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Dynamic Health Counselor Certificate

Become a Dynamic Health Counselor (DynHC)

The Hahnemann College for Heilkunst offers a unique certificate program in Dynamic Health that teaches the fundamentals of healthy eating and living based on natural law and principles. These laws and principles have only recently been discovered and developed in a systematic and rational manner. It is now possible to determine a diet based on certain clinically proven typologies that fit each person, taking into account their particular needs and bio-chemistry. These discoveries mean that much of current nutritional advice taught is no longer valid. One size does not fit all. We are unique in our nutritional needs and we now have the scientific basis to measure that uniqueness and to provide a dietary plan for health and fitness that matches it for each person.

At the same time, the study of nutrition must take place within a broader context of understanding of health and illness. The Hahnemann College program on dynamic health provides this deeper understanding of human functioning and how nutrition affects us not only physically, but in terms of our mental-emotional life. Health and wholeness are not simply the absence of symptoms, but the development of a profound sense of soundness and well-being. Dynamic Health Counselor takes the practitioner and client beyond simply providing energy for activity and to protect against disease to understanding and promoting the vital connection between what we eat and what we think and feel.

Who is it For?

The Dynamic Health Counselor Certificate program is a one-year, intensive study leading to the award of the DynHC. It is designed for those persons:

  • interested in a career in natural health
  • wanting to focus on the area of nutrition and health
  • looking for a comprehensive, yet short and practical program
  • seeking to begin a practice with a useful skill in high demand by the public
  • looking for a learning experience that is exciting, scientifically-grounded and placed within a dynamic understanding of health and illness that deals with the body, mind, soul and spirit.

Career Opportunities

There is a strong and growing interest in nutrition around the world. People are confused about what is healthy and what is not. They are looking for clear guidance for themselves and their family. Graduates of the Dynamic Health Counselor Certificate program can meet the increasing demand for nutritional guidelines that work and that take into account each person’s different needs and requirements. Graduates can:

  • set up their own successful nutritional practice
  • work with other practitioners to provide more specific nutritional advice and counselling for their clients
  • combine the Dynamic Health Counselor Certificate with the HCH Dynamic Blood Analysis Certificate to offer a more comprehensive service on nutritional and health matters

Dynamic Blood Analysis is a natural and simple addition to a student of the Dynamic Health Counselor program. It can be done concurrently or afterwards, as many of the foundation courses for each program are the same. Ask the Registrar for more details if you are interested in taking both programs.

Additional Study

In addition, you also have the option at any point of entering the second year of the four-year HCH Practitioner Diploma in Homeopathy and Heilkunst program, which will give you the ability to treat not only nutritional imbalances, but also chronic and complex disease cases.

Length of Study

The academic year begins in the first week of September and runs until June; students are welcome to participate in any applicable in-class sessions offered during that ten-month period. We also host teleconferences every fortnight; where the topics are geared to modules included in this certificate, registered students will be invited to participate along with the students who are studying the diploma programs.

There are course assignments and final assessments based on what you have learned within each module. The emphasis is on understanding concepts and on gaining practical experience, not on rote learning or memorization. Concepts are set in an overall meaningful context of dynamic physiology and taught in a way that is fun, yet challenging.

Registration is ongoing, as is your personal commitment to guided self-study once you have access to the relevant course material. While the program can be completed in one year, study can be extended to a maximum of two years if this fits the student’s personal and work situation better.

Course Requirements

Mod 01-6 Philosophy and Principles - Level I
Mod 26 Anatomy/Dynamic Physiology/Cellular Pathology
Mod 13 Dynamic Regimen
Mod 22-24 Pharmacology / Pharmacognosy / Drug-Herb Nutrient Interactions
Mod 25 Running a Successful Business
Mod 41 Dynamic Blood Analysis - Introduction