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Clinical Herbalist Path Package (Pre-Registration Package!)

Clinical Herbalist Path Package (Pre-Registration Package!)

From: $583.00 $499.95 / month

Do you have your heart set on an herbal career? Do you dream of supporting clients or developing an herbal product line, and are you ready to dig deep into your new craft? Do you want to start with the basics, establish a strong foundation, and grow into your potential as an empowered and knowledgeable herbalist with advanced level skills?

This online clinical herbalist course package is presented by some of the most brilliant minds in modern herbalism and is absolutely packed with everything from seasonal recipes and in-depth plant monographs to anatomy, physiology, and herbs for common imbalances, to legal considerations, and case studies. 

If your goal is to become a clinical herbalist, this path package will give you the foundational herbal education you need. In addition to these studies we encourage you to pair this coursework with a mentorship alongside a practicing professional herbalist, with the understanding that obtaining hands-on clinical hours—and even additional course training—is advised before opening your own practice. (Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging! The package includes suggestions for how to best acquire this hands-on training.) 

As our most extensive package, we’ve combined our online Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, and NEW Clinical Skills Herbal Courses so you can purchase them at once and save with bundle pricing. All of our courses are self-paced with Lifetime Access* – allowing you to study whenever is most convenient for your schedule.

In celebration of our newly expanded Advanced Herbal Course and NEW Clinical Skills Herbal Course, enroll by May 31st to save on the price of enrollment AND gain access to more than $1,000 of enrollment bonuses!

Embrace your herbal calling today with the Clinical Herbalist Path Package!

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All across the world, clinical herbalists spend their days sharing time-tested herbal wisdom with their clients and communities. Some herbalists also formulate custom products for their clients—carefully blending, measuring, and infusing the perfect herbal recipes. Others may feel called to specialize in a specific client group, like women or aging adults, or to focus on a specific area of wellness, like digestive health or hormonal support. Perhaps you’ll choose not to work with clients at all, but rather to pour your passion into developing a unique herbal product line, opening an herb store, or teaching the next generation of aspiring herbalists.

There are many roads you can take when becoming a professional herbalist, but all of them require an in-depth understanding of the plants you will use.

We hope you’re ready to dig in and truly transform your understanding of ancient herbal knowledge combined with modern science because this is our most extensive and robust online herbalism path! When you’re finished with this clinical herbalist course package, you will be well on your way to having the advanced level education needed to become a well-trained, practicing herbalist and share your unique gifts with the world. 

Sign up for the discounted Clinical Herbalist Path Package using our pay-in-full option or choosing our 6-month payment plan!

Marlene Adelmann Founder of Herbal Academy


Ready to get started in the wild and wonderful world of herbalism? Build a strong foundation and learn the basics of herbalism with our classic beginner’s herbalism class, the Introductory Herbal Course. This beloved online course for beginning herbalists features 34 content-rich written lessons supplemented with nearly 80 recipes along with quizzes, handouts, charts, beautiful illustrations and photographs, professional videos, an exclusive students-only community, access to herbal teachers, and all the other amenities of a modern online classroom. 

Introductory Herbal Course - beginners herbal course


  • Introduction to the herbal approach and world healing traditions
  • Sourcing and storing high-quality herbs
  • Step-by-step instructions for making teas, tinctures, syrups, salves, infused oils, vinegars, and other time-tested herbal preparations
  • Herbal actions and terms: from “adaptogen” to “tonic” and everything in between
  • Basic human anatomy
  • Introduction to herb gardening, foraging, and plant identification
  • Herbal support for immunity, stress, sleep, reproductive health, natural skincare, and more
  • Herbs for children
  • And more!

Learn more about the Introductory Herbal Course

Now that you have laid the groundwork for creating an herbal home, the Intermediate Herbal Course will take you beyond the basics with an additional 59 in-depth written lessons, 175+ recipes, 150 plant monographs, and numerous handouts, charts, videos, quizzes, and exercises to further your herbal studies.

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  • Herbal first-aid: Bites, stings, burns, rashes, wounds, and more 
  • What is an herbal action? Decoding labels like “expectorant” or “sedative”
  • Introduction to energetics: dry, warm, moist, cool, etc. 
  • Food as the foundation of wellness: kitchen spices, pantry potions, and more
  • How to formulate your own multi-herb recipes
  • Side effects and safety considerations
  • Herbs for children
  • In-depth units with anatomy, plant profiles, charts, and dozens of recipes specifically related to:
    • The digestive system 
    • The immune system
    • The nervous system
    • The cardiovascular system
    • The liver
    • The respiratory system
    • The urinary system

Learn more about the Intermediate Herbal Course

The in-depth and newly expanded Advanced Herbal Course will elevate your studies to the next level and help to prepare you for a professional herbal practice. Taking approximately 500 hours to complete, this robust online herbalism course features 84 text-based lessons taught by some of the most brilliant minds in modern herbalism along with printable charts and downloads, case studies, nearly 100 exclusive course videos, and more.

