Master of Arts
in Holistic Health Education
Holistic Nutrition

19.6%

Expected Annual Growth in Health Education Jobs in CA

14.5%

Expected Annual Growth in Health Education Jobs in U.S. 2014

Ways to Learn

  • Hybrid
  • Online

Quick Facts

  • 2-Years Full-Time
  • 3 Years Part-Time
  • 65 Units
  • Evening Option

Campus Location

Overview

The Specialization in Holistic Nutrition requires completion of 24 units, 13 of which are core units embedded in the MA in Holistic Health Education curriculum, and 11 of which are electives. (NOTE: Because we only require 5 units of electives, the specialization students end up taking a total of 65 rather than 59 units to get all 11 of the elective units required for the specialization.)

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Highlights

  • Unique nutritional expertise embedded within the field of health education
  • Emphasis on food as a healing modality
  • Students learn to customize their nutritional approach for each client

Students enrolled in the Specialization in Holistic Nutrition evaluate multiple nutritional approaches and dietary theories, analyzing the benefits and deficits of each approach as applied to the individual.

Throughout the course of study, students apply the theme of food as a healing modality in a range of ways, from addressing imbalances that occur throughout an individual’s lifetime to developing nutritional and herbal approaches to common disease states including heart disease, diabetes and dysglycemia, cancer, and autoimmune conditions. The concepts of nourishment and creating health within imbalance and disease states are also explored.

Finally, the Specialization in Holistic Nutrition reaches beyond holism as applied to the individual to implications in global food systems and environmental influences on individual and community health.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of completing the Specialization in Holistic Nutrition, graduates are able to:

  • Choose nutritional approaches and demonstrate understanding of theory, issues, health information, research, and applications in the field of nutrition
  • Explain in clear language basic philosophies of holistic nutrition and application of nutritional therapies
  • Practice professionally as a nutrition educator, instructor, and consultant as well as an integrative/holistic health educator
  • Embody a healthy approach to nutrition and nourishment, and model health through food and nutrition in one’s own community

Specialization Electives

The MA degree can be completed in 7 quarters if students start in the fall quarter. However, students pursuing the Holistic Nutrition Specialization and/or the Graduate Certificate in Holistic Health Coaching will need at least one additional quarter to complete the required electives.

