The Advanced Herbalism Certificate Program courses are taught in unified modules of closely related material. In a clinical setting, the herbalist must pull together material from basic anatomy and physiology, pathology, herbal Materia Medica, therapeutic strategies, clinical nutrition, pharmacology, and interview skills; so each module in the program teaches these all together, in an integrated way, as is appropriate for the focus area of the module. One module is completed before a more advanced one is begun, except that modules of closely related material are taught simultaneously.
Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism program or equivalent introductory studies in Materia Medica, herbal pharmacy, nutrition, flower essences, and physiology. This course continues developing Vitalist Western Herbalism and Nutrition studies for the student wanting an advanced certificate.
The program prepares the student with the skills necessary to offer advice on herbal and nutritional wellness in a retail or private office setting. Graduates of the Advanced Herbalism program will have a thorough set of skills in Vitalist Western Herbalism.
In order to make the Advanced Program more affordable for promising graduates of Fundamentals, payment plans and a limited number of partial work-exchange opportunities may be available for those with genuine need. We do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid programs.