BS Integrative Health and Lifestyle Medicine Course Descriptions

CourseCourse DescriptionTextbook
LM300 Stress Management Coaching (3cr)This course reviews the insights and skills to handle common stress, ranging from academics and time management to relationship issues. Lectures incorporate actionable strategies, to guide the learner how to change their perspectives and respond to demands as they become stronger and more committed. Self-assessments help understand why they react to stressors, while a customizable toolkit offers strategies for diffusing stress. Topics will also Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques of Breathing, Relaxation, and Guided Imagery to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Self-Hypnosis.Required:
Comprehensive Stress Management, 15/e.
Jerrold Greenberg
ISBN13: 9781260240689
Published: 2021
Publisher: McGraw Hill
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LM301 Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Counseling (3cr)This course examines the motivation for drug use, the social implications of drug use, legal ramifications and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. Research looks at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, provides key information regarding specific types of drugs and reviews drug treatment, education and prevention approaches and programs.Required:
Foundations of Addictions Counseling, 4/e
David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer
Pearson 2019
ISBN13: 9780135166871
Retail Price: $113.32
LM400 General, Organic and Biochemistry (3cr)This course road introduces the principles of general, organic, and biochemistry. Atomic structure, radioactivity, ionic and covalent compounds, reactions, oxidation-reduction, solutions, acids and bases are covered through descriptive, theoretical, and laboratory topics.Required:
An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
Karen C Timberlake
ISBN13: 978013 442135-3
Published: 2016
Publisher: Pearson
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LM401 Health Promotion & Education (3cr)This course emphasizes the principal foundation in the history, philosophy, theory, and ethics of health education. Learners will understand the roles and responsibilities of health education specialists, potential occupational settings, and the ethics that inform professional decisions. Additional research will cover the past, present, and future of health, health care, and health education and promotion.Required:
Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education
Randall R. Cottrell, James T. Girvan, James F. McKenzie, Denise
Seabert & Caile Spear
Pearson 2018
ISBN: 9780134551975
Retail Price: $24.99
LM402 Human Anatomy & Physiology (3cr)This course reviews the central theme of homeostasis-how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function. Additional topics of research will include: Cell Physiology, Plasma Membrane, Neural and Hormonal Functions, The Central Nervous System, The Integumentary System, The Skeletal System, The Articular System, The Respiratory System, The Urinary System, The Digestive System, The Muscular System, The Endocrine System, The Lymphatic System, The Respiratory System, The Cardiovascular System, Fluid an Acid Bases, Endocrine System and Glands and the Reproductive System.Required:
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 4/e.
Donald C. Rizzo
ISBN13: 9781285174150
Published: 2015
Publisher: Cengage
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LM403 Sociology of Health (3cr)This covers both micro- and macro-level topics while exposing the sociological and ethical dilemmas of modern health care and asking internal questioning of ones held beliefs about health and illness. Thorough discussions of health and health care will emphasize how social forces can prevent or foster illness, affect cultural ideas about illness and disability, structure health care institutions, and affect the lives of health care workers.Required:
Medical Sociology, 13/e
William C. Cockerham
Routledge; (January 10, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0205896417
Retail Price: $33.50
LM404 Health Coaching (3cr)This course examines essentials of health coaching methodology, along with integrative wellness principles, theoretical frameworks, evidence-based models, coaching session formats, and practice tools to offer a systematic approach to helping clients achieve enduring changes in their personal health and wellness behaviors through a supportive and forward-moving coaching relationship.Required:
Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change, 2/e
Michael Arloski, Ph.D.
Whole Person Associates (June 16, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1-57025-321-8
Retail Price: $22.15

REFERENCE TEXT (for recorded lecture sessions)
Concepts In Health and Wellness, 1/e.
James Robinson III, Ed.D, FAAHE; Deborah J. McCormick, Ph.D.
