Huntington College of Health Sciences

Introduction
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For over 30 years, Huntington College of Health Sciences has offered more than a conventional nutrition education. Our accredited online programs also include the breadth of responsible complementary and alternative medicine viewpoints, providing a well-rounded, comprehensive approach to the health sciences.

Our students come from all over the world and include nutrition counselors, homemakers, health food store professionals, registered dietitians, chiropractors, registered nurses, dentists, physicians, massage therapists, psychologists, nutritional product marketers, military personnel, business executives, pharmacists and others seeking to enrich their knowledge of nutrition.

arykWe are proud of our courses as they reflect the tremendous strides that have recently been made in the field of nutrition education. The knowledge you gain from successful completion of your courses will bring you to a new level of health awareness that, if properly applied, should have a profound and lasting effect on your health as well as those you motivate to a healthier lifestyle.

We are also very proud of the fact that HCHS is the first nutrition distance education college to attain national accreditation by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, the first accrediting agency for distance education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

You can study and learn at your own pace, at a time and location that is best for you and at a considerable savings versus the tuition of most traditional universities. That's why more than three million Americans are currently advancing their knowledge through accredited independent study.

Mission

T​he mission of Huntington College of Health Sciences is to enrich lives by offering convenient and affordable quality distance education programs in integrative nutrition and health science, optimizing the profe​ssional and personal potential of our students."

Goals & Objectives

HCHS has set the following goals and objectives to expedite its mission.

Goal One:

  • Provide affordable, comprehensive academic programs conveniently delivered through distance learning.
Objectives:
  • Offer current, evidence-based curricular and course content through a rich online experience.
  • Foster student success with educational and administrative support services that meet the needs of students regardless of location and situation.
  • Provide competitively priced courses and programs to adult learners in diverse settings.
Goal Two:
  • Prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge to provide quality professional services in integrative nutrition and health science.
Objectives:
  • Recruit and retain faculty with appropriate academic credentials and demonstrated success in their fields.
  • Develop academic and professional competencies expected of graduates in their respective programs.
  • Promote professional values and ethics expected of leaders in health science fields.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Associate of Science

Assoc​iate of Science in Applied Nutrition - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Nutrition is a fascinating and dynamic science with a powerful role to play in promoting health and wellness. If your career and personal goals are leading you toward pursuing an undergraduate degree in nutrition, the A.S. in Applied Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences (HCHS) may be applicable. [+]

Student financial aid approved program for eligible students. Nutrition is a fascinating and dynamic science with a powerful role to play in promoting health and wellness. If your career and personal goals are leading you toward pursuing an undergraduate degree in nutrition, the A.S. in Applied Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences (HCHS) may be applicable. The A.S. degree incorporates all of the courses from the Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition program, and the Diploma in Women’s Nutrition program, as well as other selected courses. Upon completion of the A.S. degree, you will have truly achieved an extensive and thorough education in the science of nutrition; including scientifically sound alternate practices in nutrition. Students may transfer only credits earned through other colleges or universities accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or international equivalent; subject to administrative approval. Forty-five credits may be transferred into the Associate of Science degree program. Of those 45 credits, no more than 15 credits will be awarded for prior learning experience and/or credit by examination. Program Objectives Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Applied Nutrition degree program, the graduate will be able to: Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills to course work in applied nutrition. Apply principles and concepts from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences into decision making in food and nutrition. Apply mathematical formulas to the calculation of nutritional components. Demonstrate and apply... [-]

BSc

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

The Bachelor of Science degree program in nutrition is designed to educate a new generation of nutrition practitioner; one capable of providing their clients with an integrative approach to nutrition. [+]

Student financial aid approved program for eligible students. The Bachelor of Science degree program in nutrition is designed to educate a new generation of nutrition practitioner; one capable of providing their clients with an integrative approach to nutrition. As a graduate of HCHS’s B.S. program, you will be well prepared for a 21st century career in clinical practice, or a career in the nutrition and natural products industry. This degree program provides a strong foundation in nutrition and the basic sciences, as well as coursework in current, relevant topics such as Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Nutraceuticals, and Vitamins & Minerals; as well as elective coursework in such diverse areas as Herbal Sciences and Sports Nutrition. The B.S. degree incorporates all of the courses from the Associate of Science Degree program as well as a significant number of other courses. Upon completion of the B.S. degree, you will have truly achieved an extensive and thorough education in the science of nutrition; including scientifically sound alternate practices in nutrition. To obtain the Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Nutrition a student must complete 42 courses (129 credit hours of study). Students may transfer credits earned through other colleges or universities accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or international equivalent; subject to administrative approval. A maximum of 95 credits may be transferred into the Bachelor of Science degree program. Of those 95 credits, no more than... [-]

Diploma

Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This diploma program is ideal for those who would like to be a nutrition specialist with a comprehensive education emphasizing the importance of nutrition and diet, in promoting health and wellness, as well as in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. [+]

