Health Ministry

The Health Ministry Department has as its purpose the preparation of medical missionary evangelists. Students are instructed in the areas of health assessment, treatment of disease by natural methods, and counseling and community health education in nutrition and disease prevention. By studying Christ’s work as the great Medical Missionary, young men and women are trained to develop compassion, sympathy, and competence to stay the progress of disease and relieve suffering in a world that is so much in need. Such work will be a means of directing minds to the truth and will be of great efficiency in the work of gospel ministry.

Individuals desiring to major in this area are required to make formal application to the Health Ministry Department after completing their freshman year. In order to be admitted to the Health Ministry Department major, the student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, proficiency in both written and spoken English, adequate competency in mathematical skills, and completed reading requirements. The student must also show evidence of emotional stability, physical health, responsible time management, spiritual maturity, adequate interpersonal skills, and a commitment to God and to the health ministry.

Description

The Health Ministry major is designed to prepare medical missionaries who are competent to minister in various clinical settings. They will also teach the Seventh-day Adventist health message through seminars, cooking schools, and individual counseling, as well as training others to share the health message. The program incorporates training in the treatment modalities of hydrotherapy, massage, diet, exercise, herbal remedies, and lifestyle medicine. Vocational training experience is received in the Hartland Lifestyle Education Center in therapy, counseling, and evangelistic roles. Volunteer mission trips also provide multi-cultural health evangelism opportunities.

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Requirements

Core Curriculum

Section/No. Class Title
AGRI 121, 122, 123, 124 Gardening*
EDUC 121 Philosophy of Christian Education
EDUC 143 Introduction to Teaching
ENGL 102 English Composition
HLMN 111 Principles of Medical Ministry
MATH 111 College Math
MSSN 203 Principles of Self-Supporting Work
MUSC 101, 102, 103 Principles of Christian Music I, II, III***
PRAC 112, 113 Practical Arts: Cooking andAuto Mechanics****
PSYC 222 Principles of Christian Mental Health
RELB 121 Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
RELB 131, 152 Biblical Hermeneutics I, II
RELB 142 Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
RELB 163 Speech and Homiletics
RELB 211 Daniel
RELB 212, 213 Revelation I and II
RELB 241 SDA Church History
RELB 242, 243 Life and Teachings of Jesus I, II
SOCI 212 Christian Marriage and Family
VOTR Vocational Training*****

 

*Soil Preparation in the fall term is for .5 credit, and Pruning in the winter term is for .5 credit. Classroom instruction must be taken in the spring term for 1.5 credits, and a ten-week summer lab for 1.5 credits.

Participation is required for every term in attendance.

***All students are required to participate in the campus choir for three consecutive quarters, as well as attend the music lectures that accompany this class to fulfill graduation requirements.

****Classroom instruction (three credits/term) must be taken as remedial work if the student has not previously (i.e., high school/academy) taken comparable classes or cannot demonstrate acceptable skills or life experience. Application to omit any of these classes must be made to the Curriculum Committee. Women: Cooking; Men: Auto Mechanics, Cooking.

*****A minimum of 36 VOTR credits are needed to fulfill graduation requirements. Participation is required for every term in attendance. In addition, all students must spend ten weeks during their first summer in residence, participating in a full-time vocational training program.

Other Requirements

Completed reading of the following books: The Holy Scriptures and the nine volumes of Testimonies for the Church.

One credit of evangelistic ministries per term of attendance at Hartland College. Health Outreach I, II and III must be part of this requirement.

Four credits of vocational training per term of attendance.

Fifteen consecutive months must be spent working in the Hartland Lifestyle Education Center program.

Practical colporteur experience for a minimum of 160 hours conducted by Hartland College or an acceptable alternative.

All students must spend ten weeks during a summer participating in a full-time vocational training program.

A minimum of 210 credits for the Health Ministry major program of studies.

All female Health Ministry majors must take the Childbirth Educator class.

Two research papers must be submitted to the English Department.

Major Curriculum

Section/No. Class Title
BIOL  222 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL  223 Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 311 Chemistry
CHEM 312  Biochemistry 
HLMN   201 Medical Terminology
HLMN   242 Massage
HLMN   243 Physiology of Hydrotherapy
HLMN   254 Skilled Nursing Assistant
HLMN   321 Infectious Disease Management
HLMN   331 Health and Disease Assessment 
HLMN   341 Chronic Disease Management
HLMN   344 Therapeutic Massage
HLMN   363 Introduction to Herbal Pharmacology
NUTM  311 Foods and Nutrition
NUTM  313 Preventive and Therapeutic Nutrition

 

Courses Offered

BIOL 222, 223 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I, II

(4 credits) This course is a detailed study of the structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. The aim is to give each student an appreciation for the creative power and wisdom of God and a basic working knowledge of the human body.