Electives
Units
HHE 5910 Dietary Planning
1
Students will develop the skills and practical experience necessary to develop customized diet and meal plans. Different approaches to diet development and meal planning will be covered. Students will learn how to develop meal plans and food charts for a variety of dietary approaches such as a cleansing diet, calorie controlled diets, vegetarian diets, vegan diets, Paleo, Ketogenic, etc. Diets for several common health issues will also be discussed. Prerequisite: HHE 5772
HHE 5911 Nutritional Consultation Business Practices
1
This course is designed to train students how to build, run, and market their own nutrition consulting practice. Nutrition consulting has become an increasingly viable and growing option for nutrition professionals. Whether planning to open their own practice, work for another health professional, or work as a health educator within a corporate setting, students need the skills to create their own practice within a practice. In this course, students gain a clear understanding of the consulting process and learn to recognize their own strengths as a consultant and to define and establish a strategic direction, as well as tips on running an office, setting fees, insurance needs, and developing an overall business plan and marketing strategy. Prerequisite: HHE 5772
HHE 5912 Nutritional Consultation and Coaching
2
The focus of this course is effective nutrition counseling including the skills needed for building rapport, listening and interviewing skills, including motivational interviewing, and working with clients through various states of change. Blending together counseling and coaching techniques, students will learn how to identify key areas of intervention to maximize client’s success and how to engage with clients in a collaborative manner to co-create a dietary plan that works. Prerequisites: HHE 5750, HHE 5772.
HHE 5913 Nutrition for Healing Body and Mind
4
Nutritional approaches for working with clients with conditions such as diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, depression, heart disease and cancer are addressed in this course. This course introduces the foods, ways of eating, nutritional therapies and dietary approaches that help to bring about and maintain the most vibrant health with regard to gastrointestinal health, diabetes, allergies, autoimmune disease, depression, cancer and heart disease. This course will explore some of the underlying causes, nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle factors that contribute to these health conditions. Nutritional and herbal approaches for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, food allergies, asthma, and breast cancer will also be discussed. Emphasis is on promoting and maintaining wellness. Prerequisite: HHE 5772
HHE 5914 Holistic Approaches to Weight and Health
1
Approaches to weight management are examined, including an alternative model of looking at weight and size – Health At Every Size®. The psychology behind issues related to nourishment and poor body image are considered in this course, along with socio-cultural factors that influence weight and health. Prerequisite: HHE 5772
HHE 5915 Farm to Table
2
A thorough examination and analysis of the complete food chain will serve as a means of determining how and why our food supply may or may not supply healthy choices for any of us. Food production begins in the earth and continues through many necessary and sometimes unnecessary processes. This class will look at farming practices; to include the fundamentals of soil examination, soil enhancement, ecological effects on soil health, soil degradation, political soil extortion, the many types of farming from the large industrial farming system to small organic biodynamic farms, the kinds of fertilizing of soil and plants, the status and implementation of the water supply needed for agriculture to remain sustainable, harvesting, transporting, and finally the distribution and the profit motivated practices of getting the food to the consumer. This understanding is critical to offering sound, uncomplicated, appropriate, and healthy “food” knowledge and nutritional advice.
HHE 5920 Coaching Experiential
0.5-2.0
A seminar with variable units that enables faculty and students to create an active coaching community among those pursuing the Certificate at any given time. Faculty and students meet as needed to introduce cutting edge topics in coaching, report on new research and developments, and provide extra coaching practice as needed.
HHE 5922 Coaching Practicum B
1
Students are observed coaching and receive detailed feedback from a coaching mentor. Written and practical examinations are administered as the final step in obtaining the Coaching Certificate or Specialization (depending on student’s program). Prerequisite: HHE 5750
HHE 5924 Health, Disease, & Wellbeing for Health Coaches
1
Conventional medicine is compared to holistic concepts of health and wellbeing. Conventional risk factors and common chronic diseases are covered. Emphasis will be placed on holistic, health-promoting approaches such wellness wheels, continuums, salutogenesis, and similar wellness models. MA Students may substitute HHE 5710.
HHE 5926 Mind-Body Connection for Health Coaches
1
Students explore the field of mind-body medicine, including psychoneuroimmunology, integrative health, and whole-person approaches. Key topics of interest to health coaches are covered, including self-care practices, nutrition, spirituality, embodiment, and ecotherapy. MA Students may substitute HHE 5823.
Electives
Units
HHE 5928 Change Theory for Coaches
1
This course looks at what motivates people to make sustainable changes in their lives. Key change theories, such as the Health Belief Model, the Transtheoretical Model, and Self-Determination Theory, are explored. Coaching students explore how they can use these theories and models to help their clients realize their goals and achieve lasting change. MA Students may substitute HHE 5756.
