Your health coaching education at the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is under the direction of highly trained and prominent researchers in the integrative health field. This ensures that you have the highest quality education available which consists of the integration of traditional approaches to wellness and modern scientific evidence.

Jessie Hawkins, PhD
Jessie Hawkins, PhDSchool Director
Dr. Hawkins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health from Union Institute and University, a Master’s Degree in Health Education & Promotion from the University of Alabama, a Postgraduate Certificate in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and PhD in Health Research from Middle Tennessee State University, in addition to numerous certifications in a range of natural health fields including aromatherapy, aromatic medicine, herbalism, childbirth education, and labor support. She has been an integrative health professional for nearly 20 years and has written 8 popular books on natural health topics. She is the Director of both the school and the research team, and in addition to teaching our research classes, she travels the globe to present on our research.
Christy Hires, MPH
Christy Hires, MPHAromatherapy Department Chair
Christy Hires is the Aromatherapy Department Chair and the Denver regional director for NAHA. She teaches advanced and onsite students in the aromatherapy program, in addition to teaching on our study abroad tours. She also manages a busy aromatherapy practice in Colorado.

In addition to her aromatherapy certification and continuing education, she has completed educational programs in herbalism and holds a Bachelor’s Degree. She has also earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Alabama, and her thesis was a research study on Stress and Coping Among Millennial Moms. She loves hiking and camping in the mountains near her Colorado home during the summer and snowshoeing those same mountains during the winter.