Doctor of Philosophy in Holistic Sciences - Ph.D

Allopathic science is dominated by reductionism – the theory that every complex phenomenon, especially in biology or psychology, can be explained by analyzing the simplest, most basic physical mechanism that are in operation during the phenomenon. Allopathic Medicine is based on only treating the symptoms of a diseases via drugs or surgery alone.

Holistic sciences is based on the theory that parts of a whole are in intimate interconnection, such that they cannot exist independently of the whole, or cannot be understood without reference to the whole, which is thus regarded as greater than the sum of its parts. Holistic Medicine is the art and science of healing that address the whole person – body, mind, emotions and spirt.  The practice of holistic medicine integrates many forms of alternative therapies to prevent and treat imbalances, to provide optimal nutrition and most importantly, to promote optimal health.

Holistic thinking will be stimulated by exercises using phenomenology and in tackling challenges related to physics, earth system science, ecology, biology, holistic health, holistic nutrition and natural healing studies.  This program will set forth a coherent methodology of holistic enquiry, providing a rigorous and ethical framework for a more coherent and timelier science.

Interactive, experiential and participatory learning encourages novel approaches to scientific investigation. Various non-traditional teaching formats, learning experiences and assessments are facilitated. Investigations are holistic in the sense that they are embodied as well as rational/intellectual and often result in different outcomes to traditional styles of research and reporting.

Students will experience a profound personal transformative learning journey contributing positively to ecological, sustainable living, economic and social change.    

Program Goals

According to the World Health Organization, in Africa, up to 80% of the population uses traditional medicine for primary health care. In industrialized countries, adaptations of traditional medicine are termed “Complementary“ or “Alternative” (CAM).

The goal of our unique program is to train students to objectively assess the safety and efficacy of various complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities and explain the mechanistic basis for CAM therapies such as reiki, massage, herbs and supplements, mind-body interactions and more. By embedding CAM principles and paradigms firmly into an educational format, we are preparing a new generation of holistic educators, and researchers for the challenging task of delivering the health education of the future: a multi-disciplinary evidence-based approach to health education characterized by more effective health maintenance and disease prevention.

Features of the Ph.D. Graduate Program:

An excellent science-based curriculum that may be completed 3 years 
Student interactions with nationally-recognized leaders in CAM 
Participation in the development of an exciting, new academic field 
Research and publication opportunities 
Practicum placement with top CAM-related organizations 
Excellent student-faculty ratio and interactions 
Strong individual academic advising 

The goal is to train students who will enter careers in the private and public sectors related to CAM research, education, and integrative healthcare, and provide them with a rigorous educational program that incorporates a firm foundation in biomedical science, exposure to CAM disciplines, and competence in assessment of evidence.

Employment Opportunities

The program's graduates will pursue a variety of careers. Some areas of interest will be careers in medicine, holistic medicine, research and education.  Other areas of interests for our graduates will include law and public policy. Other interest may include agencies such as the Ministry of Health.

Settings where graduates can find employment and fill the growing need for holistic scientist include:

    Private Practice

    Universities Professors

    Home Health Care

    Private Consulting Clinics – Individual & Group Practice

    Medical Offices

    Chiropractic Offices

    Fitness Institutes

    Therapeutic Spas

    Massage Therapy Clinics

    Teaching Environments

    Public Speaking for small & large corporations

    Writing/Journalism

    Health Food Establishments

    Homeopathic/Naturopathic clinics

    Menu Formulation

    Research & Development

    Rehabilitation Centers

    Product Sales, Promotion & Marketing

    Developing & assisting food co-operatives & other feeding programs

    Organic farming/Composting programs

    Corporate Consulting

    Alternative sustainable agriculture

 
Contact our Campus

American University of Holistic Sciences
Citi Africa, Villa No.. 23, Oaukum
Dakar, Senegal


customersupport@gueye.com

Program Options

The Doctorate Program in Holistic Sciences is comprised of 30 courses with a total of 1810 hours which includes interactive online classes, campus classes and practicum courses.

The Full-Time program is held four times per week, Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, and is completed over three years. Full-Time diploma program enrollment will be twice per year.

The Part-Time program can be taken during the day or evening. The daytime part-time program is offered twice per week, either on Monday and Wednesday from 10:00am – 2:00 pm or Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00 pm and is completed over three years. The evening part-time program is held two times per week, Monday and Thursday nights from 6:00pm – 9:30 pm and is completed over four years. Part-time daytime Diploma program enrollment will be twice per year.

 
Courses

 
HS 700   Natural Health Philosophies

HS 710   Preventative Health Care

HS 715   Human Anatomy and Physiology

HS 720   Human Biology

HS 725   Nutritional Symptomology

HS 730   Environmental and Nutritional Pathology

HS 735   Comparative Diets

HS 740   Biological Chemistry

HS 745   Botanical Medicine

HS 750   Herbal Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology

HS 755   Overview of Traditional Chinese medicine

HS 760   Naturopathic Practice

HS 765   Ayurveda Medicine Practice

HS 770   Energy Medicine and Quantum physics

HS 775   Therapeutic Touch

HS 780   Advanced Massage Therapies

HS 790   Holistic Approaches to Reproductive Health

HS 800   Holistic Health I

HS 810   Holistic Health II

HS 820   Healing and Spirituality

HS 830   Biodynamic Farming

HS 840   Physical Assessments and Diagnosis

HS 850   Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

HS 860   Counseling Theory

HS 870   Counseling Methods

HS 875   The Client Practitioner Relationship

HS 880   Research Methodologies

HS 885   Professional Practice

HS 890   Professional Co-op Placement

HS 900   Graduation Requirements

 
Course Description
 


HS 700  Natural Health Philosophies

Natural Health is an eclectic self-care system of natural therapies that builds and restores health and wellness by working with the natural recuperative powers of the human body. This course covers various therapies to achieve a healthy body naturally.  Students will be introduced to the multi-faceted philosophies of Natural Health.