HHE 5930 Weight and Body Image for Coaches
1
Individuals frequently seek out health and wellness coaches to lose weight and/or change their body shape/size. However, the evidence is overwhelming that weight-loss diets are ineffective long-term and often harmful. Moreover, body dissatisfaction is a growing and insidious problem in U.S. culture. In this course, health coaches learn how to work from a “do no harm” perspective to promote these clients’ long-term health and wellbeing. Coaches will also learn how to recognize more serious conditions, such as depression, eating disorders, and body dysmorphic disorder, as well as how to refer appropriately. Prerequisite: HHE 5750
HHE 5932 Stress Management for Health Coaches
1
Stress may be the defining characteristic of 21st century life; no one is immune. Because every client is different though, health coaches need to understand stress and how it can affect us, and to appreciate the myriad of ways there are to manage it. This course examines the physiological, mental, and spiritual effects of stress before turning to a variety of holistic approaches to stress management that coaches will find useful in their practice. MA Students may substitute HHE 5842.
HHE 5934 Supervised Community Coaching
1-2
Coaching certificate students will gain valuable experience coaching under the supervision of experienced coaches. Variable units: 1-2 per quarter. Students are required to take 2 units total. Prerequisite: HHE 5750
HHE 5940 Energy Models of Healing
2
This course investigates how health, illness, wholeness and healing may be defined and worked with in energy terms. The coursework involves in-depth inquiry into the many disciplines and traditions that contribute to energy healing as well as an analysis of the concepts and philosophies upon which these systems are based. We look at energy medicine from the perspectives of quantum physicists, biologists, consciousness and psi researchers, philosophers, spiritual healers, and medical intuitives. We will also investigate how energy modalities are viewed by mainstream medicine.
HHE 5941 Asian Approaches to Health and Healing
2
Two of the oldest holistic systems of medicine—Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine—are presented in this survey course. Their basic philosophy, principles, and standards of treatment will be explored both didactically and experientially. The course will not focus on comparing the two systems, but the diversities of each will be outlined with emphasis on their spiritual roots, cultural and social perspectives, and their growing appeal as global alternatives in health care.
HHE 5942 Arts in Healthcare
1
This course is an overview of the powerful role that the arts can play in fostering well-being and wholeness. Research is documenting connections between creative engagement and pain management, stress reduction, recovery and resilience. We will explore the writing, visual arts, theater and music programs being used within hospitals, healthcare facilities, and communities. Experiential creative exercises will allow participants to experience their own movement toward a fuller living experience. Coursework includes meditative practices and creative processes including the use of visual art, movement, and writing. No art experience is necessary. The course is focused on internal growth and development of the individual. Each student will apply the course content to their own personal and professional needs.
HHE 5943 Functional Nutrition Blood Chemistry
1
Designing an effective nutrition program is dependent on the establishment of an accurate nutritional profile guided by scientific approaches such as a comprehensive blood test. There is no test more accepted, efficient and affordable than a comprehensive blood chemistry profile. By learning how to interpret blood chemistry from a nutritional perspective, you can detect the shifts in physiological function and use it in a more preventative manner. Designing a truly individualized nutrition program will produce a more efficient and longer lasting result than just addressing one symptom or effect of the imbalance. You will also easily be able to track the effectiveness of any nutrition program. In this practicum you will learn the basics of nutritional blood chemistry and how to identify some common patterns of imbalance and how to develop a customized nutrition program based on the results.
HHE 5944 Nutrition for Women’s Health
1
As women are living longer than ever, it is important for women to address their health so that they can remain vital and thrive throughout the life cycle. A woman’s health profile can dramatically change from one decade to the next. In this class students will learn about using diet, lifestyle and nutrients to balance hormones throughout life. We will also discuss the relationship of blood sugar metabolism, stress, thyroid health, inflammation and gut health to fertility, weight issues, mood shifts, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, perimenopause, osteoporosis and menopause.
HHE 5945 Transitions & Grief
1
One of the most important functions of a health educator or health coach is to help clients navigate transitions and transformative change. Too often, we forget that a key element of many kinds of change is releasing our attachment to past ways of being and going through an appropriate grieving process. Students will learn about different approaches to coping with grief and how they can support clients who find themselves grieving various types of loss.
Electives
Units
HHE 5928 Change Theory for Coaches
1