Herbal Academy Clinical Herbalist Course


  • Herbal wisdom traditions
  • Western energetics
  • Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • Eclectic and physiomedialist philosophy
  • Phytochemistry and herb-drug interactions
  • Health and wellness of the endocrine system
  • Reproductive health
  • Fertility, pregnancy, birth, and childhood
  • Managing pain
  • Healthy aging
  • Working with older adults
  • The gut-brain connection
  • Supporting clients with weight loss
  • And much, much more….

Learn more about the Advanced Herbal Course

This 3-unit course covers the ins and outs of clinical herbal practice and is designed for advanced-level herbal students working toward a career as a clinical herbalist. Featuring an additional 16 videos nestled within 18 lessons, this course will equip you with everything you need to know to become a successful practicing herbalist.

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  • Clinical training and continuing education
  • Useful resources and organization
  • Physical assessment; conducting a clinical herbal intake
  • Cultivating a therapeutic relationship
  • Writing up a case study
  • Formulation
  • Ethics and legality in clinical herbalism
  • Introduction to clinical practice
  • Marketing your clinical practice
  • Practice management
  • Client records and confidentiality
  • Creating an apothecary for clinical practice
  • Self care for the clinical herbalist

Sign up by May 31 to receive over $1,000 in bonuses!

✔️ 6 exclusive Live Classes and Q&As with your course instructors ($450 value)
✔️ Complimentary enrollment in the newly released, 100-hour Clinical Skills Herbal Course ($500 value)
✔️ Complimentary 2-month clinical mentor membership with Herbal Practice Connexion ($70 value)
✔️ Exclusive invitation to pre-order the limited, first-run of advanced textbooks


Herbal Academy freshly released Advanced Herbal Course

Pre-Registration Bonus #1:
Complimentary enrollment in the NEW Clinical Skills Herbal Course!

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The brand new 3-unit, 100-hour Clinical Skills Herbal Course covers the ins and outs of clinical herbal practice and is designed for advanced-level herbal students working toward a career as a clinical herbalist. For a limited time, you will get full access to this program as part of our Pre-registration Package celebrating the addition of this course to the Herbal Academy lineup!

Herbal Academy freshly released Advanced Herbal Course

Pre-Registration Bonus #2:
6 Exclusive Live Classes with your advanced-level teachers!

In celebration of the freshly released Advanced Herbal Course and the new Clinical Skills Herbal Course, we’re meeting in real time and welcoming enrolled students to join teachers in an exclusive virtual classroom for 6 weeks of amazing, interactive classes! Bring your tea, notebooks, and inquisitive minds for our 1.5-2 hour interactive lectures with discussion to follow. 

Herbal Academy live classes with clinical herbalists

June 11, 4 pm EST: So, You Want to be a Registered Herbalist? (Scope of Practice as a Clinical Herbalist and Process for RH(AHG) – From the Inside!) with clinical herbalist and Herbal Academy’s Programs Coordinator, Lindsey Feldpausch RH(AHG).

Understanding the role of a clinical herbalist in practice, and how to achieve membership as a Registered Herbalist, can help you understand your path as you move through your herbal studies. In this live webinar we will dive into these topics and outline the process to help you make your clinical herbalist dreams a reality.

Herbal Academy live classes with clinical herbalists

June 18, 4 pm EST: Formulation and Dosage for the Clinical Herbalist with Herbal Academy’s Advanced Student Mentor, Shona Richter MacDougall RH(AHG).

Formulation and dosage are topics of utmost importance in clinical herbal practice. Learning the ways of formulation and how to calculate dosages is a necessity. In this live webinar you will be handed the tools you need to grasp both and gain insight into these multifaceted topics.

Herbal Academy live classes with clinical herbalists

June 25, 4 pm EST: Making the Leap from Student to Practitioner: Everything You Need to Know About Mentorship and Gaining Clinical Experience with Herbal Academy teacher, Erika Galentin MNIMH, RH(AHG).

Moving into the realm of practitioner is a big step for students. There is, however, a supportive middle path to take—one filled with mentorship and clinical oversight. This live webinar will walk you through the ins and outs of how to go about achieving mentorship and guided clinical experience.

