Hill College

Holistic Wellness Pathway

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Contact

Dr. Lori Rose
Instructor
817-760-5892
lrose@hillcollege.edu

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 or blog, add these certifications onto other health professions, or continue to a 4-year college to pursue advanced degrees in the health field. 

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 below.

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

Option 1: Associate of Science, Biology Major

Qualifications upon completion:

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 Core classes from an associate degree program Core classes from an associate degree program

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

To join the Hill College Holistic Wellness Program, Apply to Hill College, then register for the appropriate classes in My Rebel following the options above.