HERBAL MEDICINE FOR PROFESSIONALS: A FOUNDATIONAL ONLINE COURSE

This is a 12-week online herbal medicine course. Classes are held via webinar. Students will have full access to recorded webinars, documents, videos and resources through the online classroom. Each week, there is a 1-hour live Q/A classroom for interaction scheduled with an instructor.

In addition, there will be approximately 2 hours (or less) of assignments per week, a student forum, supplemental webinars and new class material uploaded each week. Students can work at their own pace, so long as the course material is completed by 30 days after the final exam date.

There are a 48 hours of course materials and an additional 24 hours of lecture for a total of 72 course hours.

There is a 30 day grace period after the last class week, to allow ample time for downloading content and finishing the course test.Transfers must be done by March 1st, and an admin fee does apply.

All recorded course material, videos and resources are created and given by Sam Coffman. All live interactive sessions will be overseen by Carol Jones.

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2020/2021 COURSE DATES

Fall 2020 Course Dates: Class begins August 24th, 2020,  and is 12 weeks long. Registration will close on October 5th, 2020. REGISTER HERE.

There will be a one-week mid-term break with no live class and no released recordings.

*Course content will be released each Monday morning and one live class will follow each week, to be scheduled closer to the course start date.

Spring 2021 Course Dates: Class begins February 22nd, 2021. Registration will close on March 22nd, 2021. REGISTER HERE.

Fall 2021 Course Dates: Class begins August 23rd, 2021. Registration will close on September 20th, 2021. REGISTER HERE.

Topics Covered During This Course:

Introduction to Herbology – Vitalistic and Mechanistic overview
How to study plant medicine
Introduction to Clinical Skills
Tincture Making (fresh and dried)
Hands-on home exercise: Percolation Tincture Making
Lymphatic and Immune System Physiology and Herbs
Gastrointestinal Physiology and Herbs
Materia Medica (Online Herb Walks) – covers approximately 100 herbs throughout the course.
Botany and Wildcrafting
Introduction to Forest Gardening and growing medicinal herbs
The Business of Herbalism (how to legally protect yourself)
Post-disaster and remote herbalism
Clinic and Apothecary setup and function
Student Case Studies and Herbs (Some examples of past case studies include: Hiatal Hernias, Gallstones, Chronic Digestive Issues, COPD, and Respiratory Infections)
Upper and Lower Respiratory System Physiology and Herbs
Hands-on home exercise: Respiratory Syrup Making
Herbal First Aid – Poultices, plasters, capsules, primitive poultices, castor oil poultices
Wound Healing Physiology and Herbs
Herbs for Pain, Nervines
Hands-on home exercise: Salve Making –Fresh & Dried, Ethyl vs. Pure Oil Salves
Upper and Lower Respiratory System Physiology and Herbs
Upper and Lower Urinary Tract Physiology and Herbs
Weekly Quizzes/Assignments
Group Discussions

Materials Included:

Approximately 20 packets of dried medicinal herbs that are used in the making of tinctures, salves and syrups as a class, cheesecloth.

Also included is full online access to the current self-directed online course which includes over 25 hours of video, audio, PDF and other resources.

Materials you must provide at the appropriate point in the course:

Olive and/or Coconut oil (approximately 2 cups total)

Raw Honey (approximately 1 cup)

80 – 100 proof Alcohol (approximately 2 cups)

Mason or other canning jar

basic cooking equipment (stainless steel pans and/or crockpot, strainer, measuring cup, spoons, etc.)

This course will be offered two times a year. This August 2020 course will include live study sessions every Tuesday evening.