Student financial aid approved program for eligible students. This diploma program is ideal for those who would like to be a nutrition specialist with a comprehensive education emphasizing the importance of nutrition and diet, in promoting health and wellness, as well as in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. This program should be considered for those who would like to understand the relevance of alternative and complementary views of nutrition, including the value of dietary supplements. Consider this curriculum if you would like to help patients, clients or consumers adopt better nutrition practices for a healthier lifestyle. Completion of this program earns one a globally respected Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition (Dip.C.N.). The 6-course Dip.C.N. program is designed to provide a thorough and in-depth nutrition education and includes an excellent foundation in the science of nutrition, as well as exposure to scientifically sound alternate views. You will often be required to analyze and critique the differing views of respected authorities. It is this process of analysis that will prepare you for a career in providing excellent nutrition guidance in clinical, retail or other professional settings. Program Objectives Upon completion of the Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition program, the completer will be able to: Apply principles of nutrition to lifestyle choices for patients and consumers. Assess and influence current nutrition trends in communities. Describe the relationship between proper nutrition and the structures and functions of the human body. Identify toxins in the environment and their effects on health and illnesses. Evaluate client... [-]

Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This diploma program is ideal for those whose profession currently involves the use or sales of dietary supplements, or for those planning on entering such a profession. This academic program provides a comprehensive education in dietary supplement science, including the safety, efficacy and research associated with the supplemental use of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals and herbs. [+]

Self-paced program. This diploma program is ideal for those whose profession currently involves the use or sales of dietary supplements, or for those planning on entering such a profession. This academic program provides a comprehensive education in dietary supplement science, including the safety, efficacy and research associated with the supplemental use of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals and herbs. In addition, foundational courses in nutrition and biology provide a solid background for understanding the context in which dietary supplements can play a positive role in human health. Completion of this program earns one a globally respected Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science (Dip.D.S.S.). The 6-course Dip.D.S.S. program is designed to provide a thorough and in-depth education in dietary supplement science. You will often be required to analyze and critique the differing views of respected authorities. It is this process of analysis that will prepare you for a career in providing excellent dietary supplement guidance in clinical, retail or other professional settings. Program Objectives Upon completion of the Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science program, the completer will be able to: Select appropriate dietary supplements for clients. Analyze and evaluate information from traditional and herbal perspectives. Provide dietary supplement guidance to clients in a variety of settings. Recommend botanicals herbal supplements based upon regulatory and safety standards. Examine research-based evidence for the use of nutraceuticals to promote healthy living and prevent disease. The Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science program consists of the following six courses: BIO210 Human Biology HER101 Introduction to Herbal Sciences NUT101 Understanding... [-]

Diploma in Herbal Sciences - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This diploma gives retail salespeople who sell herbal products, or those who work in healthcare professions, a better understanding of the products they are selling or using. The Diploma in Herbal Sciences (Dip.Herb.Sc.) will provide retailers and those in the healthcare professions with a comprehensive education in the principles and practice of herbal supplement use. [+]

This diploma program is ideal for individuals in retail or healthcare professions who wish to expand their knowledge of herbal products, including the safe and appropriate use of such products. This diploma gives retail salespeople who sell herbal products, or those who work in healthcare professions, a better understanding of the products they are selling or using. The Diploma in Herbal Sciences (Dip.Herb.Sc.) will provide retailers and those in the healthcare professions with a comprehensive education in the principles and practice of herbal supplement use. The courses will help students understand the regulation, efficacy, quality, safety and applications of over 50 commonly used herbal supplements. Additional coursework in nutrition (Macronutrients) and Medical Terminology are included to provide those without an educational background in healthcare with an appropriate context in which to understand the role that herbal supplements may play in human health. This diploma program is not designed to prepare the student to practice herbal medicine. However, those in the licensed healthcare professions may use their newly gained knowledge to integrate the use of herbal supplements into their practice and/or to advise patients about the appropriate use of herbal supplements. Retailers will be able to provide better advice to consumers about the safe and appropriate use of herbal supplements. Program Objectives Upon completion of this program, students will be able to: - Discuss the regulation, efficacy, quality, safety and applications of herbal supplements. - Describe the nature of many commonly used herbal products within the backdrop of traditional Chinese medicine.... [-]

Diploma in Sports Nutrition - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This diploma program is ideal for those who would like to specialize in sports nutrition, while obtaining a comprehensive education in the importance of nutrition and diet in promoting health and wellness. [+]

Student financial aid approved program for eligible students. This diploma program is ideal for those who would like to specialize in sports nutrition, while obtaining a comprehensive education in the importance of nutrition and diet in promoting health and wellness. This program should be considered for those who would like to understand the relevance of alternative and complementary views of nutrition, including current research on the value of dietary supplements in sports. Consider this curriculum if you would like to help patients, clients or consumers adopt better nutrition practices with a focus on sports nutrition. Completion of this program earns one a globally respected Diploma in Sports Nutrition (Dip.S.N.). The 6-course Dip.S.N. program is designed to provide a thorough and in-depth nutrition education with a focus on sports nutrition, as well as provide exposure to scientifically sound alternate views. You will often be required to analyze and critique the differing views of respected authorities. It is this process of analysis that will prepare you for a career in providing excellent sports nutrition guidance in clinical, retail or other professional settings. Program Objectives Upon completion of the Diploma in Sports Nutrition program, the completer will be able to: Assess the effects of different types of exercise on the human body. Critically analyze traditional and alternative resources regarding nutrition and supplements used in sports. Evaluate the effects of nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids on athletic performance. Advise clients who exercise about nutritional supplements. Encourage clients to adopt healthy lifestyles based upon sound... [-]

