ONLINE EDUCATION (Complementary and Alternative Health Online Degrees)

All Bachelor degree-seeking students with zero (0) traditional college-level transferable credits are required to successfully complete the Student Success Orientation prior to enrolling in credit-bearing coursework. Following successful completion of orientation, students are required to successfully complete EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education as their first course.

Students entering with twenty-four (24) or more transferable, traditional semester credits are required to successfully complete PSY 202 Adult Development and Life Assessment as their first course. PSY 202 is designed to help experienced students acclimate to the online college environment.

Student Success Orientation 

The orientation is designed to provide students with a complete overview of experience, prepare them for success in their courses, and help them to self evaluate their readiness to succeed in an online classroom setting. Students will be instructed on Ashford University policies and the learner resources that are available to them through interactive videos and assessments. Students enrolled in orientation must successfully complete all assigned activities.

This focuses on lifestyle, mental well-being and spiritual awareness, thus treating the patient as a whole being. Holistic health programs and natural health programs focus on healing the body through natural means. With herbalist training you learn the art and science of massage therapy, reflexology, energy healing, bodywork, oriental medicine, acupuncture, and acupressure. Some schools offer a Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine program while others are offered at the master degree level. In natural programs, you learn about combining natural health practices with nutrition and fitness.

Holistic health is a philosophy of medical care that sees the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life being interconnected. Natural or complementary health is usually associated with alternative medicine, but is increasingly being used in mainstream medical practice as part of a broad view of patient care.

Holistic health education and holistic health training, as well as alternative health education and training are part of natural health training. Natural health degrees, holistic health programs, and naturopathic degree programs may combine massage therapy, nutritional counseling, herbology, reflexology, acupressure, yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, polarity, and breathwork when working with a client or patient.

Online holistic heath degree programs and online natural health training focuses on healing the body through natural means and process. These alternative health approaches, including the naturopathy degree, also include energy healing, bodywork, oriental medicine, acupuncture, and acupressure. Some natural health practitioners also combine natural healing with conventional medical approaches which include nutrition and exercise. Specific holistic health courses might include the following:

Spirituality in Healing
Massage Techniques
Therapeutic Touch
Stress Management

With most alternative health careers, you can chose to open your own private practice or work in a clinic, spa, or other areas when holistic health and natural health are practiced. Natural health careers often focus on aspects of Eastern medicine and combine these aspects with clinical research and Western health and medical approaches.

Other areas of focus in holistic health degree programs may include meditation, herbology, Chinese medicine, yoga and massage therapy, physical therapy, and naturopathy. Some professionals with a holistic health degree choose to emphasize the bodywork aspect of the profession while others choose to act more as counselors or teachers.

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