CHEM 311 GENERAL CHEMISTRY

(3 credits) A basic study of physical science which deals with the composition, structure, properties, and changes of matter. As the basic and minutest structures of nature—the particles of the atom and the elements—are discussed, there will be a correlation of the principles of the physically unseen with that of the spiritually unseen in order to increase our appreciation of the designing power of our omnipotent Creator.

CHEM 312 BIOCHEMISTRY

(4 credits) A specific study of biologic chemistry occurring within living organisms. This study endeavors to cover the structures, functions, and interactions of the biological macromolecules that provide the framework of cells, and which perform the functions associated with life. When understood, this study will help the student understand cause to effect in both health and disease and appreciate how our bodies have been “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

HLMN 111 PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL MINISTRY

(4 credits) A study of God’s natural laws and general physiology as they relate to health. Students will study God’s counsel regarding these laws in the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and scientific literature which is consistent with inspiration. Lecture and practical experience will also be provided for CPR, first aid, and herbal and charcoal home remedies.

HLMN 201 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

(1 credit) This class familiarizes the students with the language of medicine. They will learn to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms used in today’s health care settings. This is accomplished by categorizing related terms into easily learned units and by introducing the students to the structure of medical language. This in turn will equip them to understand the terms included in the class textbook, as well as the new and unfamiliar terms they may encounter in a clinical setting.

HLMN 242 MASSAGE

(4 credits) This practical course in Swedish massage includes oral instruction, classroom demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory practice. A prior knowledge of bone and muscular anatomy is required. Students completing this class will have obtained a competency in the application of massage for the improvement of health. (Prerequisite: BIOL 222 or permission of the instructor.)

HLMN 243 PHYSIOLOGY OF HYDROTHERAPY

(4 credits) A physiological and practical approach to the understanding and use of hydrotherapy as a God-ordained treatment modality and a study of how water of varying temperatures and in various states effects changes in nervous, circulatory, and muscular systems. (Prerequisite: HLMN 111 or permission of the instructor.)

HLMN 254 SKILLED NURSING ASSISTANT

(4 credits) This practical health course designed with holistic principles will cover the basic nursing knowledge and clinical skills required to take the State CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) licensure exam. A biblical approach to personal wellbeing is an integral part of this course, as is the application of the health principles for both patients and students.

HLMN 321 INFECTIOUS DISEASE MANAGEMENT

(4 credits) A study of the common communicable diseases from such agents as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasites. Focus will be on a person’s predisposition and susceptibility to the disease-causing agent, as well as Heaven’s approved approach to educating and caring for the sick. Diseases discussed will include various infections, cancer, and AIDS. Laboratory experience is incorporated. (Prerequisites: BIOL 222 and 125 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.)

HLMN 331 HEALTH AND DISEASE ASSESSMENT

(4 credits) A head-to-toe detailed review of body systems and how God designed them to function normally, with an emphasis on developing assessment skills for conducting patient histories and physical examinations. Methods of evaluation will be discussed and rehearsed in class. (Prerequisites: BIOL 222 and 125 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.)

HLMN 341 CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

(3 credits) An etiological and pathological look at such chronic degenerative diseases as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and cardiac disease. An emphasis will be placed on how adherence to God’s plan of health can prevent disease and restore health. (Prerequisites: BIOL 222 and 125, or permission of the instructor.)

HLMN 344 THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

(4 credits) This advanced practical course in massage includes oral instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory practice. A prior knowledge of Swedish full-body massage is required. Students completing this class will be competent in specialized therapeutic techniques for specific ailments or dysfunctions. (Prerequisite: HLMN 110 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.)

HLMN 363 INTRODUCTION TO HERBAL PHARMACOLOGY

(2 credits) This is a detailed study of simple medicinal herbs. Students will review God’s counsels and scientific literature on herbal medicine with regard to the use of these natural resources as part of a NEWSTART program to prevent and remedy diseases. Students will also be introduced to the language of medicine, for better understanding and more accurate communication with medical personnel.

HLMN 491, 492, 493 INTERNSHIP I, II, III

(48 credits) Three consecutive terms in which to utilize and further develop skills learned at Hartland College. Sites are subject to the approval of the Curriculum Committee. 

