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Introduction to Alternative Medicine (WED151) 3 Credits

Definition of health; exploration of mind-body-spirit connection in health; various therapeutic modalities; identification of strengths and limitations of alternative therapies. Also includes development of ability to critically review written material in the alternative therapy area. Prerequisites: None.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15714 Fall 2016 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 09/12/2016- 11/04/2016 N/A N/A
  • E. Rice
Closed
No Seats Available
Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15757 Fall 2016 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 10/03/2016- 11/12/2016 N/A N/A
  • E. Rice
Closed
No Seats Available

Meditation and Wellness (WED162) 1 Credit

Physiology of meditation and its effects on physical and mental health; scholastic abilities and interpersonal relationships; differentiation between meditation and other relaxation techniques. Prerequisites: None.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15754 Fall 2016 Glendale
FW 52
In Person 10/06/2016- 10/27/2016 Th 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • C. Schiller
Open
5 of 18 Seats Available
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: Class 15754 costs include Physical Ed Class Fee: $20
    • Additional Class Notes: Experience a variety of relaxation techniques using deep breathing, essential oils, guided imagery, and peaceful music to transition into a meditative state. Learn how to quiet the mind, release stress, and attain deeper levels of relaxation for body, mind wellness. This class is lecture and hands-on, and covers what affects one's ability to focus, relax, and achieve a desired state:brain wave patterns, studies validating the benefits of meditation, and much more. Beginning to advanced students welcomed.

      Textbook required: Aromatherapy for Life Empowerment, Using Essential Oils to Enhance Body, Mind, Spirit Well-being, by Schiller & Schiller, published by Basic Health Publications. Please bring a medium to larger size bath towel. Supply kit: $20 included in course fees.

Overview Of Herbal Remedies (WED172) 1 Credit

History and evolution of herbs for healing applications. Preparation, usage, and effects of certain herbs used for healing purposes. Basic literature review skills in the area of herbal medicine. Prerequisites: None.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15696 Fall 2016 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 10/17/2016- 12/07/2016 N/A N/A
  • L. Crider
Open
2 of 20 Seats Available
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: Class 15696 is an Online course. Students must register by the start date of the class. Students are required to submit a minimum initial assignment within the first five days of class, including the start date. In addition, students may be required to come to campus or an alternate proctored location to take examinations. For information about how to get started, go to http://www2.gccaz.edu/e-courses/getting-started and click the "Login To Canvas" link at the bottom of the page (https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap).

Health Conditions And Popular Herbs (WED182) 2 Credits

In-depth look at some of today's most popular herbs and their relationship to specific health conditions. Emphasis on research skills in relation to popular herbs. Includes the effects, uses, and application strategies of herbs. Prerequisites: None. WED172 suggested but not required.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15771 Fall 2016 Glendale
FW 52
Hybrid 09/01/2016- 09/29/2016 Th 6:00PM- 9:15PM
  • C. Schiller
Class Started
Contact Enrollment Services for Registration Assistance
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: Class 15771 is a Hybrid course. Students must register by the start date of the class. Students must attend the first day of scheduled class and will be given information about the course at the first class meeting. Students are required to come to campus for scheduled classes. For information about hybrid courses, go to www.gccaz.edu/eCourses/.
    • Additional Class Notes: Learn a variety of beneficial herbs and how they can assist in better health. Essential oils obtained from herbs will also be covered and shown how their aromatic vapors and topical application on the body can be very effective in combination with using dried herbs and spices. Students will have the opportunity to grow their own herb plants from seed, and learn how to prepare tinctures, herbal teas; adding herbs to salads, and more. Supply cost of $30 includes both the essential oil kit and an herb gardening kit.

