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Faculty of Natural Health Science

 

Faculty of Natural Health Science

 

 

Natural Health Science via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Natural Health Science Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Natural Health Science Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Natural Health Science Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science Online via distance learning

 

Natural medicine believes that healing will prevail when the conditions for health exist. When traditional water therapies, herbs, physical medicine, and nutrition are properly utilized, the body's self-healing is facilitated. This program covers the mental, emotional, and spiritual connections to various disease states and how they are overcome. In addition to learning how to use various natural medicines, students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with natural health science principles.

 

Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck
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Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Natural Health Science
Holistic Nutrition
Diets & Fasting
Hydrotherapy
Medicinal Plants
Case Taking & Analysis
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Immunology
Physical Therapy
Oligotherapy
Colon Therapy
Biochemical Organic Balance
Orthomolecular Nutrition
Therapeutic Physiology
Natural Medicine
Human Biology
Herbology / Phytotherapy
Nutritional Intervention
Clinical Naturopathy
Pharmacology & Toxicology

 

 

Natural Health Science via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Natural Health Science - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Natural Health Science via distance learning = 60 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Natural Health Science - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Natural Health Science via distance learning = 60 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Natural Health Science - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Natural Health Science via distance learning = 60 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Natural Health Science via distance learning = 60 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments. More info...

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.
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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Natural Health Science Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Natural Health Science via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Natural Health Science
The philosophy of natural health sciences recognizes that when good conditions for health exist, healing will prevail. Traditional water therapies, herbs, physical therapy and nutrition when properly utilized; can facilitate the self-healing process within the body. This course describes how to recognize underlying root-causes of illness and the principles governing natural health and healing.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

Holistic Nutrition
This course explores the role of nutrition and diet in promoting a healthy mind, body, and spirit; preventing diseases; and maintaining wellness. It also discusses the interdependence between eating choices and environmental sustainability and the principles and practical uses of various alternative nutritional approaches. It also teaches how to differentiate between whole food and synthetic supplements.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Diets & Fasting
This course provides an analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimes. It focuses on the nutritional, spiritual, and social aspects of food beliefs: Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, and hereditary predisposition. It explains the benefits of fasting and the different approaches used to ensure tissue cleansing and detoxification. It finally considers the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual issues related to diets and fasting.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Hydrotherapy
This course explains the application of water treatments (hot and cold) to reinforce its therapeutic and physiological effects in the treatments of illness and injury. It describes several spa and hydrotherapy treatments including ice therapy, hydrotherapy tub/whirlpool, alternate hot and cold therapies, vichy shower, mud treatments, and fomentation. It also considers water treatments combined with aromatherapy through the use of different inhaled essences.
Academic Supervisor : Stefan Batran

Medicinal Plants
This course describes plant botany and plant identification. It covers harvesting, drying techniques, and the preparation of dry and fresh botanical tinctures, salves, and others. It provides a detailed survey of plants and plant preparations used in naturopathic practice while integrating traditional herbal knowledge with modern pharmacological research.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

Case Taking & Analysis
All therapeutical approaches require accurate client's information. This course investigates the basics of developing a patients' case study namely: observation and contact, methods of communication, questioning and obtaining information, and the use of archive. It explains how to look deeply at a person's unique symptoms and assign the corresponding therapeutical approach.
Academic Supervisor : Alfredo Fernandez Blanco

Human Anatomy & Physiology
This course describes the organization and function of the human body. It explores the microscopic structure of its constituent, their interrelationships, and their integration within the body as a whole.
Academic Supervisor : Alfredo Fernandez Blanco

Immunology
This course describes the immune system, its structure, components, mechanisms, immunological methods, immune response, and inflammation. Special emphasis is given to clinical immunology namely hypersensitivity, atopy, auto-immunity, and immunodeficiency disorders.
Academic Supervisor : Daniel Scott Janik

Physical Therapy
This course comprehensively explores the use of physical therapy for treating body injuries, weaknesses, and defects. It stresses on various techniques such as massage, exercise and gymnastics in addition to the use of light, heat, cold water, and mechanical devices. It highlights the physiological benefits of exercise in correcting structural imbalances and the value of stretching, deep breathing, yoga, aerobic, and non-aerobic activities for maintaining optimum health.
Academic Supervisor : Stefan Batran

Oligotherapy
This course explains how to administer precise amounts of oligo elements to treat different health disorders. Oligotherapy works upon the cell's enzymes by introducing precise low level amounts of specific trace elements which serve to detoxify and reactivate blocked healthy enzyme processes. These elements restore the normal functioning capacity of the cell and enables the body to utilize essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to obtain the right healing process.
Academic Supervisor : Stefan Batran

Colon Therapy
This course stresses on the significance of colon hygiene in health recovery and its effects on absorption and assimilation of nutrients, cleansing procedures and detoxification, colon hydrotherapy, parasites, and other related pathological disorders. It details the therapeutic programs designed to enhance or alleviate these situations.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Biochemical Organic Balance
Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain indicates a chemical imbalance in the body. A body that is chemically well-balanced will normalize itself. This course focuses on the chemical elements, their structures, and their application, including vitamins, enzymes, proteins, starches, prostaglandins, and minerals found in foods in order to understand the biochemical organic balance from which health and well-being spring.
Academic Supervisor : Marcos Mazzuka Petitta

