Clinical Training Program Coursework

The Clinical Training Program coursework is required to join our clinical practicum and gain certification as a clinical herbal practitioner. This includes the Foundational program, Community program, as well as the body systems and advanced courses not covered in the first two tiers. This coursework also includes an introduction to blood work assessment and patterns, advanced herbal formulation and phytochemistry.

This coursework is perfect for folks planning to be practicing clinical herbalists. Note that in order to gain certification and be prepared to practice you will also need to take our clinical practicum. We offer the coursework separately from the clinical practicum to make the cost of payment plans more manageable.

What You'll Get

as part of our Clinical Training Program Coursework


  • An Integrative Approach to Herbal Medicine 
  • Applied Clinical Nutrition 
  • Herbal Medicine for Acute Care 
  • The Art and Science of Plant Medicine Making 
  • Critical Thinking with Traci Picard 
  • An Integrative Approach to Systemic Inflammation 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Digestive System 
  • An Integrative Approach to Insulin Resistance and Obesity 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Nervous System 
  • An Integrative Approach to Mental Health 
  • Traditional Western Assessment 
  • The Theory and Application of Traditional Western Herbalism – A Course on Energetics 
  • An Integrative Approach to Autoimmunity 
  • An Integrative Approach to Thyroid Disorders 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Cardiovascular System 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Urinary System 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Respiratory System 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Lymphatic System 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Immune System 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Structural System and Pain Management 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Female Reproductive System 
  • An Integrative Approach to the Male Reproductive System 
  • Functional Blood Work Interpretation 
  • Fatigue Differentials 
  • The Phytochemistry of Consciousness


  • Live monthly Q&As
  • Access to private facebook group and nonmedia forum to ask questions and connect with your cohort
  • Access to optional discounted in-person weekends
  • Access to Thomas and Mel’s weekly office hours

Optional In-Person Classes: We have a variety of in-person classes focused on medicine making, sensory experiencing of materia medica based on different body systems, a low dose botanicals weekend as well as fun guest teachers. These classes allow you to meet your cohort, spend time with Thomas and Mel, and get to know the plants.

After Program Completion

What you will be able to do when you complete certification:

When you graduate from the clinical program, you will be prepared to join our clinical practicum.

Try Before You Buy

If you'd like to preview the type of content that's included in our programs, check out these videos:

Thyroid Physiology

Understanding the Thyroid

Fatigue Differentials

An Introduction to Fatigue Causes

Herbal Medicine Making

Solubility Using Different Preparation Methods


  • How much time will this program take to complete?

    The clinical coursework is 100% self paced, therefore the time it takes to complete it depends heavily on the amount of time you devote to the course. It takes folks anywhere between 6 months to 2 years to complete

  • Which programs does this include, and what comes next?

    This program includes the following:

    - Family Herbalism Program

    - Community Herbalism Program

    - Clinical Herbalism Program

    -New core curriculum updates for 3 years

    After completion of the Clinical Training Program Coursework, you'll be able to move on to the Clinical Practicum!

  • What are the requirements for completing this program and moving onto the Clinical Practicum?

    - Complete all coursework

    - Complete all quizzes

    - Complete and turn in all assignments; revise and resubmit as needed

    - 25 short herbal Monograph Papers and 1 “Monsta-graph” Herbal Paper

    - Readiness Assessment meeting with our Clinical Director, Mel Kasting

  • How much does this course cost?

    $4815 if paid in full, or 24 payments of $210 per month.

  • Who do I contact with questions about enrollment?

    Send an email to [email protected] or Schedule an Info Session

Join Us!

This coursework is perfect for folks planning to be practicing clinical herbalists.

Addressing Cost and Accessibility in Herbal Education:

 We know that herbal education can be expensive and difficult to access for some folks! We pride ourselves in offering quality education and clinical experience opportunities at costs lower than the average herbal program, as well as offering longer payment plans. But we know that some folks will still find our prices inaccessible. 

We currently offer a small number of partial and full scholarships based on equity and/or true financial need. We are also working on creating a formal equity scholarship program and hope to launch this in early 2025. 

Please email [email protected] to inquire about potential scholarship opportunities.