TRADITIONAL HERBAL MEDICINE PROGRAM
With the understanding that herbal education consists of two main elements, didactic (instructional formulas and memorization) and clinical (the practical application of formula usage), our curriculum seamlessly merges these two educational trends. Typical of the modern western approach, our first year consists of herb and formula memorization while the second year concentrates on clinical application, formula implementation and hands-on herbal treatment. Consistent with our educational objectives, the first year will also include an in-depth study of the transition of single herbs to formula composition. Upon graduation, our clinicians will have mastered a full array of herbal nomenclature, its usages and methodologies, and all pharmacological benefits to patients.
Length of Program
The 22 month continuous herbology program is designed to address the needs of working adults, recent graduates, and new practitioners. Classes meet 2 evenings per week for the first year.
Clinic internship begins during the second year following the summer Grand
Round Practitioner shifts. The Internship is 10 months long and students will continue to have class 1 evening per week during this time. The student will select one herbology approved clinic shift per semester in their second year based on their availability.
The entire course of study is 22 months and requires 787 on campus hours to complete.