This clinical intensive week is open to herbal medicine students at The Human Path aka Herbal Medics Academy (as well as other selected herbal medicine schools with prior approval*see below).

The clinical week experience is a 5-day clinical class and exercise for herbalists (clinical or emergent responder program) and medicine makers (Apothecarist program).  This is a chance not only to learn and apply clinical skills as an individual, but also how to set up and run a clinic as a team.

The course will start 09/12/2016 at 9AM and finish by 09/16/2016 by mid-day.

During this clinical week experience students will perform intake, prepare and run an apothecary and administer first aid and stabilization of real clinical clients as part of the daily schedule.

Clinical weeks are very rewarding and challenging experiences that teach students how to perform under pressure, work as a team and gain immense amounts of herbal clinical experience.


This clinical week will be a unique opportunity for students to get experience working with a severely under-served population in a W. VA town that has been dramatically impacted by coal-mining operations that have resulted in contaminated air, groundwater and resulting illness.

A sustainable engineering team will accompany our herbalist team to work on water purification solutions for residents.  A provider team will go as well, to help with the logistical role of supplying safe and healthy food as part of the clinical experience.



Herbal medicine students must be enrolled in or have completed the Herbal Medic Basic course.  It is recommended that students take The Core Basic.

Sustainable engineering and Provider students must take pre-requisite classes.



Travel:  Students are responsible for their own travel to/from the meeting location near Coal Valley, WV.  Students traveling from the San Antonio area may have options of doing a caravan carpool together.

Tuition for the clinical week:  $500

Accommodations Fee:  $100 includes both basic lodging and meals.  All food will be healthy fresh-prepared choices that the team and Provider students work on together.  The accommodations fee is due prior to the trip, in check, cash or money order sent to our school’s office.

Team Size:  The Herbalist Team will be 10 students plus staff.  The Provider Team will be an additional 2 and the Engineering Team is limited to 6 students plus staff.

QUESTIONS ON THE TRIP? Send an email to us.  *see below for email address.


*If you are an herbal medicine student at The Human Path aka Herbal Medics Academy, you can register by…

  1. Mail a check or money order to our office (we will provide the address)
  2. Register using Paypal on our Meetup page
  3. Register using a credit card using our Square store. 


Please be aware that the $250 deposit is non-refundable.