College of Psychology

Dora Kurimay

About

I am a mental performance coach based in New York City helping young and professional athletes maximize their performance through stress management and confidence maintenance. My clients range from individuals to large groups in many types of sports including: tennis, table tennis, gymnastics, heptathlon, karate, swimming, soccer, golf, and softball. I also work with professionals and teams to implement effective training programs designed to reduce stress, successfully manage internal balance and to maximize their performance.

Furthermore, I am a speaker and I have provided many workshops for athletes, coaches, students, professionals on a wide range of topics (Game Face Program, motivation, stress management, mental toughness, individual differences, winning attitude, goal setting, pre-performance rituals, the role of families in high-performance athletes etc.) in the US, in Europe and in Asia.

Additionally, I published “Get Your Game Face On Like The Pros!” and have contributed to the Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective and to the Journal of Human Kinetics.

Academic and professional highlights include:
• MA in Psychology from the Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary)
• MA in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, (Pleasant Hill,
California)
• Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) in the Association of
Applied of Sport Psychology (AASP)
• Certified Mental Toughness Specialist – Human Performance Institute
• Certified Team Coach – Team Coaching International
• Former European Table Tennis Champion

I have sports coaching experience as well. I have coached table tennis at several clubs, schools and organizations (ICC Table Tennis Club, Alameda Table Tennis Club, Concord Table Tennis Club, Berkeley Table Tennis Club, Spin New York, American International School of Budapest, Leman Manhattan and American Youth Table Tennis Organization).

Programs/Courses

  • internship fieldwork performance
  • MA Sports Psychology

Selected Publications

Kurimay, D. & Toon, K. (2014). Get Your Game Face On Like The Pros! E-book on amazon.com. Game Face System, LLC, Berkeley, California. https://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Face-Like-Pros-ebook/dp/B00KE9YPSU

Kurimay, D., Pope-Rhodius, A. & Kondric, M. (2017). The Relationship Between Stress and Coping in Table Tennis. Journal of Human Kinetics, 55, 75-81. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5304276/

Toon, K., Kurimay, D., Kurimay, T. (2013). Applied Sports Psychology. Worldwide Sports: Table Tennis and Tennis in Contemporary Issues in Sports Psychiatry. In D.A. Baron, C.L Reardon & S.H. Baron (Eds.) Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective (pp. 147-156). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Applied Sports Psychology. https://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Sports-Psychiatry-International-Perspective/dp/1118404882/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394679766&sr=8-2&keywords=sports+Psychology

Toon, K. & Kurimay, D. (2012). Get Your Game Face On! Table Tennis. E-book on amazon.com. Good Sports Productions, Inc. Berkeley, California. https://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Face-Table-Tennis-ebook/dp/B0073V98C0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385239195&sr=8-1&keywords=table+tennis

Kurimay, D. (2012). A Game Face Program bemutatása sportolók lélektani felkészítésére. (Introduction to the Game Face Program for athlete’s mental preparation). In T. Kurimay, V. Faludi & R. Kárpáti (Eds.) A sport pszichológiája. Fejezetek a sportlélektan és határterületeir?l (pp. 111-122). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság & Oriold és Társai Kiadó. http://www.libri.hu/konyv/faludi_viktoria.a-sport-pszichologiaja.html

Kurimay, T., Kurimay, D. & Kurimay, A. (2012). A család szerepe a sportban, sportoló a családban. (Roles of the family in sports, sports in family). In T. Kurimay, V. Faludi & R. Kárpáti (Eds.) A sport pszichológiája. Fejezetek a sportlélektan és határterületeir?l (pp. 145-169). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság & Oriold és Társai Kiadó.
http://www.libri.hu/konyv/faludi_viktoria.a-sport-pszichologiaja.html

Séra, L., Kurimay, D., & Ocskó, T. (2005): “Gyakorlás és tapasztalat szerepe a téri képességben sportolóknál” (The role of practice and experience in athletes’ visual abilities). Kalokagathia, 4. (monthly Psychology Journal).