HS 710  Preventative Health Care

Nutrition is positioned as a significant factor in the prevention of many disease states. Learn how proper nutrition can protect against, reverse and/or retard many ailments including: osteoporosis, diabetes, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure, arthritis, cancer, anemia, kidney disease and colon cancer. Current research developments on phytochemicals, antioxidants and nutraceuticals will be explored.

HS 715  Human Anatomy and Physiology

This course includes the study of normal anatomy and physiology of the human body, beginning with the structure and function of the cell and continuing with the organization of the cell into organs. Specific topics covered will be transport mechanisms, the lymphatic system, the gastrointestinal tract, the endocrine system and the reproductive system. The interrelationship between systems will be explored with a focus on integrative and homeostatic control mechanisms.

HS 720  Human Biology

An interdisciplinary study that examines humans through the influences and interplay of many diverse fields such as genetics, evolution, creationism, physiology, anatomy, epidemiology, anthropology, ecology, nutrition, circadian rhythms, population genetics and sociocultural influences.

HS 725  Nutritional Symptomology

Understand the clinical assessment of nutritional status by interpreting physiological symptoms and their relationships to nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Learn the inter-relationships that exist between nutrients and how these play a critical role in determining optimal nutritional requirements. Students will develop foundational as well as specific protocols for balanced nutritional health.

Students will understand how physiological symptoms reflect and determine one’s nutritional status. Students will learn the essential principles of biochemical individuality and how this plays a critical role in determining optimal nutritional requirements, specific nutritional deficiencies and toxicities.

HS 730  Environmental and Nutritional Pathology

Three thousand chemicals have been identified as intentionally added to food supplies, and over 700 chemicals in our drinking water, including psychiatric pharmaceuticals. During food processing and storage, more than 10,000 other compounds can become an integral part of many commonly used foods.  This course will offer students an in-depth study of the major symptoms of chemical toxicity and will provide them with the knowledge to reduce exposure to these chemical. Also, this course provides a thorough understanding in the study of the traits, causes and effects of disease, as seen in the structure and workings of the Human body. The course will focus on the several body systems, including the etiology of various disease states and effective recognition of the various nutritional factors involved with the disease process. Pathology and symptomatology of various conditions that will be covered include those that affect the digestive, gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, musculo-skeletal, immune and nervous systems. Students will also learn proper terminology involved in identifying various disease conditions.

 HS 735  Comparative Diets

This course provides information about the holistic principles of food dynamics and their application for optimal health and well-being. Students learn and assess the many therapeutic benefits and limitations of several alternative diet approaches including: low-fat diets (Pritikin and Ornish), high protein diets (Dr. Atkins, Protein Power, Zone, Carbohydrate Addict), Glycemic Index and longevity diets (Macrobiotics, Okinawa). Various vegetarian plans are discussed with an emphasis on understanding protein complementation and Natural Hygiene diets (Hippocrates, Fruitarian, Juicing). The course will also address general cleansing diets for caffeine, alcohol and nicotine detoxing. With the knowledge gained in this course students will be able to evaluate and design customized health-promoting diets and lifestyle programs for any individual.

HS 740  Biological Chemistry

This introduction to chemistry will aid understanding towards the nature of atomic structure, qualitative chemical reactions and how they originate in our environment and other living organisms. This course will also cover nomenclature, isomerism, main functional groups, properties and characteristics of organic compounds including an introduction to the physical, structural and biological properties of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.

HS 745  Botanical Medicine

An in-depth study of the incredible world of plants and their medicinal uses according to various cultures. This program explores the history of plant-based therapies and how to identify and cultivate herbs. Students will study herbal terminology, natural emergency medicine, herbal materia medica, herbal pharmacology, energetics of herbal medicine, ethnobotany, herbal therapeutics, herbal toxicology, herbal identification and gardening.

HS 750  Herbal Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology

Student will learn the authoritative and exhaustive scientific findings of the most widely used herbal medicines. Using only reliable, peer-reviewed data described in detail of the pharmacology and toxicology of each herb, including clinical and pathological findings from clinical trials and case reports of adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, methods of chemical and biofluids analysis, and the known pharmacologic and toxicologic effects arranged by organ and organ system (therapeutic/toxicologic effect). Students will also learn the history and traditional uses, current promoted uses, dosage forms, potential drug interactions, and regulatory issues of these herbal products. 

HS 755  Overview of Traditional Chinese medicine

Chinese medicine is a system of medicine partly based on the idea that an energy, called qi (“chee"), flows along pathways in the body called meridians. In this belief, if the flow of qi along these meridians is blocked or unbalanced, illness can occur. In China, doctors have practiced Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and it is gaining in popularity in many Western countries.  Students will learn the causes of qi imbalance and how to balance chi for better health.

