Be part of the movement of healing with holistic plant remedies.
We offer a special 700-hour career-oriented curriculum that gives you the opportunity to experience every aspect of plant medicine from seed to sale. This program will enhance your connection with nature and plants from an intuitive, spiritual and energetic interpretation, as well as from the phytochemical science-focused view. You’ll learn to make herbal medicinal remedies in class, while studying the theories supporting the curative formulations.
Step Into Your Dream Of Being An Herbalist!
Our graduates are serving as herbal remedy producers, guides for plant exploration hikes, teachers of herbal agriculture, chefs, herbal consultants to private clients and more. We also offer the opportunity to study herbalism along with Holistic Nutrition or you can learn to write herbal research literature or speak publicly about the benefits of herbs in our larger AOS degree program. Our Western Herbalism classes are all offered on our main SWIHA campus in beautiful Tempe, Arizona.
You will learn from our award-winning program creator and instructor, JoAnn Sanchez.
JoAnn Sanchez is a community herbalist with more than 30 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in plant studies and also has graduate training in botany. She is the author, director, and primary instructor for the Herbalism program, as well as owner of Botanica, where she does custom compounding and serves as a mentor for new practitioners. Since 1998, JoAnn has been a faculty member at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in the Department of Botanical Medicine, teaching courses and supervising cultivation projects. JoAnn is recognized as a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
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SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify
SWIHA offers a 10% concession on tuition for Certificates of Excellence that are paid with cash in-full at the time of enrollment **
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
** Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.
We invite you to take a step toward claiming your gifts, realizing your purpose, and healing others in a meaningful way. Enroll today.