Special Topic in Wellness Education (WED195AB) 1 Credit

Introduction to current topics and contemporary issues related to developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Focuses on a variety of techniques and strategies to promote wellness. Prerequisites: None. Note: WED195AB may be repeated for credit.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15765 Fall 2016 Glendale
FW 52
In Person 11/15/2016- 12/13/2016 Tu 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • J. Schiller
Open
8 of 14 Seats Available
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: ORGANIC GARDENING: GROWING MICRO "SUPERFOOD" GREENS
      This is a hands-on class where students will be growing microgreens. Microgreens are certain vegetables and herbs harvested young that can be grown in containers either indoors or out. It is so convenient and easy to do that anyone can produce an abundant supply in small spaces all year round. Also, students will learn about the nutrient value of each microgreen and what is needed to know to be harvesting and enjoying these fast-growing, highly nutritious foods in as little as 7 days. A booklet will be provided with a resource list for seeds and supplies. For questions on the class contact instructor at jeffrey.schiller@gccaz.edu. No class on Tuesday, November 29th.
      Class 15765 costs include Physical Ed Class Fee: $10
Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
41107 Fall 2016 Glendale
FW 52
In Person 11/03/2016- 12/01/2016 Th 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • C. Schiller
Open
10 of 20 Seats Available
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: MINDFUL LIVING --- CREATING PEACE WITHIN
      This class focuses on the importance of practicing mindfulness to reduce stress, calm the mind, and create inner peace. Guided mindful exercises and essential oils will be used to experience mind/body improved well-being. This class is especially recommended after taking the Meditation and Wellness (WED162) course. However, it is open to all students. Textbook required: Aromatherapy for Life Empowerment, Using Essential Oils to Enhance Body, Mind, Spirit Well-being, by Schiller, published by Basic Health Publications. Essential oil supply kit: $20 included in course fees. Class can be repeated for credit. NO CLASS NOVEMBER 24, THANKSGIVING.
Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15752 Fall 2016 Glendale
GCC TBA
In Person 10/13/2016- 11/03/2016 Th 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • J. Schiller
Open
11 of 14 Seats Available
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: ORGANIC GARDENING: FRUIT TREES
      Class Notes: Fruit trees not only make landscape more beautiful, but provide delicious and healthy food during the year and shade during hot summers days. In today's economy, fruit trees are very necessary whether growing in containers (indoors/outdoors), or in the ground. Class will cover: choosing varieties for desert climate, soil preparation, how to plant, optimal planting location, space required, nutritional needs, fertilizing times, watering, and more. For questions on the class contact instructor at jeffrey.schiller@gccaz.edu.
      Class 15752 costs include Physical Ed Class Fee: $5
Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
44004 Fall 2016 GlendaleN/A In Person 09/17/2016- 10/01/2016 N/A N/A
  • L. Lev
Class Started
Contact Enrollment Services for Registration Assistance

Special Topics in Wellness Education (WED195AD) 3 Credits

Introduction to current topics and contemporary issues related to developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Focuses on a variety of techniques and strategies to promote wellness. Prerequisites: None. Note: WED195AD may be repeated for credit.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
40918 Fall 2016 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 10/24/2016- 12/16/2016 N/A N/A
  • A. Ramani
Open
1 of 18 Seats Available
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: Class 40918 is an Online course. There has been a significant increase in the number of individuals following a plant based, vegetarian or vegan diet. Individuals are interested in improving their health and nutrition, helping the environment, and losing weight. The course examines the health advantages of adding more plant-based meals to the one’s lifestyle as well as modifying a person’s current diet towards a plant based or vegetarian diet.
Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
42138 Fall 2016 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 09/17/2016- 12/16/2016 N/A N/A
  • A. Ramani
Class Started
Contact Enrollment Services for Registration Assistance
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: Food Allergies- Introduction to Food Allergies is a class that focuses on foods that cause allergic reactions. The top ten food allergies and food intolerances will be reviewed in detail. The course covers diagnosis, symptoms, immune response, diet management and optimal nutrition for individuals with food allergies, intolerance or sensitivities.
      Class 42138 is an Online course. Students must register by the start date of the class. Students are required to submit a minimum initial assignment within the first five days of class, including the start date. In addition, students may be required to come to campus or an alternate proctored location to take examinations. For information about how to get started, go to www2.gccaz.edu/e-courses/getting-started and click the "Login To Canvas" link at the bottom of the page (https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap).

Aromatherapy (WED218) 1 Credit

Physiology of aromatherapy; methods of use; preparation of oils; uses in sports, beauty care, massage, child care, health care, at work, and in the home. Prerequisites: None.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15707 Fall 2016 Glendale
FW 55
In Person 11/08/2016- 11/29/2016 Tu 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • C. Schiller
Open
7 of 20 Seats Available
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: Learn and experience the use of essential oils for stress reduction, relaxation, deeper breathing, mental clarity, increased sports endurance, energy, muscle loosening, and much more. Topics also include ancient use of aromatics, extraction methods, safety and handling of essential oils, purity and selection of raw materials, numerous ways to use essential oils at home and work, their holistic benefits and more. Hands-on class. Special fee of $33 is applied towards the essential oil starter kit. Textbook: Aromatherapy Encyclopedia

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