gunas (universal qualities of matter), Agni (transformation), tastes and the digestive process are also covered.

Ayurvedic Aesthetics (GSA546E)

Credits:2

This course explores the Ayurvedic philosophy and approach to aesthetics. Techniques and concepts for optimizing dermatological health including the skin, hair and nails are covered. Students learn about Tridosha (the three body types), dosha-specific personal care, Dincharya (Ayurvedic diurnal and nocturnal regimens), Dhatu (body tissues), the use of herbs and herbal preparations, and beauty products and the role of mind and spirit as it relates to Ayurvedic aesthetics.

Foundations of Ayurveda (GSA547E)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Yoga II (GSA548E)

Credits:2

Clinical Observation (GSA560E)

Credits:1.5

Ayurvedic Principles and Philosophy (GSAR505)

Credits:4

Ayurvedic Analysis - Anatomy I (GSAR510)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Analysis Lab (GSAR511)

Credits:1

Ayurvedic Research (GSAR530)

Credits:1

Auyrvedic Analysis: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology II (GSAR531)

Credits:3

Vocabulary of Ayurveda (GSAR602)

Credits:1

Foundations of Ayurveda (GSAR605)

Credits:2

Philosophy of Ayurveda (GSAR606)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Psychology (GSAR607)

Credits:2

Tridosha (GSAR608)

Credits:2

Introduction to Ayurvedic Anatomy (GSAR609)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Anatomy I (GSAR611)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Analysis II: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology (GSAR612)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Anatomy Lab (GSAR613)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Physiology and Pathophysiology (GSAR614)

Credits:1

Ayurvedic Practice in US (GSAR616)

Credits:0.5

Introduction to Ayurvedic Consultation and Research (GSAR617)

Credits:1

Ayurvedic Methods of Evaluation (GSAR619)

Credits:1

Ayurvedic Methods of Evaluation Lab (GSAR620)

Credits:1

Ayurvedic Dietetics (GSAR621)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Dietetics Practicum (GSAR622)

Credits:0.5

Ayurvedic Herbs (GSAR623)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Formulations Lab (GSAR625)

Credits:1

Ayurvedic Pharmacology and Materia Medica (GSAR626)

Credits:3

Ayurvedic Yoga (GSAR627)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Wellness Practice (GSAR629)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Research II (GSAR630)

Credits:4

Ayurvedic General Consultation (GSAR631)

Credits:2

ClassicTexts of Ayurveda (GSAR632)

Credits:2

Panchakarma (GSAR633)

Credits:1

Panchakarma Lab (GSAR634)

Credits:1

Conditions of Eyes, Ear, Nose and Throat (GSAR635)

Credits:0.5

Ayurvedic General Consultation Lab (GSAR637)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Consultation Shift - Clinic Rotation (GSAR640)

Credits:4

Women's and Children's Health (GSAR641)

Credits:1

Applied Ayurvedic Seminar (GSAR644)

Credits:0.5

Indian Cooking (GSAR645)

Credits:2

Ayurvedic Internship (GSAR650)

Credits:2

Thesis (GSAR654)

Credits:1

Cultural Immersion Travel (GSGH001)

Credits:0

Pre Global Health Fieldwork (GSGH002)

Credits:0

Elective Credit (GSGH499E)

Credits:0

Global Health Mentorship - 1 YR (GSGH500)

Credits:1

Global Health Mentorship - 2 yr (GSGH501)

Credits:0.5

Global Health Discussion Series (GSGH510)

Credits:1

Foundations of Global Health (GSGH511)

Credits:3

Global Health Practicum (GSGH512)

Credits:1

Comparative Global Health Systems (GSGH513)

Credits:2

Social & Behavioral Foundations of Health Care (GSGH521)

Credits:2

Required MScGH- Counts elective ND This course provides students with an introduction to social and behavioral science issues that influence patterns of health and healthcare delivery. Students will explore biomedical, social, psychological and behavioral factors that must be taken into consideration when global health initiatives are developed, implemented and evaluated. Course materials highlight the integration of research from the social and behavioral sciences with epidemiology and biomedical sciences. A communitybased participatory approach to understanding community needs is emphasized, and upon completion of this course, students will be able to propose viable public health research questions and conduct a needs assessment informed by determinants of health relevant to a particular geographical region.

Global Health Seminar (GSGH522)

Credits:2

Program Design and Evaluation (GSGH523)

Credits:2

Population Research Approaches (GSGH524)

Credits:2

Program Development (GSGH525)

Credits:2

Program Evaluation (GSGH526)

Credits:2

Environmental Global Health (GSGH530)

Credits:2

Community Organizing (GSGH532)

Credits:2

Grant Writing - Foundation Grants (GSGH610)

Credits:2

Global Health Fieldwork Preparation (GSGH629)

Credits:1

Global Health Field Work (GSGH630)

Credits:7

Environmental Health Policy (GSGH702E)

Credits:2

Maternal and Child Health (GSGH703E)

Credits:2

MScGH Elective - Counts ND, MSiMR elecitive This class focuses on improving the health of mothers, children, youth and families, including socially vulnerable populations, and the environments and policies that affect their well-being. Students learn of nonprofit organizations, research organizations, public health agencies and healthcare organizations that focus on maternal and child health.

