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Clinical Herbalism School. Learn plant based medicine. Herbalist. Study to become an herbalist. Colorado School of clinical herbalism. Paul Bergner. Clinical herbalist. Vitalist Tradition.

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Fundamentals of Herbalism Class at Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. Paul Bergner.
Member School of the American Herbalists Guild.
Division of Private Occupational Schools.

Why Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism?

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism offers training with Herbal, Flower Essence & Nutrition Experts

We’ve spent years studying, analyzing, and learning from our students, teachers, nature, and the community at large.  We know what people expect from a clinical herbalist and nutritionist today.  Our intensive program is designed to help you apply that knowledge in the world or move into a more advanced program.

Students at Colorado School of Certified Herbalism. Paul Bergner.

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism is the best option for your herbal education because we have multiple programs for working adults. The curriculum is constantly enhanced from both current scientific research and feedback from students who went before you.

Fundamentals Day and Evening Program Details

FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL HERBALISM DAY PROGRAM begins on August 12 – December 13, 2024. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10:00 am – 4:15 pm. With lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm. This program requires an average of 6-8 hours of homework per week.

  • Orientation: Monday, August 12, 2024
  • Final Exam: Wednesday, December 4, 2024
  • Last day of class: Tuesday, December 3, 2024
  • All Homework Due by December 18, 2024
Please email us for a detailed schedule, with breaks and holidays. 

FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL HERBALISM EVENING PROGRAM begins on January 8, 2024.  The official schedule will be published in May of 2024.  Classes are held on Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and two Saturdays per month from 10:00 am – 4:15 pm. This program requires an average of 2-4 hours of homework per week.

Questions? Email us and we will get right back to you!

Program Includes

TOTAL HOURS = 370 classroom hours
Don’t forget to add homework time!

Getting Started

  1. Review the Catalog
    Our extensive catalog shows all the programs available at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism.  It details requirements and what to expect from the different programs and what’s expected of you.  
  1. Apply to CSCH
    Applicants need to have a US social security number and a high school diploma or equivalent.
  1. Transfer credits
    Provide transcripts or resources to transfer credits from previous training, experience, or education. These courses are reviewed and accepted on a case-by-case basis.  However, we highly encourage starting with the Fundamentals course, where you receive extensive education on botany and the concept of vitalism.
  1. Interview with Student Affairs Director
    You’ll meet with the Student Affairs Director to determine if you qualify for the Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism evening program or if you can move into a more advanced curriculum.
  1. Enroll in your first course
    The Student Affairs Director will help you do this the first time. 
  1. Pay Your Tuition
    See below for more information on fees and payment options.
  1. Log in to the Learning Management System (LMS)
    There’s lots of good information on our LMS, Canvas.  You can start accessing materials immediately, view the catalog, and immerse yourself in the CSCH online community.  
  1. Attend, learn, connect, and grow!
    Attendance, timeliness, and engagement are crucial for success in this program.

Vitalist Curriculum

Our clinical herbalism programs incorporate all aspects of science, including human physiology, pathophysiology, and materia medica. The programs value knowledge from traditional medicine, empirical observation, instinct, and intuition. The vitalist tradition uses foods and herbs to support the body’s natural healing abilities. A Vitalist education from CSCH prepares the student for a life-long journey of wellness, vitality, and service to others as a certified clinical herbalist, nutritionist, and flower essence practitioner.

Grow within a Community of Certified Clinical Herbalists

Indoor and nature classrooms help Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism expert instructors provide immersive and practical lessons that give you the best learning experience.

What Do Our Students Say?

CSCH has offered me a robust education, valuable clinical opportunities and practical herbal experience in a container of deeply supportive community. I have always felt seen, heard & held by the faculty of this incredible school. I will cherish every moment of the years I spent learning there & I leave feeling thoroughly prepared to walk my path as a clinical herbalist. Highly recommend.
2022 Clinic Graduate
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
If you want to be an herbalist, and be taken seriously as a professional, this is the program for you. It is 100 percent worth the investment, and I feel fully prepared to start my own clinical practice after graduation.
Clinic Graduate
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
My experience at Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism has been, at once, the easiest thing and the hardest thing I have ever done. It was a life-changing experience that I am so grateful to have gone through. The curriculum, faculty, and staff are amazing, thoughtful, and in a league of their own. I would highly recommend the school to anyone who wants a top-notch herbal education.
Malia Thompson
Clinical Graduate & Owner of A Late Bloomer

Affordable Tuition Options

You can pay everything upfront or opt for a convenient monthly payment plan.

Program Item
Item Cost
Books and Materials**
Application Fee

*  Initial deposit is $700, which goes toward the total cost of tuition.
** Student will purchase books and materials independently, so this price may change depending on the provider.
Tuition is paid in monthly installments.

Would You Like a Closer Look at the Programs?

Why Invest in an Education at Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism?

You can build your herbalist community, honor your ancestors, and heal your world.

Our culture tends to rely heavily on pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications for common ailments and problems.  So many people are looking for the “magic bullet” for medical and health concerns, undergoing invasive procedures and drowning their bodies in unnatural chemicals.

Class at Colorado School of clinical herbalism. Paul Bergner.Our ancestors knew better.  They taught us that health and healing are different.  Now, herbalists and vitalists use that knowledge to advance the field of botanical and natural medicine. We’ve expanded our collective knowledge and improved the quality of life for those living with serious health conditions like HIV, thyroid disease, anxiety and digestive issues. Health is what you maintain; healing is what you need when something goes wrong.

We train herbalists to search, test, experiment with, and document the invaluable knowledge of the world’s most efficient and effective medicines from nature. 

Imagine looking around you at any given moment and identifying each grass, weed, bush, tree, and flower; not only their names but their properties and how to prepare them for such use.

Imagine walking through the grocery store and instantly understanding which foods will hurt and which will help.

Imagine being able to determine food from poison in the wild.

Imagine being able to use those grasses, weeds, bushes, trees, flowers, and foods to address problems like chronic pain, migraines, heart disease, fevers, stomach aches, menstrual problems, sexual dysfunction, and more.

Imagine having a community of like-minded people who can help you find natural solutions to common and uncommon problems.

Imagine being the person your family, friends, and clients trust because you have the expertise and knowledge of a trained clinical herbalist.

Options after Graduating with Your Certificate in the Fundamentals Program:

After completing the Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism program, you’ll be prepped and ready to apply your newfound knowledge in the real world or take it to the next level with the Advanced Medical Herbalism Program.

The Fundamentals program provides introductory-level training in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition to anyone looking to work in the herbal, nutrition and health supplement industries.


Extra Benefits for Students & Alumni

Being a CSCH student and alumni means gaining access to world-renowned knowledge and training, as well as additional benefits, including:

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Limited Space - Don’t Lose Your Seat!

We have a limited number of seats to accommodate appropriate distancing for this in-person program.  

Classes start August 14, and the available spots fill up quickly. Don’t miss out by waiting too long to apply.

Want to connect with a real person?   We’d love to talk to you!   Please visit our contact page.

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