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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Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies

Community based learning opportunities for your body, mind and spirit.

Born out of the need to keep herbal education and dynamic herbal & wholistic presenters in the classroom, Lodgepole collaborated with the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing (WRC) offering WRC herbal curriculum in the classroom. Along with Herbal education Lodgepole created a space and opportunity for Wholistic health educators to present their workshops, offering a variety of bodywork courses, nutritional seminars, Herbalist presenters, and the ongoing lecture series Folk Herbalist Revival.
Whether you are embarking on your new career path, looking for a course to complement your existing practice, for general interest, or in need of CEU's, Lodgepole School has many offerings of quality wholistic-based classes, instructors and presenters available in Calgary Alberta Canada.
Established in 2014 by Herbalist & Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Jeananne Laing & Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Herbalist Tiffany Freeman, Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies endeavors to bring to the community quality herbal & wholistic education in a classroom environment.

Herbal Education: In Collaboration with the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing (WRC), Lodgepole School offers Official WRC Herbal Curriculum in the classroom. Work towards your Practical, Master or Clinical Herbalist Diploma. All diplomas are issued by WRC.

For a list of Lodgepole course offerings http://lodgepoleschool.com/upcoming-courses/

More info on Wild Rose College of Natural Healing Diploma programs http://wrc.net/script/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/diplomaflowchart.pdf

School type: On-site learning
E-mail: info@lodgepoleschool.com
Web site: http://lodgepoleschool.com
Address:  
Calgary, Alberta CANADA

Maryland University of Integrative Health

The Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program at Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) combines current scientific research with centuries of tradition to provide students with a solid knowledge of the philosophy, theory, and practice of herbal medicine for the support and maintenance of health and well-being. As individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own healthcare, there are questions from consumers, pharmacists, physicians, and complementary medicine practitioners about issues of use, quality, and cross-effects with mainstream pharmaceuticals and treatments.
The program is designed to serve a critical need for education, research, and information in the field of herbal medicine by training graduates to become practitioners of excellence as well as leaders in research and in the production and standards of commercial botanical remedies. Graduates will:
• Have the competence and experience to be successful, practicing clinical herbalists.
• Provide guidance to practitioners, policy makers, academic researchers, and industry leaders concerning the standards of efficacy, quality, and safety of herbal products.

• Contribute to national efforts to promote the professional practice of herbal medicine and increase awareness of the value of herbal medicine and its role in integrative medicine.
• Provide educational programs for the wider community in the practice of herbal medicine.
• Develop a body of knowledge that will inform and assist clinicians and consumers in their use of herbal products.
• Build a bridge between conventional and herbal medicine practitioners.
The program provides students with a solid familiarity of the foundation of herbal medicine, human biology, and varied healing traditions. Each student will build a knowledge base of over 100 herbs, their traditional usage, the clinical research validating their usage, their dosage as well as known pharmacological effects and contraindications, toxicity, and possible drug interactions. The program offers the country’s first Master of Science in Herbal Medicine, providing students with a comprehensive, in-depth education in understanding the rich history, science, and complexity of herbal medicine.
Founded by Simon Mills, co-author of two of the world’s leading textbooks on herbal medicine, president of the British Herbal Medicine Association, and secretary of the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP). Led by Director James Snow with highly experienced and prestigious core faculty, along with distinguished guest lecturers.

Over 1000 hours of hands-on clinical training and experience, as well as, extensive training in the preparation and formulation of herbal remedies.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (410) 888-9048
Fax: (410) 888-9004 (FAX)
E-mail: admissions@muih.edu
Web site: http://www.muih.edu/
Address: 7750 Montpelier Road  
Laurel, MD 20723 USA

Mederi Foundation and Mederi Centre for Natural Healing

The Mederi Foundation and Mederi Centre For Natural Healing offer both a Fundamentals and Advanced professional clinical training program in the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System, founded by Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG).