This course looks at what motivates people to make sustainable changes in their lives. Key change theories, such as the Health Belief Model, the Transtheoretical Model, and Self-Determination Theory, are explored. Coaching students explore how they can use these theories and models to help their clients realize their goals and achieve lasting change. MA Students may substitute HHE 5756.
HHE 5930 Weight and Body Image for Coaches
1
Individuals frequently seek out health and wellness coaches to lose weight and/or change their body shape/size. However, the evidence is overwhelming that weight-loss diets are ineffective long-term and often harmful. Moreover, body dissatisfaction is a growing and insidious problem in U.S. culture. In this course, health coaches learn how to work from a “do no harm” perspective to promote these clients’ long-term health and wellbeing. Coaches will also learn how to recognize more serious conditions, such as depression, eating disorders, and body dysmorphic disorder, as well as how to refer appropriately. Prerequisite: HHE 5750
HHE 5932 Stress Management for Health Coaches
1
Stress may be the defining characteristic of 21st century life; no one is immune. Because every client is different though, health coaches need to understand stress and how it can affect us, and to appreciate the myriad of ways there are to manage it. This course examines the physiological, mental, and spiritual effects of stress before turning to a variety of holistic approaches to stress management that coaches will find useful in their practice. MA Students may substitute HHE 5842.
HHE 5934 Supervised Community Coaching
1-2
Coaching certificate students will gain valuable experience coaching under the supervision of experienced coaches. Variable units: 1-2 per quarter. Students are required to take 2 units total. Prerequisite: HHE 5750
HHE 5940 Energy Models of Healing
2
This course investigates how health, illness, wholeness and healing may be defined and worked with in energy terms. The coursework involves in-depth inquiry into the many disciplines and traditions that contribute to energy healing as well as an analysis of the concepts and philosophies upon which these systems are based. We look at energy medicine from the perspectives of quantum physicists, biologists, consciousness and psi researchers, philosophers, spiritual healers, and medical intuitives. We will also investigate how energy modalities are viewed by mainstream medicine.
HHE 5941 Asian Approaches to Health and Healing
2
Two of the oldest holistic systems of medicine—Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine—are presented in this survey course. Their basic philosophy, principles, and standards of treatment will be explored both didactically and experientially. The course will not focus on comparing the two systems, but the diversities of each will be outlined with emphasis on their spiritual roots, cultural and social perspectives, and their growing appeal as global alternatives in health care.
HHE 5942 Arts in Healthcare
1
This course is an overview of the powerful role that the arts can play in fostering well-being and wholeness. Research is documenting connections between creative engagement and pain management, stress reduction, recovery and resilience. We will explore the writing, visual arts, theater and music programs being used within hospitals, healthcare facilities, and communities. Experiential creative exercises will allow participants to experience their own movement toward a fuller living experience. Coursework includes meditative practices and creative processes including the use of visual art, movement, and writing. No art experience is necessary. The course is focused on internal growth and development of the individual. Each student will apply the course content to their own personal and professional needs.
HHE 5943 Functional Nutrition Blood Chemistry
1
Designing an effective nutrition program is dependent on the establishment of an accurate nutritional profile guided by scientific approaches such as a comprehensive blood test. There is no test more accepted, efficient and affordable than a comprehensive blood chemistry profile. By learning how to interpret blood chemistry from a nutritional perspective, you can detect the shifts in physiological function and use it in a more preventative manner. Designing a truly individualized nutrition program will produce a more efficient and longer lasting result than just addressing one symptom or effect of the imbalance. You will also easily be able to track the effectiveness of any nutrition program. In this practicum you will learn the basics of nutritional blood chemistry and how to identify some common patterns of imbalance and how to develop a customized nutrition program based on the results.
HHE 5944 Nutrition for Women’s Health
1
As women are living longer than ever, it is important for women to address their health so that they can remain vital and thrive throughout the life cycle. A woman’s health profile can dramatically change from one decade to the next. In this class students will learn about using diet, lifestyle and nutrients to balance hormones throughout life. We will also discuss the relationship of blood sugar metabolism, stress, thyroid health, inflammation and gut health to fertility, weight issues, mood shifts, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, perimenopause, osteoporosis and menopause.
HHE 5945 Transitions & Grief
1
One of the most important functions of a health educator or health coach is to help clients navigate transitions and transformative change. Too often, we forget that a key element of many kinds of change is releasing our attachment to past ways of being and going through an appropriate grieving process. Students will learn about different approaches to coping with grief and how they can support clients who find themselves grieving various types of loss.

