Herbalist Schools

This listing is for herb school members of the American Herbalists Guild. The information listed is provided by the herb school and is not reviewed, evaluated or endorsed in any way by the AHG.

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ABC of Herbalism with Susun Weed

I offer four different courses, each of which explores a different aspect of herbal medicine. Each course includes a project booklet of 26 assignments, audio/video tapes/DVDs, books, a discount on classes with me, time to deal with your personal needs, erratic mailings of fun stuff, and special gifts. You are free to complete your course as your time and life allow; there is no time limit. There is no requirement to send in lessons or to report to me, except as you desire. Upon completion of your course you receive a beautiful certificate suitable for framing.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 845.246.8081
Fax: 845.246.8081 (FAX)
E-mail: wisewoman@herbshealing.com
Web site: http://www.herbshealing.com
Address: PO Box 64  
Woodstock, NY 12498 USA

American College of Healthcare Sciences

ACHS has delivered quality education and personal attention to students since 1978. Today, we offer convenient degree programs online with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Complementary Alternative Medicine. ACHS also offers a wide variety of professional career programs including the Master Herbalist, Master Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Wellness Coach and Holistic Nutrition Consultant credentials. As a student in one of our DETC accredited online programs, you will receive the same quality education and level of support you should expect from a prestigious private college. By pursuing an education in holistic health at American College, you will be prepared to successfully enter the rapidly growing field of complementary alternative medicine. ACHS's professional programs provide the administrative, scientific, clinical, and ethical training required to become a successful holistic health professional

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 503.244.0726, 800.487.8839
Fax: 503.244.0727 (FAX)
E-mail: achs@achs.edu
Web site: http://www.achs.edu
Address: 5940 SW Hood Ave.  
Portland, OR 97239 USA

AMNAH College & Clinic

AMNAH College (American Medical, Nutrition and Allied Health College) is a private college offering certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorate degrees in the fields of medicine (herbal medicine, aromatherapy, complementary and alternative medicine), nutrition, and allied health. Education at AMNAH College is quite affordable and tuition is as low as $60 per credit hour.

All theoretical courses are conducted online. However, clinical cases and training can be delivered via various internet, audio and video telecommunication means. Additionally, AMNAH College's students and graduates have the option of obtaining free onsite clinical experiences at AMNAH Clinic in Tempe, Arizona.

The curriculum in herbal medicine prepares the students for careers in complementary medical clinics, chiropractic clinics, herbal medicinaries/pharmacies, health food stores, acupuncture clinics, aromatherapy and massage clinics, botanical gardens or adds skills to their already existing careers.

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: +1 (844) AMNAHCollege, +1 (844) 266-2426
Web site: http://www.AMNAH.org/Studies/Medicine/Herbal
Address: 524 W Broadway Rd Suite 103  
Tempe, AZ 85282 USA

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

ASHH provides sound technical training in holistic healing with a focus on preventative lifestyle. Holistic healing aims to do no harm to the planet in realization that there is no separation between that which we do to ourselves and that which we do to the whole. Holistic health supports the well being of the entire person: mind, body, and spirit.

Students are educated and empowered to cultivate deep wellness within themselves and others using hands, heart, nature, and plants.In a society more familiar with corporate logos than backyard plants, it is imperative that we reclaim the innate wisdom of identifying, honoring, and utilizing the plant kingdom. The earth’s bounty is always reaching out to us, offering its aid to restore us to vitality.

Learning in nature and through nature at ASHH, on our thirty-acre campus, connects the student to the roots and essence of Herbalism. Through the study of medicinal plants and holistic living skills, we return the ancient art of healing to the individual and to the family, rebuilding conscientious communities and embracing our divine potential.

We must learn to love and care for the Earth as we would our own children. In doing so, we find this nurturance becomes our nourishment. This is why, at ASHH, we offer classes for children as well as beginning, intermediate, and advanced adults.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (828) 350-1221
E-mail: info@HerbsHeal.com
Web site: http://www.HerbsHeal.com
Address: 2 Westwood Place  
Asheville, NC 28806 USA

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism

Founded in 2013, the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism is a new school for herbal studies in New York City. ArborVitae is rooted in the holistic practice of herbal medicine and exists to provide the highest quality education and training based on traditional wisdom and ecological awareness in a modern, integrative setting for the clinical, community and family herbalist. In addition to training herbalists, the school aims to be a progressive community resource for increasing public access to comprehensive herbal knowledge and care.

The core of the school curriculum is a three year clinical certificate program and will include a clinic to benefit both herbal students and the community. The 1st year program can also stand alone as a home herbalist certificate. In addition, we offer regular community classes and will be developing additional certification programs. Full and part-time enrollment options are now available to accommodate all schedules.

ArborVitae has reached a shared space agreement with the Tristate College of Acupuncture at 80 Eighth Avenue (and 14th Street) in Manhattan. Our three year program as well as many community classes will be held in Tristate’s classrooms, with additional community classes held throughout the city and field trips throughout the region.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 646-308-1507
E-mail: info@arborvitaeny.com
Web site: http://arborvitaeny.com/
Address: 228 Park Ave South, Suite 94998  
New York, NY 10003 USA

Australian College of Phytotherapy

The Australian College of Phytotherapy is located in Warwick in Queensland, Australia. It was established by Kerry Bone in 1998 in order to conduct clinically oriented, post-graduate courses in Western Herbal Medicine. The College's mission statement is: "The College will provide a specialist education in Western Herbal Medicine of an internationally recognised standard of excellence." It is the College's policy to -
Provide courses of recognised excellence in Western Herbal Medicine; Continue to update and develop courses to ensure that the quality of the training is maintained; Provide courses in such a way as to ensure the effective delivery to a wide range of students; Provide an environment of support for all students.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 61 7 4661 9653
Fax: 61 7 4667 0107 (FAX)
E-mail: acop@gil.com.au
Web site: http://www.herbaleducation.com.au
Address: PO Box 661  
Warwick, Queensland 4370 Australia

Awakened Vitality, Inc.

