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. 

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, as well as 20% off herbal purchases at Mountain Rose Herbs through their Herb Mentor membership.

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.

Holistic Wellness Pathway 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

Dr. Lori Rose

Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG), NBC-HWC is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, NANP board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, 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 Mommypotamus, Growing Up Herbal, and KitchenStewardship, 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!   

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