Home Study Course in Natural Health Sciences
Learn Health Science, chemistry and biology, at home
Study when and where it suits
Where does this course lead?
This course is excellent for people seeking a career in Natural Therapies or Health Support Services; or anyone with a passion for Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Best of all this whole learning program can be completed online!
Where Can it Lead?
By itself, this course provides a broad based knowledge of human health; that may lead to a support position in a health or medical industry business (anything from front desk or administrative work to laboratory support or marketing). This course can also provide credit toward, and entry into extended study programs with ACS and other institutions.
Duration: 1000 hours
This program consists of 10 modules:
- Anatomy & Physiology I
- Nutrition I
- Nutrition II
- Nutrition III
- Biochemistry I
- Biochemistry II
- Biochemistry III
- Biology (Cell Biology)
- Introduction to Psychology
- Counselling Skills I
Outlines for each of these modules can be found searching our web site; or in our handbook
HOW MIGHT THIS STUDY HELP YOU?
Learning more about natural health only improves your value to clients or employers in the health, fitness and wellness industries.
If you already have established employment, it can make your job easier and more effective; and if you are seeking employment it will help you present yourself with greater authority at an interview or in a written application.
it comes to applying for jobs - each job listed usually gets a huge
amount of response, when employers choose people to interview they will
look at a range of factors, what you have studied will be just one of
those factors. You need to be able to catch a potential employer’s
attention and stand out from the rest.
So what do you need?
communication skills: verbal, written and also the ability to use a
computer. Whenever we are offering people a service (such as health counselling etc. for example) they are looking for someone with a professional
approach and who instills a feeling of confidence.
solving skills: no matter what profession you work in you need to be
able to problem solve – in personal health, coaching this is important so
that you can construct programs to suit each individual. ACS courses
are based on developing problem solving skills and you do this through
your set tasks and assignments throughout the course.
and skills demanded of the job. In any job that involves people’s
health you must know what you are doing – this is something
you cannot do without the correct skills and knowledge and the only way
to get this is by undertaking a course and gaining personal experience.
- A passion for the work and willingness to learn.
- Presentation and grooming - people who present as being well organised and well-groomed will impress.
How Will A Course Help Me To Gain those Skills?
the right course will help i.e. one that develops knowledge, practical
and also your problem solving skills. Not all courses do this. At ACS
our courses focus on Problem Based Learning so this enables the student
to develop these skills and at the same time using this learning method
also improves you knowledge retention and recall.
What Can You do to Improve Your Career Prospects?
a course that you are passionate about – be open to learning and use
this course to start building your future. Today we are expected to keep
learning and studying in order to keep up with a world that is rapidly
changing. Learning is a lifelong experience. Study a course that makes
you stand out - a program that is different to all the other
applicants will always catch the attention of a boss, and may be the
difference between getting an interview or not.
with people in the industry, attend conferences and trade shows – make
yourself known to people in the industry in general.
- Try to build a range of skills – multi-skilled people catch the eye of the employer or potential employer.
a good CV and ask for help if you need it. Tutors at this school will
help our students with their C.V.'s if you ask -no cost. Resume Writing
services can also be used, but they charge.
- Recognise your weaknesses and work on improving them - not just academically. And also know your strengths and demonstrate them.
If you're not ready to commit to a study program yet, you may want to
try reading one of our ebooks! All are available to download onto your
android, ipad, notebook or laptop...