 HS 760  Naturopathic Practice

Naturopathy is a distinct type of primary care medicine that blends age-old healing traditions with scientific advances and current research. It is guided by a unique set of principles that recognize the body's innate healing capacity, emphasize disease prevention, and encourage individual responsibility to obtain optimal health. Students will learn about naturopathic treatment modalities include diet and clinical nutrition, behavioral change, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, botanical medicine, physical medicine, pharmaceuticals, and more.

HS 765  Ayurveda Medicine Practice

Ayurvedic medicine, also known as Ayurveda, is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India.  It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.  Student will explore in-depth the practice of Ayurveda.

HS 770  Energy Medicine and Quantum physics

This class will provide the student with Reiki Level I and II certification. Reiki is an ancient form of healing from Tibet. Rei means universal life, Ki means energy. Reiki means life for energy and is based on the idea that we are energy. Reiki is a hands-on, light touch, healing energy. Many healthcare organizations are interested in alternative or complementary approaches to care and are offering services such as Reiki to help decrease pain, anxiety, depression, and aid in the comfort and well-being of their clients. To provide these services there are additional training and certifications required. The class will combine both lecture and hands-on experiences. In addition, the class will engage in service learning by providing Reiki treatments to the community.

HS 775  Therapeutic Touch

This course will introduce the theory and practice of the Krieger-Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch. Concentration will be on the practice of Therapeutic Touch as an intentionally directed process of energy exchange, using the hands to facilitate the movement of energy and restoring balance to the energy system of the human body. The course will focus on the understanding of the basic principles of the human energy field, intuition, intentionality, benefits, theory, principles, process, and experiential learning of the Therapeutic Touch technique. Through readings, lecture, demonstrations, and practice, students will integrate the TT process with considerations of creating a healing environment, the ethics of practice, and integrating holistic health and self-care.

HS 780  Advanced Massage Therapies

Because massage therapy has multiple purposes, it also comes in many forms. You may already be familiar with styles of massage linked to countries of origin, such as Swedish, Thai, Japanese (Shiatsu) and Hawaiian (Lomilomi). There are also styles of massage specifically designed to address the needs of pregnant women (pre-natal massage) and athletes who've suffered minor injuries (sports massage). Other common variations include deep-tissue massage, hot stone massage and reflexology, which focuses exclusively on the feet.  This class will provide the student with Massage Therapist and Reflexologist Level I and II certification.

HS 790  Holistic Approaches to Reproductive Health

This course will enable the student to look critically at reproductive health options through the lifespan. Through readings, podcasts, PowerPoint presentations, and online discussions, we will weigh evidence related to alternative, complementary, and natural approaches to managing reproductive health issues. The course will follow a life span, growth, and development approach. Course topics will include natural family planning methods, holistic contraception, infertility and pregnancy issues, holistic birth support skills, and holistic care of the newborn after birth. In addition, adult reproductive issues will be covered including menopause, erectile dysfunction, and sexuality in aging.

HS 800  Holistic Health I

This course explores the realm of holistic health, emphasizing the integration of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Specific techniques and therapies will be introduced including, but not limited to, nutrition, stress management, meditation, therapeutic movement and massage, music, and others. The primary goal is to bring greater self-confidence, increased knowledge, and self-responsibility about health into each student's life.

HS 810  Holistic Health II

This course explores the realm of holistic health in greater depth. A strong component will focus on approaches to healing, including such topics as nutrition, meditation, forgiveness, energy, and thought communication. Spiritual and metaphysical dimensions will be integrated as they relate to the total well-being of the individual. The primary goal is to become conversant with holistic approaches that are widely used in promoting and supporting self-healing and transformation in both self and others. 

HS 820  Healing and Spirituality

This course will explore the links between spiritual understandings and physical and mental health. Focusing on global spiritual and religious traditions, the course will examine the determinants of health and the healing techniques utilized in each faith. We will also examine the ways in which religious values and expectations become internalized and affect the ways in which we interpret our wellness and our discomforts. This course is designed to offer an opportunity to become familiar with the world's faith traditions and to explore spirituality as it relates to healing, both personally and institutionally.

HS 830  Biodynamic Farming

Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition. Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Preparations made from fermented manure, minerals and herbs are used to help restore and harmonize the vital life forces of the farm and to enhance the nutrition, quality and flavor of the food being raised. Biodynamic practitioners also recognize and strive to work in cooperation with the subtle influences of the wider cosmos on soil, plant and animal health.

HS 840  Physical Assessments and Diagnosis

Advanced Practitioners are required to draw on their extensive in-depth knowledge, holistic clinical expertise, professional and holistic clinical judgement.  This course will provide students with opportunities to develop their knowledge of clinically relevant biological sciences, patient consultation, and physical assessment skills and obtain analytical, critical reasoning, diagnostic and patient management skills. Emphasis will be placed on holistic and humanistic care utilizing effective collaborative approaches in patient management, referral and discharge.

HS 850  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since its inception, MBSR has evolved into a common form of complementary medicine addressing a variety of health problems. The National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has provided a number of grants to research the efficacy of the MBSR program in promoting healing. Students will learn how Mindfulness meditation decreases stress, pain-related drug utilization, and increases activity levels and feelings of self-esteem.

