HERB 201

Foundations of Herbal Studies II Online


This course immerses students with intermediate knowledge of principles in the art and science of herbalism. Students continue their herbal materia medica studies with exploration of herbal formulation, dosages, herbal safety and the therapeutic use of important botanicals. This course includes an herb kit which students use to complete hands-on practical lab assignments and discussions, interacting with the herbs and formulas studied. Students practice components of applying their materia medica and formulating knowledge to hypothetical case study discussions where they can receive support and interaction from their peers and instructor.

Learning Outcomes

  • Determine the safe and effective use of herbal supplements to promote wellness.

  • Create herbal formulas and preparations following best practices guidelines.

  • Describe the active constituents of herbs and how they affect human health.

  • Identify the therapeutic actions of herbal supplements.

  • Differentiate the historical use of common herbs and spices.

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Required Course Pack:

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2022). HERB 201: Herbal Studies (21st Edition). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • Online Materials and Library Resouces (OMLR)
  • Herb 201 Practical Lab Kit

The HERB 201 Practical Lab kit includes the following experiential learning supplies:

  • Selection of 25, 1 oz certified organic or sustainably wildcrafted herbs. Note, herbs included may vary due to seasonal availability.
  • Capsule Machine
  • Vegicaps (Qty 100)
  • Herbal Preparations Guide

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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