Matched 7 Courses / 9 Classes

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
13379 Spring 2018 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 02/26/2018- 04/20/2018 N/A N/A
  • E. Rice
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13386 Spring 2018 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 03/19/2018- 05/10/2018 N/A N/A
  • E. Rice
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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
13415 Spring 2018 Glendale
FW 52
In Person 02/01/2018- 02/22/2018 Th 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • C. Schiller
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    • 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. Studies validating the benefits of meditation are covered. Hands-on class. Beginning to advanced students welcomed. Textbook required: Aromatherapy for Life Empowerment, Using Essential Oils to Enhance Body, Mind, Spirit Well-being, by Schiller, Essential oil supply Kit: $24 included in course fees. Class can be repeated for credit.

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
13359 Spring 2018 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 01/16/2018- 03/10/2018 N/A N/A
  • L. Crider
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    • Class Notes: Class 13359 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://www.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).

Essential Oil Properties and Formulations (WED181) 1 Credit

Focuses on the benefits of individual plant oils, profiling past to present day uses and documented properties; experiential evaluation of the oils; how to formulate topical blends; oil substitution using less expensive oils; hands-on learning. Prerequisites: None.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
35332 Spring 2018 Glendale
FW 52
In Person 03/27/2018- 04/17/2018 Tu 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • C. Schiller
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    • Class Notes: Hands-on class. Discover the many benefits of aromatic essential oils and learn how to formulate effective blends using the oils in the course kit. Understand the purpose of essential oils in plants, how they work therapeutically, how to increase their effectiveness, clinical studies from journals around the world, and more. Essential oil supply kit: $24 included in course fees. Textbook required: Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 395 Plant Oils, by Schiller.

Special Topics in Wellness Education A (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
13391 Spring 2018 Glendale
FW 55
In Person 02/06/2018- 02/27/2018 Tu 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • J. Schiller
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    • Class Notes: ORGANIC GARDENING
      In this course, you will learn everything you need to know to start an organic vegetable garden. Topics include: choosing seeds, vegetable planting times, making and using compost, soil amendments, fertilizers and more. We will cover how to change our soil condition and successfully grow a garden in Arizona using organic materials. No previous growing experience needed. For additional class information contact instructor jeffrey.schiller@gccaz.edu
      Class 13391 costs include Physical Ed Class Fee: $5
Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13416 Spring 2018 Glendale
FW 55
In Person 03/22/2018- 04/19/2018 Th 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • J. Schiller
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    • Class Notes: ORGANIC CONTAINER GARDENING
      In this hands-on course, we will cover how to be successful growing organic fruits and vegetables in containers and/or raised beds. Topics will include choosing containers, potting mixes/soil selecting and germinating seeds, using soil amendments and fertilizers, introducing beneficial insects, and more. No previous gardening experience needed. For additional class information contact instructor at jeffrey.schiller@gccaz.edu No class April 5th.
      Class 13416 costs include Special Class Fee: $5

Special Topics in Wellness Education A (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
13442 Spring 2018 Glendale
Online Class
Internet 03/05/2018- 05/11/2018 N/A N/A
  • A. Ramani
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    • Class Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
      Plant Base Nutrition- Class meets: March 19, 2018 - May 11, 2018
      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 healthy, nutritionally adequate plant based, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.
      Class 13442 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. For information about how to get started, go
      to http://www.gccaz.edu/e-courses/getting-started and click the "Login
      T o C a n v a s " l i n k a t t h e b o t t o m o f t h e p a g e
      (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
13385 Spring 2018 Glendale
FW 52
In Person 02/06/2018- 02/27/2018 Tu 6:00PM- 9:30PM
  • C. Schiller
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    • 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; blending skin and body care products, air fresheners, and more. Hands-on class. Essential oil supply kit: $33 included in course fees. Bring a bath towel. Textbook required: Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 395 Plant Oils, by Schiller, 2nd edition