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Programs

Herbal Clinician Program
Herbal Medic Online
Emergent Responder Program
Family Herbalist Program
Botanical Medicine Making
How do the Apothecarist intensives work? - @ to 2020-12-08T16:43:48+00:00

These are designed for apothecarists that would like to create a product line or specialize in a certain area of herbal preparations.

Due to the pandemic, all intensives are currently available in an online format with downloadable instruction, materials and equipment that is mailed out to students, and a live interactive session with instructors for any troubleshooting or questions.

Each intensive is scheduled once a year, and can be found on our Apothecarist program page and ‘upcoming courses’ page.

Explain how the interactive online courses work - @ to 2019-09-03T00:08:26+00:00

One will focus on internal herbal products and processes and the other will cover external herbal products. Students will be involved in creating herbal products throughout the online course with materials sent at the start of the course.

Each online session is 12 weeks long. At the end of both interactive online sessions, students will understand processes involved in making herbal preparations for purchase, therapeutic essential oil distillation processes and uses, information on state laws, packaging and labeling regulations, GMP guidelines, product and supply resources, and a solid foundation of skills to make sure your apothecarist business is off to a good start.

What is covered in the program? - @ to 2020-12-08T16:44:50+00:00

The program is divided into two foundation twelve-week online sessions and six specialty intensives that students can choose from.

What is the pre-requisite to take The Apothecarist? - @ to 2019-09-02T23:59:06+00:00

Students have several options.

Co-Requisite: Herbal Medicine for Beginners.  Students must be enrolled in this intro course before registering for the Apothecarist.  This is an on-demand course and can be started at any time.

This co-requisite is waived if a student has taken a foundational herbal medicine course at another school.

Are the intensives the same thing as the online course? - @ to 2020-12-08T16:37:24+00:00

No!  We make sure the intensives pick up where students leave off with the 12-week foundation courses.  Students will be continually challenged with new techniques, materials and medicine making processes during each intensive.

Students will make all formulations at home with instruction provided in online downloadable format with materials, equipment and supplies that the school mails out.

This is followed by a live interactive session with the instructors, usually about 2-3 weeks after the materials have shipped out to students to allow time to review the course materials.

Will I graduate if I can’t attend the on-site intensives? - @ to 2020-12-08T16:22:32+00:00

Due to the pandemic, all intensives will be held online as interactive courses for 2021.  Students do not need to travel to our campus to participate in the intensives. The school mails out herb boxes with materials, herbs and instruction in addition to online classroom access.  There is also a live interactive session with the instructors for any questions.

Students seeking program certification, documented course hours towards an RH application or CEU credits with the state of Texas will need to turn in photographs of completed projects made with the supplies sent out. A syllabus will accompany all intensives outlining the number of projects and student responsibilities for completion.

Students who complete both online courses will receive certificates of completion for those courses, but must have a minimum of six intensives to complete the Apothecarist program and graduate.

How long does it take to finish this medicine making program? - @ to 2020-12-08T16:48:05+00:00

The Apothecarist Program is an 18-month intensive study program (including both foundation courses and intensives) that explores the processes of making botanical products as a profession. Students can complete the program in an Accelerated Track in nine months.

Students can also schedule and space the program out at their own pace.

Certification and program completion is issued upon online submission of course projects and a passing grade of the final test.

UPCOMING BOTANICAL MEDICINE MAKING COURSES

Advanced Mycology Medicine Making Online Intensive – 2022

**IMPORTANT NOTE – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, this intensive will be offered online with lessons, materials, containers and herbs mailed out to enrolled students. This will be followed with a [...]

Self Care Medicine Making Workshop – October 2022

Registration for this workshop closes on October 10th, 2022 to allow time for shipping. Learn to make herbal products that are valuable tools for self care of the body, mind and spirit! This [...]

Making Medicinal Tea Blends Workshop – 2022

Registration for this workshop will close on November 7th, 2022 to allow time for shipping. “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” – Hippocrates One of the simplest [...]

Apothecarist: Advanced Internal Medicine Making Intensive – 2022

Registration is open to 40 students, and is first come, first serve. Registration will close on November 21st, 2022. WHAT IS THE ADVANCED INTERNAL HERBAL MEDICINE INTENSIVE? This is 24 contact hours of [...]

The Apothecarist: External Medicine Course 2023

Registration for this course will close on February 5th, 2023. This is an interactive course and you do not have to be at our physical campus to take the course. It can be [...]

THE APOTHECARIST PROGRAM: BOTANICAL MEDICINE MAKING

WINTER MEDICINE MAKING COURSE REGISTRATION

The Apothecarist Program is an 18-month intensive study program (both online and on-site) that explores the processes of making botanical products as a profession. Students can complete the program in an Accelerated Track in nine months.

In addition to the history of the apothecary trade, students will get extensive training in the making of both internal and external herbal preparations as well as important product preparation information every practicing apothecarist should know.

The program is divided into (2) interactive online sections and a total of (6) advanced intensives.

To receive the Apothecarist Certificate, students must complete both online sections and a minimum of 3 of the 6 offered advanced intensives.

Details, course dates and descriptions are below.

apothecarist-rough-draft-hi-resAdvanced Mycology Medicine Making: Learn everything you need to know in order to begin adding potent mycellium into your herbal preparations. This intensive will cover medicinal usage, preservation, and preparations methods of mushrooms for your apothecary. Learn mycology multi-fractional techniques, and master the art of combining mushrooms with herbs in formulations and extractions to obtain good tasting and clinically potent mushroom extracts, blends, teas and other preparations. Included is a Mycology Materia Medica. Course begins on September 26th, 2022. Registration is now open!