Leadership Development in Global Health (GSGH704E)

Credits:2

Biostats- Secondary Data Anaylsis (GSGH705)

Credits:3

Students may substitute this course for RES601 Biostatistics II. Secondary data analysis builds off of the foundation of Biostatistics I, presenting an advanced understanding and the practical implementation of statistical methods in data analysis. This course will use the software package SPSS to calculate statistics from raw data, focusing on techniques that are particularly applicable to analysis of secondary data sets, as well as meta-analysis of published results.

Conference in Global Health (GSGH706E)

Credits:2

Qualitative Data Analysis & Mixed Methods (GSGH707E)

Credits:2

Ethnography (GSGH708E)

Credits:2

Global Health Elective - Counts for SORGS Electives This seminar on the craft of research will consider a mix of (a) conceptual issues, such as what is distinctive to the anthropological practice of ethnography, and (b) practical and ethical challenges of fieldwork, including obtaining research permission, choosing where to stay, presenting one’s research to the community, reciprocating assistance, anticipating and mitigating research risks, selecting proper equipment, budgeting money and time, negotiating conflicts and power dynamics, recording and transcribing, and preparing to write.

Policy Studies and Analysis (GSGH709E)

Credits:2

Medical Anthropology (GSGH710E)

Credits:2

Elective MScGH- Counts elective ND Medical anthropology compares different cultures’ ideas about illness and curing. In this course students will learn that different cultures, even in the U.S., have different ways to talk about illness, and that the American medical community is at times as “culture bound” as anywhere. “Science” does not stand outside culture. This course will explore traditional healers, shamans and witch doctors, as well as conventional biomedical physicians.

Ethics and Health (GSGH711E)

Credits:2

Disaster Relief (GSGH712E)

Credits:2

MScGH Elective - Counts ND and MSiMR elecitive Disaster relief includes response to natural hazards as well as a broad range of human-induced disasters, complex emergencies and crises. Economic globalization and competition for resources has resulted in conflict, displacement and forced migration in certain regions of the world, all of which can be viewed within the lens of disaster relief. This course provides an integrated approach to all stages of disaster management in a comprehensive and holistic manner, including (a) predisaster preparedness and mitigation; (b) rescue and relief in the context of disaster; and (c) post-disaster rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery.

Global Health Organizations (GSGH713E)

Credits:2

Wilderness First Aid (GSGH714E)

Credits:2

Global Health Elective- Counts ND elective

Non Communicable Diseases (GSGH715E)

Credits:2

Community Health Assessment (GSGH716E)

Credits:2

Psychology of Connection (GSGH717E)

Credits:2

This course is open to students outside of the GH program and can be adapted to meet the interests of the student. "This course will examine concepts, theories and research in the subject of human connection as related to global health and healing arts professions. Special attention will be given to practices aimed at increasing student capacity for connection in the context of their intended work. Special attention will be given to cross-cultural dialogue and experience. The course will be focused on three levels of connection; connection with self, connection with other and connection with whole. Each focus is described in further detail below. 1) Connection with self: Topics and practices in self-awareness, self-compassion, self-care and authenticity. Through experiential activities, dialogue and reflection, students will work to increase their own self-awareness and their ability to interact with the world from this fundamental place. 2) Connection with other: Topics in professionalism, perspective taking, empathy, compassion, communication and trust. Current scientific dialogue will be incorporated, including research on mirror neurons, empathy training, interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB). Compassion practices and listening practices will be introduced with special attention to working with different cultures and communities. 3) Connection with the whole: Topics in global interdependence and unity will be explored. The impact of technology and social media on perceived sense of connection will also be evaluated. Students will have the opportunity to examine and reflect on their own relationship to the world, and how they hope to impact the world through their own unique human expression and service."

African Herbal Medicine (GSGH800E)

Credits:2

MScGH Elective - Counts MSiMR Elective Tanzania is one of the most ethno-botanically diverse countries on the planet. With more than 10,000 species of plants, the soils of Tanzania grow many herbal medicines. Students will work with a traditional healer in Tanga to learn how the herbs are used in the villages. A naturopathic faculty member will be present to discuss Western uses of the herbs and how Western uses relate to the Tanzanian uses. Students also have the opportunity to visit with herbal medicine researchers in Tanzania.

