ANAT 501 Lab ANATOMY I 3 credits A study of the gross anatomy and biomechanics of the human anatomy, including the back and extremities, and brachial and lumbosacral plexi. Case studies specific to the structure and function of the extremities are presented. Instructional methods include lectures, cadaver specimens, and presentations of human dissection. Prerequisite: College level Biology or its equivalent
ANAT 502 Lab ANATOMY II 3 credits Gross anatomy of the skull foramina, human brain, spinal cord and vertebral column, special senses, heart and circulation, and respiration. Instructional methods include lectures, lab specimens, models and cadaver study. Prerequisite: College level Biology or its equivalent
ANAT 503 Lab ANATOMY III 3 credits A study of the structure and function of the regional areas of the human viscera with emphasis on systems: Digestive, Reproductive, and Urinary. Also included are structures of the head and neck, cervical, brachial and lumbosacral plexi. Case studies specific to the viscera are presented. Instructional methods include lectures, cadaver specimens and models. Prerequisite: College level Biology or its equivalent
APBM 500 APPLIED BIOMECHANICS 3 credits The laws of human movement are presented. Students study the structure and function of human joints in the thorax, vertebral column and extremities. Students are introduced to postural analysis and the evaluation of specific work environments for ergonomic risk factors and appropriate corrective measures. Prerequisite: KINE 500 Kinesiology, EPBM 500 Exercise Physiology/Biomechanics
BCHM 501 BIOCHEMISTRY I 3 credits Studies the structures and functions of proteins and enzymes such as amino acids and peptides; the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, the respiratory chain, oxidative phosphorylation, citric acid cycle, glycolysis, ketogenesis and the synthesis of cholesterol. Included are the biosynthesis of essential and non-essential amino acids and the catabolism of amino acids. Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry
BCHM 502 BIOCHEMISTRY II 3 credits. Describes the structure, function and replication of macromolecules: extracellular and intracellular communication, actions of the pituitary, hypothalamus, thyroid, adrenal cortex, adrenal medulla, gonads and pancreas. Special topics covered are nutrition, metabolism of xenobiotics, cancer, genetic basis of the disease. Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry
CTDY 501 CONNECTIVE TISSUE DYNAMICS Lab 3 credits This course integrates the basic science of connective tissues with the Naprapathic approach to soft tissue evaluation and manipulation. The formation of scar tissue adhesions, nerve entrapments, pain syndromes and various other soft tissue disorders are studied experientially. Lectures and hands-on lab present different types of connective tissues in health and disease. Laboratory gives the student experience in palpation of the physiological states of various types of connective tissues. Prerequisite: ANAT 501 Anatomy I, HIST 500 Histology
EPBM 500 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY/ BIOMECHANICS Lab 3 credits. A specific approach for understanding the various control systems that integrate the function between the nervous and endocrine systems at rest and as they adapt to the various stresses. These fundamental physiological principals are presented in a biomechanical context with an emphasis on the laws governing force vectors and their effects in acquiring appropriate axial and appendicular skeleton joint mobility and range of motion. Prerequisite: One semester of Physiology
HIST 500 HISTOLOGY Lab 3 credits Microscopic study of tissues and how they form organs and organ systems. Provides a foundation for further study of physiology and pathology. Prerequisite: College level Biology
KINE 500 KINESIOLOGY Lab 3 credits. An interdisciplinary study stressing principles of human biomechanics. An analysis of the interactions of the bone, joint, muscle and nerve morphophysiology as they affect the mechanisms of human movement, in order to provide a basis upon which to differentiate normal from pathophysiologically altered motion. Prerequisite: ANAT 501 Anatomy I
LISY 500 LABORATORY INTERPRETATION and SYMPTOMOLOGY 3 credits. An introduction to the methods used in evaluation and management of common conditions in a combined didactic and practical course, focusing on skills in interpretation and correlation of normal and abnormal physical and laboratory findings. The purpose of the course is to differentiate symptoms that indicate the need for referral from those cases treatable by Naprapathic means. This is an advanced level course. Prerequisite: PATH 501 and 502 Pathology I and II
MTGE 500 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY/ GENETICS/EMBRYOLOGY 3 credits The structure and formation of technical terms used in the health sciences, based on roots and elements from Greek and Latin. Study in the structural and functional characteristics of embryological development, with emphasis on the first trimester of pregnancy, the principles of genetics are explored to understand the anomalies and their effects on individuals. Prerequisite: None
MPHE 500 MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH 3 credits. A fundamental approach focusing on select organisms and the diseases they cause. Some topics include classification and taxonomy, microbial genetics, infection, and resistance. Taught in lecture format. Case studies relevant to Doctors of Naprapathy are presented. Prerequisite: Physiology I, II, and credit or concurrent registration in Physiology III.
