These are 3-day long on-site intensives for students to have even greater depth of training in certain specialty areas.
These are designed for apothecarists that would like to create a product line or specialize in a certain area of herbal preparations.
The dates for these intensives, which will be dove-tailed against upcoming clinical on-site classes.
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.
The program is divided into two online sessions and six specialty on-site intensives that students can choose from.
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.
No! We make sure the on-site intensives pick up where students leave off with the online course. Students will be continually challenged with new techniques, materials and medicine making processes during each intensive. Students will also go home with medicine made in the intensives, recipes, hand outs and lots of hands-on training from the weekend.
Students who complete both online courses will receive certificates of completion for those courses, but must have a minimum of three on-site intensives to complete the Apothecarist program and graduate.
Students that complete the minimum of three on-site intensives will graduate at a Level 5 Apothecarist.
Students that complete all six of the on-site intensives will graduate at Level 6 Apothecarist and graduate from the full program.
Students that are local to the San Antonio campus, or those who are able to travel easily are able to finish both online courses and the on-site requirements for program certification in 9 to 12 months.
Students who have to schedule travel around work schedules can take up to 24 months to complete the program. Students may choose their on-site intensives to line up with other classes being taught around the same time!
UPCOMING BOTANICAL MEDICINE MAKING COURSES
*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 [...]
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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. Releases on July 13th. Registration open until July 27th. Click here.
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. Course releases August 17th. Registration open until August 31st. Enroll now
The Apothecarist Fall Online Course 2020 (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 regulation information every practicing apothecarist should know. September 6th – November 22nd, 2020. 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 September 21st, 2020. Registration is open now.
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 October 12th. 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.
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. Label & packaging requirements, state laws, & GMP guidelines. This is a 12 week course beginning on January 3rd, 2021. Registration will remain open until February 14th, 2021. Registration is now open.
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.
2020 Program Dates and Details
Formulating & Formulas – June 1st – 22nd, 2020. Register Here.
THE APOTHECARIST: INTERNAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS
A 12-week online interactive course. Begins September 6th – November 22nd, 2020. Sunday evenings, 7 pm central time. Register Here.
THE APOTHECARIST ADVANCED INTENSIVE COURSES
Advanced Mycology Medicine Making, 10/12/20
Spring Guerilla Foraging & Field Medicine Making, March 15th, 2020.
The Parent’s Herbal Apothecary Online Workshop, April 14th, 2020.
Preserving Medicinal Edibles, May 27th, 2020
Making Herbal Incense: Online Workshop, August 25th, 2020. Register Here.
Botanical Medicine for Special Needs Children: Online Workshop, September 15th, 2020. Register Here.
Cold & Flu Season Herbal Lozenges, Pastilles & Electuaries: Online Workshop, October 20th, 2020. Register Here.
Making Medicinal Tea Blends: Online Workshop, November 10th, 2020. Register Here.
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.
On-site intensives are $320 and will include handouts and herbal preparations that students take home.
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)