Tanzania Global Health Experience (GSGH830)

Credits:6

International Travel Skills (GSGH831)

Credits:1

Thailand Global Health Experience (GSGH832E)

Credits:4

Nicaragua Global Health Experience (GSGH833E)

Credits:4

Global Health Elective - Counts towards ND, Research, Nutrition and Mental Health degree elective requirements. This course is a 10-day global health experience in Southern Nicaragua. The course will cover topics in globalization, global health, cultural humility, clinical service in under-resourced settings, and working with local women’s empowerment groups and campesino farmers. Students will work with the non-profit organization Natural Doctors International shadowing a variety of CAM providers in an integrative naturopathic clinic. For students in clinical programs (ND, MSOM, MAc), the 28 hours of clinical shadowing may be applied towards preceptor hours.

Argentina Global Health Experience (GSGH834E)

Credits:4

Ghana Global Health Experience- (6 credits) (GSGH835E)

Credits:6

Must complete pre-trip orientation

Ghana Global Health Experience- (4 credit) (GSGH836E)

Credits:4

Collaborative Global Health Experience (GSGH837E)

Credits:4

Introduction to International Public Health (GSGH841E)

Credits:2

Global Health Elective - Counts toward ND, Nutrition and MSiMR degrees elective requirement. This course provides a daily discussion of public health initiatives with international relevance. It addresses childhood nutrition programs, maternal survival programs, environmental studies, refugee health, water systems and safe water, food systems and health education. This course is currently only offered on global health trips.

Introduction to Tropical Disease (GSGH842E)

Credits:2

Global Health Elective - Counts toward ND, Nutrition, MSiMR and Mental Health degree elective requirements. This course provides a basic overview of tropical disease in developing nations. Students differentiate between the microbiology, pathology and clinical symptoms of different microbes. Students are exposed to conventional and natural treatments for each disease. This course is currently only offered on global health trips.

Taos Self Care Retreat (GSGH844E)

Credits:2

International Travel Skills-non global health (GSGH900E)

Credits:1

Counts towards ND, MSOM, Research, Nutrition, Mental Health Elective Requirements. This course is for Non Global Health Degree students. This weekend course trains students who plan to travel abroad independently or as part of a course. It covers tropical travel risks and recommendations, travel vaccinations, state department recommendations, waterborne infections, mental health, ethics and cultural competency.

Graduation Completition (GSGH999)

Credits:1

OSCE 1 - Clinic Enterance (GSHM638)

Credits:0

Introduction to Psychotherapeutics (GSMH510)

Credits:1

Psychological/Character Development (GSMH511)

Credits:2

Integrative Psychopharmacology (GSMH512)

Credits:4

Nature Based Therapy (GSMH518E)

Credits:1

Foundations of Clinical Skill (GSMH520)

Credits:4

Consultation I (GSMH521)

Credits:2

Ethics of the Psychotherapeutic Relationship (GSMH530)

Credits:1

Counseling Skills (GSMH531)

Credits:1

Counseling Skills Practicum (GSMH532)

Credits:2

Consultation II (GSMH533)

Credits:2

Psychological Diagnosis (GSMH540)

Credits:3

Biopsychosocial Assessment and Evaluation (GSMH541)

Credits:3

Integrating Anit-Oppressive Practice (GSMH600)

Credits:3

Evidence Informed Practice (GSMH601)

Credits:3

Practice Strategies III (GSMH603)

Credits:3

Psychological Diagnosis II (GSMH610)

Credits:2

Practice Tutorial I (GSMH611)

Credits:0.5

Integrative Psychopharmacology (GSMH612)

Credits:4

Consultation III (GSMH613)

Credits:2

Clinical Practicum (GSMH614)

Credits:2

Psychotherapeutic Strategies I (GSMH620)

Credits:3

Consultation IV (GSMH621)

Credits:2

Embedded Clinical Rotations (GSMH622)

Credits:2

Practice Tutorial II (GSMH623)

Credits:0.5

Practice Strategies II - Grief & Loss (GSMH630)

Credits:3

Practice Tutorial III (GSMH632)

Credits:0.5

OSCE 1 (GSMH638)

Credits:0

OSCE II - Clinic Exit Exam (GSMH639)

Credits:0

Practice Strategies III (GSMH643)

Credits:3

Introduction to Addictions (GSMH700E)

Credits:2

Mental Health Elective - Counts towards SORGS electives This course explores neurobiological, genetic, social, behavioral and cultural influences on individual vulnerabilities to addictive behavior.