Up to 25 healthcare practitioners are admitted for Mederi's clinical training programs each year to those who are committed to providing comprehensive care in the field of integrative (collaborative) medicine, specifically with an interest in The Eclectic Triphasic Medical System (ETMS). Training in the ETMS emphasizes advanced clinical applications of botanical, nutritional, and biological medicine principles within a multifaceted framework in order to successfully execute health-building interventions for enhancing patient vitality and lifespan. ETMS allows healthcare professionals to personalize, monitor and continually modify patient care, and is taught exclusively through the nonprofit Mederi Foundation and the Mederi Centre for Natural Healing in Ashland, Oregon. Who Should Attend? Oncologists, Oncology Professionals, Medical Doctors, Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncturists, Oriental Medicine Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Clinical Herbalists, Certified Nutritionists and Medical School Faculty. A minimum of 4 years managing patient care in the clinical setting is required for our Level One program.

*Fundamentals of the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System (ETMS) - September 14th-17th, 2016 in Ashland OR.

Course Curriculum:

-Yance’s philosophical and clinical approach

-Fundamental objectives and core ‘branches’ of the ETMS – assessing disease processes from a wholistic perspective with emphasis on the three energetic harmonies and five energy networks

-Interviewing skills, case history acquisition, and physical examination techniques

-Differential analysis of symptoms and signs

-Case follow-up, formulating, prescribing, and dispensing

-Endocrinology, neurology, and cardiology – determining the causal chain of disease and the clinical management of related disorders

-Basic cancer biology, efficacy and limitations of conventional therapies

-Food as medicine

-Materia medica and principles of herbal prescribing – dosages and toxicology, dispensary techniques and systems

-Botanical and nutritional monographs

*Advanced Clinical Applications of the ETMS in Cancer Care April 25th-28th, 2017 in Ashland, OR (pre-requisite: Fundamentals of the ETMS)

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (541) 488-0514
Fax: (541) 488-0417 (FAX)
E-mail: info@mederifoundation.org
Web site: http://mederifoundation.org/what-we-do/education/clinical-training-programs/fund...
Address: 127 Clear Creek Drive  
Ashland, OR 97520 USA

Mockingbird Meadows Herbal Health Farm

At Mockingbird Meadows, our working herb farm has focused on connecting students to their own inner wisdom, to their surrounding community and to the earth since 2004.
We believe in a botanical-based education that embraces folkloric tradition with a contemporary knowledge of body systems, phytochemical compounds and current research.  Above all, we believe in empowering the individual to take control of health decisions.
We provide the following levels of herbal and holistic education:

Community Health Workshops
General interest education and guest lecturers.

Botanical Home Health Intro Course
Weekend course providing a broad, but detailed overview of herbalism, hands on experience and general techniques for those interested in herbal home health care. Geared for beginners.

BOTANICAL HEALTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Our apprentice programs are intended to develop thoughtful and well-informed herbal consumers, growers, makers and practitioners.  Completion of the three tracks will provide an intimate knowledge of over 160 materia medica and coursework in differential assessment, basic sciences, practice management and ethics, writing for the plant sciences and presentation & speaking skills. We will assist the student in gaining clinical experience. Students do not need to commit to all three years.

Year One: Foundations in Botanical Health
Year Two: Advanced Botanical Health
Year Three: Applied Botanical Health (Mentorship)

 

Director and Core Faculty: Dawn Combs

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 614-354-5162
E-mail: dcombs@mockingbirdmeadows.com
Web site: http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com
Address: 16671 Burns Road  
Marysville, OH 43040 USA

New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies

We are a distance learning institute that offers many education programs, including the following Accredited Herbal Studies:

Certified Herbalist (CH)
Master Herbalist (MH)
Medical Herbalist (M.H.)
Certified Aromatherapist (C.A.)
Certified Herbal Consultant (C.H.C)

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 12192306102, 12192306102
E-mail: info@newedenschool.com, info@newedenschool.com
Web site: http://www.newedenschool.com, http://www.newedenschoolofnaturalhealth.org
Address: 1657 Commerce Dr. Suite 9B  
South Bend, Indiana 46628 USA

Northwest Institute of Ayurveda

The Northwest Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) was founded in 2006 in order to serve the growing interest in Ayurveda and sustainability medicine. Our goal is to enhance individual, societal and ecological health. We emphasize the sustainability model inherent within the Vedic sciences such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Vastu Vidya (Vedic “feng shui”) and Jyotisha (Vedic astrology). Our mission is to provide evolutionary education for personal, professional and planetary transformation.