Credentials & Accolades

MA in Psychology at Eotvos Lorand University , Budapest, Hungary (2001-2006)

MA in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University , Pleasant Hill, California (2006-2009)

Certified Mental Performance Consultant in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) License No. 661

Excellent Student-Athlete Recognition awarded by the Hungarian Government

College of Psychology

Catharine Bramkamp

About

Catharine Bramkamp holds an MA in Creative Writing and a BA in English. She publishes both prose and poetry. She has written 17 novels and 3 books on writing. Her poetry has been included in a dozen anthologies including And The Beats Go On (she was editor as well) and the chapbook Ammonia Sunrise (Finishing Line Press). Her current book – Don’t Write Like We Talk is based on 200 plus episodes of the Newbie Writers Podcast of which she was co-producer. She is a Story Coach working with clients to tell their personal stories, fictional stories and business stories. Everyone needs a good story.

Selected Publications

Books
American Satire (anthology),
Contemporary Women Poets(anthology),
Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul (June, 2000 and July 2001).
Being Miss Behaved (2001).
Boomer Women Speak (anthology) (2005),
Death Revokes the Offer (2008),
Inside Writer’s Guide to . . . (anthology),
Vintage Voices (anthology) (2008, 2010, 2011),
PenHouse Ink Press Anthology,
Time is of the Essence (2008),
Don’t Write Like You Talk (2010),
Ammonia Sunrise (August 2011),
A 380 Degree View (August 2011),
In Good Faith (December, 2011),
Trash Out (September 2012),
The Cheap Retreat Workbook (2012),
Future Girls (2014),
Editor of the Poetry Anthology The Beats Go On (2014),
Future Girls (Eternal Press 2014),
Future Gold (Eternal Press),
Don’t Write Like We Talk (A Few Little Books)

Poetry Publications
Ammonia Sunrise – Chapbook – Finishing Line Press
Contemporary Women Poets – Anthology.
And the Beats Go On – Anthology
Through a Distant Lens – Anthology
The Importance of Water and Ash, PenHouseInk Press – Anthology
Sisters Born, Sisters Found – Anthology
Redwood Writers – Multiple Anthologies”

Credentials & Accolades

Sonoma State University, M.A. English/Creative Writing

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. English, Minor; Art History

Sonoma State University, Professional Web Development Certificate

Sonoma State University, Professional Social Media Certificate (Sept. 2015)

College of Psychology

Guy Albert, PhD

About

Guy Albert, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice with adolescents, adults, and couples in Berkeley, California. He’s an adjunct faculty at JFK University and a former adjunct faculty at Sofia University. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology–now known as Sofia University. Dr. Albert is an Analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a Clinical and Research Consultant. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, Gaylesta: the Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity, and the Spiritual Emergence Network. One of his clinical specialties is in working with spiritual emergencies. As a member of Gaylesta’s Advocacy Committee, Dr. Albert has worked to debunk the practices of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) and Gender Identity Change Efforts (GICE)–commonly known as Conversion or Reparative Therapy–since 2010. He is currently co-coordinating the creation of a national joint statement against Conversion Therapy by all professional healthcare associations in the US.

Programs/Courses

  • HPB5100 Depth Seminar

Selected Publications

Albert, G. (2019). Fix Me Please. I’m Gay, in Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness. London: Oxford University Press.

Albert, G. (2017). Self-transformation through the experience and resolution of mental health crises. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 36 (2).
https://digitalcommons.ciis.edu/ijts-transpersonalstudies/vol36/iss2/7/

Credentials & Accolades

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Certified Jungian Analyst from the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

College of Psychology

James Nerney

About

James Nerney has taught for twenty-four years, most of those years devoted to teaching psychology. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of San Francisco, a master’s in clinical psychology from San Jose State University, and two years in the Social-Personality program at the University of Colorado.

Upon leaving graduate school, he worked as a statistician for the City and County of San Francisco. Then, for several years, he worked as a system analyst. In 1994, he started teaching courses in computer networking. Soon thereafter he began teaching Personality Psychology. When the university where he taught established a Psychology major, he was able to devote himself to teaching psychology. He taught most of the psychology courses that that school offers.

For the past five years at JFK University, he has taught courses in History and Systems of Psychology, Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Biopsychology.

He applies to himself the same philosophy of education that he applies to his students: Understand yourself so you can better treat others.