Psychology of Yoga (GSMH701E)

Credits:2

Mental Health Elective - Counts SORGS electives Introduces the use of yoga practice as a natural, accessible approach to maintain wellness and addressing mental health issues

Attachment Work (GSMH702E)

Credits:2

Trauma Work (GSMH703E)

Credits:3

Chinese Medicine Applications for Mental Health (GSMH704E)

Credits:3

Nutrition for Mental Health (GSMH705E)

Credits:2

Intro to Expressive Art Therapy (GSMH706E)

Credits:2

Working with Autism Spectrum Disorders (GSMH707E)

Credits:3

Body Image and Disordered Eating (GSMH708E)

Credits:2

Evolutionary Psychology (GSMH709E)

Credits:2

Motivational Interviewing and Behavior Change (GSMH710E)

Credits:3

Practice Tutorial IV (GSMH711)

Credits:0.5

Introduction to LGTBQ Couneling (GSMH712E)

Credits:3

Crisis Management and Psychological First Aid (GSMH713E)

Credits:3

Intro to Hakomi (GSMH714E)

Credits:3

Applied Mindfulness (GSMH715E)

Credits:2

Psychotherapy: Theory and Application (GSMH716)

Credits:2

Advanced Skills Tutorial (GSMH717E)

Credits:2

Applied Psychophysiology I: Introduction to Self-Regulation (GSMH718E)

Credits:2

Mindfulness-based Body Work (GSMH719E)

Credits:3

Practice Tutorial I - Elective (GSMH720E)

Credits:0.5

Practice Tutorial II - Elective (GSMH721E)

Credits:0.5

Practice Tutorial III - Elective (GSMH722E)

Credits:0.5

Practice Tutorial IV - Elective (GSMH723E)

Credits:0.5

Applied Psychophysiology II: Introduction to Instrumentation (GSMH724E)

Credits:2

Intro to Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis I (GSMH725E)

Credits:2

Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis II (GSMH726E)

Credits:2

Intro to Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis III (GSMH727E)

Credits:2

Personality Theory and Assessment (GSMH728E)

Credits:2

Integrating Grief and Loss into Health Care Conversations (GSMH730E)

Credits:2

Grief is a normal and healthy resp9onve to loss. The more we can comfortably talking about and explore fears around loss, the less overwhelming grief will be. In addition, talking about loss with patients can enhance and expedite the healing of other symptoms and issues. In order to help the bereaved, it is necessary to have some understanding of grief theory, some useful techniques to work with, and most importantly, the ability to access, process and integrate one's own experiences of grief and loss. This course introduces students to working with grief land loss through didactic leaning, interpersonal exercises , and personal work.

Pop Culture Psychology (GSMH731E)

Credits:2

Are you curious about why periods of fear and uncertainty draw communities toward authoritarianism? Lets talk Game of Thrones. Want to know what comics can teach us about surviving trauma and coming out stronger? Lets talk Batman and Jessica Jones. This course explores the ways popular culture can impact individuals and society. Students develop a critical lens that they use to assess the positive and negative messages present in popular media, and what portraying essential human dilemmas in the media can teach us about ourselves. Students learn how to use the narrative and images of popular culture to make professional concepts accessible to non-professionals, develop individual interventions to facilitate positive behavior change, and develop social interventions to promote community health and wellness.

Applied Psychophysiology III: Applications & Intervention (GSMH734E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective (GSN499E)

Credits:0

Nutrition Mentorship (GSN500)

Credits:1

Seasonal Cooking - Summer (GSN501E)

Credits:2

Culinary Skills (GSN502)

Credits:2

Farm to Table (GSN503)

Credits:2

Required MScN- Counts Elective MSiMR This course trains students in the process of local food systems, specifically increasing awareness of local agriculture and the food service industry. Students will appraise food production, distribution and accessibility. A variety of class experiences include visiting local farms, farm-to-table restaurants and farmers’ markets.

Food Policy (GSN504)

Credits:2

Required MScN - Counts Elective MSGH Investigate the public policy behind food production and distribution, and the factors that influence policy development. Topics include food systems, food needs and food safety, environmental sustainability, accessibility and food labeling.

Healing Foods (GSN505)

Credits:2

Required MScN - Elective ND In this course students discover how to use food as medicine. They examine how food and food choices impact health and disease. Students will discuss specific foods that can be utilized to support health and prevent disease.

Healing Foods Practicum (GSN506)

Credits:2

Fundamentals of Nutrition (GSN507)

Credits:4

Fundamentals of Nutrition Workshop (GSN508)

Credits:1

Community Nutrition and Food Policy (GSN509)

Credits:3

Seasonal Cooking - Fall (GSN510E)

Credits:2

Nutritional Biochemistry (GSN514)

Credits:2

Nutritional Assessment (GSN515)

Credits:2

Pathophysiology (GSN516)

Credits:3

Psychology of Eating (GSN517)

Credits:2

MScN Required course - ND Elective This course offers an understanding of the art and science of mindfulness within our relationship to food, providing a renewed sense of appreciation and satisfaction when eating. Each week, students will cook a meal together and practice mindful eating techniques.

Seasonal Cooking - Winter (GSN520E)

Credits:2

Public Health & Community Nutrition (GSN522)

Credits:2

Required MScN - Elective ND An overview of factors influencing nutritional health within the population at large, with a brief examination of public and private agencies and their role in community assessment, policy development and public health assurance.

