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Overview

Wellness has been identified as an industry. Wellness is more than the absence of disease, it is a proactive approach that incorporates attitudes and therapies that improve health and enhance the quality of life. 

The Holistic Health (ROA) program offers 99 hours of study in complementary therapies, wellness, and the importance of the mind-body connection.

This ROA provides the successful student with the right tools to begin their journey in the ever burgeoning field of holistic health be it a personal or professional endeavor.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be provided with a competitive edge for positions such as sales associates, consultants, support staff at Natural Health establishments, opportunities in the wellness field, and potential self-employment.


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Curriculum

HHP100
Introduction to Holistic Healing
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Prerequisite(s):

Prior knowledge of anatomy is recommended.

Optimum health can be attained when we balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives. Students discover and explore the origins of holistic healing, the mind-body connection, the human energy field, chakras and emotional healing. The teaching approach is both theoretical and experiential.




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HHP101
Holistic Nutrition
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Prerequisite(s):

Some prior knowledge of nutrition is recommended.

Proper nutrition is the foundation for human health and well-being whereas poor nutrition is the leading cause of disease in North America today. Proper food choices can lead to optimal health and contribute to the prevention and treatment of various conditions and diseases. Topics include traditional nutrition, organic foods, whole foods dietstyles, supplementation, alternative nutritional therapies, digestion, elimination, cooked versus raw, interaction between diet and mind and philosophy of nutrition.




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HHP102
Holistic Health Care Modalities
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There are many holistic therapies available today. This subject is designed as an introduction to these. Students experience and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of various types of holistic healing techniques including meditation, holistic therapies (aromatherapy, herbology, iridology, etc.), bodywork (massage, shiatsu, cranio-sacral, therapeutic touch, Reiki, reflexology etc.) and movement (yoga, tai chi, dance, etc.). The overall objective is to increase student awareness of these therapies for use towards personal growth, and to enable participants to chose therapies in which they would like to train and specialize.




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HHP111
Introduction to Herbology
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The use of plants in treating illness and symptoms has been documented for some five thousand years. Learn the fundamentals of herbalism, the different classification of herbs, how to use and prepare herbs and herbal remedies, and explore the use of herbal formulations for health promotion and treatment of common health conditions.




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Program Outcomes

Introduction to Herbology

This 36 hour course provides students with the fundamentals of herbalism and the preparation of herbs and remedies, as well as exploring the treatment of common health conditions. 

Holistic Healing:

A theoretical and experiential approach to healing thru the examination of the 7 major chakras, how physical symptoms reflect our mental state, and approaches to emotional healing.

Holistic Modalities:

An introduction to the myriad of modalities available today such as aromatherapy, reflexology, iridology, shiatsu, meditation, cranial-sacral and Reiki. The objective is to increase personal growth and to expose students to various therapies they may like to train in and or specialize.

Holistic Nutrition:

The role of nutrients, vitamins and minerals are explained, various dietstyles, the relationship between diet and wellness and the philosophy of nutrition. This course offers an overview of nutrition and the link between nutrition and preventive medicine. You will garner the ability to apply and provide practical guidelines to self and clients.

Program Contacts

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Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant

416.491.5050 x22512


Michelle Schiralli
Part-time Program Coordinator

416.491.5050 x24123


Lisa Harfield
Academic Program Manager

416.491.5050 x22526