Programs/Courses

  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biopsychology

Credentials & Accolades

M.A., Clinical Psychology, San Jose State University

College of Business & Professional Studies

Daniel Murphy

About

Mr. Daniel Murphy completed his MA in sport psychology and sport sociology from SJSU with distinction, after earning a BA degree with university and department honors from UCSC in American Studies with a focus on film and music. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar. He lectures on a range of topics including film studies, sport studies, sport psychology, sport history, critical thinking, research writing in the sciences, cultural competency, health psychology, stress and coping, community health, and global humanities.
He is a published author in sport psychology and sport sociology journals, and an active peer reviewer for academic journals and textbooks. Daniel’s current research is centered on stress and coping in elite athletics and critical media analysis in sport.

Programs/Courses

  • LIB3100 Critical Thinking
  • LIB3145 Research Writing
  • LIB3146 Information Literacy

Selected Publications

Shifflett, B. & Murphy, D. & Ghiasvand, F. & Carlton, M. & Cuevas, M. (2016). Gender Bias in Sports-Media Analytics. Journal of Sports Media 11(2), 111-128. University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved July 31, 2018, from Project MUSE database. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/658908

Elsa Kristiansen, Daniel Murphy & Glyn C. Roberts (2012) Organizational Stress and Coping in U.S. Professional Soccer, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24:2, 207-223, DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2011.614319

Credentials & Accolades

Master of Arts Degree in Kinesiology, Sport Sociology and Sport Psychology Focus
San Jose Staté University, San José, CA

Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies, History & Popular Culture Focus
University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma, July 2001

US Soccer Coaches Association National B License, July 2005

2017-2108 CHaHS Lecturer of the Year, Service Award, SJSU

2012 – 2013 Lecturer of the Year, Department of Kinesiology, SJSU

College of Psychology

Deborah Munch

About

I grew up playing many different sports and eventually gravitated to distance running. Thanks to an early introduction to sport psychology from my H.S. coach, I was always intrigued with how the mind can help or hinder performance. I was fortunate to be able to pursue and finish a sport psychology graduate degree at JFKU in 2013.
Currently, I have my own private mental skills consulting business, coach H.S. runners, teach, and supervise students in their internships. I am also a manager at my family’s seasonal business where we hire and train over 50 part-time employees every year. When I’m not working, I love to go on adventures that allow me to use the sport psychology techniques I learned through the JFKU sport psychology graduate program. My latest adventure was a trip to Iceland with my husband where we summited the highest peak in the country. The trip took all day (15.5 hours) and my mental skills were tested!

Selected Publications

Munch, D., and Demian, A. (2018). Securing and Internship Site: Where in the World Are You Going?. In A. Pope-Rhodius, S. Robinson, & S. Fitzpatrick (Eds.), Excelling in Sport Psychology, pp.10-23). New York, NY: Routledge.

Osteen, D. (2018). Strategies for Teaching the Process Orientation in Sport and Education Domains. JOPERD: The journal of physical education, recreation & dance, May/June 2018, 53-57.

Thesis: Metaphor affirmations as a coping skill for cyclists by Deborah Osteen, M.A., John F. Kennedy University, 2013, 47 pages.

Osteen, D., and Phillips, D. (2006). Mental training for the distance athlete: “The running values auction”. Strategies: A journal for physical and sport educators, 19(3), 29-32.

Credentials & Accolades

MASTER OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 2013
John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.), 2004
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) #652
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Member
Level II USTAF Certified (Endurance events)

About

Carrie Jackson Cheadle lives in Northern California (Petaluma) and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. She is author of the book “On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance” and is currently working on her second book that focuses on mental skills training for injured athletes.

A popular source for media, Carrie has been interviewed for publications such as Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Runner’s World, Bicycling Magazine, and Huffington Post. She is a sought-after speaker and has spoken and consulted with many collegiate teams, cycling teams, and triathlon teams, as well as corporate organizations.

When she isn’t teaching, Carrie consults with athletes of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels. Carrie also specializes in working with athletes and exercisers with Type I Diabetes and she’s the director of the Mental Skills Training Program for Diabetes Training Camp. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Sonoma State University and her Master of Arts degree in sport psychology at John F. Kennedy University.

Programs/Courses

  • Sport Psychology A
  • Performance Enhancement A
  • Performance Enhancement B
  • Psychology of Injury
  • Group Supervision

Master of Arts
in Holistic Health Education
Holistic Nutrition

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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

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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.

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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