NEUR 501 NEUROSCIENCE I 3 credits Emphasis placed on the structure and function of the cerebellum, basal ganglia, cranial nerves, cerebral cortex, hypothalamus and special senses. Case studies relevant to specific neurological disorders are presented. Prerequisite: ANAT 501 Anatomy I
NEUR 502 NEUROSCIENCE II 3 credits The basic organization and neurophysiology of the central nervous system are presented. Topics include anatomy of the brain stem, spinal cord, and blood circulation, cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, spinal nerve reflexes, descending and ascending pathways. Case studies specific to the function of the nervous system are presented. Prerequisite: ANAT 502 Anatomy II
PATH 501 PATHOLOGY I 3 credits The first of a two semester sequence introducing concepts of inflammation, neoplasia, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of various organic disease processes. Topics include: arteriosclerosis, angina, vascular disease and myocardial infarction. Lecture format with case study presentation. Prerequisite: HIST 500 Histology, Anatomy I, II, & III, Physiology I, II & III
PATH 502 PATHOLOGY II 3 credits As a continuation of P501, the course includes a study of the kidneys, liver and pancreas, lungs and pleura, central and peripheral nervous systems, musculoskeletal disorders, male and female genitourinary disorders, and diseases of the female breast. Prerequisite: HIST 500 Histology, Anatomy I, II, & III, Physiology I, II & III
PHYS 501 PHYSIOLOGY I Lab 3 credits Physiological processes of the organ systems and the drive toward homeostasis. Study of structure and function of cells, movement of molecules across cell membranes, nerve transmission and the autonomic nervous system, cellular metabolism and genetic information. Lab included. Prerequisite: College level Biology and Chemistry
PHYS 502 PHYSIOLOGY II Lab 3 credits Study of control mechanisms: Chemical messengers, membrane potentials, synapses, hormones. Determinant factors of body movement, consciousness, behavior, sensory systems. Includes laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: College level Biology and Chemistry
PHYS 503 PHYSIOLOGY III 3 credits Cardiovascular patterns in health and disease: covers circulation, regulation of blood pressure, respiration, digestion and absorption, regulation of metabolism, reproduction, and defense mechanisms. Includes issues of homeostasis in relation to kidney function, blood volume, etc. Prerequisite: College level Biology and Chemistry
SNDI 501 SCIENCE OF NUTRITION AND DIET I 3 credits Part 1 of a 4-part nutriton series. Overivew of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, nutrients and metabolism. Prerequisite: BCHM 501 & 502 Biochemistry I and II
SNDI 502 SCIENCE OF NUTRITION AND DIET II 3 credits A comprehensive study of the basic principles of nutrition; biochemical classification of foods and dietary supplements to promote and maintain wellness. Focuses on the function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals. Discusses consequences of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Prerequisite: BCHM 501 & 502 Biochemistry I and II
SNDI 503 SCIENCE OF NUTRITION AND DIET III 3 credits The course incorporates the study of food and food supplementation as related to health and prevention of disease. Presents essentials of therapeutic nutritional programs, dietary counseling, nutritional health disorders. Prerequisite: BCHM 501 & 502 Biochemistry I and II
BIOL 300 BIOLOGY
Noncredit elective offered as a prerequisite for the basic sciences at NCNM. The course covers the complexity and organization of life including concepts of elementary molecular biology, cell, tissue and organ systems, homeostasis, reproduction, heredity, and growth, with an emphasis on human structure, function and development. Laboratory experiences provide a foundation for scientific principles.
Note: Naprapathic program applicants are expected to have a course in basic biology as part of the pre-professional entrance requirements. This elective is offered as a review, or to supplement limited experience.
CHEM 300 CHEMISTRY Noncredit elective offered as a prerequisite for the basic sciences at NCNM. Basic principles of chemistry are introduced including: atomic and molecular structures, bonding, states of matter, the periodic table, redox, acid-base and other inorganic reactions, chemical equilibrium and nuclear chemistry. Lectures provide information in lieu of lab.