Herbal Academy live classes with clinical herbalists

July 2, 4 pm EST: Herbal Energetics and Physical Assessment from Family to Clients with clinical herbalist and Herbal Academy teacher, Alison Birks, MS, RH(AHG), CNS.

Energetics and assessment go hand and hand in clinical practice. Learning how to put these skill sets into action from an experienced clinical practitioner can support students as they move into their personal practice. This live webinar will teach you how to use energetics in conjunction with physical assessment to set your clients up for success.

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July 10, 4 pm EST: Evaluating Diet: Eat Your Herbs with curandera and Herbal Academy Lead Instructor, Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz.

An important aspect of clinical herbal practice is the ability to incorporate herbs into your client’s daily life, while encouraging a nutrient dense diet. This live webinar will walk you through the importance of herbs and whole foods, and how to evaluate a client’s food choices to support their health and wellness goals. 

Herbal Academy live classes with clinical herbalists

July 16, 4 pm EST: Conducting a Consultation: What You Need to Know with clinical herbalists and Herbal Academy instructors Lindsey Feldpausch RH(AHG) and Shona Richter MacDougall RH(AHG).

Consultation is an art and learning how to successfully maneuver through one is a skill aspiring clinic herbalists need to develop. Join Herbal Academy in a live discussion on how to conduct a consultation, including the ins and outs of the interview, intake forms, and key points that arise in the process.

Can’t attend the live classes? Rest assured, class replays will be provided to all enrolled students following the events. With your Clinical Herbalist Path Package registration, you will also get access to the Herbal Academy’s student-only Facebook community, MyHerbalStudies! Within this student community, you will get to join in on daily conversations with fellow classmates and teachers, weekly teacher-led discussions, and monthly live classes and Q&A sessions hosted by your Herbal Academy teachers! 

Herbal Academy freshly released Advanced Herbal Course

Pre-Registration Bonus #3:
Complimentary 2-Month Clinical Mentorship with Herbal Practice Connexion


Advanced herbal clinical mentorship with Herbal Academy

Led by Herbal Practice Connexion founder and longtime Herbal Academy teacher, clinical herbalist, and mentor Erika Galentin, you will receive access to monthly meetups and roundtable discussions with a network of fellow advanced-level classmates and professional herbalists who are also evolving into practitioners and entrepreneurs. Ask questions, troubleshoot problems, and gain critical resources while you hone in on your clinical, business, and marketing skills with exclusive training, accountability quests, study groups, and mentorship opportunities.These sessions will also help you maintain your own health by cultivating nurturing habits surrounding rest, reflection, and self-empathy. Get 2 months complimentary with your pre-registration to the Clinical Herbalist Path Package.

Herbal Academy freshly released Advanced Herbal Course

Pre-Registration Bonus #4:
Exclusive Textbook Set Pre-Order Opportunity!

Textbooks are now available for all foundational courses provided at a discount after registration. After enrolling, you will get the chance to pre-order our first-run, limited 4-book Advanced Herbal Course and Clinical Skills Textbook Set – exclusively offered for Advanced Herbal Course and Clinical Herbalist Path Package students! You will also have the opportunity to order Introductory or Intermediate textbooks, should you choose.


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What kind of certificate will I receive and will I be a certified herbalist?
Upon completion of any of our foundational courses, you’ll receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing that states you’ve completed the course under the direction of the Herbal Academy. You will receive a certificate after successfully completing each individual course.

Note that because the field of herbalism is not officially regulated by any specific set of standards or governing bodies in the United States, certification is a tricky subject. While one can study in herbalism courses for a certificate of completion, one cannot become a “certified herbalist.” We discuss this topic in this article, which you may find helpful: https://theherbalacademy.com/can-you-really-become-a-certified-herbalist/

The practice of herbalism in the United States is protected by the first amendment right to free speech. An herbalist cannot treat, cure, diagnose, prescribe, or see patients, instead, they can educate clients about dietary and lifestyle habits and make suggestions for herbs that will help balance the body and support wellness.