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BA Legal Studies
Concentration in Advanced
Legal Technology

82%

of Graduates Working in Legal Field within a Month Post-Grad

30%+

Number of Program Alum that Move on to Law School After-Grad

100%

Faculty are Practicing Attorneys

1

Only ABA Approved Bachelor’s Degree in Northern California

Overview

There is a growing need for paralegals and legal professionals to fill the technology gap in the legal world. Students and legal professionals who complete this concentration will immediately contribute to employers with regard to legal technology use. Among other responsibilities, they will be able to suggest appropriate software for billing, word processing, discovery document processing, e-discovery case management, document organization, and case management, as well as use various software programs to make common tasks in a legal environment more efficient and cost effective.

Highlights

  • Concentration may be embedded into the BA Legal Studies or the Paralegal Certificate program without requiring any additional units
  • Non-degree-seeking students may enroll through JFKU Continuing Education
  • Most courses taken online

Big things start with a simple yes.

Concentration Curriculum

REQUIREMENTS

This 12-unit concentration may be completely embedded in the Legal Studies Paralegal Certificate program. 4 of the 12 units are already required for the certificate, and the remaining 8 units may be taken to satisfy the 8 units of legal specialty coursework also required for the certificate.

The following 4 courses are required to complete the concentration.

Courses
Units
PLS3010 Legal Technology Applications
4
This 4-unit course is offered completely online in the Winter and Summer quarters. This course provides training on software used for communication, creating legal documents and presentations in a legal environment, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, and Outlook. Students will be exposed to legal-specific software in terms of billing, document management, case management, and trial presentation software used in our legal community. Specifically, students will perform hands-on training and exercises in: Clio, TimeMap, Relativity, Nuance, Workshare, Sanction, and TrialDirector.
PLS3046 Project Management in E-Discovery
2
This 2-unit course is offered completely online in the Winter quarter. Paralegals are often depended on to coordinate much of the discovery process in civil litigation. Taking on this role requires that paralegals are familiar with and understand e-discovery rules, requirements, and procedures. Students in this course will learn the basic principles of project management, and how to apply these established principles to each phase of the e-discovery process.
Courses
Units
PLS3047 Advanced Legal Technology
4
This 4-unit course is offered completely online in the Spring quarter. This course provides advanced training on software used for communication, and the creation and management of legal documents and presentations in a legal environment, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, FileSite, Workshare Compare, and NetDocuments. Students will learn how to use software commonly utilized in law firms and other legal environments for team collaboration with a focus on the capabilities of Office 365, including, but not limited to, Sway, OneNote and SharePoint. Students will also learn about the latest legal-related apps.
PLS3048 Trial Presentation Skills
2
This 2-unit hybrid course is offered in the Spring quarter. Students are required to attend four in-person sessions. In this hybrid course, students will gain live, hands-on experience with the legal trial presentation software TrialDirector. Specifically, students will learn the basic rules of evidence, and to prepare and display trial exhibits, and synchronize deposition videos. Students will also learn how to set-up the equipment needed for live trial presentation. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the opportunity (optional) to gain experience with live trial presentation by operating TrialDirector in the summer mock trials for the law school.
Courses
Units
PLS3047 Advanced Legal Technology
4
This 4-unit course is offered completely online in the Spring quarter. This course provides advanced training on software used for communication, and the creation and management of legal documents and presentations in a legal environment, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, FileSite, Workshare Compare, and NetDocuments. Students will learn how to use software commonly utilized in law firms and other legal environments for team collaboration with a focus on the capabilities of Office 365, including, but not limited to, Sway, OneNote and SharePoint. Students will also learn about the latest legal-related apps.
PLS3048 Trial Presentation Skills
2
This 2-unit hybrid course is offered in the Spring quarter. Students are required to attend four in-person sessions. In this hybrid course, students will gain live, hands-on experience with the legal trial presentation software TrialDirector. Specifically, students will learn the basic rules of evidence, and to prepare and display trial exhibits, and synchronize deposition videos. Students will also learn how to set-up the equipment needed for live trial presentation. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the opportunity (optional) to gain experience with live trial presentation by operating TrialDirector in the summer mock trials for the law school.

Change is possible. In fact, it’s already begun.

JFKu Online

Associate of Arts
Concentration in
Liberal Arts

Program Overview

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program provides students with a solid foundation for future educational and career opportunities. Through a broad range of general education courses, students develop their awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological. The Liberal Arts concentration expands on the General Education foundation, exposing students to a variety of subjects while building their writing and critical thinking abilities. This broad base prepares students for a variety of entry-level career opportunities as well as further studies in the humanities or any field of their choosing. *Pending WSCUC approval.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Liberal Arts Concentration Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 15 semester units for the concentration curriculum. Visit the AA Program page for the remaining curriculum.

Liberal Arts
Units
ART 220 Introduction to Film
3
This course introduces students to the fundamental analysis of film in America including building an appreciation for the role of film as a communication tool for political and social commentary. Students will gain a basic understanding of films and the different genres of film.
BIO 151 Introduction to Biology
3
This course introduces the basic principles of biology and demonstrates how relevant science is to everyday life. General biology focuses on the theoretical foundations that form our understanding of the living world. Upon completion, students will possess a broad, conceptual understanding of living organisms from the building blocks of cells to ecosystems.
ENG 204 Interdisciplinary Reading, Writing, and Research
3
This gateway course is designed to refine skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking, and to apply these skills in a multifaceted approach to research in specific disciplines.
Liberal Arts
Units
ENG 348 Modern American Literature
3
This course will introduce students to the various types of writing that occurred in American society through the middle of the nineteenth century from Colonization to American Romanticism. Along with exploring different styles of writing, the course will provide a backdrop of American history to show the motivation of the writers during the time periods in which they wrote. Throughout the course, students will also be introduced to different literary styles. By reading various texts and writing strategies, students will understand how non-fiction, fiction, and poetic works helped to mold American society and how these texts were perceived by others.
HIS 227 Ancient World History
3
This course provides an introduction to the peoples of the ancient world. Students investigate various aspects of ancient world cultures, including geography, politics, history, art, literature, and religion. Students begin to think historically about their world in terms of patterns of human experience and assess the similarities between conditions prevailing in ancient times and those in the current era.
Liberal Arts
Units
ENG 348 Modern American Literature
3
This course will introduce students to the various types of writing that occurred in American society through the middle of the nineteenth century from Colonization to American Romanticism. Along with exploring different styles of writing, the course will provide a backdrop of American history to show the motivation of the writers during the time periods in which they wrote. Throughout the course, students will also be introduced to different literary styles. By reading various texts and writing strategies, students will understand how non-fiction, fiction, and poetic works helped to mold American society and how these texts were perceived by others.
HIS 227 Ancient World History
3
This course provides an introduction to the peoples of the ancient world. Students investigate various aspects of ancient world cultures, including geography, politics, history, art, literature, and religion. Students begin to think historically about their world in terms of patterns of human experience and assess the similarities between conditions prevailing in ancient times and those in the current era.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