Community Nutrition Non-Profits (GSN523)

Credits:2

Medical Nutrition Therapy (GSN524)

Credits:3

Cultural and Traditional Diets (GSN525E)

Credits:2

Lifecycle Nutrition I (GSN526)

Credits:2

Health Coaching (GSN528)

Credits:2

Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy (GSN529)

Credits:2

Seasonal Cooking - Spring (GSN530E)

Credits:2

Nutritional Counseling (GSN531)

Credits:2

Nutrition Internship (2 credit) (GSN532)

Credits:2

Lifecycle Nutrition 2 (GSN533)

Credits:2

Cultural Humility and Food Justice (GSN534)

Credits:2

Nutrition Internship (3 credit) (GSN535)

Credits:3

Gut Microbiome (GSN536)

Credits:2

Cooking Pedagogy (GSN538)

Credits:2

Cuisine of Thailand (GSN541E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS electives. This course will provide a broad introduction to Thai food. Through a combination of hands-on cooking activities, assignments, guest presentations, and participatory lectures, students will be exposed to techniques, ingredients and dishes through the unique cultural lens of the four food regions as well as the traditional Thai healing system.

Cooking and Considering Meat & Seafood (GSN542E)

Credits:2

Personal Chef and Food Service (GSN543E)

Credits:2

Food Systems: Global and Ecological Food Issues (GSN544E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS electives This course will explore global and federal organizations participating in the food system; global food policy and trade agreements; food production, processing and distribution; food security and access; and sustainability on a global perspective.

Global Cuisine: Foods of the World (GSN545E)

Credits:2

Food Allergies and Intolerances (GSN546E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards ND and SORGS electives A detailed look at immunological effects of food allergies and intolerances, including potential symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options to reduce health implications.

Fad Diets (GSN547E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective This course examines popular diets and how they are marketed and promoted for weight loss and metabolic issues.

Eating Disorders and Intuitive Eating (GSN548E)

Credits:2

MScN Elective - Counts SORGS Elective Abnormal eating patterns are discussed, including bulimia, anorexia nervosa and binge eating. The course includes detailed examination of physiology, psychology, prevention and treatment of various eating disorders. Intuitive eating philosophy is explored to understand how the human body can signal the need for food and nutrition.

Detoxification and Cleanses (GSN549E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS Elective Examines the body’s natural detoxification processes and how to optimize detoxification through the use of whole-food nutrition.

Clinical Case Presentations (GSN550E)

Credits:2

This course provides nutrition students the opportunity to study clinical cases, supporting further development of diagnostic though processes. Case examination will illustrate important elements of client presentation, the significance of underlying conditions, existing pathology and consideration of treatment recommendations. Cases will be provided for analysis in small group discussions.

Therapeutic Diets (GSN551E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards ND and SORGS Electives A comprehensive examination of commonly prescribed therapeutic diets, including the DASH, Mediterranean, Paleo, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free and casein-free diets. Nutrition fundamentals, current research and popular media views will be thoroughly explored.

Nutritional Supplements (GSN552E)

Credits:2

MScN Elective - Counts towards SORGS elective Discover the importance of nutritional supplements and their use for specific health concerns, understand when to use certain nutrients, which forms found in supplements are best, and appropriate dosing. This course also examines how nutritional supplements influence human biochemistry.

Gluten-free Cooking (GSN553E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS electives Investigate the impacts of gluten on human health and understand how gluten can affect physiology. Students will learn how to shop and cook gluten-free with a comprehensive understanding of how to find hidden ingredients on food labels that may be derived from gluten or wheat.

Sports Nutrition I (GSN554E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective- counts towards SORGS electives This course investigates the human demands for increased nutritional support from athletic performance, the timing of meals, and what types of balanced menus are appropriate to support individual exercise regimens. Research on sports nutrition supplements to support athletic training is also discussed.

Functional Nutrition (GSN555E)

Credits:2

Cooking with Medicinal Herbs: A Chinese Medicine Perspective (GSN556E)

Credits:2

Cooking with Medicinal Herbs (GSN557E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS and CCM Medicinal herbs do not always have to be taken in pill, powder or concentrated form. Learn how to incorporate herbs into everyday meals to support health, gain an understanding of the basics of botanical medicine, and discover which herbs are best suited to culinary use.

Food as Medicine in the Community (GSN558E)

Credits:2

Vegan Diets (GSN559E)

Credits:2

Sports Nutrition II (GSN560E)

Credits:2

Recipe and Menu Development (GSN561E)

Credits:2

Nutrition in the News (GSN562E)

Credits:1

Business of Nutrition (GSN563)

Credits:2

Business of Nutrition (GSN563E)

Credits:2

Nutritional Genetics (GSN564E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards ND and SORGS Electives Have you ever wondered if your diet affects your genes? Or whether your genes affect what you can eat? Students in this course will examine the relationship between genetics, metabolism and diet. Topics include how diet can affect epigenetic patterns and gene expression, how our metabolic response to food has been shaped by genetic variation, and how our health is impacted by the interplay of genetics and diet. Students will also consider the utility of using genetic information to make dietary choices.