Cengage Learning (June 28, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1-4180-5541-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4180-5541-7
Retail Price: $76.01
LM405 Fitness & Wellness Coaching (3cr)This course integrates realistic motivation techniques that bridge the gap between wanting to be fit and living a fit lifestyle. The course emphasizes motivational techniques, health and wellness coaching, positive encouragement, and personal values to accelerate health and lifestyle changes. This will provide one establish goals and achieve endurance, strength, flexibility, nutrition, weight management, stress management, disease prevention and more. Learners will be able to achieve a deeper sense and strong foundation in fitness with coaching techniques towards wellness.Required:
Total Fitness & Wellness, The Mastering Health Edition, 7/e
Scott K. Powers & Stephen L. Dodd
Pearson 2016
ISBN13: 9780134288161
Retail Price: $29.99
LM406 Integrative Psychopharmacology (3cr)This course reviews principles of psychopharmacology, commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs for adults, and psychotropic medications prescribed to children. Research will examine psychosocial treatments that complement the most prescribed medications, expanded discussion of medication of children and the elderly. Topics will also cover Pharmacokinetics: How the Body Acts on Psychotropic Medications and Herbaceuticals.Required:
Focus on Pharmacology: Essentials for Health Professionals, 3/e
Jahangir Moini
Pearson 2018
ISBN13: 9780134525044
Retail Price: $119.99
LM407 Behavioral Neuroscience (3cr)This course reflects foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to typical and disordered human behavior. Topics of research will include Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain, along with Vision, Nonvisual Sensation and Perception.Required:
Revel for Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience & Access Card, 10/e
Melissa A. Birkett & Neil R. Carlson
Pearson 2019
ISBN13: 9780135449127
Retail Price: $88.07
NUT300 Nutrition Education & Counseling (3cr)This course guides health professionals to learn personalized nutrition theories and develop a foundation in counseling and education principles, along with evaluation methodologies. Students learn to interpret and apply personalized nutrition education counseling into effective dialogues to aid the client in knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make informed, healthy lifestyle choices.Required:
Nutrition Counseling & Education Skill Development, 4/e.
Kathleen D. Bauer & Doreen Liou
ISBN: 9780357367667
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cengage
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NUT301 Clinical Nutrition (3cr)This course presents the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition therapy along with their practical applications to daily life and clinical settings. Starting with normal nutrition, the course will introduce nutrients and their physiological impacts, as well as nutritional guidelines for good health and disease prevention. Coverage of clinical nutrition includes the latest information on pathophysiology and dietary changes for treating a variety of medical conditions, from obesity and pregnancy to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and HIV.Required:
Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition, 11/e
Sharon Rady Rolfes, RDN, MS; Kathryn Pinna, RD, MS, PhD; Ellie Whitney, PhD
Cengage Learning; (January 1, 2017)
ISBN-10: 133709806X ISBN-13: 9781337098069
Retail Price: $59.52
NUT302 Nutrition Therapy & Pathophysiology (3cr)This course reviews comprehensive coverage of disease pathophysiology and treatment that reflects the latest research and evidence-based nutritional care. The course thoroughly integrates the nutrition care process as well as the latest scope and standards of dietetics practice. An emphasis on pathophysiology clearly connects nutrition therapy practices and expected outcomes to underlying disease processes at every level–from cells to organ system.Required:
Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology, 4/e
Marcia Nahikian Nelms; Kathryn P. Sucher
Cengage 2019
ISBN-10: 0-357-04171-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-357-04171-0
Retail Price: $113.61
NUT303 Mind-Body Medicine (3cr)This course will review the fundamentals of mindfulness and positive psychology. Learners will explore the concepts, the research behind the concepts, cognitions, and practices that enhance well-being. In addition, strategies will be developed to skillfully work with thoughts, emotions, and sensations, while developing a capacity to enhance mind-body awareness of a present-moment experience.Required:
Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships, 5/e.
