Certificate in Nutrition


September 19, 2020 to April 18, 2021
1,000 Classroom Hours • $1,800
160 Additional Hours for Graduates of Fundamentals & Advanced Programs;



Clinical Herbalism Program is a co-requisite.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM | The Nutrition Certificate Program consists of nutrition courses previously taken as part of the Fundamentals and Advanced programs, with several courses from the Clinical Program, an additional 96 hours of advanced nutrition coursework (one weekend per month), and a 64-hour thesis. This is a thorough education in advanced, integrated Vitalist nutrition principles and practices for students wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the role of diet and supplementation in health promotion and wellness.


Advanced Herbalism program or equivalent advanced studies in herbalism, nutrition, interview skills, and clinical safety.


  • Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism nutrition courses
  • Advanced Herbalism Program nutrition courses
  • Clinical Practice (Clinical Herbalism Program)
  • Case Review (Clinical Herbalism Program)
  • Client Education (Clinical Herbalism Program)
  • Practice Management (Clinical Herbalism Program)
  • Constitutional Effects of Food
  • Food and Mood
  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Disease
  • Nutritional Physio-Chemistry
  • Optimal Weight and Eating Disorders
  • Phytochemical and other Specialized Supplements
  • Scientific Methodology in the Nutritionist’s Office
  • Nutrition Thesis

Occupational Objective

This program prepares the student with the skills necessary to earn income offering consultations on diet, nutrition, and supplementation in a retail or private office setting. It is specifically designed to integrate the training of the professional clinical herbalist with that of a clinical nutritionist.

Payment Plans

In order to make the Clinical Program more affordable for promising graduates of Advanced Herbalism, extended payment plans may be available for those with a genuine need. We do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid programs.

Contact Us

For more information, call us at 720.406.8609
or email Info@ClinicalHerbalism.com

Instructor | Ann LeLong, RD, MS CCH

Anne is the Director of our Nutrition Program. She attended U.C. Davis and Yale in pursuit of registration as a dietitian prior to coming to Colorado to augment her nutritional skills by studying Clinical Herbalism at The Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies. Upon graduation, she became a member of the faculty there. She continued her teaching of nutrition at The North American Institute of Medical Herbalism with Paul Bergner, where she was the Director of the Nutrition program. Anne also taught at Healing Spirits Massage School, Seven Bowls School of Nourishment and Healing, and Naropa University, while maintaining a private practice in Boulder for 17 years.

In 2006, she moved to Hawaii and worked as a Clinical Nutritionist and Herbalist in the rural clinics of the Waianae Coast, Oahu, with the local Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, for 10 years. She also pursued her MS in Functional Nutrition during this time. She is now back in Boulder and excited to be teaching in both the Fundamentals and Advanced Programs as well as directing the Nutrition Program. Anne enjoys hiking, backpacking, and riding tandem bikes with her husband.

Contact Us

For more information, call us at 720.406.8609
or email Info@ClinicalHerbalism.com