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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_HH1

Campus: Larimer Campus and Loveland

Holistic Health - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This two year program is designed to prepare students to begin practice in an area of holistic/integrative health, including practitioners in aromatherapy, yoga teaching, massage, reflexology, Reiki, wellness coaching, etc. Graduates will be aligned to set up their own practices in a stand-alone facility, or work alongside other practitioners in the holistic and medical fields, including wellness facilities, clinics, and hospitals. Graduates are qualified for employment in various levels of entrepreneurship or independent and corporate wellness as well as health care offices or organizations. It prepares students to take state and national certification exams with a focus on areas of aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, or energy/body work and/or join highly-rated state and nationally accredited professional membership affiliations. However, new national trends suggest that students complete a significant portion hands-on coursework in order to garner greater potential for increased employment opportunities and successful transfer status in this emerging hands-on, person-oriented professional healthcare field and thus, this degree is not recommended for completion exclusively online.

Graduates of this degree may also transfer to advanced educational institutions for other integrated health-related degrees.  Currently, this degree program is transferable to Metropolitan State University of Denver to be applied towards the Bachelor of Science in Integrative Healthcare and Southern New Hampshire University for a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Possible transfers to other university programs and specialty schools are also in process; so please check with the Program Director for more details and updates.

All courses in this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to graduate.

Requirements

Assessment testing is required of all students. Students who place into CCR 093 (or above), MAT 050 (or above) may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with the Program Director before registering for courses in this program of study. Upon doing so, students are strongly encouraged to begin with HHP 120 (Intro to CAM & Success in Holistic Health) during their first semester for enhanced success in the Holistic Health program and this emerging field.

Holistic Health Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
HHP 120Introduction to Integrative Health

2

HHP 252Holistic Health Keystone

3

HHP 261Ethics in Holistic Therapies

2

HHP 263Creating a Holistic Business Practice

2

HHP 289Capstone

2

Total Credit Hours:11

General Education Requirements

English

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

or

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Note: Students desiring professional advancement in this field through transfer should consider taking ENG 122 in addition to ENG 121 to satisfy the general education requirements in English at MSU-D and other transfer institutions.

Communication

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 220Intercultural Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 135Introduction to Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Arts and Humanities

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

History

Select one course (3 credits) from the gtPathways list (GT-HI1).

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANT 101Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 215Indians of North America

3

ANT 250Medical Anthropology

3

Total Credit Hours:3
Psychology

Select one course (3 credits) from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 101General Psychology I

3

PSY 102General Psychology II

3

PSY 227Psychology of Death and Dying

3

PSY 235Human Growth and Development

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4

BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4

CHE 101Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab

5

Total Credit Hours:13

Additional Health Related Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
HWE 100Human Nutrition

3

HPR 208Medical Record Terminology

2

Total Credit Hours:5

Electives

Select 10 credits of electives from HHP and MST. Additional courses other than under the HHP and MST categories may only be substituted with the expressed permission of the Program Director and should be selected based upon student's personal and/or professional interest. Students are strongly advised to consult with the HHP Program Director prior to selecting their elective courses.

Total Credit Hours:10

Total Credit Hours: 60

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