Heal with Holistic Plant Remedies
We offer a 745 hour career-oriented curriculum that gives you the opportunity to experience every aspect of plant medicine from seed to sale. Any of our Western Herbalism programs 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.
Are You Called to Become 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. You will learn to write herbal research literature, speak publicly about the benefits of herbs, create herbal products for retail, and provide one-on-one wellness coaching. Our Western Herbalism classes are all offered on our main SWIHA campus in Tempe, Arizona.
How Our Herbalism Program Ensures Your Success
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts is an award-winning, nationally accredited college focused on supporting our conscious community as they become pioneers of modern, holistic wellness modalities. We offer lifetime entrepreneurial support to students and graduates and build business development courses in to our diploma and degree programs tailored uniquely to holistic entrepreneurship.
Our Western Herbalism program is one of the most comprehensive in the United States, focused on native flora and sustainable wild crafting practices. SWIHA is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, an association of herbal practitioners which uplifts clinical herbalism as a viable profession rooted in ethics, competency, diversity, and freedom of practice.
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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.
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.
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Visit our campus in Tempe on Southern and McClintock to experience our tranquil student massage clinic, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, entrepreneurial business center, bookstore and more! You can also schedule a Q&A with one of our Admissions Coaches email us at firstname.lastname@example.org