5 Credit Certificate Program
A Continuing Education Program
The above certificate program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. Certificate to be awarded upon successful completion of the program at scheduled graduation dates. Iridology Foundations is also a component of the Natural Health Practitioner Program and valuable supporting knowledge for all nutrition practitioners.
Iridology Foundations (Faculty Led On-line) Evening Scheduling (1 per week) Start in October 2022 and finish in Summer 2022
Iridology Foundations (Faculty Led On-line)
Evening Scheduling (1 per week)
Start in October 2022 and finish in Summer 2022
The opening paragraph of the Internationally acclaimed book “Iridology—A Focused Study, by Carol Magda, ND (USA)“ says “all living beings look to the eyes as signposts of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual relative energy levels. Mankind looks into each others’ eyes in an attempt to understand more fully and deeply their feelings, reactions, and behaviours. To understand how this is possible is to understand that the eyes reflect the ‘relational’ energy of the body. Relative health based on the amount of ‘relational’ energy can also be readily determined. “- As part of its ongoing commitment to the evolution of Iridology, the International Academy was the publishing sponsor of this highly encompassing book.
Iridology is the study of the colour, pigmentation, and the colour structure of the iris of the eye. This is made possible by the connection between the brain and the optic nerve, which is known as the neuro-optic reflex. Iridology is the art and science of revealing potential pathological, structural, functional, and emotional imbalances in the human body due to inherited strengths and insufficiencies of body systems. Through the concepts and measurements of density, shading, and clarity, relative nerve energy flow is estimated and potential strengths and insufficiencies in relation to genetics can be interpreted.
As Dr. Bernard Jensen and Dr. Donald Bodeen stated in their book “Visions of Health” the brain knows what is going on in all parts of the body and the eye is the only brain tissue which can be seen without surgical methods. The eye is a direct outgrowth of the brain as the cells that are to develop into the eyes bud out from the brain, bringing with them a neurological link: the optic nerve, which is a large bundle of many nerves (estimated to be 500,000) that is connected to the brain. Through these nerve connections, the iris can help to reveal the relative site of irritation, injury, or degeneration of the body’s tissues and organs, as well as, the toxic accumulation in the tissues.
This comprehensive 6 credit certificate program is designed to provide the graduate with a competent knowledge to practice as an ‘Iridology Professional’. The program presents a thorough understanding of the human body and the inter-action of the practice of Iridology on the individual, within a wholistic perspective.
It also provides a platform of how to use Iridology techniques in support of other health disciplines, such as nutrition. It is viewed that Iridology is an essential modality for nutrition counselors that can be used to support the client’s overall healthcare program, as he/she works towards restoring and maintaining their personal health balance.
Note: Textbook purchase “Iridology-a Focused Study” is required to take this certificate program. Class handouts and notes will support the student’s learning process.
Regulated Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and Physiotherapists are granted advanced standing for Professional Development subject.
(5 credits) Each credit is between 18-20 hours
Iridology 1 Fall 2021
Iridology 2 Winter 2022
Iridology 3 Winter 2022
Iridology 4 Spring 2022
Clinical Application – case studies Summer 2022
Iridology 1: An introduction to Iridology, its history, foundation, and use as an analytical tool. The student will learn the anatomy of the eye, general mapping concepts and terms, the basic
concepts of density, shading, and clarity, the meaning of pigments in the iris, and how to recognize basic Iridology signs and markings and understand their meanings. An introduction to Sclerology is also presented. No pre-requisite.
Iridology 2: Building on Iridology 1, this level introduces students to advanced analytical techniques, including a detailed analysis of various signs, with a focus on digestion. The importance and meaning of pupil size and shape is presented, as well as various Iridology ‘syndromes’. Numerous Iridology charts are introduced, noting similarities and differences relating to organ reflexes in the iris. Pre-requisite: Iridology 1
Iridology 3: A detailed study of the Iridology Chart by organ and body system is presented. The connection among body systems is highlighted to assist the student in the development of a more holistic approach to client recommendations.
Pre-requisite: Iridology 2
Iridology 4: This level brings together all of the teachings from Iridology 1 – 3. Students will learn about the important practice of Constitutional Typing, which is described as ‘an accurate, non-invasive means of identifying organs and systems that may be vulnerable to potential disease processes. Students will learn how to recognize, various constitutional types, what they reveal, and general health strategies for each type.
Pre-requisite: Iridology 3
Clinical/Community/Cases: Practical application of theory. Pre-requisite: Iridology 4 The completion of 7 case studies and their presentation.