Food Anthropology (GSN565E)

Credits:2

Intro to Recreational Therapy (GSN566E)

Credits:2

This class is designed to provide Masters of Nutrition students an overview of information about the phenomenon and benefits of exercise and physical activity (via the perspectives, philosophy, and practice strategies of the discipline of recreational therapy) complementary to their understanding about the importance of nutrition. This exploration will encompass psychological, emotional, and social topics, as well as the biophysiological domain. In an introspective and engaging manner, students will explore and discuss relevant issues and the competencies needed by practitioners regarding the role exercise and physical activity has on overall client health and wellness.

Healing Foods II (GSN567E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS Electives The course examines how bioactive compounds in foods can influence human metabolism and biochemistry. Foods with anti-inflammatory, healing and nourishing properties will be covered. Following the course, students will be able to identify specific foods that can be utilized to support health and prevent disease.

Healing Foods II Practicum (GSN568E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS electives Students will discover how to make food as medicine in a kitchen setting. This course is a continuation of Healing Foods I (GSN 505). The course examines how bioactive compounds in foods can influence human metabolism and biochemistry. Foods with specific properties, including anti-inflammatory and detoxifying foods will be covered, and students will practice making these foods in an active learning kitchen setting.

Lifestyle and Wellness (GSN569E)

Credits:2

Food Accessibility in Vulnerable Populations (GSN570E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts toward SORGS Electives. The Food Accessibility in Vulnerable Populations interactive course will enable students to identify unique barriers to food accessibility for at risk populations by accommodating meal plans, adjusting intake forms, and modifying traditional cooking methods. Following the course, students will be able to effectively utilize valuable and appropriate skills to determine nutritional needs and counsel under-served populations as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Demographics covered in this course include racial and ethnic minority populations, LGBTQ communities, and those who are affected by low social economic status, homelessness, disabilities, incarceration, and trauma.

Introduction to Organic Agriculture (GSN571E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS electives This course provides an introduction to the science and practice of organic agriculture. Students will gain insight into the cultivation of various plant species through scientific literature, lectures, assignments and case-based projects. Fundamental concepts of biology and soil chemistry are presented as the basis for environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. Plant biology, physiology and ecology serve as the context for practical concepts such as crop rotation, cover crops, integrative pest management and seasonality. Course topics are discussed within the framework of current agro-economic and political systems and their environmental implications.

Indian Cooking (GSN572E)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective - Counts towards SORGS electives - Traditional Indian cooking is based on the foundations of Indian philosophy. In this course, we will explore the concepts of Indian cooking, the properties of food, and the seasonal selection of dishes to achieve optimum health for body, mind and spirit. This course covers classic, regional dishes including vegetarian, non-vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, low-calorie, low-sodium and Ayurvedic dishes. The Indian concepts of Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), individual dietary requirements and disease-specific diets will also be covered.

Childhood Nutrition (GSN573E)

Credits:2

This course is an exploration of childhood nutrition addressing nutrient needs vs. children's food preferences, developmental stages and intrapersonal, interpersonal and environmental barriers to healthy eating for children. The course will cover physiological, genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors that increase risk for diet-related diseases. The course will emphasize ways to help children build healthy relationship with foods, engage children with their food choices and provide nutrient-dense foods for families. Hands-on cooking experiences within the course will include how to plan and prepare foods with children as the audience and kitchen participant.

Food Relationship Coaching (GSN574E)

Credits:2

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes (GSN575E)

Credits:2

Mediterranean Diet Immersion in Croatia (GSN576E)

Credits:2

In this course students will be immersed in the Mediterranean Diet and culture, in one of only seven countries recognized by UNESCO as a carrier of the cultural heritage of this dietary pattern. In the country's capital of Zagreb, will discuss the dietary pattern with a professor of food anthropology. Students will also discuss the present-day benefits and challenges of this diet with a biological anthropologist and examine what may be challenging its perseveration with a specialty in food security. Local immersion includes the exploring the most famous local food markets, visiting an olive grove and a vineyard, and traveling to the Island of Hvar for a multi-day Mediterranean Diet experience. There will be opportunities to harvest produce, wildcraft herbs, and fist.

Nutrition Career Strategies (GSN577E)

Credits:2

Planning your career in nutrition involves a variety of steps including identifying your skills and values, researching your options, setting goals, and developing a plan to achieve those goals. The nutrition retreat is a concentrated time for education and career planning. Students will engage in self-reflection, as well as investigate different career options. At the end of the retreat, students will have a map of their education at NCNM, and goals for their future employment.