Advanced Internal Herbal Medicine Making Intensive: This is a fun and collaborative course. Students will get hands-on experience in making everything from herbal honeys, vinegars and gummies to experiencing a tincture tasting bar, concocting bitters, teas and tonics — all designed to be end products that apothecarists can market for purchase. Course begins on November 7th, 2022. Registration is now open!

The Apothecarist: External Medicine Making Online: Advanced medicine making techniques and formulas, lotions & creams, salves & ointments, infused hair products, hydrotherapy preparations, ear oils, hydrosols, essential oil distillation and herbal eye-washes. This is a 12 week course beginning  January 8th, 2023. Registration is now open!

GMP for Medicine Makers: This is 24 hours of online intensive materials for students to have even greater depth of training in certain specialty areas, followed by a live interaction session with instructors. These are designed for apothecarists that would like to create a product line, specialize in a certain area of herbal preparations, or to set up a home apothecary.  This intensive will focus on GMP regulations, guidelines and documentation that herbalists need to know. This material is not included in the main online 12-week courses. Course begins on February 6th, 2023. Registration is now open!

Advanced External Herbal Medicine Making Intensive: Learn hands-on processes of creating customized herbal skin deodorants and topical creams, botanical tooth powders, herbal hydrotherapy and sexual health preparations. Training also includes lectures on branding, packaging and product presentation guidance, pricing & selling your goods, a virtual topical oil bar, safety guidelines/mise en place and herbal skin health. Course begins on April 3rd, 2023. Registration is now open!

High-Potency Internal Botanical Medicine through Multi-Fractional Extraction Methods: This intensive will focus on using water, glycerine, alcohol, ACV, Spagyrics, tincture distillation techniques and other methods to obtain multi-fractional, high-potency medicinal extracts from the plants we use as medicine. The hands-on medicine we produce will incorporate a full spectrum of both vitalistic (energetic and spiritual) concepts as well as organic chemistry and constituent theory. Course begins on July 10th, 2023. Registration is now open!

The Apothecarist: Internal Medicine Making Online: Learn how to set up your own apothecary business. Whether it is a brick-and-mortar business, an online store, a pop-up venture or a farmer’s market stall – learn what you need to know to make exciting and unique herbal medicines. Build your apothecary from the ground up and create your own signature products!  2023 dates TBA.

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2022/2023 Program Dates and Details

Sustainable Herb Gardening As A Business – 12 week course beginning April 18th, 2022. Registration closes May 16th, 2022.

2 Day Texas Botany for Herbalists Course – 2 day onsite course from May 7th – 8th, 2022. Registration will close on May 6th, 2022.

Formulating & Formulas – 3 week online course begins June 5th, 2023. Registration will close on June 15th, 2023.

THE APOTHECARIST: INTERNAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS

A 12-week online interactive course.  2023 dates TBA. Sunday evenings, 7 pm central time. 

THE APOTHECARIST: EXTERNAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS

A 12-week online interactive course. Begins January 8th, 2023. Live classes will take place Sunday evenings, 7pm central time. Register Here.

THE APOTHECARIST ADVANCED INTENSIVE COURSES

The Apothecarist: Advanced Mycology Medicine Making Intensive Online Intensive begins September 26th, 2022 with 60 days of access.

The Apothecarist: Internal Medicine Making Online Intensive Online Intensive begins November 7th, 2022 with 60 days of access.

GMP For Medicine Makers – Online intensive begins February 6th, 2023 with 60 days of access.

The Apothecarist: External Medicine Making Online IntensiveOnline Intensive begins April 3rd, 2023 with 60 days of access.

The Apothecarist: Multi-Fractional Herbal Extracts Advanced Intensive Online Intensive starts July 10th, 2023 with 90 days of access. Registration closes on July 24th, 2023.

APOTHECARY WORKSHOPS

Making Herbal Incense: Interactive Online Workshop – August 11th, 2022. Registration closes August 1st, 2022.

Cold & Flu Season Herbal Lozenges, Pastilles, & Electuaries – September 15th, 2022. Registration closes September 5th, 2022.

How To Make a Percolation Tincture Workshop – 4 hour hands-on workshop in San Antonio, TX on October 8th, 2022. Registration closes on October 7th, 2022.

Self Care Medicine Making Workshop – October 20th, 2022. Registration closes October 10th, 2022.

Making Medicinal Tea Blends – November 17th, 2022. Registration closes November 7th, 2022.

Herbal Aphrodisiacs – Online Workshop – January 26th, 2023. Registration closes January 16th, 2023.

Botanical Bath Online Workshop – February 16th, 2023. Registration closes February 6th, 2023.

Self Care Medicine Making Workshop – March 23rd, 2023. Registration closes March 13th, 2023.

Preserving Wild Edibles – June 8th, 2023. Registration closes May 29th, 2023.

WHAT IS THE TUITION COST?

Tuition is $495 for each of the 12-week online sessions. This will include all media materials and shipped (within the US) herbal preparation materials to students prior to the start of the class.

The Advanced Intensives are $350 and we will ship out a package full of course materials (within the US) including herbs and students will have access to lectures, videos and resources.

To enroll, send us an email and we’ll get you started!

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