500-hour Herbalism Program
It also includes hands-on, “in the field” learning experiences in Ethical Wild Harvesting, Plant Identification, and Medicine Making during two weekend Field Trips to the Mountains. The curriculum includes off-site Gardening/Permaculture experience and 150 home-study Practicum hours.
Division of the 500 program hours:
Part I: Materia Medica
Materia Medica is the formal study of Herbal Medicine, delving into each plant’s medicinal details, organized by body system.
This course meets 2 Monday nights per month for 6 months (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) live via Zoom. You have an option to join the live zoom classes or watch recorded zoom classes.
Part II: Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology is the study of disease systems & body systems.
This course meets 2 Thursday nights per month for 6 months (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) live via Zoom. You have an option to join the live zoom classes or watch recorded zoom classes.
Part III: Medicine Making, Aromatherapy, Gardening & Plant Identification
This course meets one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) a month for 6 months (10 am – 4 pm) & will include classes on-site at our school and classes outside of the school (hiking, gardening locations, etc.).
50 hours of gardening is part of this course, & can be done at a community garden, a farm, at the school, or at your own garden.
Part IV: Clinic Practicum
You have multiple options for the Clinic Practicum portion of the program.
At-home curriculum options created by the school to guide you deeper into your herbalism knowledge
Internships at local businesses
Students with applicable adjacent industry experience are eligible for ‘Comped Hours’. Comped hours do not decrease the amount owed for tuition. Instead, applicable industry experience reduces the required practicum hours.
Please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about comped hours.