Curriculum – Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences


Concentration in Botanical Medicine

The concentration in Botanical Medicine is a combination program that will provide the student with a Bachelor in Natural Health Sciences (B.S.) degree and a Master Herbalist (M.H.) certification.

The concentration in Botanical Medicine degree program offers a comprehensive study of herbology and natural healing teachings. The student will learn herb identification, selection, harvesting, horticulture, usage, herbal formulation and preparation.

The course of study includes the evolution, teaching, advancement of natural healing, dynamics of the human body, taxonomy and description of herbs, constituents of materia medica, and applications for Master Herbalists. You will learn preventive medicine through the study of the basic principles of natural healing: cause of disease, nutrition, elimination therapies, and herbal cleansing for the entire system including training in the proper application of wholesome herbs and simple therapies.
Required: 60 Credits (minimum)

The following is a recommended curriculum in Botanical Medicine only, as each program is independently designed with the student and the Dean. Incoming credit may apply and courses waived as a result.

Botanical Medicine Core Curriculum (60 credits minimum)

SCI 320 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
SCI 317 Elemental Chemistry
SCI 401 Clinical Biochemistry

NM 303 Botanical Medicine
NM 407 Aromatherapy Studies

NNM 509 Herbal Studies Course

Module IV – CORE COURSES (Suggested)
NM 309 Detoxification and Nature Cure
HM 305 Homeopathy I
AY 300 Ayurveda – The Beginner
NUT 460 Holistic Nutritional Counseling

NM 302 Basic Nutrition
NUT 304 Clinical Nutrition
NUT 307 Whole Nutrition
NM 307 Tissue Mineral and Hair Analysis
NM 310 Color Therapy
NUT 401 Advanced Nutrition
IR 400 Iridology I
NUT 412 Cellular Nutrition/Oligo & Trace Elements
NUT 448 Nutritional Assessment and Counseling
NM 311 Gastroenterology I
NM 417 Gastroenterology II – Mayr
SCI 418 Holistic Blood Chemistry and Urine Lab Analysis
AY 440 Ayurveda
ANM 301 Animal Natural Health I
ANM 303 Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Animals
ANM 304 Herbology and Flower Essences for Animals
ANM 401 Animal Natural Health II
ANM 406 Healing Modalities for Animals
NM 450 Research/Case Studies

(Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of the Dean)