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, send 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 2016 Registration Period: 12/07/15 to 01/08/16

Botanical Medicine/Herbal Sciences

BO3106: Herbal Medicine Making for All - 1 credit


This course is an introduction to herbal medicine making and applications that involve hands on learning in the herbs lab. The class introduces home remedies in the form of tinctures, teas, infused oils, salves, creams, poultices, hydrosols, steams and bath salts.
Students in the Herbal Science, Naturopathic Medicine or Holistic Landscape Design programs cannot use this course toward their elective requirement.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 1/4/2016 - 3/18/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Thursday 6:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 75

Instructor: Crystal Hamby

Section B Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 75

Instructor: Crystal Hamby

BO4137: Horticulture Research and Grant Writing - 1 credit


This course will reviews 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 are also be taught with a focus on how to apply for grant funding for horticulture research or permaculture projects.

Course Dates: 1/15/2016 - 2/26/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 5:00:00 PM 7:50:00 PM 280

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&P review, Ayurvedic pathology and herbal properties used in treatment of that system. Open to the public.

Course Dates: 1/22/2016 - 2/20/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Friday 6:00:00 PM 8:50:00 PM 284
Saturday 8:00:00 AM 4:50:00 PM 284

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: 1/4/2016 - 3/18/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 8:00:00 AM 9:50:00 AM 277
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: 1/4/2016 - 3/18/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 9:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 131

Instructor: Charles Smith

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: 1/4/2016 - 3/18/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Wednesday 9:00:00 AM 11:50:00 AM 220

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. This course combines in class discussion with various experiential components.

Prerequisite: none

Course Dates: 1/4/2016 - 3/18/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 1:00:00 PM 4:20:00 PM 186
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 students with a platform to create programs and to practice disseminating health and wellness information to adults in community settings.

Prerequisite: None

Course Dates: 1/4/2016 - 3/18/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 1:00:00 PM 2:50:00 PM 57

Instructor: June Kloubec

Nutrition

TR9120: Writing about Food & Health - 2 credits


This course introduces students to the skills needed for a part-time or freelance career in writing or is appropriate for those interested in improving their writing skills. Students learn how to differentiate writing styles and practice various structures such as blog posts, news stories, research articles and memoirs. Composing pitches and proposals are covered. Assignments are turned in several times, allowing for editing and rewriting to be practiced, thus honing style and skills. Students do not have the option to audit this course.

Prerequisite: none

Course Dates: 1/4/2016 - 3/18/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Monday 3:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM 132

Instructor: Cynthia Lair, BA, CHN

Physical Medicine

PM9507: Activator Methods Techniques - 1.5 credits


In this course the history and development of the Activator Method will be presented with specific focus upon the research that has brought the Activator Method to the forefront in chiropractic technique. The basics of the Activator analysis and adjusting will be taught beginning from assessment of the lower extremity and pelvis through the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine including the upper extremities. Through lecture and hands on training students will receive actual training in the use of AMCT to allow them to begin to implement this technique.

Course Dates: 1/4/2016 - 3/18/2016

Section A Schedule:
Days From To Room
Tuesday 7:00:00 PM 8:50:00 PM 19

Instructor: Edwin Shepherd, III