Food Chemistry (GSN578E)

Credits:2

Preparation for Clinic Nutrition Rotation (GSN579E)

Credits:2

Clinic Nutrition Rotation (GSN580E)

Credits:2

Constitutional Medicine & Seasonal Dietetics (GSN582E)

Credits:2

Nutritional Counseling (GSN583E)

Credits:2

Fundamentals of Nutrition - on line (GSN584)

Credits:5

Healing Foods - on line (GSN585)

Credits:4

Medical Nutrition Therapy - on line (GSN586)

Credits:5

Lifecyucle Nutrition - on line (GSN587)

Credits:4

Health Coaching - on line (GSN588)

Credits:4

Nutritional Immunology (GSN589E)

Credits:4

Professional Development II: Career Development (GSN591)

Credits:2

Autoimmunity (GSN592E)

Credits:3

Prereq CLS7311 Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology or CM699 Immunology or RES702 Integrative Immunology or RES833E Gut Immunology or GSN546E Food allergies & Intolerances

Elective Transfer Credit (GSN599E)

Credits:0

Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry (GSN614)

Credits:3

Directed Study (GSN699)

Credits:2

Nutrition Elective (GSN699E)

Credits:0

Introduction to Sports Medicine: An Integrative and Natural Medicine Approach (GSSM511)

Credits:2

Biochemistry for Life Sciences (NS501)

Credits:4

Anatomy & Physiology (NS511)

Credits:4

Anatomy & Physiology Lab (NS512)

Credits:1

Northwest Herbs II (NU449E)

Credits:2

Nutrtion Career Strategies (NU450E)

Credits:2

Whole Food: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition (NU531)

Credits:3

Nutritional Epidemiology (NU532)

Credits:4

Journal Club (RES501)

Credits:1

Counts towards ND Elective Requirements Required 2 terms for MSIMR - In this course, students present and discuss recently published articles in natural medicine.

Principals of Epidemiology (RES502)

Credits:3

Required MSiMR and MScGH - Counts Elective ND - Concepts in epidemiology such as multivariate causality,relative risk, odds ratio, sampling error and different types of bias (selection, information, definition biases)and confounding factors will be introduced and applied to integrative medicine. Students discuss study designs,survey and sample selection, cross-sectional, cohort,case-control; prospective and retrospective designs willbe discussed from the epidemiological and integrative medicine perspective. A review and discussion of current literature will be used in the class to highlight epidemiological issues.

Bioethics (RES505)

Credits:2

Introduction to Integrative Medicine (RES510)

Credits:2

Introduction to Research & Ethics (RES518)

Credits:2

Required Course MSiMR - Counts towards ND elective - This course covers the ethical issues that are faced in conducting clinical research. Some of the important topics covered are understanding issues of fraud and research misconduct, defining conflict of interest and responsible conduct of research, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the basics of informed consent, distinguishing between research and treatment, and outlining the IRB process. There will be special emphasis to explain these concepts from the integrative medicine perspective.

Research Fundamentals I (RES520)

Credits:1

Research Fundamentals II (RES521)

Credits:1

Research Methodology (RES530)

Credits:3

Counts towards ND elective requirement

Integrative Medicine Research Seminar (RES531)

Credits:2

Research Fundamentals III (RES533)

Credits:1

Research Practicum - Concurrent Degree (RES537)

Credits:2

Teaching Strategies & Course Development (RES538E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards ND and SORGS Electives Many physicians and researchers become faculty at colleges and universities. This course prepares students with practical skills and teaching strategies. Students learn how to develop course outcomes, competencies, syllabi and notes.

Biostatistics I (RES600)

Credits:2

Required MSiMR - Counts toward ND Elective Requirement This course will cover different statistical designs, concepts and procedures that are commonly used in clinical and integrative medicine research. This will also equip students to understand the statistical rationale and analysis presented in medical literature. They will be introduced to basic concepts of probability, random variation, common statistical probability distributions, and understand the roles of descriptive versus inferential statistics. They will also understand the different statistical designs, concepts and analysis.

Biostatistics II (RES601)

Credits:3

Technical Writing (RES610)

Credits:2

Grant Writing (RES611E)

Credits:2

How to Write & Publish Case Studies (RES615E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards ND, Nutrition, Global Health elective requirements. This practical course teaches how to conduct case studies and case series. Students will use real-world cases to learn to form hypotheses, collect clinical data, analyze data, and write a case report. While this course requires substantial work outside the class, students finish the course with a publishable case study in just 12 weeks.

Introduction to Lab Methods (RES620)

Credits:2

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine: Philosophy & Evidence (RES621E)

Credits:2

Botanicals: Bench to Bedside (RES622E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards Nutrition, Global Health degrees. Students in this course read botanical research papers, including basic science, translational, and clinical studies. They discuss the challenges and limitations to conducting botanical research and why many large clinical botanical research studies have failed. Students also work in a botanical lab, and develop the skills to conduct research on botanicals.

