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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

The Apothecarist: Distilling Essential Oils and Hydrosols – 2021

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

Formulating & Formulas – Botanical Medicine – 2021

This is an online course. You can take this anywhere you have an internet connection. You do not have to be present in our area to take the course! Registration will remain open until [...]

Apothecarist: Advanced Internal Medicine Making Intensive – 2021

*IMPORTANT NOTE – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, this intensive will be offered with a thumb drive of lessons (only upon request), materials, containers and herbs mailed out to enrolled students. This [...]

THE APOTHECARIST PROGRAM: BOTANICAL MEDICINE MAKING

FALL 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.

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The Apothecarist Fall Online Course 2021 (Internal): The Apothecarist Program takes roughly 9 to 18 months to complete this intensive study program (both online and on-site) that explores the processes of making herbal products as a profession. 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. 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 releases September 27th.  Enroll now.

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 November 9th. 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. Registration will remain open until April 5th, 2021. Course releases March 29th, 2021. Registration is Now Open.

Therapeutic Essential Oil Distillation and Infusions Intensive: With the recent surge in popularity of essential oils comes the questions regarding safety, processes and therapeutic applications. This intensive will cover the basics of distilling your own botanicals for therapeutic use, making hydrosols and the best ways to bring this intensely powerful tool into your apothecary. Students have the option of purchasing their own glass distillation unit during the course. Registration will remain open until May 24th, 2021. Course releases May 10th, 2021. 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.  Releases July 12th, 2021. Registration is open now.

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. Releases February 1st, 2021. REGISTRATION IS SOLD OUT FOR 2021

Food As Medicine: An overlooked area of great potential is the integration of herbal medicine into food. Students will learn about food handling regulations, packaging requirements, and food safety before diving straight into the lush world of herbal infused foods. This course will cover fermented herbs, wild edibles in therapeutic dishes, herbal fruit pastes/cheeses, making hot and cold tonic drinks, herbal cooking recipes and a culinary materia medica.

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 eyewashes. This is a 12 week course beginning on January 2nd, 2022. Registration is now open!

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2020 Program Dates and Details

2-Day Texas Botany Course – March 20th – 21st, 2021. 

Plant Walk: Identifying & Foraging Central TX Spring Medicinals & Edibles – April 5th, 2021.

Plant Walk: Bioregional Plant Medicine in the Texas Hill Country – April 29th, 2021.

Sustainable Herb Gardening As A Business – 12 week course beginning May 31st, 2021. Registration closes July 5th, 2021.

Formulating & Formulas – 3 week online course begins June 7th, 2021. Registration will close on June 17th, 2021.

THE APOTHECARIST: INTERNAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS

A 12-week online interactive course.  Begins September 5th – November 21st, 2021. Sunday evenings, 7 pm central time. Register Here.

THE APOTHECARIST: EXTERNAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS

A 12-week online interactive course. Begins January 2nd, 2022. Registration will remain open until 2/13/22. Sunday evenings, 7pm central time. Register Here.

THE APOTHECARIST ADVANCED INTENSIVE COURSES

GMP for Medicine Makers, starts 2/1/21

Advanced External Medicine Making, starts 3/29/21

Therapeutic Essential Oil Distillations & Infusions, starts 5/10/21

Multi-Fractional Herbal Extracts, starts 7/12/21

Advanced Mycology Medicine Making, starts 9/27/21

Advanced Internal Medicine Making, starts 11/8/21

APOTHECARY WORKSHOPS

Herbal Emotional Support During COVID-19 – January 19th, 2021.

Herbal Aphrodisiacs Online Workshop – January 26th, 2021.

Botanical Bath Online Workshop – February 16th, 2021.

Make Your Own Herbal Self Care Kit – May 13th, 2021.

Preserving Wild Edibles – June 3rd, 2021.

Self Care Workshop For The Caregiver – July 13th, 2021.

Making Herbal Incense: Interactive Online Workshop – July 22nd, 2021.

Cold & Flu Season Herbal Lozenges, Pastilles, & Electuaries – September 9th, 2021.

Making Herbal Tea Blends – November 18th, 2021

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 $320 and we will ship out a package full of course materials including herbs and a thumb drive loaded with lectures, videos and resources.

COURSE DISCOUNTS

Online Discount:  Pay for both 12-week online courses in advance and save 10%.  $864. (saves $96)

“Bundle of Three” Discount: Pay for three advanced intensives of your choice and save 10%.  $810 (saves $90)

“Bundle of Six” Discount:  Pay for all six advanced intensives and save $216. ($1,584)

Full Course Discount – The Basic Version:  Includes both online courses and three advanced intensives of your choice:  $1,600 (saves $260)

Full Course Discount – Premium Version:  Includes both online courses and all six advanced intensive courses:  $2,345.  (saves $415)

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

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