ACTC 601 Lab 3 credits ACCESSORY TECHNIQUE I Presents methods of joint and soft tissue examination including range of motion, kinesiological and neurological testing as well as Naprapathic palpation. Instruction emphasizes research developments in all areas of spinal and extra-spinal manipulation particularly as they apply to Naprapathic principles. Course content includes lecture, demonstration, and practicum on such topics as spinal articular facet and disc problems, inflammatory connective tissue disorders, analysis and treatment of the extremities and rib cage, and TMJ syndrome. A hands-on practicum provides the opportunity to apply principles of spinal and extra-spinal manipulation. Prerequisites: NTEC 601 Naprapathic Technique I and CEVL 601 Naprapathic Clinical Evaluation I
ACTC 602 Lab 3 credits ACCESSORY TECHNIQUE II An advanced integration of therapeutic measures used by the Naprapath including: manipulation, diet and exercise counseling, use of physical modalities, non-pharmaceutical and hygienic interventions. Includes demonstrations and practical applications. Prerequisites: ACTC 601 Accessory Technique I, CEVL 602 Naprapathic Clinical Evaluation II
ATAT 701, 702, 703 Lab 3 credits ACCESSORY TECHNIQUE/ ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY I, II, III These three (one credit) courses, taught during the Clinic Internship, include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on Intern participation. Material covered includes, but is not limited to: Rose Technique, trigger point therapy, PNF, Lymphatic massage, and pediatric and geriatric treatment approaches. Classes are taught by various Naprapathic practitioners and guest instructors of other disciplines. Some classes will consist of “Clinic Review”, providing Interns a forum for discussing individual patient cases with other Interns and a Clinician, thereby exchanging ideas and other problem-solving techniques. The clinical application of these therapies do not supplant, but rather complement the Oakley Smith Naprapathic Method â of treatment. Prerequisite: Intern status
CPRP 600 2 credits CLINICAL PREPARATION A composite of Naprapathic subjects presented as an eight week review. The students are examined through discussion, quizzes and practical demonstrations in Naprapathic Charting, Naprapathic evaluation, Naprapathic techniques and Nutritional counseling. The course trains the students for the correct use of Naprapathic Case Records, clinical conduct and procedures, as well as providing clinical observation. Presented immediately prior to entrance into the year of Internship, the course is designed to refresh and prepare the student for practical application of academic studies. Prerequisite: Approval of Dean of Academics and Registrar
CNTR 603 Lab 3 credits CLINICAL NUTRITION APPROACH TO WELLNESS. Emphasizes current issues in nutrition and diet with special consideration for clinical management of nutritional problems. Includes an introduction to health benefits of botanicals, nutrition for male, female, pediatric health as well as nutritional needs of specific organ systems. Nutritional requirements for sports participation is included. Prerequisites: SNDI 501 & 502 Science of Nutrition and Diet I and II.
CONE 602 Lab 3 credits CLINICAL ORTHOPEDIC AND NEUROLOGIC EVAL. Teaches the evaluation of spinal and extra-spinal neuron-musculoskeletal conditions. Provides a hands-on review by body region in which the student carries out ortho/neuro examinations for clinical evaluations. Prerequisite: Advanced Status
CPRC 701, 702, 703, 704 15 credits CLINICAL PRACTICE Mandatory sequence of Naprapathic program for students who have completed the academic portion of the program, as well as successful passage of Parts I. and II. of the National Naprapathic Board Examinations. Interns use their Naprapathic skills to evaluate patients, administer specific treatments for the presenting connective tissue disorder, and provide appropriate counsel. Successful completion of the internship includes one calendar year (four semesters) served: (a) minimum of 20 hours per week in supervised clinic practice; (b) administration of 350 full evaluations; (c) performance of 100 nutritional counseling sessions; (d) successful completion of clinical examinations; (e) attendance at all intern seminars; (f) satisfaction of all clinic academic requirements as assigned. Interns are required to maintain a “B” average for clinic work. Prerequisite: Intern Status
CSEM 701, 702, 703 4 credits INTEGRATIONAL CLINIC SEMINARS Designed to prepare Interns to assume a professional role. Seminars are mandatory and are held on a regular basis. Topics include: Effective business and practice management, principles of effective professional communication, insurance management and business management for setting up private practice. Other topics include, but are not limited to: nutritional counseling, physiological therapeutics, orthoses, extremity rehab, protocols for pediatric and geriatric treatments. Prerequisite: Intern Status
CEVL 601 Lab 3 credits NAPRAPATHIC CLINICAL EVALUATION I. A study of Naprapathically ascertained syndromes of vertebral and extra-vertebral articulations, evaluation of particular types of soft and osseous tissue disorders found to exist, and the determination of a specific treatment for each type of involvement. Students become proficient in the use of signs, symbols, charts and definitions used by Naprapaths to record specific findings in the evaluation of the pelvic and sacral syndromes. Prerequisite: SANC 401 Spinal Anatomy/Naprapathic Chartology
