Holistic Wellness


Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway

 

(all courses and pathway options qualify for federal financial aid eligibility)

The Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway provides a unique opportunity for students to pursue holistic wellness education within an accredited, degreed program that allows the use of federal financial aid and has the potential to lead to an associate of science degree. To our knowledge, no other program like this exists in the United States. Depending on the option chosen, students can obtain the education required to apply to any or all three different national/international credentialing boards:
  • NANP Holistic Nutrition
  • AHG Registered Herbalist
  • ICHWC Wellness Coach

Upon completion, students can have their own personal holistic wellness clinic and/or blog, write professionally for other health bloggers, work as health coaches within health care clinics or business coaching packages, create and sell herbal products, grow and sell bulk herbs, write health-based books and/or e-books, create in-person or online health-education courses, add these certifications onto other health professions, or continue to a 4-year college to pursue advanced degrees in the health field.

The entire program can be taken in person or online, including the clinicals courses.  The program is financial aid and veteran’s benefits eligible.

Students of the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway receive:

  • An exclusive 10% discount on the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® NANP-approved CE program
  • 3 months of free Herb Mentor membership
  • 20% off herbal purchases at Mountain Rose Herbs through their Herb Mentor membership
  • Access to a practitioner-grade supplement store dispensary account once they are half way through Biol 1323/2389 (only one other NANP school offers this perk!)

The Holistic Wellness Pathway allows students to take a customized combination of six classes and optional core classes depending upon which of three national boards students which to pursue training for, and if the student wishes to pursue an associate of science of not (options are detailed below).  The six holistic wellness classes, in suggested order, are:

Biol 1322-AS: Nutrition I, where students learn the foundations of holistic nutrition biology, biochemistry, and physiology, as well as an introduction to using food-like herbs as medicine. Students will participate in the Hill College School Garden Program, learning the basics of organic gardening while they build a school garden with local elementary school children. 

Garden picture
Holistic Wellness
Garden planting

Biol 2289: Holistic Clinicals I, where students spend an intensive internship-type semester learning strategies for wellness coaching and mental and emotional wellness, scientific literacy, as well as business skills required to be successful in creating your own holistic clinic. Students also gain an introduction to herbal medicine making and herbal formulation to prepare for Biol 1323. By the end of this course, students will lead at least 6 coaching sessions with other students and real clients. (This course, along with 2389, is approved for NANP internship hours for students attending any NANP approved school seeking to obtain their 250 indirect and 250 direct hours)

Biol 1323: Nutrition II, where students learn to create detailed nutritional, supplemental, herbal, and lifestyle protocols and nutrition plans for each body system and for common chronic health issues as they explore anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the body. Basic and advanced herbal formulation strategies are learned for over 150 medicinal herbs.

Poster conference
Holistic Wellness Poster Conference
Poster Conference

Biol 2389: Holistic Clinicals II, where students spend an intensive internship-type semester doing client intakes and creating client protocols for real clients in the free Holistic Wellness Pathway clinic. By the end of this course, students will lead dozens of supervised one-on-one clinical nutritional, herbal, supplemental, and coaching sessions with actual clients. Students also learn functional blood chemistry analysis and advanced herbal formula creation, as well as gaining access to their own practitioner-grade supplement dispensaries. (This course, along with 2289, is approved for NANP internship hours for students attending any NANP approved school seeking to obtain their 250 indirect and 250 direct hours)

Biol 1411/1111: Botany, where students learn basic plant biology, identification strategies of over 30 plant families, wildcrafting, seed starting and saving, herb collection and drying, advanced herbal safety information, plant biochemistry, and hands-on herbal medicine making. In this lab-based course, students will go on plant walks, start seeds from medicinal plants, create wildcrafted plant herbariums, write herbal monographs, and make basic and advanced herbal medicine including herbal oils, tinctures, salves, bitters, and more. Students will also learn 3 hours of introductory FDA GMP compliance strategies in a guest lecture by Suchil Coffman with the Human Path Apothecarist program. (This course is approved for 30 NANP CEU credits for NANP members)

Med class
Med Class
Wildcraft
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Holistic Wellness
Garden planting

Biol 2406/2106: Environmental Biology, where students learn the environmental impact of humans and herbalists, the benefits of organic permaculture herb gardening, and hands-on gardening techniques for medicinal herb, vegetable, and fruit growing. In this course, students will take field trips to see hands-on examples of human environmental impact, learn how to create leaf mold, compost, and worm compost, organic methods of fertilization and pest control, permaculture methods of garden design and plant selection, food preservation techniques like dehydrating and canning, homemade soap making, and conservation/restoration strategies to minimize human impact on the environment. (This course is approved for 30 NANP CEU credits for NANP members)

Contact Dr. Lori Rose for more information lrose@hillcollege.edu , 817-760-5892.