Keith J. Karren, Lee Smith, Kathryn J. Gordon & Kathryn J. Frandsen
ISBN13: 9780321883452
Published: 2014
Publisher: Pearson
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NUT304 Food & Culture (3cr)This course reviews information on the health, culture, food, and nutrition habits of the most common ethnic and racial groups living in the United States. It is designed to help health professionals, chefs, and others in the food service industry learn to work effectively with members of different ethnic and religious groups in a culturally sensitive manner. Comprehensive coverage of key ethnic, religious, and regional groups, including Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, Mexicans and Central Americans, Caribbean Islanders, South Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, People of the Balkans, Middle Easterners, Asian Indians, and regional Americans.Required:
Food Around the World: A Cultural Perspective, 4/e
Margaret McWilliams
Pearson 2014
ISBN13: 9780133457988
Retail Price: $166.65
NUT305 Ethics (3cr)This course covers the ethical debate of the influential theories such as religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, and feminist and care ethics. Discussion of contemporary issues includes abortion, euthanasia, sexual morality, structural racism, and same-sex marriage.Required:
Medical Law and Ethics, 6/e
Bonnie F. Fremgen
Pearson 2019
ISBN13: 9780135414521
Retail Price: $93.32
NUT400 Healthcare Nutrition (3cr)Healthcare Nutrition introduces nutrition basics then moves through clinical topics, exploring the ways nutrition impacts diabetes, renal disease, liver disorders and other ailments. Organized by organ system to align with other health disciplines; chapters include the latest research and clinical practices for leveraging the power of nutrition in patient health care.Required:
Nutrition for Health and Health Care, 7/e
Linda Kelley DeBruyne; Kathryn Pinna
Cengage Learning; (January 1, 2019)
ISBN-10: 0357022467 | ISBN-13: 978-0357022467
Retail Price: $110.18
NUT401 Sports Nutrition (3cr)Sports Nutrition emphasizes scientific reasoning and the latest studies to illuminate the evidence for current nutritional recommendations. Course literature illustrates the connections among exercise, nutrition, the ultimate goals, optimal performance and health. Learn the rationale behind the recommendations made to athletes, and create specific plans for the appropriate amount and type of foods, beverages and/or supplements to support training, performance and recovery.Required:
Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise & Health, 2/e
Jie Kang
Routledge; (February 22, 2018)
ISBN-13: 978-1138687585
Retail Price: $66.20
NUT402 Nutrition & Human Metabolism (3cr)Nutrition & Human Metabolism explores complex metabolic processes and concepts, along with solid understanding of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Coursework will examine the structures and functions of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins; including their regulatory roles in metabolism; and provide information on vitamin and mineral food sources, recommended intakes, deficiency, and toxicity.Required:
Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism, 7/e
Cengage Learning; (January 1, 2017)
ISBN13: 9781305627857
Retail Price: $89.82
NUT403 Cannabinoid Medical Science Foundations (3cr)This course reviews the foundations of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, along their chemical and genetic structure. Scientific texts and literature will explain how cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, along with their receptors can be studied, analyzed, documented and utilized for their physiological functions towards health and wellness.Required:
Vincenzo Di Marzo
Published Year: 2014
ISBN13: 978-1118451298
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SCI306 Cannabis & CBD Product FormulationsThis course presents dosing strategies of various cannabinoids, routes of administration, and timing for effective use. Literature will present potential interactions with pharmaceuticals and how to maximize safe use, and how to analyze and interpret certificates of analysis of various formulations. Expanded research will showcase how to read a dispensary menu to guide patient care, culminating with spectrums of industrial hemp extraction used in CBD formulations.Required:
Cannabis Pharmacy
Michael Backes
Black Dog & Leventhal 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0316464185
Retail Price: $20.49

Curious About Cannabis, 2/e.
Jason Wilson, MS
Natural Learning Enterprises, LLC 2020
ISBN: 978-0-9985728-5-7
Retail Price: $24.99
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Cannabis Health Index by Uwe Blesching, PhD. (practitioner resource)