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Course List, Faculty and Syllabi

700-courses are required core courses for graduate students in the Masters and Doctoral programs but most of them are open to ALL students. 

All Electives are open to ALL students and are listed as 800 numbers. 

900 courses are required and only open to Doctoral students. 

Required courses for the Non-Thesis Master's and Special Emphasis Tracks for Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate courses are specified in the previous pages. Doctoral Level Only (DLO) indicates those courses that are open only to doctoral students.  Some courses also have an Assignment Supplement containing additional and more specific information on assignments, bibliographies, and deadlines.  Supplements may be requested from each instructor prior to each semester.  All courses have a Distance Learning Component.  (R) Indicates there is a required Residency component, (D) indicates All-Distance Learning. (OpRes) Indicates the choice for a Residency plus Distance Learning OR All-Distance learning.

This Page lists

  • ALL course numbers and titles.
  • Faculty  and LINK to faculty biography
  • LINK to download a SYLLABUS for each course

For FULL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS please download the official Catalog:

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703-ORIENTATION AND PREPARATION (OrP) (D) Core Course
Lead Instructors:  Ellen Barner, PharmD, ThD  
 
 

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715-ETHICS:  Theory and Practice (D) Core Course. (3 credits)
Instructor:  Jim Gaither, ThD

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718-RESEARCH LITERATURE REVIEW  in Spirituality and Health (D) Core Research Degree Course. (3 credits).
Instructor:  Patricia Norris, PhD 

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727-HISTORY OF SCIENCE - A Spiritual Overview (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning.
Instructor: Cay Randall-May 

This class explores the relationship of sensory perception and interpretation on our concepts of reality.  Students are introduced to the scientific method, its origin, innate strengths and limitations.  Each student will be guided through independent exploration of historical texts and scholarly historical studies, significant contemporary investigations, and pertinent peer review.  Emphasis will be placed on the future of scientific exploration in light of recent advances in physics.  The scientific investigation of subtle energy as well as   spiritual and energetic healing will be a central focus of this class.  

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731-INNER COUNSELOR - Pathways to Awareness (R-Fall Only) Core Course (3 credits). Three-Day Residential plus Distance Learning.
Instructor:  Ann Nunley

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Instructor Bio-Ann Nunley


737-QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (R-Fall Only) Core Course (3 credits). (D)
Instructors:  David Eichler, Monica Eichler

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Instructor Bio-David Eichler
Instructor Bio-Monika Eichler


742-HOLISTIC HEALTHCARE APPROACHES - Perspectives and Modalities (R-Fall Only)  (3 credits). 
Instructors:  C. Shaffia Laue, M.D. and Ralph Bauer, ThD

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Instructor Bio - Shaffia Lau
Instructor Bio - Ralph Bauer


752-MYSTICISM:  ANCIENT TO NEW THOUGHT (D)  (3 credits) Distance learning.
Instructor:  Teri Martin & Katherine Hunter, ThD

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Instructor Bio - Teri Martin
 


757-HOLISTIC THEOLOGY (D) (3 credits) core course.  Distance Learning.
Instructor:  Jim Gaither, ThD 

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Instructor Bio -  Jim Gaither, MA, ThD, Unity Minister


767-STATISTICAL METHODS IN RESEARCH (D) (3 credits)  Distance Learning
Instructor:  Paul Thomlinson, PhD

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780-RESEARCH AND THESIS (D) (6 credits) Distance Learning. 

NOTE: The 6 credit-hours of thesis is a minimum requirement.  Continuous enrollment with a minimum of three credit hours of 780-Research and Thesis each semester is required until all the degree requirements are completely satisfied.  Instructors:  Chair and Committee

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790-MASTER'S ESSAYS AND EXAM (D) (6 credits)

NOTE: The six credit hours of 790–Master's Essays and Exam is a minimum requirement.  Continuous enrollment with a minimum of three hours of 790–Master's Essays and Exam each semester is required until all the degree requirements are completely satisfied.  Instructors:  Chair and Committee

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810-SPIRITUAL CONTRACTS (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning. 
Instructor:  Delphine Rossi, ThD

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838-PERSONAL INTUITION and ENERGY MANAGEMENT (D - Spring Only) (3 Credits)  Instructors:  Anne Salisbury, PhD, ThD and Greg Meyerhoff, NLP

Instructor Bio - Anne Salisbury
Instructor Bio - Greg Meyerhoff
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843-EMOTIONS AND INTUITION (3 credits) (Spring Only) Distance Learning
Instructor:  Melinda H. Connor, D.D., PhD, AMP, FAM

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845 - SUBTLE ENERGIES, ENERGY MEDICINE PRACTICUM_ISM
Follow-up course based on the ISSSEEM conference as the residential

Instructors: Shaffia Laue MD.  Ralph Bauer, ThM

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846-SPIRITUAL HEALING PRACTICUM (3 credits) (D) Distance Learning. 
Instructor:  Any member of the Faculty with expertise in the studies related to the topic may serve as Instructor for #846 as approved by the Dean of Academics.


