Professional Herbalist Path Package
Professional Herbalist Path Package
$349.00 / month
Do you already have a strong herbal foundation in place and are ready to take your herbalist training to a professional level? Our Professional Herbalist Path Package skips past introductory content and bundles together our Intermediate Herbal Course and Advanced Herbal Course for a special savings. (If you’re looking for a professional path that includes our foundational Introductory Course, please see our Clinical Herbalist Path Package.)
This in-depth, online herbalism course package is designed to prepare students for a career as a professional herbalist. Whether you envision yourself handcrafting your own original formulas, running a clinic, opening a brick-and-mortar herb store, or embarking on any other type of herbal career, this nearly 600-hour curriculum will set you on the right path toward achieving your dreams.
If your goal is to become a clinical herbalist, we encourage you to pair this coursework with a mentorship alongside a practicing professional herbalist who sees clients, 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 recommendations for how to best acquire this hands-on training.)
All of our courses are self-paced, allowing you to study whenever is most convenient for your schedule. Further your herbal calling with the Professional Herbalist Path Package!
Valued at $2,094.00!
If you’re like us, you dove into your introductory herbal studies with enthusiasm and heart. You fell in love with tea blending and tincture making, and you feel more connected with the plants than ever before. Even a simple walk through your neighborhood has turned into an opportunity to identify dandelions, chickweed, henbit, and other wild and wonderful “weeds.” You’d love to share your herbal knowledge with others, and the idea of making a living from your passions sparks a light within you.
If you’re thoroughly enchanted with herbalism and asking yourself, “What’s next?” then our Professional Herbalist Path Package may be a great next step.
As one of our most robust herbalism programs, this package includes 150+ original plant monographs, more than 200 time-tested herbal recipes, specific case studies, beautiful printable charts for handy references, inspiring videos, an exclusive students-only forum, discounts at online herb stores, regular access to our teachers, and all the other amenities of a modern online classroom.
Sign up for the discounted Professional Herbalist Path Package using our pay-in-full option or choosing our 6-month payment plan!
THIS PATH PACKAGE BUNDLES TOGETHER TWO OF OUR MOST POPULAR COURSES:
Because you have already laid the groundwork for your herbal studies, 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.
INTERMEDIATE HERBAL COURSE OVERVIEW
- 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
The in-depth 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 78 text-based lessons written by some of the most brilliant minds in modern herbalism along with printable charts and downloads, case studies, exclusive videos, and more.
ADVANCED HERBAL COURSE OVERVIEW
- Introduction to herbal history and traditions
- Phytochemistry and herb-drug interactions
- Evaluating herbal research
- Working with elders
- Weight management
- Holistic approach to healing
- Assessment and herbal therapeutics
- Advanced formulation
- Making and selling herbal products
- Establishing a clinical practice
- Understanding legal guidelines for making herbal products and working with clients
- In-depth units with anatomy and physiology, plant profiles, and charts specifically related to:
- Blood, lymph, and mucous membranes
- The endocrine system
- Sexual and reproductive health and wellness
- The musculoskeletal system
- Pain management
Save by bundling these two courses together via the Professional Herbalist Path Package!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 body 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 a bit in this article, which you may find helpful: https://theherbalacademy.com/can-you-really-become-a-certified-herbalist/
The practice of herbalism 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, 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 175 hours for the Intermediate Herbal Course, and 500 hours for the Advanced Herbal Course, which is a combined 675 hours for the Professional Herbalist Path package. Because our courses are self-paced, there are no live lectures to attend 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. Both the Intermediate and Advanced Herbal Courses come 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 Intermediate Herbal Course Textbook separately via our Goods Shop. (We do not offer textbooks for the Advanced Herbal Course at this time.) Once you register, log in to your student account to receive significant student savings on textbook upgrades. Students enrolled in the Professional Herbalist Path Package receive $248 off the price of the Intermediate Herbal Course textbook.
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?
We have found that adding an expiration date to online course access helps students stay dedicated to and focused on their studies. Much like a typical college semester, this helps set expectations and allows our teachers and staff to support and meet the needs of our students through the course forum, phone calls, and emails.
- The Intermediate Herbal Course expires 2 years after you press the “start” button in your student dashboard.
- The Advanced Herbal Course expires 3 years after you press the “start” button in your student dashboard.
You will have the option to purchase a 6-month extension plan if needed for each separate course, and you can download all course materials as PDFs for future reference.
Does this package include video content?
Yes! Our courses have videos sprinkled throughout to help supplement the written material. However, videos are not the primary medium through which our courses are taught. The Professional Herbalist Path Package features approximately 16 hours of video content 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 truly 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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