HS 860  Counseling Theory

An advanced study of the major theories in the field of counseling, as well as an exploration of the historical perspectives and philosophies upon which they are based. Theories to be addressed include Classical Psychoanalysis, Individual Psychology, Analytical theory, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Existential Therapy. A special emphasis will be placed on the axiom, “know thyself.” 

HS 870  Counseling Methods

The major methods used in counseling individuals are examined with a focus on applicability to different client needs in a variety of settings. The relationship between specific theories and their counseling applications will also be assessed. Case study approaches are combined with counseling practices to demonstrate developing strategies working with individuals. Adjusting counseling for various individuals to reflect their diverse backgrounds and varying ages is emphasized. Students develop their own approach to individual counseling. 

HS 875  The Client Practitioner Relationship

The client-practitioner relationship is an extremely important, influential, and often critical component of successful treatment. Care should be taken to not take this relationship for granted; rather, practitioners should attend to the formation of this relationship with each client. Students will learn the code of ethics regard the client-practitioner relationship.

HS 880  Research Methodologies

This course introduces students to a number of research methods useful for academic and professional investigations of information practices, texts and technologies. By examining the applications, strengths and major criticisms of methodologies drawn from both the qualitative and quantitative traditions, this course permits an understanding of the various decisions and steps involved in crafting (and executing) a research methodology, as well as a critically informed assessment of published research.

HS 880  Research Methodologies

This course is designed to provide the tools and skills necessary to succeed in professional practice. Practicing in health service, community, business and educational settings will be thoroughly covered. Topics include legal framework, marketing techniques, defining goals, consulting skills, time management, client relationships, building rapport, professionalism and a recap on effective communication skills.

HS 890  Professional Co-op Placement

A co-operative placement is part of the diploma program. Students are placed in settings where they have a keen interest. Settings include, but are not limited to, spas & other fitness organizations, in-home consultations, retail nutritional stores and individual and group therapy. The Co-operative placement allows students to build confidence and become familiar with a clinical/practice setting in the alternative health field. The placement is at the end of the final semester of the program.

HS 900  Graduation Requirements

All doctoral candidates must submit a project, thesis or dissertation consisting of a body of original academic research, which is in principle worthy of publication in a peer-reviewed journal. 

Certification

With no further exams, graduates of AUHS the Doctor of Philosophy of Holistic Sciences Program, who wish to become board-certified can do so by applying with the California Holistic Integrative Medical Association.  They have offered the American University of Holistic Sciences, Dakar Senegal, full board professional accreditation which will allow our students to become professional board certified holistic health practitioners.  By being board certified, our students will obtain an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and nontraditional practitioners.

Distant Learning

Besides offering on-campus and practicum courses, American University of Holistic Sciences will offer online learning opportunities that will bring world-class faculty and highly ranked programs to students around the nation and the globe. Whether studying from home, the field, or the road, students in AUHS’s online degree and certificate programs will have 24/7 access to cutting-edge course material, online lectures, discussion boards, and interactive multimedia content to help them maximize their learning experience in smart and exciting ways.

Online learning brings the classroom to the student, with expertly designed and constructed courses that challenge the notion that the most effective learning is face-to-face. Students study with the same AUHS faculty who teach on campus, and benefit from easy access to recorded lectures from professors and visiting experts, readings, support material, case studies, student services, and other resources—most of which are available any time, day or night. Its high quality, rigorous academic content, designed for students who seek to learn remotely.

 
Faculty

All professors at AUHS are doctoral degree-holding teachers.

 
Admissions Requirements

Basic Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

A master’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade of B (Senegal's grading system 12.00 - 20:00); and
enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.

All qualified applicants will be accommodated. On campus testing is mandatory. Distant learning students are exempt.

Applicants

You must hold or expect to hold prior to the beginning of classes a master’s degree.

Academic records should be issued in the original language and accompanied by English translations if required (usually prepared by your university or Ministry of Education, unless the institution issues original documents in English). In general, records or transcripts must be issued by the school and include the school’s stamp or embossed seal and the signature of the authorizing official. For more detailed information on acceptable documents, students may contact the prospective department or Graduate Admissions.

For Domestic Applicants

Required Records: Upload unofficial transcripts with the application for the departmental initial review. Official transcripts of all college-level work will be required when admitted. Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes as issued by the school(s) you have attended. Request a current transcript from every post-secondary school that you have attended, including community colleges, summer sessions, and extension programs.

 
International Applicants

Required Records: Upload unofficial transcripts with the application for the departmental initial review. Official transcripts or academic records for all university-level studies, will be required if admitted. If academic records do not include official evidence of the award of the degree, the student must also submit additional documents that verify the degree conferral. For information about the documents required for an initial review of the application, student must contact the department or program to which they are applying.

 
Letters of Recommendation

At least three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants should check with their prospective department for questions regarding letters of recommendation. Applicants must be sure to inform their recommenders of the departments’ deadline.

Recommenders are asked to give their personal impressions of the student’s intellectual ability, aptitude in research or professional skills, character, and the quality of their previous work and potential for future productive scholarship.

Applicants may waive the right to inspect their letters of recommendation on a voluntary basis. To waive access to your letters, students must complete the waiver section of the Letter of Recommendation.

The Graduate Division may verify the authenticity of academic letters of recommendation with the school or recommender.

Application Fee

Applicant must submit an application fee when they apply. The non-refundable application fee is 60,000 cfa ($98.00 U.S).