JFKu Online

Associate of Arts
Concentration in
Criminal Justice

Program Overview

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program provides students with a solid foundation for future educational and career opportunities, with the concentration in Criminal Justice offering them a framework for starting out in the field. Through a broad range of general education courses focused on the liberal arts, students develop their awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological. Additionally, the Criminal Justice concentration prepares students practically and philosophically for a wide variety of entry-level career opportunities in the criminal justice field. *Pending WSCUC approval.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Criminal Justice Concentration Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 15 semester units for the concentration curriculum. Visit the AA Program page for the remaining curriculum.

Criminal Justice
Units
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
This course provides students with an introduction to the criminal justice system in the United States. Emphasis is placed on crime and justice; law and the criminal justice system; police and law enforcement operations; juvenile justice; and contemporary issues in policing, courts, corrections, incarcerations, and reentry. Students will develop an understanding that criminal justice is a complex social system and is a larger part of the broader social, political, and economic systems of the country.
CRJ 150 Corrections
3
This course examines the context, trends, practices, and special interests of corrections. Emphasis is placed on the history and current trends of the practice, jails, the prison experience, institutional management, educational/treatment programs, prisoners’ rights, women in prison, and race/ethnicity challenges.
CRJ 260 Criminology
3
The course is a theoretical study of crime, its causes, and crime prevention and control. The student will examine the field of criminology and develop an understanding for how research models are used to better understand and explain criminal behavior and society’s response.
Criminal Justice
Units
CRJ 265 Juveniles in the Justice System
3
This course will bring the student with an interest in public safety and criminal justice into the American juvenile justice system. The student will learn about the laws and procedures that govern the way juveniles are handled by the police and the court, the reasons for them, and how to apply them in the everyday discharge of the law enforcement officer’s duty. This course covers the basics of juvenile justice, from entry into the system by way of law enforcement to prosecution, rehabilitation, and corrections.
CRJ 350 Ethical Behavior in the Criminal Justice System
3
This course covers the basics of public administration and the ethical issues of public service, including law enforcement, sentencing, corrections criminal justice research, and crime control.
Criminal Justice
Units
CRJ 265 Juveniles in the Justice System
3
This course will bring the student with an interest in public safety and criminal justice into the American juvenile justice system. The student will learn about the laws and procedures that govern the way juveniles are handled by the police and the court, the reasons for them, and how to apply them in the everyday discharge of the law enforcement officer’s duty. This course covers the basics of juvenile justice, from entry into the system by way of law enforcement to prosecution, rehabilitation, and corrections.
CRJ 350 Ethical Behavior in the Criminal Justice System
3
This course covers the basics of public administration and the ethical issues of public service, including law enforcement, sentencing, corrections criminal justice research, and crime control.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

JFKu Online

Associate of Arts
Concentration
in Business

Program Overview

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program provides students with a solid foundation for future educational and career opportunities, with the concentration in Business specifically gearing them toward further studies and/or a career in the field. Through a broad range of general education courses focused on the liberal arts, students develop their awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological. Additionally, the Business concentration directs students’ critical awareness toward the business world, introducing concepts that serve as a base for both on-the-job skill-building and further educational inquiry. *Pending WSCUC approval.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Business Concentration Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 15 semester units for the concentration curriculum. Visit the AA Program page for the remaining curriculum.

