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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 8th, 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.


Early Bird Tuition: $440, available until July 1st, 2024. (Online processing fees apply.)

Early Bird Check/Venmo/Money Order/E-invoice Discount: $440 until July 1st, 2024 (No processing fees)


Regular tuition: $545 (Online processing fees apply)

Check/E-invoice/Venmo/Money Order Discount: $545 (No processing fees)


Prepare for the HMP course with Introduction to Herbal Medicine for Beginners

*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.

Fall 2024 Course Dates: Course begins on August 19th, 2024. Registration will closes on September 2nd, 2024. REGISTER HERE.

Spring 2025 Course Dates: TBA

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.)

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