Holistic Studies - Introduction

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Holistic Studies provides students with an introduction to the philosophy and practices of holistic health. Gain a foundational understanding of the mind, body and spirit connection that is instrumental in health and healing by examining physical, mental and spiritual dimensions, as well as bio-energetic and socio-cultural factors. Various modalities of complementary and alternative therapies and lifestyle management techniques that promote self-healing, will be explored in a comprehensive, educational, self-explorative environment to learn the art and science of integrative health.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

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Recommended Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Students who struggle with communication or whose first language is not English are encouraged to explore upgrading options available through our Applied Communications Centre.
  • Computer Skills (e.g. word processing, data management, internet access)
    Students should be familiar with computers, word processing, and email based systems prior to considering these courses. To upgrade computer skills, consider a CE introductory 'Computer Basics' course or a Learning Support Centre workshop before applying.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support.

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Click on the course number below to check current availability and for registration information.

Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
HLTH10225 Mind, Body, Spirit: The Connection Help to identify the patterns of an individual’s life and the deep inter-workings of body, mind and spirit. Engage in activities and dialogue about issues pertaining to mental health and psychology. Discover the connection between physical disease and emotional, psychological and spiritual links. Make these connections in the context of the anatomy of the human energy system, and individual spirit, while creating a blueprint for optimal connection for maximal health and wellness potential. 42 hours.
HLTH10226 Stress Response and the Immune System Examine stress and its sources. Covers the psychological, physiological and biochemical response that occurs in the body which impacts overall health. Acute and chronic stress will be explored as well as coping strategies and techniques including meditation, biofeedback, yoga, and other holistic practices. 42 hours.
HLTH10227 Cultural Studies Look at cultural views, practices and beliefs pertaining to life, health and spiritualism. Study different cultures to enhance cultural competency and ethnic factors contributing to health. Explore cultural practices that impact health including diet, activity, spirituality, geography and lifestyle habits both historically and in the present day. Theories and practices when working with race, ethnicity, gender and social issues are reviewed. 42 hours.
HLTH10228 Alternative Healing Methods Discover the complementary, alternative medicine (CAM) and healing practices that are used in combination with conventional medicine and treatment. Understand the five categories of CAM including: alternative medicinal systems, manipulative therapies, mind-body interventions, biological based treatments and energy therapies. 42 hours.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path. Due to ongoing COVID restrictions, course offerings and delivery methods are subject to change. Please contact cecommunity [at] mohawkcollege.ca for course availability.

Course Code Course Name Fall 2021
(Sep to Dec)

Winter 2022

(Jan to Apr)

Spring 2022

(May - Aug)

Fall 2022

(Sept to Dec)

HLTH10225 Mind, Body, Spirit: The Connection


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HLTH10226 Stress Response and the Immune System     Classroom  
HLTH10227 Cultural Studies   Classroom    
HLTH10228 Alternative Healing Methods       Classroom
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