The one-year Health Ministry course offers classes in the eight laws of health, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, massage, and hydrotherapy. In addition to these health-related classes, Bible classes covering the fundamental doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and how to share these truths with others will be included along with the practical experience of righteousness by faith. The course includes a Skilled Nursing Assistant class, which prepares students to take the state examinations to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.
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|AGRI 121, 122, 123, 124||
Agriculture I, II, III, IV
AGRI 121, 122, 123, 124: Agriculture I, II, III, IV
(4 credits total) A study of plants, soil, insect pests, and cultivation of vegetable crops for home or commercial production. Students will have a garden project which will put into practice the theory learned in the classroom and in the ten-week summer gardening lab.
*Classes in the fall, winter, and spring terms are 1 credit each, as well as the ten-week summer lab.
|BIOL 222, 223||
Anatomy and Physiology I, II
BIOL 222, 223: Anatomy and Physiology I, II
(4 credits each) 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.
Health Outreach I
EVMS 111: Health Outreach I
(2 credits) The major thrust in this ministry is community blood pressure screening—both door-to-door with colporteuring, and in stationary community locations. Opportunity to plan and participate in a community health fair is another facet of health screening, in which members of the community receive general evaluations and health information based on the eight laws of health. Students will also learn to give chair massages.
Health Outreach II
EVMS 112: Health Outreach II
(2 credits) This course provides students with real experiences of sharing what they have learned in health classes, such as “Health Outreach I,” “Principles of Medical Ministry,” and “Food and Nutrition.” Students will participate in planning, promoting, preparing, and presenting health programs in public settings. The programs will include: “Natural Remedies Demonstrations,” “Food Demonstrations with Nutrition Talks,” and “Natural Laws of Health.”
Health Outreach III
EVMS 113: Health Outreach III
(2 credits) Building on the previous two Health Outreaches, this class focuses on how to practically, and in an appealing manner, share healthful cooking classes in the community.
Principles of Medical Ministry
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
(2 credits) 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.
Introduction to Massage Therapy
HLMN 242: Introduction to Massage Therapy
(4 credits) In this course, basic massage therapy theory, terminology, and skills provide the foundations for further study. Students experience giving and receiving full-body classic Western massage. Emphasis is given to becoming comfortable with touch and developing sensitivity, awareness, intuition, and other skills which comprise the art of massage therapy. Students gain fundamental knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy through basic palpation skills. (Prerequisite: BIOL 222 or permission of the instructor.)
Physiology of Hydrotherapy
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.)
Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
RELB 121: Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
(3 credits) A focus on the central theme of righteousness by faith as presented in the 1888 Minneapolis General Conference session. This course is designed to develop the true principles of Christ in the life of the students and prepare them to lead others to the kingdom through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
|RELB 131, 152||
Biblical Hermeneutics I, II
RELB 131, 152: Biblical Hermeneutics I, II
(1 credit) This course is designed to provide various rules and parameters for biblical interpretation. The major focus of the course is practical. The goal is to help students develop sound methods of exegesis and application of biblical texts.
Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
RELB 142: Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
(4 credits) An examination of the entire Bible to discern its fundamental teachings, and preparation of study outlines to assist in presenting these teachings to others.
Speech and Homiletics
RELB 163: Speech and Homiletics
(4 credits) This course is divided into two parts. The first portion covers the planning and delivery of various academic speeches and other public speaking requirements. The last section covers homiletics and the process of planning and delivering sermons. Credit transfer of a college equivalent course is possible for the speech portion, but all students must take the homiletics portion.
Completed reading of the following books: The Holy Scriptures, Ministry of Healing, and Medical Ministry.
One credit of Evangelistic Ministries per term of attendance.
Four credits of Practical Training per term of attendance.
A minimum of 57 credits in the total program of studies.