Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Health
H350 | 6467-6470 | Lindeman

HPER H350 Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Health

Applied Health Science


CLASS MEETS: Lecture - Tuesday/Thursday 9:05 A.M. - 9:55 A.M.
Discussion - Thursday 3:35 P.M. - 4:25 P.M.
Friday 11:15 A.M. - 12:05 P.M.
Friday 12:20 P.M. - 1:10 P.M.

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Alice K. Lindeman, HPER 136 (812) 855-6437



1.  Kuhn, M.A., Complementary Therapies for Health Care Providers.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins:  Philadelphia.  1999.

2.  Remen, R.N., Kitchen Table Wisdom:  Stories that Heal.  Riverhead
Books:  NY.  1996.

3.  Additional references are available in the HPER library and other
IUB libraries.


This course discusses the traditional health pratices (complementary
or alternative) used as primary health care by 65-85% of the world's
population.  Discussion and activities will center on enhancing
awareness of such complementary and alternative practices as
acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, biomagnetic applications,
chiropractics, herbology/botanicals, homeopathy, meditation, and
naturopathy.  Focus will be placed on a greater understanding of
these practices, their history and regulation, effectiveness, safety,
and keys to finding qualified practitioners.


1.  Develop a greater understanding of the 7 specific fields of
complementary and alternative health practices as delineated by the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) and how these practices can be
integrated into traditional Western health care.
2.  Become more aware of the regulations and training required or
recommended to practice in these areas of health care.
3.  Practice or observe tools and mechanisms used in these health
4.  Interview a practitioner in one of the areas of complementary or
alternative health and provide a report on the interview and the
field of practice.
5.  Research and report on a home or folk remedy that has been
practiced by family or friends.
6.  Research and report on an herb or botanical.
7.  Self-reflection on the role of complementary and alternative
health practices.


1.  Students are expected to attend class on time and be willing to
2.  Completing 3 exams
3.  Discussion sessions
4.  3 assignments, worth 50 points each
5.  Write 5 reflections to assigned readings from your text, Kitchen
Table Wisdom.


Exam 1                                       50 points
Exam 2                                       50 points
Final exam                                  100 points
3 assignments                               150 points
Reflections from Kitchen Table Wisdom        50 points

Total Points Possible - 400