Mind as Medicine: Mind-Body Therapies (RES623E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards ND, Nutrition, Global Health Mental Health elective requirements. This class is an engaging and enlightening exploration of mind-body therapies, with an emphasis on the need for evidence-based practice. In this course, students will: a) be aware of multitude of different types of mind-body therapies; 2) better understand research methodology and issues regarding studying mind-body therapies; 3) how to effectively conduct literature reviews specific to mind-body therapies, 4) how to develop your own research question about a specific mind-body therapy and its application to health issues pertinent to your potential clientele, and 5) personally experience select mind-body therapies.

Psychology & Behavior Change (RES624E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards Nutrition, Global Health and Mental Health elective requirement. Because every clinical trial involves some sort of behavioral modification, psychology and behavior change are critical components of research. This course reviews literature of some of the landmark papers in health behavior research, and teaches the students how to do health behavior research. Students also learn how to employ behavior change strategies to help with participant compliance, and assist with patients making behavioral changes. Students experience a behavioral intervention, and become familiar with applied psychology outcome measures.

Therapeutic diets: Research and Cooking (RES626)

Credits:2

Public Health Policy (RES630)

Credits:2

Required MSiMR - Counts towards ND elective requirements. Students will learn about the important role policy plays in public health and governmental responses to public health issues. Social justice and health access are discussed, as well as integrative medicine strategies to address these concerns. Guest lecturers from numerous entities provide perspective on the issues facing public health, including addiction, mental health, vaccination, obesity and tobacco use. The course compares public health topics at local, national and international levels. Recent journal and news articles are utilized for a current range of topics.

Capstone (RES636)

Credits:1

Introduction to Nutrition (RES700)

Credits:2

Anatomy & Physiology (RES701)

Credits:2

Integrative Immunology (RES702)

Credits:3

Integrative Microbiology (RES703)

Credits:2

Health Disparities Research (RES802E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards ND, Nutrition, Global Health and Mental Health degrees elective requirements. All health professionals need to recognize and understand the factors that contribute to the health of our communities and of our global society. The Health Disparities Research course will introduce students to key areas of research in health disparities, especially pertaining to health care in the United States. In this course, we will read recent papers documenting health disparities and discuss how research informs policy. Students will become familiar with some of the national data sources used to assess progress in mitigating disparities in the U.S. We will also discuss health activism and the role that social movements have played in promoting health equity globally.

Advanced Research Methods (RES803E)

Credits:2

Enviornmental Impact on Health and Disease (RES805E)

Credits:2

Essentials of Integrative Oncology (RES806E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards ND and SORGS electives Cancer patients who pursue integrative care often receive conventional chemotherapy and radiation with natural medicine modalities. This evidence-based course familiarizes students with the basics of cancer diagnosis, an overview of conventional therapies, and evidence that supports natural therapies for cancer.

Women's Health: Fertility and Beyond (RES809E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards ND, Nutrition, Global Health and Mental Health degrees elective requirements. The diversity of health issues that affect women vary from pregnancy, menopause, aging, mental health, illness and more. As students learn to conduct research on women’s health topics, they learn background in female anatomy, physiology and development. Students discuss current women’s health news and research topics.

Clinical Trial Design & Conduct (RES820E)

Credits:2

Vaccination (RES832E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts towards ND, Nutrition, Global Health, and Mental Health degrees elective requirement. This course is designed to bring students up-to-date with the most recent science and issues surrounding vaccinations. The course will discuss new vaccine strategies, current vaccines, components and schedules, and vaccine safety. Students will be able to identify types of vaccines, ingredients of each vaccine, predicted immune responses to those vaccines, and potential side-effects of each vaccine. This course emphasizes critical evaluation of vaccines from current research, public health, and medical sources such that students will be able to assess future vaccine studies and apply them directly to their medical practice. This course is not offered every year.

Gut Immunology (RES833E)

Credits:2

MSiMR Elective - Counts toward ND, Global Health, Nutrition and Mental Health elective requirements. This weekend elective course is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the immunology of the gut. It will teach students how to better assess how natural therapies and diet affect the gut, and how the immune response in the gut then has systemic effects on health. This course includes the study of the immunology of the gastrointestinal tract, food allergies and hypersensitivities, IBS, IBD, Crohn’s disease, colon cancer and nutritional influences on immunity. This course is not offered every year.

International Public Health (RES841E)

Credits:2

Tropical Disease (RES842E)

Credits:2

Integrative Genetics (RES845E)

Credits:2

Thesis Completion (RES999)

Credits:1

Research Practicum (RESN535)

Credits:3

Research Capstone (RESN636)

Credits:2