After taking this course, can I become a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild (AHG)?
Our courses will provide study hours on such foundational topics as history and herbal traditions, materia medica, botany, anatomy and physiology, herbal therapeutics, and practice management that are required educational topics for becoming an AHG Registered Herbalist. See AHG’s recommended areas of study here: https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/herbal_education 

Depending on how extensive the student’s herbal background is, additional advanced training hours may likely be needed to fulfill the AHG requirement of 800 study hours. In addition, students need to seek out 400 hours of hands-on training under the guidance of an experienced herbalist or mentoring program to gain the clinical experience needed. Of course, the AHG review process will evaluate a student’s proficiency in herbalism, including a working knowledge of an extensive materia medica as well as case studies gained through hands-on experience, and is not just based on study hours. You can read more about the AHG requirements, including their two-step application process and the detailed requirements for both steps, here:  http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/becoming-ahg-professional-member

How long will it take me to complete this course package?
All of our online herbalism courses are self-paced, which gives you the flexibility to study whenever your schedule allows. Everyone studies at a different rate, but we have found that the average completion time is approximately 125 hours for the Introductory Herbal Course, 175 hours for the Intermediate Herbal Course, 500 hours for the Advanced Herbal Course, and 100 hours for the Clinical Skills Herbal Course, which is a combined 900 hours for the Clinical Herbalist Path Package. Because our courses are self-paced, there are no live lectures to attend (other than those included in the bonus package through May 31!) and students have access to their courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What materials will I need?
You will need an internet connection to access course materials along with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You will also want to have a writing utensil and notebook to keep notes (our Materia Medica Journal is a great resource for this!). You may like to purchase herbs, oils, butters, waxes, and containers for any of the recipes that you choose to make. This package comes with discounts to a variety of online herb suppliers to help make your studies more affordable!

Do I need to purchase textbooks for this package?
Textbooks are an optional add-on for students who also want the course material in book form. You can purchase the Introductory Herbal Course Textbooks, Intermediate Herbal Course Textbooks, Advanced Herbal Course Textbooks, and Clinical Skills Herbal Textbook separately via our Goods Shop. After you register, log in to your student account to receive significant student savings on textbook upgrades. Students enrolled in the Clinical Herbalist Path Package receive $150 off the price of the Introductory Herbal Course textbooks, $298 off the price of the Intermediate Herbal Course textbooks, and exclusive access to purchase the Advanced Herbal Course and Clinical Skills Herbal Course textbooks.

When can I get started?
After you purchase the course, it will be available via your Student Dashboard immediately. Simply click the “start course” button for a given course to begin your studies!

How long will I have access to the course materials?
You will receive Lifetime Access* to your courses. Simply press the “start course” button in your Student Dashboard when you wish to begin each program! You can also download all course materials as PDFs for future reference.

Does this package include video content?
Yes! Our courses have videos infused throughout to help supplement the written material. The Clinical Herbalist Path Package features almost 200 videos altogether, and each video comes with a video transcript.

Can I take this course if I don’t live in the United States?
Our classroom is a global classroom. We are honored to have students joining us in class from around the world. Herbal Academy courses offer a wide range of information about plants, and much of the information will be applicable outside of the United States.

Is this course available in any other languages?
No. At this time, our courses are only available in English. 

Still have questions? Check out our in-depth FAQ page or our Right Fit Assessment Guide for more details! 

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Testimonials from Class

“I am studying herbalism to further my career. I am almost finished with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and there is very little information about herbs in the program. Out of 20 years of study, hands down, the Herbal Academy has taught me more about herbs in the first unit than all of the years of doing it on my own. This is the only course I have ever taken that I actually look forward to every day! I love it!”
– Sandi, Student
“Thank you for providing such comprehensive training and notes. Earlier today I was in a discussion regarding migraine headaches, and I knew exactly what would help. Not only was I able to give them herbal options to help alleviate their condition, but I was able to give them references to studies and further research. All because of your easily set out, comprehensive training materials. So, thank you.”
– Natalie, Aromatic Insights
“I am new to herbalism, but I studied to become a dietician and was always interested in learning more about herbs. I took the Clinical Herbalist course path in order to complement my work as a plant-based dietician. I really love the Herbal Academy and the courses!!”
– @kissedhealth, Student
“I am in love with the science behind it. I have searched the internet looking for a course that can take me in-depth in plant parts and anatomy. I’m so happy I found you guys. The best part is even though it’s an online course, I don’t feel alone at all! You are there every step of the way. Thank you so much for that!”
– Nicole, Student
“I really enjoy this online approach to learning. The Herbal Academy is a very affordable way of increasing your skills as an herbalist while being able to talk with others taking all of the courses from beginners to advanced in their student-only Facebook Group.”
– Thurza Grace Botanicals, Herbal Academy Student
“I love it. Each program builds on the previous one. In the advanced course, I am learning more about the body and it really is interesting and fascinating.”
– Ellen, Advanced Herbal Course Student


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