Course Work Only Status

If an applicant wants to undertake graduate study without working for a higher degree, he/she may apply for course-work-only status. The applicant must, however, meet the same admission requirements as degree candidates, have a definite scholarly or professional purpose in applying, and be admitted to a regularly established major field of study. There is no limited or unclassified status available to graduate students. Course work only students do not qualify for fellowship consideration or for academic appointment as a Graduate Student Instructor and can be accommodated only if a department is willing to include them in its enrollment target. Not all departments accept course work only students. Please check with the academic department before starting an application. There is a minimum of two semesters (6 months) of study. Admission to course work only status precludes all future admission to any degree program at AUHS.

 


                                                                                 Tuition

                                                         American University of Holistic Sciences


Course Description                                       Cost of Program                              Monthly Cost

Ph.D Holistic Sciences                                      4,200,000 CFA                                 117,000 CFA


                                                                          $6,800.00 US                                   $190.00 US

Course Work Only Status                                   700,000 CFA                                  117,000 CFA


                                                                           $1136.00 US                                   $190.00 US                                                       
Tuition Incentive

Two hundred thousand (200,000 CFA) Franc CFA will be deducted from students tuition for full payment of tuition cost.


Three Hundred, Twenty Five Dollars ($325.00) will be deducted from students tuition for full payment of tuition cost.


AUTHORIZATION NUMBER:     000613

AUTHORIZATION DATE:           NOVEMBER, 24, 2016

AUTHORIZED BY:                      DIRECTOR  MICHEL FAYE


MINISTERE DE LA FORMATION PROFESSIONNELLE, DE L'APPRENTISSAGE ET DE L'ARTISANAT

DIRECTION DE LA FORMATION PROFESSIONNELLE ET TECHNIQUE

SICAP SACRE-COEUR PYROTECHNIE III; IMMEUBLE Y1C

American University of Holistic Sciences

Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition – M.S.

Holistic nutrition is the foundation to any holistic health lifestyle plan for optimal health. Most Western Countries have shifted their emphasis to prevention in an effort to reduce healthcare costs and service a society that is both growing and living longer.

The World Health Organization statistics shows that 70% of deaths globally occur due to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer, and that 75% of these death are preventable by living a healthier lifestyle. Proper nutrition, exercising, and the avoidance of smoking and drinking alcohol can prevent these deaths. The demand for nutrition education and nutrition professionals has increased exponentially. 

At the American University of Holistic Sciences, our mission is to educating the Senegalese population by providing them with professionally trained nutrition and wellness authorities to mentor them, and to assist them to feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Our goal… A Holistic Nutritionist in every Family…

Our Holistic Nutrition program will offer students a focused training in advanced applied holistic nutrition. There is an emphasis on integrating holistic nutrition research and coaching skills to prepare graduates for direct application of holistic nutrition theory, science and concepts in holistic health lifestyle planning for optimal health.


  • 579,620,920,000,000.00 XOF CFA ($939,872,710,407.60 U.S Dollars) are spent every year on health care and less than 2% goes towards prevention. 
  • 70% of deaths are caused by chronic illness each year, while 75% of these deaths are preventable.  
  • 1 in 3 adults worldwide have high blood pressure. 
  • Less than 3% of doctors’ visits are spent discussing nutrition.
  • Over 70% of adults are overweight or obese


 Program Overview

As an awareness of complementary approaches to conventional health care continues to grow, people are realizing the need to take more responsibility for their own health. Yet, in this ever-expanding field of alternative medicine, the mountains of information and viewpoints can be overwhelming. Sifting through the often conflicting information on topics such as herbal remedies, the best food sources, supplementary requirements, and environmental toxins, leaves many of us more confused than enlightened. With lives already overflowing with work and family, many people are turning to knowledgeable holistic practitioners to help them sort through the media-driven health hype and guide them towards a well-researched, nutritionally sound way of living. Graduates from the American University of Holistic Sciences will provide such a role. They will be educated partners qualified to devise a personalized holistic lifestyle plan that integrates and honors the physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual aspects of an individual’s life.

AUHS’s curriculum will skillfully blend the traditional with the ever-evolving wisdom of wellness in the true spirit of Holistic Health. Providing its students with leading edge research, innovative coursework and dynamic approaches to wellness, the intensive 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time Diploma program will challenge students to question trends and provide them with the knowledge to dissect and analyze future directions as they transpire. For anyone interested in becoming a part of the most progressive field in holistic health care today, AUHS will provide a curriculum that trains practitioners to successfully scale those ever-expanding mountains of nutritional information. Students will graduate with a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and will earned the designation of a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.

 
Employment Opportunities

What is a Holistic Nutritionist?

A Holistic Nutritionist is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Holistic Nutritionist educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments. Proper Holistic Nutritionist training programs and Holistic Nutritionist certification ensure that Holistic Nutritionist know how to work with diverse groups of people and equips them with the tools necessary to best fit the needs of their clients.  The primary objectives of Holistic Nutritionists are to educate the client regarding self-health management and to encourage clients in taking a more proactive role in staying healthy.”- Medical Economics.

In the United States, as more and more awareness is given to preventative care, Holistic Nutritionist are seen as a vital aspect of creating healthy lifestyle changes.  Holistic Nutritionist are becoming recognized as essential and integral parts of people’s health and wellbeing.  Not only is there a shift to live healthier lives, people are finding that helping others become healthier makes their lives better too. Our goal is to bring the same opportunity to the Senegalese people.

