Clinical Botanical Medicine Program2018-11-10T22:34:32+00:00


Herbal Clinician Program
Herbal Medic Online
Emergent Responder Program
Family Herbalist Program
Botanical Medicine Making


Herbal medicine courses at Herbal Medics Academy 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 botanical medicine classes have a core set of classes, and elective modules.

2019 Course Schedule: Quick Links

Herbal Medicine for Professionals – August 27th – December 10th, 2018.

Understanding Herbal Constituents and Plant Chemistry – September 10th – October 1st, 2018.

5-Day Skills for Herbalists – On-site hands on portion on one subject per day on common module topics (40 onsite hours), 10/22 – 10/26, 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Formulating & Formulas – Botanical Medicine – June 3rd – June 24th, 2019.

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 Respiratory System for Herbalists – October 8 – November 5, 2018.

5-Day Skills for Herbalists – October 22 – 26th, 2018.

The Genitourinary System for Herbalists November 12 – December 10, 2018.

The Endocrine System for Herbalists – November 5 – December 3, 2018.

The Digestive System for Herbalists – February 4 – March 4, 2019.

Infection & Wound Management Online – March 4 – 25th, 2019.

Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose & Throat for Herbalists – May 6 – June 3, 2019.

The Immune System for Herbalists –  August 5 – September 2, 2019.

Infection & Inflammation for Herbalists – November 4 – December 2, 2019.

Clinical Case Studies

Clinical Case Management for Herbalists – June 2018, 9 week course begins June 5 – July 31st.

Individual Case Study Round Table Discussions

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.
12 total class hours.
Each Round Table class will be limited to 8 participants.

Clinical Exposure Work (ON-SITE) 2018

HMA offers a variety of methods to gather documented clinical hours working with clients within the community.  Each clinical exposure intensive week gives a minimum of 40+ hours working with under-served populations and the logistics of running a mobile clinic, from start to completion, including follow-up care for clients.

These clinical exposure weeks are typically a minimum of five days and are hosted around the country and internationally.

HMA also hosts monthly community herbal clinics for ongoing clinical hours, tele-clinics and individually assigned case studies.

Our clinical program has over 450+ of clinical hours.


#1: Detroit, July 14-15th, 2018

#2: Navajo Nation in Arizona, September 16 – 21st, 2018

#3: San Antonio, TX, April 24th – 28th, 2019


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

ONSITE 5-day intensive – 5-Day Skills for Herbalists – hands on portion on one subject per day on the above topics (40 onsite hours), 10/22 – 10/26, 2018, San Antonio, TX.  

Clinical Assessment Skills (12 online hours), July 11 – August 4th, 2018

Horticulture/Gardening and Harvesting, Constituent Theory (12 online hours): TBA
Intermediate Herbal Remote and Post Disaster Medicine (16 hours online): TBA

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