Since 2006, our programs and services have expanded to include a 10-Month Ayurvedic Living Program which includes modules in Ayurvedic lifestyle, theory, herbalism, and disease management. Students may opt to complete their practitioner training by taking our 6-month Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner Internship Program.

We also offer the most complete Ayurveda massage training in the US which includes over 25 Ayurvedic therapies, plus several other asian/TCM body therapies such as cupping and moxa as well. For those who complete our Ayurvedic Massage Program, we offer an advanced training in our Panchakarma Therapist Program for those who wish to learn how to administer Panchakarma.

We offer a complete Aromatherapy Training Program which consists of two weekend immersions and includes hands-on practice in making over 18 DIY home and self-care products. We also offer annual workshops and immersions into various aspects of the Vedic healing sciences such as Ayurvedic Assessment, Jyotisha & Ayurveda, Vastu Shatra, Sanskrit, and more.

All of our programs may be completed at a distance (aside from our Ayurvedic Massage Program and our Panchakarma Training Program); however, certain weekend modules will be required live by all.

Ayurveda is truly wholistic. It addresses the human desire for heallh on all levels—body, mind, spirit, family, community, and environment. It is one of the fastest growing fields of complementary medicine today. Become a part of this planetary healing revolution! Please check out our website for details and a complete listing of all upcoming programs and classes.

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: (707) 601-9025
E-mail: info@ayurvedicliving.com
Web site: http://www.ayurvedicliving.com
Address: 1433 11th Street, Suite G  
Arcata, CA 95521 USA

Northwest School for Botanical Studies

The Northwest School for Botanical Studies (NWSBS) offers two extensive programs including the 300 hour Professional Herbalist Training (PHT) Program and the Clinical Herbalist Training (CHT) Program; as well as classes for beginning and intermediate herbal studies. The PHT Program incorporates the following classes into the curriculum: herbal materia medica, physiology, herbal therapeutics, constitutional medicine, diagnostic skills, herbal pharmacy, kitchen pharmacy, field botany, gardening, aromatherapy, and clinical and business practicum. The emphasis of the materia medica is on the clinical uses of western plants, as well as the uses of some traditional Chinese herbs. Students will learn to identify plants in field and in the garden; although they are encouraged to cultivate their own gardens before they harvest plants in the wild. The kitchen pharmacy class trains students to incorporate the use of herbs into the diet, to maintain radiant health and vitality. The herbal pharmacy class includes many hours of “hands on” medicine making techniques and formulation; and provides instruction on many of the skills necessary to maintain an herbal pharmacy.

The Clinical Herbalist Training Program covers many case studies, treatment strategies, formulation, diagnostic techniques, pathophysiology, intake forms; techniques for creating a successful practice, and basic tools for practitioners to maintain their own health and vitality. Both the PHT and CHT programs emphasize a holistic and constitutional approach to foster client wellness. The Northwest School for Botanical Studies strives to provide the highest quality education possible to students who have a serious interest in pursuing herbal studies.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 707.826.7762
E-mail: herbaleducation@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.herbaleducation.net
Address: PO Box 4543  
Arcata, CA 95518 USA

Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies

The Ohlone Herbal Center is a leading clinical and educational center for sustainable systems of Western herbal-based healing. Our innovative programs feature multiple levels of learning based on individual student needs. We offer evening classes for working adults, and an intensive two-year program that takes students through apprenticeship, therapeutic and clinical experiences. The last year of the program features clinical work with clients to give students invaluable hands-on understandings in the field. Graduates have all the tools and knowledge they need to practice clinical herbalism, taking care of their communities by working at non-profit clinics, developing private practices, working with medical professionals, and teaching the next generation of practitioners. Ohlone specializes in enabling graduates to understand how to develop successful careers in herbal healing practices. Our support for students continues after they graduate through practitioner groups that provide a collaborative learning experience throughout their careers.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 510.540.8010
E-mail: ohlonecenter@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.ohlonecenter.org
Address: 1250 Addison Street, Suite 113  
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA

Pacific Rim College

Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The college was founded to provide world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in a variety of medical modalities. The mission of Pacific Rim College is to provide education, services and research opportunities in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, amalgamating indigenous and diverse systems of healing with contemporary scientific beliefs and technology. Pacific Rim College is committed to being an academic leader in Complementary and Integrative Medicine with programs in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Integrative Health, and Doula Training.
The School of Western Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) at Pacific Rim College (PRC) offers recognized diploma and certificate programs and courses in areas including Materia Medica, Herbal Energetics, Therapeutics, Dispensary Management, and Biomedicine. The Diploma of Phytotherapy is one of the most comprehensive program of Western Herbal Medicine in North America. The curricula for all diploma programs meets or exceeds the standards of various governing bodies around the world.
The Diploma of Phytotherapy
The Diploma of Phytotherapy is a 3-year (6-semester) program that explores the medicinal uses of North American and European herbs. Students study both traditional knowledge of herbal medicine – that which is passed down through various world traditions over the ages – and modern day, scientific-based knowledge. The program is comprised of both theoretical and practical courses – including over 500 hours of clinical practice, implementing advantages of hands-on study of plants.
Community Herbalist Certificate
The Community Herbalist Certificate Program is a unique 4-month program that introduces students to the incredible world of plants and their medicinal uses according to various cultures. This program explores the history of plant-based therapies and how to identify and cultivate herbs, use plant-based foods to maintain health, and make and apply herbal remedies to restore health.
Dual Diplomas of Acupuncture and Phytotherapy
A 5-year study option that combines our 3-year Diploma of Acupuncture program with our 3-year Diploma of Phytotherapy program.
Dual Diplomas of Phytotherapy and Holistic Nutrition
A 5-year study option that combines our 3-year Diploma of Phytotherapy program with our 3-year Diploma of Holistic Nutrition program.
Post-Grad Study Options
Upon completion of the Diploma of Phytotherapy you are eligible to apply for a M.Sc. program in Herbal Medicine offered at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK that accepts students directly from PRC. Any student interested in this option should contact UCLan directly for more information. You can view more about the program at http://www.uclan.ac.uk/courses/msc_pgdip_pgcert_herbal_medicine.php.
There are many workshops offered at Pacific Rim College for continuing education credits. All workshops can be found on our website at http://www.pacificrimcollege.com/workshops/
Professional Membership
Graduates of the Diploma of Phytotherapy are eligible for membership into the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC (CHA of BC), the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), the Ontario Herbalist Association (OHA), and the Modern and Traditional Herbalists Guild of BC.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 250.483.2119
Fax: 250.984.0901 (FAX)
E-mail: info@pacificrimcollege.ca
Web site: http://www.pacificrimcollege.com/
Address: 229-560 Johnson Street  
Victoria, BC V8W 3C6 Canada

Philo School of Herbal Energetics

Apprenticeships with Mary Pat Palmer, MA, RH(AHG) and Matthew Wood MSc, RH(AHG). Additional classes.

We were founded as the Boston School of Herbal Energetics in 2000 and moved to 16 acres of enchanted land in Philo (northern California). Here we expanded the garden to include over 200 species of medicinal plants. We strive to bring the magic and healing power of medicinal plants, the redwoods, and the land to our students through apprenticeships and classes. The Heart of Herbology Land/Plant Apprenticeship is for beginning/intermediate students offering a broad based program wherein students learn hands on about growing, identifying and preserving medicine as well as from materia medica, research methods and basic clinical practices. Third weekend/month, March - September (seed to harvest). We also offer The Wisdom of Herbology: Organ Systems and Tissue States (based on the handouts and teachings of Matthew Wood, MSc, RH) for advanced students, third weekend/month October - March. Matt will help in teaching his invaluable knowledge of our bodies and their relationship to healing herbs, as well as diagnostics and clinical practice. We also offer day long and wkend classes with other brilliant guest teachers. We welcome your visits, but please call first. Graduates receive certificates for both apprenticeships and classes. Some work/trade available

Graduates receive certificates for both apprenticeships and classes and become part of our Philo family. Some labor barter is available.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 707.895.3007
E-mail: mpatpalm@earthlink.net
Web site: http://www.herbalenergetics.com
Address: PO Box 214  
Philo, CA 95466-0214 USA

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