There is now a huge demand for Holistic Nutritionist. Around the world, there is growing interest in changing the way we take care of ourselves – our bodies, minds, and spirits. There is a growing impetus for a paradigm shift, a switch from mere reactivity – trying to treat or fix our problems – to a proactive and holistic approach to addressing and preventing the root causes of our personal ills.

We are on the cutting edge of a health revolution!  Chronic diseases are the epidemic of our generation and people desperately need nutrition and lifestyle guidance to find their way back to health. With a Holistic Nutritionist Certification (CHN) through the American University of Holistic Sciences, our students will provide the knowledge and skills to lead their clients to greater health and happiness.

Settings where graduates can find employment and fill the growing need for CHN’s include:

    Private In-Home Consultations 

    Home Health Care

    Private Consulting Clinics – Individual & Group Practice

    Medical Offices

    Chiropractic Offices

    Fitness Institutes

    Therapeutic Spas

    Massage Therapy Clinics

    Education – Teaching Environments

    Public Speaking for small & large corporations

    Writing/Journalism

    Health Food Establishments

    Homeopathic/Naturopathic clinics

    Menu Formulation

    Research & Development

    Rehabilitation Centers

    Product Sales, Promotion & Marketing

    Developing & assisting food co-operatives & other feeding programs

    Organic farming/Composting programs

    Corporate Consulting

    Alternative sustainable agriculture

 
Contact our Campus

American University of Holistic Sciences
Citi Africa, Villa No.. 23, Oaukum
Dakar, Senegal

customersupport@gueye.com

 
Program Options

The Diploma Program in Applied Holistic Nutrition is comprised of 20 courses with a total of 751 hours which includes interactive online classes, campus classes and practicum courses.

The Full-Time program is held four times per week, Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, and is completed over one year. Full-Time diploma program enrollment will be twice per year.

The Part-Time program can be taken during the day or evening. The daytime part-time program is offered twice per week, either on Monday and Wednesday from 10:00am – 2:00 pm or Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00 pm and is completed over two years. The evening part-time program is held two times per week, Monday and Thursday nights from 6:00pm – 9:30 pm and is completed over two years. Part-time daytime Diploma program enrollment will be twice per year.

 
Courses

FN100 Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals

AMB200 Ayurveda: Mind/Body Healing

NE200 Nutrition and the Environment

BC300 Biological Chemistry

HAP200 Human Anatomy and Physiology

BM300 Body Metabolism

CD350 Comparative Diets

NLS300 Nutrition through the Life Span

NS003 Nutritional Symptomatology Part I

PHC250 Preventive Health Care

NR400 Advanced Nutrition Research

HFP250 Holistic Food Preparation

NS300 Nutritional Symptomatology Part 2

NP400 Nutritional Pathology

HM400 Herbal Medicine

POD400 The Psychology of Disease

PSD200 Professional Skills Development

FSN300 Fitness and Sports Nutrition

BDF400 Bio-Dynamic Farming

PP02oo Professional Practice

PP0400 Professional Co-op Placement


Course Description 

FN 001 Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals

An introduction to the principles of nutrition as they relate to health and to the prevention of disease. This course provides a framework for the study of the basics of nutrition including; micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), the energy-yielding nutrients (Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins), the acid / alkaline balance, metabolism, digestion, absorption and energy balance. This course will also look at lipids in detail: their functions, classification, dietary requirements, digestion & absorption, metabolism and links to the major fatal diseases, heart disease and cancer.

 AMB02 Ayurveda: Mind/Body Healing

 This course incorporates the philosophy of Holistic Nutrition with spiritual and psychological approaches towards attaining optimal health, through the connection and benefits of sound body and mind. This course will explain the principles and practical applications of Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world. Students will learn about the three forces – Vata, Pitta and Kapha, that combine in each being into a distinct constitution. Practical dietary and lifestyle recommendations for different constitutions will also be explored in real case studies.

NE 009 Nutrition and the Environment

Based on an underlying philosophy that environments maintain and promote health and that individuals have a right to self-determination and self-knowledge, this course will present nutrition principles which promote health and prevent disease. Topics will consider the safety of our food supply, naturally occurring and environmental toxins in foods, microbes and food poisoning.

BC 001 Biological Chemistry

This introduction to chemistry will aid understanding towards the nature of atomic structure, qualitative chemical reactions and how they originate in our environment and other living organisms. This course will also cover nomenclature, isomerism, main functional groups, properties and characteristics of organic compounds including an introduction to the physical, structural and biological properties of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.

HAP01 Human Anatomy and Physiology

This course includes the study of normal anatomy and physiology of the human body, beginning with the structure and function of the cell and continuing with the organization of the cell into organs. Specific topics covered will be transport mechanisms, the lymphatic system, the gastrointestinal tract, the endocrine system and the reproductive system. The interrelationship between systems will be explored with a focus on integrative and homeostatic control mechanisms.

BM002 Body Metabolism

Nutrition is intimately linked with body metabolism. The goal of this course is to give you an understanding of what the body does with the food we eat. We begin with a detailed study of enzymes including the importance of vitamins and minerals. We then examine metabolic reactions used to obtain energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat as well as reactions used to rid our body o wastes such as urea and uric acid. The key role of the liver in metabolism will be emphasized throughout the course. Other topics will include digestive hormones, production of lactic acid, lipid carriers and the effects of low carbohydrate diets, including the effect on insulin/glucagon ratio, gluconeogenesis, ketosis and more.