Diploma in Women’s Nutrition - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This diploma program is ideal for those who have a passion for women’s health issues. It is constructed for those who would like to understand how proper nutrition and dietary practices can help address women’s special health concerns. [+]

Self-paced program. This diploma program is ideal for those who have a passion for women’s health issues. It is constructed for those who would like to understand how proper nutrition and dietary practices can help address women’s special health concerns. It is also for those who would like to understand the relevance of alternative and complementary views of nutrition including the potential value of dietary supplements. This curriculum earns one a diploma in Women’s Nutrition (Dip.W.N.), and arms one with the ability to help female patients, clients or consumers adopt better nutrition practices for a healthier lifestyle. The 6-course Dip.W.N. program is designed to provide a thorough foundation in the nutrition sciences, while providing a specific focus in women’s nutrition and health issues. As with the Dip.C.N. program, the Dip.W.N. program includes exposure to scientifically sound alternate views. You will often be required to analyze and critique the differing views of respected authorities. It is this process of analysis that will prepare you for a career in providing women with excellent nutrition guidance in clinical, retail or other professional settings. Program Objectives Upon completion of the Diploma in Women’s Nutrition program, the completer will be able to: Apply sound nutrition principles to women’s health choices and behaviors. Plan proper dietary intake during pregnancy and throughout the lifetime. Critically analyze current nutrition trends in women’s health. Recommend approaches to disorders, medical conditions, and weight management. Encourage female clients to adopt sound nutritional practices. The Diploma in Women’s Nutrition program consists of... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Nutrition - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

HCHS’s Master of Science in Nutrition program offers a world-class graduate education, designed to help present and future health professionals understand and apply the science of nutrition. Core courses build upon students’ current knowledge of the human body and basic nutrition science and promote a greater understanding of the links between diet, lifestyle and health. [+]

Student financial aid approved program for eligible students. HCHS’s Master of Science in Nutrition program offers a world-class graduate education, designed to help present and future health professionals understand and apply the science of nutrition. Core courses build upon students’ current knowledge of the human body and basic nutrition science and promote a greater understanding of the links between diet, lifestyle and health. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in advanced nutrition sciences with courses in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition research and current trends in the field of nutrition. Elective courses explore nutrition in the community and among other cultures, alternative and complementary medicine, and other health science related issues. A maximum of 18 credit hours may be transferred from previously completed graduate courses from other accredited institutions. Of those 18 credits, no more than 9 credits will be awarded for Prior Learning Experience and/or credit by examination. Student progress is evaluated through written and oral assignments, practical exercises, research projects, and written, proctored exams. The M.S. program culminates in a capstone project, which demonstrates learning achieved throughout the program. The capstone project may take different forms, including writing a thesis, designing and executing a practicum, or planning and executing a project. The M.S. in Nutrition program was designed with health care and allied health care professionals in mind. This program is ideal for registered dieticians who desire to expand their skills and knowledge, and increase their marketability in today’s competitive job market. It’s also appropriate for physicians,... [-]

PhD

Doctorate of Science in Integrative Healthcare - Online

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This dynamic, professional doctorate program is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to take an integrative approach to patient care through the application of principles associated with functional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and other integrative healthcare topics. [+]

Self-paced program. Huntington College of Health Science's (HCHS's) Doctor of Science in Integrative Healthcare program is unlike virtually any other doctorate program available in the U.S. or abroad. This dynamic, professional doctorate program is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to take an integrative approach to patient care through the application of principles associated with functional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and other integrative healthcare topics. It also prepares graduates to manage a CAM practice and to conduct CAM-oriented research. The D.S. program is offered exclusively online, and has no residential requirements. The D.S. program offers two areas of concentration: 1) Clinical Nutrition or 2) a Personalized Concentration. Graduate students who wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of nutritional medicine in clinical practice should take the Clinical Nutrition application. Those who wish to focus on an area of integrative healthcare not currently offered as part of a formalized program of study through HCHS should consider the personalized concentration. Through prior agreement with course instructors, students might use various sources of information as a basis for learning, include any combination of attending symposiums or seminars, reading textbooks or scientific literature, participation in a research project, or participation in a professional activity related to the health sciences. Examples of Personalized Concentrations in integrative healthcare include holistic nursing, Phytotherapy, dietary supplement science, hair and scalp science, integrative healthcare education, etc. The D.S. program culminates in a capstone project. The capstone project is a substantial research project... [-]

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