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Programs

Herbal Clinician Program
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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

GMP for Medicine Makers – 2022 Apothecarist Intensive

This intensive will be offered with access to lessons, GMP templates, record-keeping binders, books and materials mailed out to enrolled students. This will be followed with a live interactive training session with instructors. [...]

The Botanical Bath Online Workshop – 2022

Registration will close on February 7th, 2022 to allow time for materials to ship to students. Few things are as inviting as a warm bath that soothes sore muscles, quiets an anxious mind [...]

Self Care Medicine Making Workshop – March 2022

Registration for this workshop will close on March 14th, 2022 to allow time for materials to ship to students. Learn to make herbal products that are valuable tools for self care of the [...]

Making Herbal Incense: Interactive Online Workshop 2022

Registration for this workshop closes on August 1st, 2022 to allow time for materials to ship to students. The live class will be recorded and made available for students to view and download. [...]

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-resGMP 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 7th, 2022.  Registration is now open!

Advanced External Herbal Medicine Making Intensive (online): 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 4th, 2022. 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 11th, 2022. Registration is now open!

The Apothecarist Fall Online Course 2022 (Internal):  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!  September 5th – November 21st, 2021. Registration is Now Open!

Advanced 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, 2023.

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2022 Program Dates and Details

Plant Walk: Medicinal Plants of the Plants & Hills – August 2nd, 2021.

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 6th, 2022. Registration will close on June 15th, 2022.

THE APOTHECARIST: INTERNAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS

A 12-week online interactive course.  Begins September 4th – November 20th, 2022. Sunday evenings, 7 pm central time. Register Here.

THE APOTHECARIST: EXTERNAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS

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

THE APOTHECARIST ADVANCED INTENSIVE COURSES

GMP For Medicine Makers – Online intensive begins February 7th, 2022 with 60 days of access.

The Apothecarist: External Medicine Making Online IntensiveOnline intensive begins April 4th, 2022 with 60 days of access.

The Apothecarist: Multi-Fractional Herbal Extracts Advanced Intensive Online Intensive starts July 11th, 2022 with 90 days of access.

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.

APOTHECARY WORKSHOPS

Herbal Aphrodisiacs – Online Workshop – January 20th, 2022. Registration closes January 10th, 2022.

Botanical Bath Online Workshop – February 17th, 2022. Registration closes February 2nd, 2022.

Self Care Medicine Making Workshop – March 24th, 2022. Registration closes March 14th, 2022.

Preserving Wild Edibles – June 2nd, 2022. Registration closes May 23rd, 2022.

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.

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.

WHAT IS THE TUITION COST?

Tuition is $480 for each of the 12-week online sessions. This will include all media materials and shipped herbal preparation materials to students prior to the start of the class.

The Advanced Intensives are $340 and we will ship out a package full of course materials 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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