CD 011 Comparative Diets

This course provides information about the holistic principles of food dynamics and their application for optimal health and well-being. Students learn and assess the many therapeutic benefits and limitations of several alternative diet approaches including: low-fat diets (Pritikin and Ornish), high protein diets (Dr. Atkins, Protein Power, Zone, Carbohydrate Addict), Glycemic Index and longevity diets (Macrobiotics, Okinawa). Various vegetarian plans are discussed with an emphasis on understanding protein complementation and Natural Hygeine diets (Hippocrates, Fruitarian, Juicing). The course will also address general cleansing diets for caffeine, alcohol and nicotine detoxing. With the knowledge gained in this course students will be able to evaluate and design customized health-promoting diets and lifestyle programs for any individual.

NLS 010 Nutrition through the Life Span

Nutrient needs and nutritional status are explored using a life span model. Areas of emphasis include growth and development, high risk pediatric groups, infant childhood allergies and diseases. Womens’ health concerns and the nutrition challenges faced by our aging society will also be examined.

NS003 Nutritional Symptomatology Part 1

Understand the clinical assessment of nutritional status by interpreting physiological symptoms and their relationships to nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Learn the inter-relationships that exist between nutrients and how these play a critical role in determining optimal nutritional requirements. Students will develop foundational as well as specific protocols for balanced nutritional health.

Students will understand how physiological symptoms reflect and determine one’s nutritional status. Students will learn the essential principles of biochemical individuality and how this plays a critical role in determining optimal nutritional requirements, specific nutritional deficiencies and toxicities.

PHC 005 Preventive Health Care

Nutrition is positioned as a significant factor in the prevention of many disease states. Learn how proper nutrition can protect against, reverse and/or retard many ailments including: osteoporosis, diabetes, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure, arthritis, cancer, anemia, kidney disease and colon cancer. Current research developments on phytochemicals, antioxidants and nutraceuticals will be explored.

NR 006 Advanced Nutrition Research

Emphasis in this course will be given to statistical research techniques used by academics and practitioners in the field of nutrition. The course involves examining ethical considerations, appropriateness, reliability and validity of research designs. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze research literature in this field.

HFP04 Holistic Food Preparation

The kitchen is the unique laboratory where pure, natural and whole ingredients are transformed into healthful, vibrant dishes. Hands-on experience in preparation of breakfast “power-drinks”, nourishing soups, simple one-pot dishes and several Ayurvedic food items brings another dimension to the holistic curriculum.

Emphasis is on proper preparation of grains through soaking, sprouting or fermentation and choice of healthy un-processed oils and fats to preserve and enhance nutritional value of foods. Raw foods, fermented condiments and other high enzyme preparations will be explored. All cooking classes are vegetarian.

NS 003 Nutritional Symptomatology Part 2

This course takes the knowledge from level 1 Nutritional Symptomatology course to a new level. Provides a thorough understanding of underlying causes of disease and methods to prevent them. Provides practical information about an array of assessment tools including: Nutribody Questionnaire, Hair Mineral Analysis, pH Testing, Thermography and Basal Temperature Test. Covers symptomatology and specific supplementation, diet and life style protocols for more complex conditions, including leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s, endocrine dysfunctions, CFS, heavy metal toxicity, liver and kidney detoxification, immune system issues and cancer. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge on various case studies.

NP 07 Nutritional Pathology

This course provides a thorough understanding in the study of the traits, causes and effects of disease, as seen in the structure and workings of the Human body. The course will focus on the several body systems, including the etiology of various disease states and effective recognition of the various nutritional factors involved with the disease process. Pathology and symptomatology of various conditions that will be covered include those that affect the digestive, gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, musculo-skeletal, immune and nervous systems. Students will also learn proper terminology involved in identifying various disease conditions.

HM 008 Herbal Medicine

Learn the healing and rejuvenating effects of medicinal herbs. Special emphasis is placed on herbal terminology, levels of application (including tonics, heroics and specifics), chronic condition application, remedies for stress, detoxification and antiviral, antibiotic and immune stimulating herbs.

POD 012 The Psychology of Disease

This course offers a comprehensive guide to energy and its pathways throughout the body. It discusses “thought” and “emotion” and their relationship to energy and to disease. It challenges the student to explore the thought patterns that may be inhibiting their own health & balance and their ability to succeed at their goals.

PSD 01 Professional Skills Development

This course will exemplify the effective use of communication vehicles in professional practice. Combining motivation and communication theory with an audience-centered approach, students will learn to master skills in oral and written professional communication activities.

FSN 013 Fitness and Sports Nutrition

The main focus of this course is the role of nutrition in fitness and sports. Methods are focused on where nutrition can help maximize muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility; through building muscle and reducing fat. Techniques for guiding athletes in proper nutrition in training, and effective methods to prevent dehydration and sports related injuries due to insufficient nutrient levels. Real case studies are examined, exploring leading methods & techniques in optimizing sports performance with proper nutrition.