Business
Units
CIS 101 Computer Literacy
3
This course covers software design, practical implications of computer technology, and the legal ethical issues and practices pertaining to computer use from the internet on authoring and identity.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
3
This course is an introduction to the concepts and practice of business at all levels. Students will approach numerous topics while exploring the fundamentals of business including entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources and trends. Case studies, group activities and presentations will emphasize those topics discussed in class to help the student acquire the necessary skills to succeed in building a knowledge base for a career in business.
BUS 209 Financial Accounting
3
Introduction to bookkeeping procedures: emphasis on the development of skills for both cash and accrual methods of recording, including adjusting and closing entries, cash controls and bank reconciliation, coverage of accounting systems, internal control procedures and procedures for completion of an accounting cycle.
Business
Units
BUS 220 Microeconomics
3
This is a general introduction to microeconomic systems. An examination of general microeconomics theory with an emphasis on supply and demand, opportunity cost, consumer choice, the firm, the market structure (s) and regulation, allocation of resources, capital, interest, profit, labor unions, income analysis, energy, national resource economics, and public policy.
MGT 301 Leadership in Organizations and Business Management
3
This course provides opportunities for personal assessment, setting of goals and priorities, and planning for professional development necessary for functioning effectively as a leader or manager in an organizational or business setting. The emphasis for this course is placed upon exploring and identifying suitable leadership and management styles; and strategies useful in problem solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution by individuals, groups and organizations.
Business
Units
BUS 220 Microeconomics
3
This is a general introduction to microeconomic systems. An examination of general microeconomics theory with an emphasis on supply and demand, opportunity cost, consumer choice, the firm, the market structure (s) and regulation, allocation of resources, capital, interest, profit, labor unions, income analysis, energy, national resource economics, and public policy.
MGT 301 Leadership in Organizations and Business Management
3
This course provides opportunities for personal assessment, setting of goals and priorities, and planning for professional development necessary for functioning effectively as a leader or manager in an organizational or business setting. The emphasis for this course is placed upon exploring and identifying suitable leadership and management styles; and strategies useful in problem solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution by individuals, groups and organizations.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration’s specialization in Strategic Management focuses on strategic action as the force behind a mission statement. Students working in this area develop an understanding of the competitive environment from the perspective of senior leaders who are responsible for identifying new sustainable business opportunities. This specialization prepares students to lead strategic planning teams, conduct strategic competitive analysis, and write strategic plans.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Specialization in Strategic Management Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 9 semester units for MBA specialization curriculum. Visit the MBA program page for core curriculum and requirements.

Strategic Management
Units
MBA 601 Managerial Economics
3
This course examines interactions that take place within organizations, among companies, and between firms and consumers from an economic perspective. Students will learn why firms behave the way they do, and they will be introduced to tools and frameworks that will help them make better decisions in their professional and personal lives. The course also provides a good foundation for understanding matters such as how companies set prices and why they advertise.
MBA 602 Executive Leadership
3
A leader is a person who is able to cast a vision in a way that others want to follow and accomplish that vision. This course is designed to help students improve their leadership skills in order to function effectively in the global economy. Topics include critical issues in executive leadership and foundational concepts on motivation and negotiation skills.
Strategic Management
Units
MBA 603 New Venture Creation
3
This course prepares students to spearhead new initiatives, paying special attention to the process and activities required before a startup can open for business. Entrepreneurship, in this context, is viewed as long-term value creation. Accordingly, using real-world case studies, this course focuses on critical issues in the development of a new venture: market and competitive conditions, testing critical assumptions upon which the new business concept rests, adequate planning, proper assessment of skills and resources required to create a strong competitive position, and creation of a formal business plan.
Strategic Management
Units
MBA 603 New Venture Creation
3
This course prepares students to spearhead new initiatives, paying special attention to the process and activities required before a startup can open for business. Entrepreneurship, in this context, is viewed as long-term value creation. Accordingly, using real-world case studies, this course focuses on critical issues in the development of a new venture: market and competitive conditions, testing critical assumptions upon which the new business concept rests, adequate planning, proper assessment of skills and resources required to create a strong competitive position, and creation of a formal business plan.

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The best way to make a change is getting a
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– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration’s specialization in Sales Management focuses on core competencies in selling, entrepreneurism, and sales management as well as how to deliver a company’s products and services and reinforce its value proposition. This area of focus prepares students for positions in direct sales, operations management, and strategic account management.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Specialization in Sales Management Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 9 semester units for MBA specialization curriculum. Visit the MBA program page for core curriculum and requirements.

Sales Management
Units
MBA 641 Intermediate Selling
3
This course is designed to give the graduate student the concepts and skills necessary to successfully sell to decision makers in a corporation. The topics covered include responding to requests for proposals, making formal presentations, selling to top-level executives, and fundamental sales strategies.
MBA 642 Entrepreneurial Strategy
3
This course focuses on the creation of strategic growth as a catalyst for a small company’s transition to being a key competitor in an industry segment. Students explore the strategic management process as it relates to building the entrepreneurial firm. This is the capstone course for the entrepreneurship concentration.
Sales Management
Units
MBA 643 Sales Management
3
This course is designed to teach students a series of key concepts, methods, techniques, and skills that, when used by the sales manager, can produce highly effective and successful sales. These tactics are applicable to a wide variety of management and sales management roles.
Sales Management
Units
MBA 643 Sales Management
3
This course is designed to teach students a series of key concepts, methods, techniques, and skills that, when used by the sales manager, can produce highly effective and successful sales. These tactics are applicable to a wide variety of management and sales management roles.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration’s specialization in Management focuses on leadership and management skills, preparing students for positions of increasing managerial responsibility, such as general manager, operations manager, or sales director.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Specialization in Management Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 9 semester units for MBA specialization curriculum. Visit the MBA program page for core curriculum and requirements.

