Natural Health Consultant

a-NHCA Natural Health Consultant (NHC) is someone who uses all available information on lifestyle, health background, diet, and health challenges to determine the needs of men, women, and children. Recommendations may include diet changes, herbs, vitamins, homeopathics, and other methods to help the client’s body regain balance and health.

Our online instructor-led Case Studies are both unique and valuable. They will help prepare you for the critical thinking skills needed to make appropriate choices and recommendations. The Functional Anatomy study group is designed to give you an understanding of how the body systems work as a whole unit and what our body systems require to function properly.

This natural health program prepares you and makes you eligible to apply for Board Certification. The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board provides full board professional accreditation and certification to both institutes of higher education and professional practitioners. Students who have received their diplomas are encouraged to apply at www.aadp.net.

Requirements include 9 books, 1 project, and 4 Study Groups. Estimated time to complete this program is 12 months. 37 credit hours/592 study hours. The estimated time is a guideline. It is possible to finish much earlier if you have the time to devote to your studies. Some students will need to extend the time by several months.

Tuition Paid in Full: $1,480 (includes $150 non-refundable application fee).

Installments: $1,580 ($150 non-refundable application fee as a down payment and $119.16 per month for 12 months).

 

REQUIRED CLASSES AND STUDY GROUPS

Phase One Studies
Estimated Time: 3 months


G210 Anatomy & Physiology
G300 Disease Prevention
SG10 Study Group: Functional Anatomy
(Homework: Our Body at Work)

Phase Three Studies
Estimated Time: 3 months


G420 Men & Herbs
G430 Women & Herbs
SG21 Study Group: Client Case Studies
(Homework: Client Profiles #1)

Phase Two Studies
Estimated Time: 3 months


G110 Gut & Psychology Syndrome
G310 Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs
SG20 Study Group: Nutrition
(Homework: Nutrition & Health)

Phase Four Studies
Estimated Time: 3 months


G610 Blood Chemistry
G600 Kinesiology
G800 Business Book
SG22 Study Group: Client Case Studies
(Homework: Client Profiles #2)
SG80 Business Building Project
(Homework: Open for Business)

Phase One Studies

G210-anatomy G210 Anatomy and Physiology by Ross and Wilson 11th OR 12th edition: Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over 400 extensive clear, colour illustrations. Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subject.
neversick G300 Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis (2002): This is a book that everyone (including your clients) should read. There is only One Disease: Malfunctioning cells. All cell malfunction can be reduced to Two Causes: Deficiency and Toxicity. By addressing the Two Causes through the Six Pathways (Nutrition, Toxin, Psychological, Physical, Genetic, Medical) almost all disease can be prevented or reversed.
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Student Profile (required before entering into Study Groups): The questions in the profile focus on your goals, work history, strengths and weaknesses, talents and gifts, learning stlye and other items that will help us determine your needs. We will also need a photograph for your student file.

SG10 Functional Anatomy Study Group: 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
Required Reading: Download “Our Body at Work”
This class is primarily focused on function. We will discuss what takes place in the body as a whole and answer questions like: How does the function of the liver affect sex hormones? How does the removal of the gallbladder affect fat-soluble vitamins? What minerals are required for thyroid function?

 

Phase Two Studies 

gaps G110 Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, Schizophrenia by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride: The GAPS Nutritional Protocol will help you with all digestive disorders, autoimmune disease, eating disorders, epilepsy, failure to thrive, childhood disease, problems with development, and much more.
natphysician G310 The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies by Mark Stengler (2010): Herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics… It is a great reference book and will provide you with the base knowledge needed for your program. Mark Stengler is a naturopathic physician with extensive experience practicing and studying natural therapies.
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SG20 Nutrition & Health Study Group: 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting

We will be discussing and clarifying the nutritional information you have been studying during this phase and how it applies to you and your future clients.

Phase Three Studies 

maleherbal G420 The Male Herbal (2nd Ed., 2007) by James Green: Great recommendations for/about men and boys and the tools they need to create or maintain physical and emotional health. One of the tools he offers is based on a constitutional model. Are you a Monarch, Seer or a Warrior? This book emphasizes prevention and health with sensitivity and wisdom.
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G430 Women’s Herbs Women’s Health by Christopher Hobbs and Kathi Keville: A valuable sourcebook for understanding hormones, mood disorders, PMS, menstruation and anemia, vaginal and urinary tract infections, cervical dysplasia, endometriosis, fibroids and cycts, menopause, and more. They define the conditions and explain the medical approaches but they also offer suggestions for natural healing through diet, lifestyle, supplements, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy.

 

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SG21 Study Group – Client Case Studies : 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting

Required Reading: Download “Client Profiles #1During our study groups you will learn how to determine which questions to ask and how to choose what your client needs. Your homework will include all the information that is known about a specific person.

 

Phase Four Studies 

blood G610 Blood Chemistry Manual  by Sharlene Peterson, download: Blood tests primarily show patterns. Your clients will often bring a copy of their blood tests and on occasion you may suggest they get one. This manual is a compilation from several sources to help determine which nutritional substances or diet changes may be needed.
G600-muscletesting G600 The Ultimate Healing System, Illustrated Guide to Muscle Testing and Nutrition by Donald Lepore (1998): A comprehensive guide to biokinesiology and nutritional therapy. The Lepore Technique includes therapy with vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and homeopathic remedies. This easy-to-understand, fully-illustrated guide is a must for anyone interested in alternative healing.
G800-business G800 Starting a Business as a Natural Health Consultant Kay K. Larson (2011): Kay K. Larson This books covers the basics in many topics such as credentials, legal issues, malpractice insurance, forms, assessment systems, marketing, compliance, appointment structuring, the two things never to do with a new client and much more. NOTE: Order from lulu.com – they have the right version and it is about $18.00. Some site are listing some other version and asking $50-70!
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SG22 Study Group – Client Case Studies: 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting

Required Reading: Download “Client Profiles #2
During our study groups you will learn how to determine which questions to ask and how to choose what your client needs. Your homework will include all the information that is known about a specific person.

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SG80 Business Building Project

Required Reading: Download “Business Package”
The book you read has some good ideas but I am also going to share with you what has worked in my office. We have several downloads to help with the many details of building a business. These downloads include topics such as inventory, business software, decisions for social marketing, client symptom forms, follow-up protocols and more.


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Natural Health Consultant Diploma Program

Tuition Paid in Full: $1,480 (includes $150 non-refundable application fee).
Installments: $1,580 ($150 non-refundable application fee as a down payment and $119.16 per month for 12 months).

 

DOUBLE-DIPLOMA: Master Herbalist & Natural Health Consultant (MH, NHC)  Tuition for Double-Diploma: $2,400.00 paid in full or $2,500.00 if using installments. This is a savings of $880 if each program was taken individually.