HLMN 501, 502, 503 PRACTICAL TRAINING I, II, III

A 12-credit practical training course is offered as an elective. The course, which counts toward the total credit hours for graduation, offers students an opportunity to apply the theories they have learned in the Health Ministry Department. The instructor is appointed by the department chair, and grading is on a pass/fail basis. The instructor, along with the department chair, will choose an appropriate site and work closely with the fieldwork supervisor, who will submit an evaluation at the end of the assignment. This course is open to all students who have completed three terms at Hartland College.

NUTM 211 FOODS AND NUTRITION

(3 credits) A comprehensive course in the basic principles of human nutrition and food selection according to God-centered principles. A study of scriptural counsel regarding diet will be carefully pursued. (Prerequisites: HLMN 111, BIOL 222 and 125 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.)

NUTM 313 PREVENTIVE AND THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION

(3 credits) The focus of this course is to teach wise selections of food to minimize one’s risk for developing disease. Nutrition is also presented as a therapeutic mode to promote health in the presence of various diseases, including the effects of nutrients on the causes and symptoms of illness. (Prerequisites: BIOL 222 and 125 and NUTM 211, or permission of the instructor.)

Health Ministry Department – Starting Fall 2016

Fall 2016

HLMN 111 – Principles of Medical Ministry + Lab (4 credits)

HLMN 101 – Medical Terminology (2 credits)

MATH 111 – College Math (4 credits)

RELB 131 – Biblical Hermeneutics I (1 credit)

RELB 241 – SDA History & Prophetic Guidance (3 credits)

AGRI 121 – Gardening I (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 101 – Principles of Christian Music I (1 credit)

Winter 2017

BIOL 222 – Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)

HLMN 242 – Massage (4 credits)

RELB 142 – Fundamentals of the Christian Faith (3 credits)

RELB 152 – Biblical Hermeneutics II (1 credit)

AGRI 122 – Gardening II (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 102 – Principles of Christian Music II (1 credit)

Spring 2017

BIOL 223 – Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)

HLMN 243 – Physiology of Hydrotherapy (4 credits)

RELB 163 – Speech & Homiletics (4 credits)

AGRI 123 – Gardening III (1.5 credits) –or–

MUSC 103 – Principles of Christian Music III (1 credit)


Summer 2017

AGRI 124 – Gardening IV (3 credits) –and–

HLMN 344 – Therapeutic Massage (4 credits) – summer intensive

 

Fall 2017

CHEM 311 – Chemistry (3 credits)

HLMN 331 – Health and Disease Assessment (4 credits)

NUTM 311 – Foods & Nutrition (3 credits)

AGRI 121 – Gardening I (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 101 – Principles of Christian Music I (1 credit)

Winter 2018

CHEM 312 – Biochemistry (4 credits)

PRAC 112 – Cooking (3 credits)

RELB 212 – Revelation I (3 credits)

SOCI 212 – Christian Marriage & Family (3 credits)

AGRI 122 – Gardening II (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 102 – Principles of Christian Music II (1 credit)

Spring 2018

MIWI 203 – Childbirth Educator (4 credits) (women only)

NUTM 313 – Preventative & Therapeutic Nutrition (3 credits)

PRAC 113 – Auto Mechanics (required for men) (3 credits)

RELB 213 – Revelation II (3 credits)

AGRI 123 – Gardening III (1.5 credits) –or–

MUSC 103 – Principles of Christian Music III (1 credit)


Summer 2018

 

 

HLMN 321 – Infectious Disease Management (4 credits)

HLMN 341 – Chronic Disease Management (3 credits)

HLMN 381 – Skilled Nursing Assistant (6 credits)

Winter 2019

ENGL 102 – English Composition (3 credits)

PSYC 222 – Principles of Christian Mental Health (3 credits)

RELB 242 – Life & Teachings of Jesus I (3 credits)

Spring 2019

ENGL 103 – Research Writing (3 credits)

HLMN 363 – Introduction to Herbal Pharmacology (2 credits)

MSSN 203 – Principles of Self-Supporting Work (4 credits)

RELB 243 – Life & Teachings of Jesus II (3 credits)


Summer 2019

 

Fall 2019

EDUC 121 – Philosophy of Christian Education (3 credits)

RELB 121 – Conversion and Righteousness by Faith (3 credits)

RELB 211 – Daniel (3 credits)

Winter 2020

HLMN 491 – Internship I (10 weeks)

Spring 2020

HLMN 492 – Internship II (10 weeks)

 

Additional Graduation Requirements

Read the Holy Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation

Fifteen consecutive months working at the Hartland Lifestyle Center

Read Testimonies for the Church, volumes 1 – 9

EVMS 101 – Bible Outreach I

EVMS 111, 112, 113 – Health Outreach I, II, III