BDF014 Biodynamic Farming

Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition. Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Preparations made from fermented manure, minerals and herbs are used to help restore and harmonize the vital life forces of the farm and to enhance the nutrition, quality and flavor of the food being raised. Biodynamic practitioners also recognize and strive to work in cooperation with the subtle influences of the wider cosmos on soil, plant and animal health.

PP 001 Professional Practice

This course is designed to provide the tools and skills necessary to succeed in professional practice. Practicing in health service, community, business and educational settings will be thoroughly covered. Topics include legal framework, marketing techniques, defining goals, consulting skills, time management, client relationships, building rapport, professionalism and a recap on effective communication skills.

PP 002 Professional Co-op Placement

A 100 hour co-operative placement is part of the diploma program. Students are placed in settings where they have a keen interest. Settings include, but are not limited to, spas & other fitness organizations, in-home consultations, retail nutritional stores and individual and group therapy. The Co-operative placement allows students to build confidence and become familiar with a clinical/practice setting in the alternative health field. The placement is at the end of the final semester of the program.


Certification

With no further exams, graduates of AUHS Applied Holistic Nutrition program, who wish to become board-certified can do so by applying with the California Holistic Integrative Medical Association. They have offered the American University of Holistic Sciences, Dakar Senegal, full board professional accreditation which will allow our students to become professional board certified holistic health practitioner.  By being board certified, our students will obtain an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and nontraditional practitioners.


Distant Learning

Besides offering in-class and practicum courses, American University of Holistic Sciences will offer online learning opportunities that will bring world-class faculty and highly ranked programs to students around the nation and the globe. Whether studying from home, the field, or the road, students in AUHS’s online degree and certificate programs will have 24/7 access to cutting-edge course material, online lectures, discussion boards, and interactive multimedia content to help them maximize their learning experience in smart and exciting ways.

Online learning brings the classroom to the student, with expertly designed and constructed courses that challenge the notion that the most effective learning is face-to-face. Students study with the same AUHS faculty who teach on campus, and benefit from easy access to recorded lectures from professors and visiting experts, readings, support material, case studies, student services, and other resources—most of which are available any time, day or night. Its high quality, rigorous academic content, designed for students who seek to learn on their own terms and on their schedule.


Faculty

All professors at AUHS are doctoral degree-holding teachers.

 
Admissions Requirements

Basic Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

A bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade of B (Senegal's grading system 12.00 20:00);  and enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field. 

All qualified applicants will be accommodated. On campus testing is mandatory. Distant learning students are exempt.

Applicants

You must hold or expect to hold prior to the beginning of classes a bachelor's degree.

Academic records should be issued in the original language and accompanied by English translations if required (usually prepared by your university or Ministry of Education, unless the institution issues original documents in English). In general, records or transcripts must be issued by the school and include the school’s stamp or embossed seal and the signature of the authorizing official. For more detailed information on acceptable documents, students may contact the prospective department or Graduate Admissions.

For Domestic Applicants

Required Records: Upload unofficial transcripts with the application for the departmental initial review. Official transcripts of all college-level work will be required when admitted. Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes as issued by the school(s) you have attended. Request a current transcript from every post-secondary school that you have attended, including community colleges, summer sessions, and extension programs.

 
International Applicants

Required Records: Upload unofficial transcripts with the application for the departmental initial review. Official transcripts or academic records for all university-level studies, will be required if admitted. If academic records do not include official evidence of the award of the degree, the student must also submit additional documents that verify the degree conferral. For information about the documents required for an initial review of the application, student must contact the department or program to which they are applying.

 
Letters of Recommendation

At least three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants should check with their prospective department for questions regarding letters of recommendation. Applicants must be sure to inform their recommenders of the departments’ deadline.

Recommenders are asked to give their personal impressions of the student’s intellectual ability, aptitude in research or professional skills, character, and the quality of their previous work and potential for future productive scholarship.

Applicants may waive the right to inspect their letters of recommendation on a voluntary basis. To waive access to your letters, students must complete the waiver section of the Letter of Recommendation.

The Graduate Division may verify the authenticity of academic letters of recommendation with the school or recommender.

Application Fee

Applicant must submit an application fee when they apply. The non-refundable application fee is 60,000 cfa ($98.00 U.S).

Course Work Only Status

If an applicant wants to undertake graduate study without working for a higher degree, he/she may apply for course-work-only status. The applicant must, however, meet the same admission requirements as degree candidates, have a definite scholarly or professional purpose in applying, and be admitted to a regularly established major field of study. There is no limited or unclassified status available to graduate students. Course work only students do not qualify for fellowship consideration or for academic appointment as a Graduate Student Instructor and can be accommodated only if a department is willing to include them in its enrollment target. Not all departments accept course work only students. Please check with the academic department before starting an application. There is a minimum of two semesters (6 months) of study. Admission to course work only status precludes all future admission to any degree program at AUHS.

 

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Course Description                                       Cost of Program                               Monthly Cost

MS in Holistic Nutrition                                      3,200,000 CFA                                 117,000 CFA

                                                                          $5,184.00 US                                   $190.00 US

Course Work Only Status                                   700,000 CFA                                  117,000 CFA

                                                                           $1136.00 US                                   $190.00 US                                                       

Tuition Incentive

Two hundred thousand (200,000 CFA) Franc CFA will be deducted from students tuition for full payment of tuition cost.

Three Hundred, Twenty Five Dollars ($325.00) will be deducted from students tuition for full payment of tuition cost.

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