Finance
Units
MBA 640 Operations Management
3
This course presents techniques and methods for managing operations in services and manufacturing. Current topics such as supply chain management, the balanced scorecard, and yield management are examined using a real-world perspective and a contemporary approach. This course stresses teamwork, quality, and customer service.
MBA 645 Managing the Global Workforce
3
Global leaders must be able to effectively acquire, develop, compensate, and motivate employees in order to maximize organizational effectiveness. Students will learn about how human resource management contributes to business success by strategically managing an organization’s human capital.
Finance
Units
MBA 643 Sales Management
3
This course is designed to teach students a series of key concepts, methods, techniques, and skills that, when used by the sales manager, can produce highly effective and successful sales. These tactics are applicable to a wide variety of management and sales management roles.
Finance
Units
MBA 643 Sales Management
3
This course is designed to teach students a series of key concepts, methods, techniques, and skills that, when used by the sales manager, can produce highly effective and successful sales. These tactics are applicable to a wide variety of management and sales management roles.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration’s specialization in Information Technology weighs the impact of information technology on how the world does business. It examines logical design, documentation, storage, management, and security of information. This area of focus prepares students for careers such as technology manager and business systems analyst.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Specialization in Information Technology Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 9 semester units for MBA specialization curriculum. Visit the MBA program page for core curriculum and requirements.

Information Technology
Units
MBA 680 Systems Analysis and Design
3
This course provides an introduction to the field of systems analysis and design with the objective of using the appropriate logical processes to develop information systems. Specific topics include determining business requirements, documenting organizational processes, analyzing information flows, and re-engineering information.
MBA 685 Database Management
3
This course examines database management methods and specially designed software applications used in a variety of information system environments. Topics include storing, cataloging, modifying, querying, and extracting data in relational database management systems. Examples of database management systems to be discussed include SQL Server, Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft Access.
Information Technology
Units
MBA 690 Computer and Network Security
3
This course provides an introduction to the field of computer security principles and network security. Specific topics to be examined include computer security threats and attacks, vulnerabilities in the password authentication system, file system, virtual memory system, threats and vulnerabilities to network architectures and protocols, Botnets, Email security, IP security, Web security, and network security management techniques such as Firewalls and IDS.
Information Technology
Units
MBA 690 Computer and Network Security
3
This course provides an introduction to the field of computer security principles and network security. Specific topics to be examined include computer security threats and attacks, vulnerabilities in the password authentication system, file system, virtual memory system, threats and vulnerabilities to network architectures and protocols, Botnets, Email security, IP security, Web security, and network security management techniques such as Firewalls and IDS.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration’s specialization in Human Resources examines and prepares students for careers in the areas of global talent management, organizational development, and strategic human resource management.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Specialization in Human Resources Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 9 semester units for MBA specialization curriculum. Visit the MBA program page for core curriculum and requirements.

Human Resources
Units
MBA 611 Organizational Development & Transformational Leadership
3
This course investigates organizational development and change practices used to enhance organizational effectiveness, improve quality of work life, increase productivity, and facilitate the organization’s capacity to assess and solve its own problems. In an examination of the role of transformational leader, students will develop skills in organizational diagnosis, survey development, change management, team building, systems redesign, problem identification, and problem solving.
MBA 612 Cross-Cultural Management
3
The hyper-competitive global arena of the twenty-first century means that managers develop skills necessary to design and implement global strategies, to conduct effective cross-national interactions, and to manage daily operations in foreign subsidiaries. Through case study, students learn how culture interacts with other national and international factors to affect managerial processes and behaviors. Cross-cultural management and competitive strategy is evaluated in the context of global changes.
Human Resources
Units
MBA 645 Managing the Global Workforce
3
Global leaders must be able to effectively acquire, develop, compensate, and motivate employees in order to maximize organizational effectiveness. Students will learn about how human resource management contributes to business success by strategically managing an organization’s human capital.
Human Resources
Units
MBA 645 Managing the Global Workforce
3
Global leaders must be able to effectively acquire, develop, compensate, and motivate employees in order to maximize organizational effectiveness. Students will learn about how human resource management contributes to business success by strategically managing an organization’s human capital.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student