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Holistic Health Discipline Courses Details

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HH 200 : Holistic Approach to Academic Success

Prerequisites: None
Description: Concepts and skills for increased academic success, including mindfulness meditation for self-awareness, mental imagery for problem solving, and continuous improvement from an Eastern perspective. Lifelong learning, personal growth, and promoting a civil society are examined.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HH 205 : Relaxation and Stress Reduction

Prerequisites: None
Description: Research and theory in stress physiology and stress management, techniques of progressive relaxation, mental rehearsal, imagery training. Included are stress management strategies for coping with selected stress-related disorders with emphasis on relationship to physical activities.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 210 : The Dao of Well-Being in Chinese Tradition

Prerequisites: None
Description: Exploration of holistic and aesthetic modes of well-being from Daoist philosophical perspectives. Topics include Daoist philosophy, classical poetry, basic principles of Chinese medicine, therapeutic cuisine, traditional music, and Qigong exercises.
Units: 3

HH 290 : Promoting Positive Health

Prerequisites: None
Description: Cross listed with H ED 290. For course description, see H ED 290. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 380 : Holistic Health: Western Perspectives

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Western development in holistic health. Overview of psychobiology of stress and self-regulatory methods such as: autogenic training, biofeedback, progressive relaxation, visualization, and behavioral techniques.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Health Care Policy and Practices
  • Segment III Cluster - Stress, Work, and Leisure
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
  • Segment III Cluster - Holistic Health
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 381 : Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Eastern approaches to health and healing including acupuncture, yoga, meditation. Comparison, scientific evaluation, and synthesis of eastern and western models of human psychology and physiology.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Health Care Policy and Practices
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
  • Segment III Cluster - Holistic Health
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 382 : Holistic Health: Human Nature and Global Perspectives

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Explores relation between health and ways of life through understanding human nature and its potential. Health orientations of different traditions in the course of evolution and the life cycle including birth and death. Socio-psychological factors in the healing process.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Holistic Health
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
  • Segment III Cluster - Integrating the Social Sciences
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 383 : Chinese Perspectives in Holistic Health

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Taoist philosophy of health and healing: yin-yang and five element theory, principles of qi, patterns of disharmony and health, lifestyles and environmental influences, Chinese healing modes and self practices.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
  • Segment III Cluster - Holistic Health
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 420 : Chinese Body-Mind Energetics

Prerequisites: Either HH 380, 381, 382, 383, or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the nature of qi energy meridians, methods of activating and balancing qi, and various related body-mind energetic practices including acupressure, breath-work, and qigong meditation.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 430 : Foundation of Biofeedback and Self Regulation

Prerequisites: One college course in biology and HH 380 or 381 or 382 or consent of instructor.
Description: History, theory, research, physiological basis, and application of biofeedback and other self-regulatory techniques. Covers electromyographic, thermal, respiration, electrodermal, heart rate and electroencephalographic feedback techniques and self-practice of autogenic training. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 433 : Autogenic Training and Embodied Living

Prerequisites: HH 380 or 381 or 382 or consent of instructor.
Description: Basic theory and technique of autogenic training, a self-generating therapeutic approach for clinical and non-clinical applications. Includes stress reduction concepts, self-practice, and individual and group training processes.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HH 450 : Somatic Education and Holistic Health

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of somatic traditions such as Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Aikido, Biogenetics, Hakomi, Reflexology, Rolfing, Trager and yoga therapy. History, philosophy, and sensory awareness methods of Somatics, from a self-care education approach.
Units: 3

HH 530 : Herbal and Nutritional Principles in Chinese Healing

Prerequisites: Either HH 380, 381, 382, 383, or consent of instructor.
Description: Chinese perspectives on the role of herbs and nutrition in health and well-being, historical and philosophical aspects, use of herbs in Chinese medicine, preparation and processing, differences in individual needs.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HH 535 : Western Nutrition and Herbs

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The role of herbal products, nutraceuticals, and dietary choices in prevention, disease treatment, and self-care from a holistic perspective.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Health and Wellness
Units: 3

HH 540 : Meditation and Imagery in Healing

Prerequisites: HH 380 or 381 or 382 or 383.
Description: Theory and methodology of various forms of imagery and meditation in promoting health and healing, neuropsychophysiological correlates, and multicultural approaches and practices
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 545 : Imagery and Healing in Tibetan Culture

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Mind-body healing in Tibetan medicine and culture. Theory and practical techniques, such as the use of art and symbolic imagery in meditation and everyday life, as useful approaches to health, emotional well being, and social harmony.
Units: 3

HH 560 : Naturopathic Medicine and Personal Wellness

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the philosophy, principles and practice of naturopathic medicine. Prevention and treatment of disease with natural therapies are examined, including diet, botanical therapies, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and mind-body approaches.
Units: 3

HH 650 : Anthroposophical Health Studies

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Principles and practices of health from an anthroposophical medicine perspective. Applications derived from Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, and eurythmy, all rooted in western thinking and evidence-based medicine.
Units: 3

HH 660 : Art as Healing

Prerequisites: H ED 310, HH 305, HH 380, HH 381, HH 382, or HH 383 or consent of instructor.
Description: Overview, physiology, and history of healing and art processes. Analysis and assessment of tools and techniques used in art for healing in medical and social settings. Students explore how artists work to heal individuals, communities, and ecosystems.
Units: 3

HH 670 : Alternative Health Practices

Prerequisites: HH 380, HH 381, HH 382, or HH 383, or consent of instructor.
Description: Overview of therapies and self-care practices in the holistic health field. Emphasizes multidisciplinary, cross-cultural explorations of the frontiers of health and healing. Presentations by leading edge practitioners and thinkers; includes one in-depth exploration of a healing approach. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 680 : Holistic Health Internship Seminar

Prerequisites: Approval by holistic health adviser. Must be taken concurrently with HH 681.
Description: Issues, problems, and guidelines of practicing holistic health effectively.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 690 : Seminar: Psychophysiology of Healing

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Explores the psychophysiology of healing. Special emphasis upon the foundation, ramifications, and practice of therapeutic touch and healee-healer interaction. In-depth topical presentations of the healing process.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Maximizing Personal Potential: Body-Mind Integration
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HH 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and director.
Description: Independent study under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated provided that the area of study is different.
Units: 1-3
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