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Doctorate Degree Program (DNH)

Natural Health

(Module 8) - 240 Total Credits

Our doctoral degree program in Natural Health provides you with advanced training on one or more holistic medicine disciplines/specialties. Holistic medicine combines conventional medical science with alternative medical practices to treat patients through dietary changes, lifestyle changes and other natural therapies.

Requirement for Doctorate Degree Program Enrollment:

Students must have completed our Master's Degree Program (180 credits) or have an applicable Master's Degree that totals 180 credits in order to enroll in our Doctorate Degree Program. Please speak to an advisor if have you questions. 

Course Outline of Doctorates Degree Program:

Prerequisites

Credits Needed: 180

  • Applicable Masters Degree

180 credits

Doctorate Program Courses

Credits Needed: 42

(14 courses required from list below) 

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  • MOD-8-1: Western Pathophysiology

  • MOD-8-2: Introduction to Allopathic Pharmacology

  • MOD-8-3: Infectious Diseases and Natural Resistance

  • MOD-8-4: Global Health 

  • MOD-8-5: Maternal and Child Health

  • MOD-8-6: Social and Cultural Factors in Health & Wellness 

  • MOD-8-7: Nutritional Herbology  

  • MOD-8-8:  Homeopathic Medicines 

  • MOD-8-9: Natural Pharmacy 

  • MOD-8-10: Holistic Addictions Therapy

  • MOD-8-11: Nutritional Biochemistry

  • MOD-8-12: Food Science, Nutrition & Health

  • MOD-8-13: Nutrition and Common Complaints

  • MOD-8-14: Overview of Chronic Diseases

  • MOD-8-15: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

  • MOD-8-16: Infrared Light Therapy 

  • MOD-8-17: Iridology II

  • MOD-8-18: Infrared Sauna Therapy

  • MOD-8-19: Oxygen Therapy

  • MOD-8-20: Meditation

  • MOD-8-21: Business and Practice

  • MOD-8-22: Biohacking

  • MOD-8-23: Biblical Counseling II

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Students must meet with an FCNH Advisor before enrolling in Doctorate Degree Program

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**PLEASE NOTE: the 14 courses will be assigned by an FCNH Advisor after initial consultation with student**

Final Thesis

Credits Needed: 18

  • 100 page Final Thesis 

18 credits

240 Total Credit Hours

Doctorate Program Course Descriptions:

MOD-8-1: Western Pathophysiology - This course will introduce the student to pathophysiology as viewed from Western Medical system. Basic mechanisms of tissue damage and functional derangement as will as compensatory mechanisms of the body will be discussed. Western viewpoint of major diseases of organs and system of the body such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, nervous system diseases such as Alzheimer’s will be discussed. The course will consist of web-based resources articles and group discussions format. Students will be assessed on various group discussions and projects.

MOD-8-2: Introduction to Allopathic Pharmacology - This course is a survey of general pharmacology and toxicology. Topics include principles of drug dosage, absorption and receptors, pharmacokinetics, drug development and regulations, poisoning and environmental toxicology, nervous system pharmacology, cardio-respiratory pharmacology, renal and endocrine pharmacology, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, current issues related to natural health and pharmacology. The course will consist of web-based resources articles and group discussions format. Students will be assessed on various group discussions and projects.

MOD-8-3: Infectious Diseases and Natural Resistance - This course will discuss infectious diseases commonly encountered across the life span. We will explore the susceptibility to infectious diseases and role of community health. The student will understand basic principles of public health including disease transmission and prevention of transmission. Role played by ecology and surroundings contributing to resistance to infectious diseases will be discussed in detail. The course will consist of web-based resources articles and group discussions format. Students will be assessed on various group discussions and projects.

MOD-8-4: Global Health - This course will discuss the health and wellness in a global context. Role played by climate, movement of populations and behavioral adaptations will be discussed in detail.  Important determinants of health global scale impacting various population subgroups such as mothers, infants, impoverished societies and aging populations will be explored. Role of technology and globalization impacting health and wellness will be discussed.  The course will consist of web-based resources articles and group discussions format. Students will be assessed on various group discussions and projects.

MOD-8-5: Maternal and Child Health - This course will discuss the specific considerations of natural health and wellness as applied to maternal and child health. Impact of physical, mental and spiritual environment on maternal and child health will be explored in detail. The course will consist of web-based resources articles and group discussions format. Students will be assessed on various group discussions and projects.