Orthomolecular Nutrition
This course analyzes disease etiology (causation) from cell and tissue nutrition-based perspective. It overviews the organic deficiencies and malnutrition caused by a typical modern diet that imbalances our biochemistry. It explains how to recognize these deficiency signs and symptoms and identify good nutritional sources and available forms of dietary supplements for good health.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Therapeutic Physiology
This course explains the mechanisms of action and interaction of the physiological body systems with pathological and clinical considerations. It presents a system and not a regional approach that facilitates the therapist focus on the relationship between structures and function.
Academic Supervisor : Stefan Batran

Natural Medicine
Nature acts powerfully through the healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. This course explains the utilization of naturopathic methods and natural medicinal substances which work in harmony with the human system in order to facilitate long-lasting health and recovery. It explains the vital force and its role in the healing process when used in conjunction with naturopathic principles.
Academic Supervisor : Daniel Scott Janik

Human Biology
This course discusses the development of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems while integrating molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and diversity. It specifically covers the biology topics that are of relevance to humans, their heath and sickness. It also describes how the human organism is maintained and healed.
Academic Supervisor : Daniel Scott Janik

Herbology / Phytotherapy
Nature uses herbs to trigger the healing mechanisms that restore health to the body and mind. This course discusses herbal prescriptions and provides an analysis of their properties, functions, mixing, preparation, dosage administration, and contraindications. It describes how herbs are utilized to prepare medicinal substances that work in harmony with the human system and facilitate health and recovery.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

Nutritional Intervention
This course presents the nutritional therapeutic applications in the prevention and treatment of common diseases and disorders. It describes therapeutic diets, dietary manipulation, and dietary supplements used to help restore the normal physiological function and structural integrity of the body and its organs by providing its natural components. It explains strategies, counseling skills, and diet modifications to prevent and manage disease.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden

Clinical Naturopathy
This course identifies the pathology and etiology of certain diseases and their associated symptoms. It overviews the physiological function and imbalances of the human system and shows various holistic health modalities, nature cures, and corresponding methods of treatment.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

Pharmacology & Toxicology
This course helps to recognize major drug classifications and their most common applications; the rationale for pharmacological intervention using selected drugs; the use of drug information sources and patient-prescriber interaction; and the principles of toxicological adverse effects, drug interaction, and drug abuse.
Academic Supervisor : Daniel Scott Janik

 

Admission requirements - Natural Health Science Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.

Allow 10 business days for processing.

All applicants must:

* Fill out the application for admission
* Submit one ID-sized photo
* ID card or passport
* Date and sign the application

All Bachelor's, Master's, & Doctorate applicants also must:

* Attach a Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
* Submit registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details)
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...

 

AADP - American Association of Drugless Practitioners
AAIM - American Association of Integrative Medicine
AAMA - American Alternative Medical Association
AANP - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
ABCMT - American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology
ABMB - Associação Brasileira de Medicina Biomolecular
ABPM - The American Board of Preventive Medicine
ABRANA - Associação Brasileira de Naturologia
ABRATH - Associação Brasileira dos Terapeutas Holisticos
AHHA - American Holistic Health Association
AIM - Association for Integrative Medicine
AIMA - The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
AMESSI - Alternatives Médecines Évolutives Santé et Sciences Innovantes
AMF - Alternative Medicine Foundation
ANM - Association of Natural Medicines
ANMA - American Naturopathic Medical Association
ANMP - Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists

ANPA - Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association
ANT - Associação Nacional dos Terapeutas
APENB - Asociación Profesional Española de Naturopatía y Bioterapia
APNT - Association of Physical and Natural Therapists
APTHI - Associação Portuguesa de Terapeutas Holisticos Integrativos
APTN - COFENAT - Asociación de Profesionales y Autónomos de las Terapias Naturales
ASAT - American Society of Alternative Therapists
BCMA - The British Complementary Medicine Association
BSIM - British Society for Integrated Medicine
CAN - Colegio de Acupuntores y Naturopatas
CFCPMT - Conselho Federativo dos Colegios dos Profissionais da Medicina Tradicional
CMA - Complementary Medicine Association
CNHC - Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
CNHP - The National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals
CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas Holísticos
CPT - Council of Holistic Professional Therapists
FEMALT - Fundación Europea de Medicinas Alternativas
FENACO - Organización Colegial Naturopática
FENAHMAN - Fédération Française des Ecoles de Naturopathie
FENATE - Federação Nacional dos Terapeutas
FHT - Federation of Holistic Therapists
HeSCA - Health Sciences Communications Association
IAHE - International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
IAHP - International Association of Healthcare Practitioners
IANHP - International Association of Natural Health Practitioners
IBCMT - International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology
IPTI - Independent Professional Therapists International
ISCMR - International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
NACAMS - National Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicines
NAHP - The National Association for Health Professionals
NCCAM - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NHA - National Health Association (USA)
NNHSA - Nutrition and Natural Health Science Association
OMNES - Organisation des Médecines Naturelles et d'Education de Santé
SINTE - Sindicato dos Terapeutas Brasil
SINTE - Sociedade Internacional de Terapia
TENACAT - Federación de Asociaciones de Profesionales de Terapias Naturales
THENHF - The National Health Federation (UK)
UEN - Union Européenne de Naturopathie
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