Holistic healing with plant medicines is far from a new practice, yet it is regaining approval as more healthcare practitioners recognize its value.
Choosing herbalist training is a wise decision; creating a career you love that will benefit all.
Our program includes hands-on herbalism work. Field work in the desert allows the class to become familiar with local plant life and encourages sustainable wildcrafting practices. There is also an externship which includes opportunities for community education, supervised clinical intake, retail experience and research thesis.
A 30 hour introduction creates the foundation of herbal studies, presents the working language of the herbalist, and supports discussion of contemporary issues in the field. This class begins cultivation, medicine making and local plant identification study.
Other lesson topics include traditional Chinese herbals, Ayurveda, plants native to America, endangered plants, earth stewardship, plant chemistry, botanical plant families, herb gardening, studies of medicinal plants and the applications of these for all human body systems. A thorough series of herbal pharmacy and medicine-making lessons are included midway in the course. Field study emphasizes desert botanicals identification and use and includes native uses, plant spirit medicine, flower study, and harvesting.
You will also have hands-on, guided intermediate application and experience in seven arenas: herb cultivation, research writing, teaching herbalism in the community, retail work, supervised clinic and botanical pharmacy. The herbalism core is further enhanced with science courses including Pathology, Homeopathy and Biosciences, making the connection between body and earth complete.
Aspiring herbalists can receive focused instruction in herbal product formulation, herbs for children, herbs for women and herbal manufacturing practices. These courses emphasize hands-on learning.
Completing this program allows you to serve as a professional herbalist and create a productive, enriching, sustainable, successful work life.
Completing this program and earning an AOS Degree gives you the framework and experience to become a professional, successful, qualified business person as an Herbalist. You will be introduced to an array of vocational choices after you have completed the program, plus be guided with entrepreneurial and placement support along your journey and continuing after graduation. Click on the “Program Courses” above to see all of the courses in this program!