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Geriatric Health and Wellness Promotion - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Geriatric Health and Wellness Promotion - 30 credit Certificate
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
HUMA1515
Using Music as a Therapy
This is an intensive music listening course in which student will enhance the awareness and understanding of their music listening skills to different types of music. Students will analyze the effects of musical elements, especially those effective in pain management and relaxation and associated with the healing process. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
 
2 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
IHHA1100
Introduction to Holistic Healing
This course gives you an overview and foundation of the field of integrative health and healing. You will explore the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit of the human system as well as healing through social, cultural, environmental and global perspectives of healing. You will also discuss and evaluate emerging trends in holistic health and the complexities around current healthcare models. This course is strongly recommended as a first class for those with no previous integrative health and healing experience. (Prerequisites: none) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
IHHA1200
Massage/Reflexology
This course will include information on learning simple massage and reflexology techniques to aid in relaxation, stress relief, and provide comfort. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
IHHA1220
Spring Forest Qigong
This course provides a working understanding of the study of universal energy known as Qigong. Qigong increases self-awareness, builds internal energy, and allows one to assist the physical and spiritual healing of themselves and others through movement, breath work, visualization, and sound. Students will increase their knowlege on the history of qigong, general principles of qigong, four main elements of qigong, yin/yang philosophy, study of the universe, six keys to success, and six causes of energy blockages. Active and sitting exercises to open energy blockages will be taught and techniques for assisting others in healing blockages will be shared. Students will learn healing for specific physiology and conditions of the body.(Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
IHHA1240
Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils (extracts or essences) from flowers, herbs, and tress to promote health and well-being. Students will have an understanding of the art and science of aromatherapy and the effects on the body, the chemistry of essential oils, therapeutic actions and important safety guidelines. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
IHHA1250
Creating Sacred Healing Spaces
In this course students will learn how to create a healing environment for hospice and palliative care. (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
IHHA2102
Mind Body Connections
(3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
IHHA2103
Spirituality and Healing
This course introduces students to the impact of belief and spirituality on healing and wholeness. Students will identify personal core beliefs systems and values in relation to spirituality and healing, and learn cultural aspects of healing, spirituality and ritual. Students will learn about the spiritual components of an illness or disease experience and the nature of life-changing aspects of a chronic or terminal illness. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Holistic Healing is strongly recommended). (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
IHHA2105
The Aging Transformation & Geriatric Holistic Health
This course is an overview of holistic concerns of the gerian. Demographics of the geriatric population will be studied and an understanding of the aging process, myths and facts will be gained. Students will identify cognitive, physical, emotional, and environmental impacts of aging, look at legal and ethical issues and cultural perspectives on aging. (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
IHHA2107
Healing Touch
This course provides an understanding of the human energy system relationship to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and energy principles basic to Healing Touch. Students will assess the energy field and energy centers; identify a basic Healing Touch sequence and demonstrate specific intervention techniques used in Healing Touch; discuss applications of Healing Touch in personal and professional practice and develop interviewing and additional assessment skills. (Prerequisite: IHHA 1100 Introduction to Holistic Healing is strongly recommended) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
IHHA2110
Integration of Holistic Therapies in Geriatric Care
This course provides an overview of available therapies in Geriatric Care. Students will learn to identify appropriate candidates for these therapies and the benefits and risks associated with the use of these therapies. Special considerations within the geriatric population and responsibilities of the provider while using these therapies with the geriatric population will also be addressed. (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
IHHA2285
2 cr
 
28 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 30



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