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This introductory course will allow the student to gain insight into the basic components of preventative medicine including Nutrition, Exercise and Stress Management. The main focus of the course is health maintenance and optimal wellness of body, mind and spirit through evidence-based techniques and therapies. As the vast majority of chronic illness is directly related to lifestyle choices, this course offers students the basic tools to prevent and reverse morbidity. This is a comprehensive course and students will learn foundational principles in health and wellness that can be taught to clients for their incorporation into their own life health care plans. Course Code: LC 520. Contact hours of education = 40.

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. Access Info

Pre-requisite: You must be a Certified Health Care Life Coach with the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. to take this course.

This course is particularly designed for professionals seeking to meet education requirements for certification in the Sub-Specialty program in Health and Wellness Consulting in the Health Care Life Coach Certification Program by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc,.

Instructor/Course Author: Matthew Sobel

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E-mail: masobel@yahoo.com

TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses in the Health and Wellness Consulting sub-specialty program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

Reading/Study Assignment: This course covers chapters 1-7 in the required textbook.


Health & Wellness Eleventh Edition. Gordon Edlin, Eric Golanty. Jones & Bartlett Learning. Copyright 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4496-8710-6

AIHCP Online Bookstore: AIHCP provides an online bookstore stocked with all of the required textbooks, and/or materials required for its CE courses. To purchase this book online, click the access store link, go to the table of categories, right upper hand corner, and click on "Life Coach." Access AIHCP Store: click here

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 40 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

Online Classroom Resouces and Tools

* Message Boards: each specialty program has an area to "post" on the message board. Students may post messages at anytime. Posting allows students to converse with those in the same specialty practice and to discuss issues/course content etc. Instructions for posting are provided in the online classrooms.

* Chat Rooms: each specialty has it's own unique "chat room." Inside of the classroom there is a schedule for "chat time" with students in your specific specialty practice. Participating in "chats" is voluntary. The chat sessions are used as means for students to come together and discuss course content or anything related to the courses and/or certification specialty.

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional "readings" and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

*  Define health, holistic health, and describe the six dimensions of wellness.

*  Define lifestyle disease and identify the health behaviors responsible for most causes of death.

* Define Mind-Body medicine and describe how the health of the mind, body and spirit interact to maintain optimal wellness.

* Describe the placebo effect, hypnotherapy, meditation, hypnosis and creative imagery.

*  Describe how religion and spirituality affect health.  

* Identify the differences between stress, stressor, eustress and distress and the environmental, mental and emotional components of stress.

*  Describe the physiological components of stress and ways that stress can cause illness.

* Identify the role of positive emotions in mental and physical health.

* Define Defense Mechanisms.

* Identify descriptions of depression, anxiety disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

* Identify the essential components of proper diet. 

* Describe the U.S. industrial food system and how the food industry influences dietary choices.

* Identify the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and Vegetarian Diets.

* Describe the extent and causes of overweight and obesity in the U.S.

* List the features of sensible weight management.

* Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of medical treatments for overweight and obesity.

* Define anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.

*  Describe levels of physical activity for health and list the six components of physical activity.

* Discuss the types of performance-enhancing substances.

*  Define overuse injuries.


Achieving Personal Health

Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness

Managing Stress: Restoring Mond-Body Harmony

Mental Health

Choosing a Nutritious Diet

Managing a Healthy Weight

Movement and Physical Health

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