CEVL 602 Lab 3 credits NAPRAPATHIC CLINICAL EVALUATION II. A continuation of Naprapathic Clinical Evaluation 501 with emphasis on the thoracic and lumbar areas. Hands on evaluation of the thoracic/lumbar spinal articulations to determine pathological syndromes. Prerequisite: SANC 401 Spinal Anatomy/Naprapathic Chartology
CEVL 603 Lab 3 credits NAPRAPATHIC CLINICAL EVALUATION III. Emphasis is placed on the cervical region and an integrated analysis of individual syndromes in the context of the whole body, finishing with the performance of fully charted treatments. Prerequisite: SANC 401 Spinal Anatomy/Naprapathic Chartology
CPEV 600 Lab 3 credits CLINICAL PROTOCOLS AND EVALUATION Is designed to present students with integrative protocols to develop a foundational understanding for treating connective tissue related disorders. Evaluation is based on signs and symptoms, utilizing orthopedic and neurological evaluation, Naprapathic manipulative therapy, nutrition, therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercises. Prerequisite: Intern Status
HPEJ 600 3 credits NAPRAPATHIC HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS AND JURISPRUDENCE Presents the rationale for Naprapathic principles, theories and techniques. Covers the history of Naprapathy from its origins up to the present, evolution of its philosophy principles and an introduction to the ethical principles of Naprapathic treatment as well as the legal parameters of the Naprapathic Practice Act. Prerequisite: None
NTEC 601 Lab 3 credits NAPRAPATHIC TECHNIQUE I. Instruction and demonstration in the use of the hands and body to apply manipulative pressure to specific areas of an individual's body should a condition exist that prevents normal functioning. The goal of Naprapathic technique is to restore homeostasis. Application of specific Naprapathic techniques to the thoracic and Lumbo-sacral areas. Prerequisite: CEVL 601 Naprapathic Clinical Evaluation I and SANC 401 Spinal Anatomy/Naprapathic Chartology
NTEC 602 Lab 3 credits NAPRAPATHIC TECHNIQUE II. Continuation of Technique 501 with emphasis on refining and correlating application of the Naprapathic Technique especially for the cervical and pelvic areas. Students will be introduced to the Nerve Function Principle of Dr. Ford Roberts, DN, from the historical document, Naprapathic Therapeutics Prerequisite: NTEC 601 Naprapathic Technique I & CEVL 602 Naprapathic Clinical Evaluation II
PHYT 600 Lab 3 credits PHYSIOLOGICAL THERAPEUTICS Includes theory, practice and use of physical agents such as heat, light, sound, electricity, and related modalities in the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders in a clinical environment. Prerequisite: PATH 501 Pathology I
REHB 600 Lab 3 credits PRINCIPLES OF REHABILITATION An overview addressing the problem of de-conditioning that accompanies most persistent pain syndromes and disuse atrophy. Students learn the art of blending passive and active care of the patient, evaluation of deficits in activities of daily living, functional restoration or accommodation, and the need for patient education in the management of exercise, joint protection, and environmental and intrinsic stressors—a companion course to Therapeutic Exercise. Prerequisites: SANC 600 Spinal Anatomy/Naprapathic Chartology, THEX 600 Therapeutic Exercise or consent of Instructor
SANC 600 Lab 3 credits SPINAL ANATOMY/NAPRAPATHIC CHARTOLOGY A comprehensive study of the anatomical structures and functional dynamics of the spine and the associated structures both intrinsic and extrinsic, as well as Naprapathic connective tissue terminology. Identification and usage of the charting system for recording the Naprapathic examination and treatment plan. Prerequisite: ANAT 502 Anatomy II, PHYS 502 Physiology II
STMN 600 Lab 3 credits SOFT TISSUE MANIPULATION A hands-on introduction to basic massage techniques. Covers the traditional techniques of effluerage, petrissage, vibration, friction and tapotement. Prerequisite: None
SEIA 600 Lab 3 credits SPORTS AND EXERCISE INJURY ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT. An overview of sport and exercise injury assessment, treatment protocols and various forms of rehabilitation. Prerequisite: Advanced status
THEX 600 Lab 3 credits THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE Emphasis is placed on integrating specific exercises into the treatment session and customizing home exercise to facilitate the attainment of treatment objectives and goals. General fitness, preventive/maintenance exercises are included to enhance a patient's rehabilitation and prevent injury—a companion course to Principles of Rehabilitation. Prerequisite: None
NAPRAPATHIC ELECTIVE COURSES (noncredit)
ICBR 800 ILLINOIS COMPETENCY BOARD REVIEW Offered during the Fall Semester (12 weeks). Lecture approach to the problem solving and test taking skills as they pertain to the Illinois Naprapathic licensure exam. All Naprapathic coursework is reviewed and practice exams given to sharpen test-taking skills in preparation for the Naprapathic Clinical Competency Examination.
CPRS 300 CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION Guidelines of the American Heart Association are followed. Participants learn how to clear a blocked airway, the correct placement of hands during chest compression, where to locate a pulse, and how and when to give rescue breathing. A certificate in CPR is required for entrance to the Clinic learning experience.
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