Option 1: Associate of Science, Biology Major

Qualifications upon completion:
  • Associate of Science Biology Major and
  • Full Holistic Wellness Pathway
    • Apply to sit for NANP holistic nutrition board exam
    • Apply for Registered Herbalist designation through AHG, and
    • Apply to sit for ICHWC wellness coach board exam (still pending)

Proposed semester outline

Year1 Year2
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Biol 1322-Advanced Study with Dr. Lori Rose Biol 1323 Biol 1411 Biol 2406
Biol 2289 Biol 2389 Core classes from AS Biology Major Core classes from AS Biology Major
Core classes from AS Biology Major Core classes from AS Biology Major

General Graduation Requirements

• The student must complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours.*
• The student must complete all core curriculum/general education requirements for graduation.
• The student must complete at least three or four electives in Science and/or Mathematics.
• The student must satisfy the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements in reading, writing and mathematics, unless exempted.
• The student must earn at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree at Hill College.
• The student must have a 2.0 grade point average on all work from Hill College.
• The student must have satisfactorily settled all college financial obligations.
* Developmental courses may not be counted or used as hours toward the Associate of Science degree.

Option 2: Alternative Associate degree + Full Holistic Wellness Pathway

(can add on to any other associate degree program you are in, take as electives within your associate degree program, or take just these classes to sit for the board exams if you already have an associate degree):

Qualifications upon completion:

  • Associate degree in any field
  • Full Holistic Wellness Pathway
    • Apply to sit for NANP holistic nutrition board exam
    • Apply for Registered Herbalist designation through AHG, and
    • Apply to sit for ICHWC wellness coach board exam (still pending)

Proposed semester outline

Year1 Year2
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Biol 1322-Advanced Study with Dr. Lori Rose Biol 1323 Biol 1411 Biol 2406
Biol 2289 Biol 2389 Core classes from an associate degree program Core classes from an associate degree program
Core classes from an associate degree program Core classes from an associate degree program

Option 3: NANP Holistic Nutrition Board Exam only

(can add on to any other program you are in, take as electives within your program, or take just these classes to sit for the board exam):

Qualifications upon completion:

  • Apply to sit for NANP holistic nutrition board exam

Required courses: Biol 1322-Advanced Study with Dr. Lori Rose, Biol 1323, Biol 2289, Biol 2389

Proposed semester outline

Year 1
Fall Spring
Biol 1322-Advanced Study with Dr. Lori Rose Biol 1323
Biol 2289 Biol 2389

Option 4: NANP Holistic Nutrition Board Exam + Apply for Registered Herbalist designation through AHG only

(can add on to any other program you are in, take as electives within your program, or take just these classes to apply to the AHG and sit for NANP holistic nutrition board exam):

Qualifications upon completion:

  • Apply to sit for NANP holistic nutrition board exam
  • Apply for Registered Herbalist designation through AHG, and

Required courses: Biol 1322-Advanced Study with Dr. Lori Rose, Biol 1323, Biol 2289, Biol 2389, Biol 1411, Biol 2406

Proposed semester outline

Year1 Year2
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Biol 1322-Advanced Study with Dr. Lori Rose Biol 1323 Biol 1411 Biol 2406
Biol 2289 Biol 2389

Option 5: NANP Holistic Nutrition Board Exam + ICHWC Wellness Coach Exam (still pending) only

(can add on to any other associate degree program you are in, take as electives within your associate degree program, or take just these classes to sit for the board exams if you already have an associate degree):

Qualifications upon completion:

  • Associate degree in any field
    • Apply to sit for NANP holistic nutrition board exam and
    • Apply to sit for ICHWC wellness coach board exam (still pending)

Required courses: Biol 1322-Advanced Study with Dr. Lori Rose, Biol 1323, Biol 2289, Biol 2389, + an Associate’s Degree

Proposed semester outline

Year1 Year2
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Biol 1322-Advanced Study with Dr. Lori Rose Biol 1323 Core classes from an associate degree program Core classes from an associate degree program
Biol 2289 Biol 2389
Core classes from an associate degree program Core classes from an associate degree program

Information about each credentialing board:

*Each board may have additional requirements, such as clinical hours, a minimum number of client sessions, application and membership fees, etc., in addition to your Hill College degree requirements. It is your responsibility to research each board and be familiar with the board certification requirements of each board outside of the Hill College program. These additional certification board requirements DO NOT affect your Hill College associate degree Graduation Requirements. If you meet your Hill College graduation requirements within your degree program, you qualify for your Hill College degree regardless of your standing with the above certification boards. 

