Classes Open to the Public

As a member of the general public you can take many of the University's regular academic courses, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites. You can either audit classes or take them for credit. Most are 11-week classes, held on weekdays, and are available through the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs. Registration is handled through the Office of the Registrar.

For more information or to register, please call (425) 602-3010 or email. Or
download, print out and mail in the registration form (.pdf) to "Attn: Mike Hall, 14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966."

Winter 2015 Registration Period: 12/08/14 to 01/09/15

Botanical Medicine/Herbal Sciences

BO4137: Horticulture Research and Grant Writing - 1 credit

This course will review how to pursue and participate in horticultural research and how techniques learned throughout this program can be applied in research studies. Grant writing basics will also be taught with a focus on how to apply for grant funding for horticulture research or permaculture projects.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Therapeutic Permaculture certificate program or permission of the program chair.

Course Dates: 1/16/2015 - 2/27/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 5:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 277

Instructor: Heidi Bohan

BO9115: Herbs and Ayurvedic Medicine - 2 credits

This course engages the student in a "process-centered" approach to Ayurvedic botanical medicine, focusing on therapeutic objectives and herbal actions. The class discusses case strategy and the role of individual Ayurvedic herbs, Ayurvedic polyherb formulas and herb actions from the Ayurvedic perspective. Each section of materia medica includes an Ayurvedic overview of the system/function, Ayurvedic energetics, A and P review, Ayurvedic pathology and herbal properties used in treatment of that system.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 1/23/2015 - 2/28/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 6:00:00 PM 8:50:00 PM 132
Saturday 8:00:00 AM 4:50:00 PM 132

Instructor: Karta Khalsa, BA

Counseling and Health Psychology

PS3126: Psychology of Personality - 4 credits

This course offers an understanding and working knowledge of basic theories of personality, including those of Freud, Adler, Jung, Miller, Rogers, Maslow, and Mahler. Assessment inventories such as the MMPI, projective techniques such as the TAT, and taxonomies of personality traits are examined. Students also critically explore coping patterns and mental health as a result of personality differences. The concept of self via humanistic psychology and social learning theory are contrasted with a psychodynamic approach to personality.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 1/5/2015 - 3/20/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 8:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 286
Thursday 8:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 277

Instructor: Caitlin Dzikon

PS3147: Myth, Ritual and Health - 3 credits

The role of mythology in culture is examined, and the impact of ritual and initiation on health and human development is explored. Indigenous healing practices and modern healing approaches, as well as the role of illness as a transformative process, are examined.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 1/5/2015 - 3/20/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 9:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 146

Instructor: Brad Lichtenstein, ND

PS4112: Creating Wellness - 3 credits

This course explores wellness comprehensively, including study of its physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social and spiritual dimensions. We address the shifting paradigm of medical models from technocratic to biopsychosocial to holistic and look at how this shift is affecting traditional areas of study. The focus of this course is on biological-psychological interactions and the mind-body connection-how we stay healthy, how we become resilient and how we create well-being. The emerging field of positive psychology is also discussed.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 1/5/2015 - 3/20/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 9:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 186

Instructor: Caitlin Dzikon

PS4149: Psychology and World Religions - 5 credits

This course examines the central beliefs, traditions and practices of the five major world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism) as well as a variety of additional religions. The personal and cultural roles of religion as they relate to wellness and health care are discussed.

Prerequisite: none

Course Dates: 1/5/2015 - 3/20/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 10:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 57
Thursday 3:30:00 PM 6:20:00 PM 55

Instructor: Charles Smith

PS9107: Intro to Visualization & Imagery - 2 credits

The development of imagery and visualization practices can enrich and empower our lives. This course explores the images and symbols inherent within us and ways to use these images for self-exploration. Students learn ways to use visualization and imagery for spiritual growth and awareness.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 1/5/2015 - 3/20/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 3:30:00 PM 5:20:00 PM 220

Instructor: Charles Smith

Exercise Science and Wellness

EX4140: Community Health Promotion - 2 credits

This course is designed to allow students to explore the theories and concepts of health behavior change, the principles of public health and to provide studens with a platform to create programs and to practice disseminating health and wellness information to adults in community settings.

Course Dates: 1/5/2015 - 3/20/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Thursday 3:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM 57

Instructor: June Kloubec

Nutrition

TR9120: Writing about Food & Health - 2 credits

This course will help prepare students for a full-time, part-time, or freelance career in food writing. Students will learn how to differentiate the basic structures and style for writing books, maganzine/newspaper articles, academic journals, web sites (such as zines), and blogs, compose a proposal suitable for editors and publishers and practice writing for specific audiences. Researching timely topics and creating fresh perspectives will be encouraged.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 1/5/2015 - 3/20/2015

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 3:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM 284

Instructor: Cynthia Lair, BA, CHN