Herbal medicine courses at Herbal Medics University are designed to give the maximum amount of information, hands-on experience and even clinical scenarios, in the shortest amount of time.

The concept is that we want to teach you the most necessary and crucial elements in regards to a materia medica (your personal list of herbs that you learn to use), preparations (tinctures, salves, syrups, etc.), a structure that is western-physiology based in order to create your own herbal formulas, medicinal plant identification and growing, ethical wildcrafting, diagnosis (assessment), creating a home or neighborhood clinic in a post-disaster setting, creating a treatment plan, and much more.

To this end, our herbology classes have a core set of classes, and elective modules.

Intermediate Level (440 Class/Clinic Hours + Case Studies and Thesis)

Pathophysiology Module Dates: (ONLINE) – presenting physiology, anatomy, pathophysiology and herbs from the standpoint of an herbalist. These modules are completely online. (Each module is 16 class hours for a total of 192 class hours)

The Liver System for Herbalists, January 2017.

The Musculoskeletal System for Herbalists, Jan. 31 – Feb. 23, 2017

The Genito-Urinary System for Herbalists, M/W evenings, March 27 – May 3, 2017.  (2-week break at mid-point)

The Respiratory System for Herbalists, begins May 15, 2017.

The Integumentary (Skin) System for Herbalists, begins June 5, 2017.

The Cardiovascular System for Herbalists, July 3 – July 24th, 2017

Blood and Cellular System for Herbalists, August 7 – 28th, 2017

The Endocrine System for Herbalists, September 4 – 25th, 2017

Intermediate Common (Herbalist Skills) Modules (ONLINE AND ONSITE)

Field Botany for the Herbalist (8 on-site hours), Nov. 10th 

ONSITE 5-day intensive – hands on portion on one subject per day on the above topics (40 onsite hours), 11/10 – 11/14, 2016, San Antonio, TX.  

Nutrition 1 for Herbalists (24 online hours), begins January 2nd, 2017. 

Horticulture/Gardening and Harvesting, Constituent Theory (12 online hours): TBA

Intermediate Herbal Remote and Post Disaster Medicine (16 hours online): TBA

Intermediate Clinical Elective Courses

Emotional Intelligence, 6-week online course with Crystal Honeycutt, ND.  March 1 – April 5th,2017.

3-Day Botany Intensive: Becoming a Bio-Regional Herbalist, with John Slattery. April 21 – 23, 2017.

Functional Medicine & Clinical Nutrition 2. Begins March 7th with Kyla Helm, MD.

Individual Case Study Round Table Discussions

(ONLINE): Students must participate in 12 individual case study discussions that cover a minimum of 6 different pathophysiology areas taught in the modules.

These are discussed in group, online/conference call round table discussions. Round Table discussions are conducted regularly and take place in the evenings for 1 – 2 hours.

24 total class hours.

Each Round Table class will be limited to 15 participants.

Round Table Discussion, Nov. 15, 2016.

Round Table, March 6, 2017

Round Table, May 2, 2017

Clinical Case Study Management, begins July 19th online.

Clinical Work (ON-SITE) 2017

120 clinical hours involving the student clinics – clinical work done during the basic level applies to these hours, as do clinical scenario hours that are run at the school during various courses. Full clinical weeks last 5 days and are hosted around the country and internationally. Students that can not attend clinics in San Antonio need to attend at least 3 of these to complete 120 hours.

Week 1: Navajo Nation in Arizona, July 10 – 14, 2017  Application form

Week 2: San Antonio Area, September 11-15, 2017

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