Contact Dr. Lori Rose for more information lrose@hillcollege.edu , 817-760-5892 

Holistic Wellness Student Reviews

"I began Dr. Rose's program as a way to get my clinical hours per NANP requirements. She had recently started an online internship for those people who had already attended a NANP approved school. I was her first student to go through her courses as an intern to get my hours. I decided to take Dr. Rose's nutrition classes in addition to the clinical courses to be qualified to sit for the Health Coach certification. Within the first week of the nutrition class I was blown away at the information I was learning. I had taken several nutrition classes from my pervious school, but I gained more understanding from Dr. Rose in my first week of class than in all of my other classes combined. I knew the information that Dr. Rose was teaching, yet she has such a great way of explaining it that I had what you could call "AHA" moments at every turn. Dr. Rose has a great way of teaching subjects that can be difficult to learn and making them very easy to understand. She has immense patience and gives you all the time you need to learn a topic, meaning no question is silly no matter how many times you have to ask. She has a genuine passion for her work and her students and it shows. I so appreciate Dr. Rose and her commitment to helping her students. I would highly recommend anyone take her classes! I feel fortunate that I was able to find Dr. Rose she will play a huge role in my success."  Shannon Mesneak

I'm currently working through the first two classes - Nutrition 1 & Clinical Skills 1 - and it is VERY thorough. I'm already looking forward to next semester. Lori has done a fantastic job integrating the requirements for the three different certifications. Her enthusiasm for teaching shows with the amount of care she has taken in creating the entire Wellness Pathway, and how much joy she brings to teaching.”  SaDonna Heathman with Create Your Ritual

This program has made me aware of the world in a new light and has made me perceive things differently.  The best part is that there are numerous tools to help me succeed even when it feels overwhelming.”  Aishat Lawal

“I was really excited when I connected with Lori and found out that she was developing a program that was affordable and would grant access to NANP, AHG, and ICHWC. What I didn’t know is that I would enter a program and learn under an instructor who would provide me with an unsurmountable amount of knowledge, patience, understanding, rigorousness, fun, and simply fascinating experiences. There have been times where I doubted my own capabilities, but Lori being the amazing coach and teacher that she is, helped me through it as only a good wellness coach can. Now I feel totally prepared to give my clients the services that they deserve. I have literally asked questions at the most awkward times of the day and she has always been there. If you are looking for a program to prepare you for this career field, look no further. You are right where you need to be. I can’t thank Lori enough, and once you enter this program, you will understand exactly how I feel.”  Elke Giles with The Naturalistas Kitchen www.thenaturalistaskitchen.com

"Finding the Holistic Wellness Pathway that Dr. Rose teaches has been a godsend!  I looked for two years to find a credible program that combined holistic wellness with good science, and that is what I have been taught.   Lori is a pioneer, and has put together a course that will challenge you, teach you things you didn't know you needed, and help bring you to a place of confidence in your own skills.  The value of having a holistically minded PhD. teaching me everything I feel is important to health and wellness has been incredible. I cannot recommend this program enough.  Be ready to work, but also be ready to expand your knowledge in a big way."

-Donnann Rogers, Nutrition Therapy Chef with Vanilla Barn Wellness Cafe
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Want to hear what people are saying about the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway? Check these out:

 

What other herbalists have to say about the Hill College HWP:

"It used to be that the one place you most definitely did NOT want to get your herbal education was from a college or university. The first institutions that offered this were legendary in their mediocrity. Most notably the piece that will fail you is if you are interested in clinical herbalism. This means you need clinical experience. This means you need a school that actually runs a real clinic. Your choices there are limited and when you start looking through university programs for this they become nonexistent. However, after that sort of disparaging rant about the mainstream higher education process and herbalism, I also have to say that I have been really impressed with the program that Lori Valentine Rose has put together through Hill College. I highly recommend checking it out, as it is an example of the good things that can happen when a program like this is actually put together by an herbalist vs. a team of higher education marketers." Sam Coffman, RH (AHG), The Human Path



To join the Hill College Holistic Wellness Program:

  1. Apply to Hill College,
  2. then register for the appropriate classes in My Rebel following the options above.

Contact

Dr. Lori Rose
Instructor
817.760.5892
lrose@hillcollege.edu

Dr. Lori Rose

Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, FDN-P, RH (AHG), NBC-HWC is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, NANP board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist, and ICHWC National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

She has had the honor of studying at amazing holistic nutrition, herbal, coaching, and diagnostic schools with incredible teachers and mentors like Joshua Rosenthal at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Reed Davis with Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®, Michael McEvoy with Metabolic Healing, Ari Whitten with the Energy BluePrint, as well as the best herbalists of our time including Rosalee de la Foret, KP Khalsa, Rosemary Gladstar, Paul Bergner, Jim McDonald, Juliet Blankespoor, Sam Coffman, and Kami McBride.

She integrates all of her passion and diverse knowledge into the only holistic wellness program that exists that qualifies students to sit for three national boards: holistic nutrition, herbalism, and wellness coaching. Her program includes not only the textbook knowledge of these areas, but also teaches hands-on application of these skills in client-centered, herbal energetics-based, and lab-supplemented clinicals as well as herbal ID and wildcrafting, medicine making, and permaculture food and herb gardening. We are unaware of any program like it in the nation. 

In her spare time, she is a wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, blog writer for Mommy potamus, Growing Up Herbal, and Kitchen Stewardship, and a passionate Zumba dancer! She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!

Dr. Lori Rose Holistic Wellness 1 Holistic Wellness 2 Registered Herbalist Badge