MOD-8-6: Social and Cultural Factors in Health and Wellness - This course will discuss variety of social and cultural factors impacting health behaviors and outcomes. Detailed discussion a variety of attitudes towards health and wellness will be explored. General differences in attitudes towards health and wellness will be discussed as well. The course will consist of web-based resources articles and group discussions format. Students will be assessed on various group discussions and projects.

MOD-8-7: Nutritional Herbology - This course gives a systematic approach to herbalism with a focus on the difference between drug and herbal therapy, the use of nutrients in the treatment of disease and the biochemical effects of herbs in the body. It includes a comprehensive description of an exhaustive number of herbs, their application and remedial effects. 

MOD-8-8:  Homeopathic Medicines - Homeopathy is a system of medicine which seeks to cure in accordance to the natural laws of healing and uses medicines made from natural substances. The student will learn the history of homeopathic medicine, the reasons for its development and the means by which to implement these medicines according to a specific diagnosis of health problems.

MOD-8-9: Natural Pharmacy - This course offers timely, practical, and fully integrated advice on Natural therapies that have long been recognized not only for their usefulness in disease prevention, but as treatment for a multitude of medical conditions. It covers complete coverage of the most common conditions, together with useful detailed guidance on how to treat them with supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies.

 

MOD-8-10: Holistic Addictions Therapy - This course takes you on an all-natural approach to addictions recovery with an 80% success rate. Topics include detoxing the body, rebuilding the immune and neurological systems, easy physical withdrawals with clinically studied supplements, a healthy eating plan designed for recovery, mild beneficial exercise and Spiritual meditation. 

MOD-8-11: Nutritional Biochemistry - Nutrition is becoming ever more central to our understanding of metabolic processes. Nutritional biochemistry offers insight into the mechanisms by which diet influences human health and disease.
 
MOD-8-12 Food Science, Nutrition & Health - This module deals with a wide range of topics, from food microbiology and technology to healthy eating and clinical nutrition. It also tackles the more difficult area of biochemistry and makes the chemical nature of all the important food groups accessible.
 
MOD-8-13: Nutrition and common Complaints - This module takes a close look at:
•Nutrition and Arthritis
•Diet and Human Immune Function
•Nutrition and Heart Disease
•Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer
•Nutrition and Rheumatic Disease
•Nutrition and the Brain
•Nutrition and Aging

MOD-8-14: Overview of Chronic Diseases -  This course will introduce the student to chronic diseases related to lifestyle choices and healthy habits. Detailed discussion of major chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and cancers will lead the student to a deeper understanding of necessary changes needed. The course will consist of web-based resources articles and group discussions format. Students will be assessed on various group discussions and projects.

MOD-8-15: PEMF Therapy: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy - (PEMFT, or PEMF therapy), also known as low field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) uses electromagnetic fields to heal non-union fractures and depression.  By 2007 the FDA had cleared several such stimulation devices.

MOD-8-16: Infrared Light Therapy Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that may help skin, muscle tissue, and other parts of your body heal. It exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Infrared light is a type of energy your eyes can't see, but your body can feel as heat. Red light is similar to infrared, but you can see it.


MOD-8-17: Iridology II -  This course is a comprehensive study of Iridology, with over 200 color slides plus diagrams and case studies. Includes: Genetic Iris Constitutions, Eye colors and what they mean, iris maps, pupil and sclera signs, iridology and all the major body systems, how to find the root of disease, psychological signs found in the iris and more. 


MOD-8-18: Infrared Sauna Therapy -  An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. This type of sauna is sometimes called a far-infrared sauna — "far" describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body.


MOD-8-19: Oxygen Therapy -  or O2 therapy, is a medical therapy wherein supplemental oxygen is given to anyone suffering from oxygen deficiency. The purpose of oxygen treatment is to help patients breathe better and improve their blood oxygen levels.


MOD-8-20: Meditation: is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.


MOD-8-21: Business and Practice -  Management has four basic functions – planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Common sense dictates that without these principles of management being in place an organization would have trouble achieving its aims, or even coming up with aims in the first place!


MOD-8-22: Biohacking -  What is biohacking? For many “biohackers,” this consists of making small, incremental diet or lifestyle changes to make small improvements in your health and well-being. Biohacks promise anything from quick weight loss to enhanced brain function.


MOD-8-23: Biblical Counseling II – This course covers how to counsel a client using principles from the Bible, stress, co-dependency, self-esteem, anger, forgiveness, premarital and marriage counseling, divorce, family issues, blended families, depression, suicide, grief / loss, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, sexual abuse, sexual addictions, and reality disassociation.