849-BEYOND MINDFULNESS:  Wellness, Consciousness, & Inner Healing (D)
Instructor:  Christine Bair, PhD, ThD, LPC LMFT, RN  

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850-PRINCIPLES AND LAWS OF PSYCHIC ENERGIES (D) (3 credits) 
Instructor:  Robert Leichtman, MD

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856-ESOTERIC THEOLOGIES (D) (3 credits) core course.  Distance Learning.
Instructor:  Jim Gaither, ThD 

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Instructor Bio -  Jim Gaither, MA, ThD, Unity Minister


857-INTEGRATIVE ASTROLOGY - The Language of Your Soul  (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning. 
Instructor:  Patricia Bechdolt, ThD

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858-OVERVIEW OF MEDICAL INTUITION (R-Fall) (3 credits).

 Instructor:  Cay Randall-May, PhD

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Note:  Because this course has a two-part residential that is taught in Phoenix, rather than during Campus Week, there are added costs.  Please email Dr. Randall-May for a cost sheet of additional facility, lodging, and travel costs that are not covered by tuition fees.  CRANDALLMAYPHX@aol.com


859: THE INTUITIVE CAREER: Developing an Intuitive Practice (D) (3 credits) All Distance Learning. 
Instructor: Cay Randall-May, Ph.D.

 

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865-PERSPECTIVES IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning.
Instructor:  Patricia Norris, PhD

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867-HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO TRAUMA (D) (3 credits)
Instructor:  Katherine Hunter, MA, ThD

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880-INTENTIONAL TRANSFORMATION:  A Body/Mind/Spirit Approach (D) (3 credits) All distance learning. 
Instructor:  Patricia Norris, PhD

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882-INDIGENOUS HEALING STUDIES (D) (3 credits)  Distance Learning.
Instructor:  Onani Carver and Ann Nunley, PhD

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883-MANDALA:  Circles of Wholeness (D-Spring) (R-Fall) (3 credits)
Instructor:  Suchinta Abhayaratna, ThD

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884-PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION (D) (3 credits) 
Instructor:  Noel Kilgarriff, PsyD

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886-PASTORAL SPIRITUAL COUNSELING (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning.
Instructor: Noel Kilgarriff, PsyD

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887-SACRED CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS (D) (3 credits) 
Instructor:  Rev. Kate Hastings, ThD

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895-SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEOLOGY  (D) (3 credits) 

Instructor:  Faculty member designated by the Executive Committee


896-SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPIRITUALITY (D) (3 credits)

Instructor:  Faculty member designated by the Executive Committee


994-SPIRITUAL HEALING CAPSTONE (D) (3 Credits) Distance Learning. 

Instructor:  Katherine Hunter, ThD
Instructor Bio-Katherine Hunter
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996-PRELIMINARY ESSAYS AND EXAMINATION (D) (3-Credits) Distance Learning. 

Prerequisites:  All courses required for graduation, INCLUDING 994-Capstone.   Students prepare a faculty-approved dissertation proposal for review by the committee before the Preliminary Exam as the minimum initial requirement for this course. In addition, the student and chair will – in consultation with the entire committee – agree upon three major questions and two to four minor questions, which will then be answered with appropriate essays.  An oral examination will be held subsequently by phone conference.  Upon passing this exam, students attain Candidacy status.  Students may also prepare and submit to the committee their IRB application.  Only after Candidacy status and IRB approval have been attained may students begin their research for 998 Research and Dissertation. 

Instructors:  Chair and Committee
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998-RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (D) (12 credits)  Distance Learning.

(996–Prelims must be completed and Candidate status awarded piror to registration for 998.) 

Dissertation research is expected to be carried out after the admission to Candidacy and upon IRB approval.  University guidelines and the research parameters of the degree field govern all aspects of the research project.  The research and dissertation must represent mastery of a body of knowledge and an original contribution to the field of study.  Students must pass an oral exam and the final document must be approved by all members of the student’s committee.  The 12 credit-hours of dissertation is a minimum requirement.  Students may not enroll in more than 9-credit hours of dissertation per semester.  Once the course is begun, continuous enrollment with a minimum of three credit hours of dissertation research each semester is required until all the degree requirements are completely satisfied and all the deadlines for submission of dissertation have been met.  Although students may enroll in 996 and 998 concurrently, no 998 credits are valid until all courses other than 998 are successfully completed. 

Instructors:  Chair and Committee
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