The Awakened Vitality Herbalist Certification Program is a self-paced virtual learning experience designed to bring out the healer in you. It’s best suited for those who are attracted to plants as a healing modality and have the discipline and rigor to study and practice at their own pace over a six month period. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to do the following.

Define your vision as a healer to create a healing philosophy and approach aligned with your business model

Understand the nature of the etheric body in relation to the anatomical and cellular structures of the physical body

Describe how herbs affect the body for prevention and healing

Understand the use of and create eight forms of herbal medicine (infusions, tinctures, capsules, extracts, decoctions, salves, tonics, and enemas)

Understand the ethical aspects of an herbal practice, process for a client consultation, and full disclosure

Create a health history form aligned with your business model

Know which agencies regulate or provide guidance and support for the various aspects of an herbal business

To participate in this class, you will need the following.

Computer with internet access to watch the videos and access the online learning management system


Practice clients

Time to do the theoretical work and practice

Strong critical thinking, communication, listening, organization, research, practical application, business savvy, and observation skills

Upon completion of this program, you will receive a Professional Herbalist Certificate of Completion. You will be able to make and sell herbal formulas, meet with clients, build case histories, recommend holistic wellness solutions, and share your expertise about natural healing.

There is currently no license needed for herbalists to practice in the United States at this time. While you can perform these activities without a certification, you won’t have the credibility or formal studies needed to do so. Upon completion, you'll want to consider applying for membership with the American Herbalist Guild and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

This program does not result in a Master Herbalist certification. Per Awakened Vitality's criteria, a master herbalist is one who has been in the natural healing field for five years or more and has proven success with their recommendations to clients. In addition, a master herbalist should be teaching others in the community in either formal or informal settings.

The tuition for the certification program is $597 per participant (plus tax). The cost includes all virtual learning modules, one on one coaching, and self-study material. The cost of supplies is not included in the tuition. Over the duration of the program, the supply cost will range from $100-$200 in addition to the tuition. Class participants will be expected to purchase their own supplies. Three payment plans are available to cover the cost of tuition (not supplies).

School type: Distance learning
Phone: (614) 470-HEAL (4325), 16144961143
E-mail: sherrice@awakenedvitality.com
Web site: http://awakenedvitality.com
Address: 1084 McCoy Drive  

Ayurvedic Institute

Since 1984, The Ayurvedic Institute has taught and promoted the traditional knowledge of Ayurveda. The Educational Department offers the Ayurvedic Studies Program, advanced study in Albuquerque and India, Jyotish courses, an Ayurvedic correspondence course by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda as well as various weekend and intensive seminars. Our Herb Department carries Ayurvedic and Western herbs and many Ayurvedic products and the Panchakarma Department provides traditional Ayurvedic procedures for purification and rejuvenation. The Ayurvedic Press is a division of the Institute and publishes books and textbooks on Ayurveda.

Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician, director of the Institute and its principal instructor, received his Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) in 1980 from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune, India. He brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was a Professor of Clinical Medicine for ten years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Lad's academic and practical training includes the study of allopathic medicine and surgery. Dr. Lad is the author of several books and respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic Institute, recognized as a leading Ayurvedic school and Ayurveda health spa outside of India, was established in 1984 to teach the traditional Ayurvedic medicine of India and to provide these ancient therapies. Ayurvedic healing includes herbs, nutrition, panchakarma cleansing, acupressure massage, Yoga, Sanskrit, and Jyotish (Vedic astrology).

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 505.291.9698
Fax: 505.294.7572 (FAX)
E-mail: registrar@ayurveda.com
Web site: http://www.ayurveda.com
Address: PO Box 23445  
Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445 USA

Bastyr University

The Bastyr University mission is to educate future leaders in natural health sciences that integrate mind, body, spirit and nature. Through natural health education, research and clinical services, Bastyr improves the health and well-being of the human community

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (425) 602-3330
Fax: (425) 602-3090 (FAX)
E-mail: admiss@bastyr.edu
Web site: http://www.bastyr.edu
Address: 14500 Juanita Drive NE  
Kenmore, WA 98133 USA

Blazing Star Herbal School

Blazing Star Herbal School is dedicated to teaching traditional herbal medicine in a way that supports a more sustainable future for all members of the green world and shows respect for the integrity of nature. We offer a unique perspective on herbalism, weaving social and political aspects of health and healing through the study of medicinal herbs and food practices. We inspire students to find their own healing path by creating a personal relationship with the plant world. The school also serves as a local and national resource for education and networking. OnSite Programs include:
* 10 month Beginner/Intermediate apprenticeship. Meets weekly.
* 10 Month Advanced Therapeutic Herbalism
* Materia Medica Intensives
* Guest workshops

Distance Learning Programs include:
* Family Health Distance Learning Intensive
* Do-it-Yourself Herbalism Series....practical, thrifty and fun!

Course 1: Optimum Winters Health
Course 2: Spring Tonics and Wild Foods
Course 3: Summers Remedies and First Aid
Course 4: Creative, Tasty and Nourishing, Medicine Making for the beginner student

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 413.628.1655
E-mail: blazingstarclinic@gmail.com
Web site: http://blazingstarherbalschool.typepad.com
Address: PO Box 154  
Ashfield, MA 01330 USA


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