Certificate in Herbal Studies


Learn to assess the quality of botanicals and understand the primary production methods of preparations including tinctures, decoctions, infusions, and teas while learning how to recommend herbal supplements for preventative health and how to incorporate herbs in daily life to support optimal health and wellness in a retail setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain modern and historic herbal definitions, theories, practices, and methods of production and quality assessment for botanicals.
  • Classify herbs based on their botanical profile, chemical constituents, and therapeutic properties.
  • Create safe, effective, evidence-based, holistic herbal wellness plans to support optimal health.
  • Compose evidence-based case study reports and literature reviews to contribute to the professional field of herbal medicine.
  • Develop the components of an herb business to effectively implement record keeping, required insurance, scope of practice, ethics, legal considerations, marketing, and networking.

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Admissions Requirements:

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

Tuition and Fees:

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