Bulletin--Holistic Health Discipline


College of Health and Human Services
(See Health Education in the Academic Programs section for information on the minor/certificate)

Undergraduate Courses

305 Relaxation and Stress Reduction (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. 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. (Also offered as H ED 305.)

380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives (3) [GE]

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.

381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives (3) [GE]

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.

382 Holistic Health and Human Nature (3) [GE]

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.

383 Chinese Perspectives in Holistic Health (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing. 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.

420 Chinese Body-Mind Energetics (4) [GE]

Prerequisite: either HH 380, 381, 382, 383, or consent of instructor. Patterns of health, energetic perspectives; nature of qi energy and meridians; activating and balancing qi; body-mind energetic practices: acupressure, breathing exercises, meditation, etc. Laboratory.

430 Foundation of Biofeedback and Self-Regulation (4) [GE]

Prerequisite: one college course in biology and HH 380 or 381 or 382 or consent of instructor. History, theory, research, physiological basis and application of biofeedback and other self-regulatory techniques. Use of electromyographic, thermal, electrodermal and electroencephalographic feedback techniques and self-practice of autogenic training. Classwork, three units; laboratory, one unit.

433 Introduction to Autogenic Training (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: HH 380 or 381 or 382 or consent of instructor. 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.

530 Herbal and Nutritional Principles in Chinese Healing (3)

Prerequisite: either HH 380, 381, 382, 383, or consent of instructor. 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.

540 Imagery and Meditation in Healing (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: HH 380 or 381 or 382 or 383. Theory and methodology of various forms of imagery and meditation in promoting health and healing, neuropsychophysiological correlates, and multicultural approaches and practices.

621 Advanced Studies in Chinese Health and Healing (1-3)

Prerequisite: HH 383 or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Variable topics in advanced studies in Chinese health and healing.

680 Holistic Health Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: HH 380 or 381 or 382 or consent of instructor. Examination and comparison of various healing practices, concepts, and experiences of health and illness, roles of healer and healee, and environmental context. Exploration of possible universals in the healing process.

690 Seminar: Psychophysiology of Healing (3) [GE]

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.

694 Cooperative Education in Holistic Health Sciences (6-12)

Prerequisite: SCI 294. Intended for science majors. Supervised employment in academically relevant fields of study. Objectives are career development, occupational experience, and educational subsidy. Accumulated units do not count toward a degree. Limited free elective credit is available. Contact the Science Cooperative Office. May be repeated for a total of twenty-four units of credit.

699 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor and director. Independent study under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit provided that the area of study is different.

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