Friday, February 10, 2012
My Nutrition & Holistic Health Training
At the point that I decided
to continue my education and become a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, I spent
a lot of time researching different nutrition programs in the New York/New
Jersey area. I was willing to both travel and spend time away from home to get
the best education, but it turned out that I didn't need to do either.
After speaking with Dr.
Frank Auriemma, I decided to pay a visit to the Academy of Natural
Health Sciences in Woodbridge, N.J., and meet with him personally. He took the time to
address all of my questions at length and explained to me that the Clinical Nutrition and Holistic Health Program at his school was the only one accredited
by the NJ Department of Education. The criteria for accreditation is testing,
and at the Academy, each student is tested at the end of every section to
assure they have learned what Dr. Auriemma has taught.
Dr. Frank teaches each of
the sixteen sections himself. No stone is left unturned as the coursework
includes: Basic Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition, Herbology, Homeopathy, Nutrition
& Immunity, Detoxification, Weight Loss Systems, Chronic Diseases, Sports
Nutrition, Fitness & Exercise, Healing Psychology, Health Assessments I, Health
Assessments II, Clinical Assessments, Counseling Practicum and Business
Even hands-on techniques
such as kinesiology nutrition testing are covered, taught and actually practiced
in the classroom. The student is supplied with extensive study guides and
materials for each course which highlights the important nutrition and holistic
health information which he or she will be tested on. Dr. Frank's teaching
style is, of course, holistic, scientific and nutritionally based. However, he imparts respect for the medical
community as well. He is extremely knowledgeable about both sides. What you
will receive at the Academy of Natural Health Sciences is not just information,
but an education.
Upon graduation, your
relationship with Dr. Frank doesn't end. He guides you to become affiliated
with as many professional organizations as possible. He no longer treats you as
a student, but as a colleague, and makes himself readily available by
phone or email for any question, big or small.
Whether it be guidance on how to set up a practice or just a simple
I was honored to recently
have him take a great deal of time to read, review and put his name on my first
book about nutrition. I am very proud to be a graduate of the Academy of
Natural Health Sciences.
Michele Jacobson, CL.N.
Book Author & Lecturer