Many students after completing this course open clinics as professional herbal practitioners and their herbal expertise is often called upon by M.D.'s, D.C.'s and Acupuncturists. They also teach, publish papers and books, appear on radio shows, and create products, among other professional activities.
36 information-packed lessons in 3 spiral-bound course books
Individually graded essays
Access to our amazing private student forum
12 additional books about herbology
The comfort of learning from home, at your own pace
We are passionate about herbs, come join us and become a Planetary Herbalist. Our school offers the best herbal training, and at an affordable price too. Enroll online or call: 800-717-5010. The course is also available on a payment plan. No obligation payments - you are not required to continue beyond the first 12 Lessons and payment one - unless you choose to do so.
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The course is presented in a written format, the lessons similar to chapters in a textbook. Along with the course books students also have a 'workbook' which contains helpful information, supplemental articles and the testing material. This course and its workbook contain over 1100 pages, and along with the books, are mailed to students. Students study the course materials via a distance learning format and utilize the online classroom to enhance the course studies via articles, a private student forum, chat room classes and webinars with Michael and Lesley Tierra and faculty.
Each lesson includes a test and projects to be completed by the student at his/her own pace. The testing format consists of: true/false, multiple choice, matching and essay answer sections. In this way you are able to judge your own comprehension of the lesson material presented. The test questions are open-book and self-grade (answers are provided in the Private Student Forum file library). The only thing you need to e-mail to us are your essays and project reports, which should illustrate your overall comprehension of the lesson's concepts and themes. This way, we monitor your progress and give feedback on any material that is not clear to you. These evaluations are then returned to the student via e-mail.
In addition to the above curriculum, optional supplemental materials are also available, including instructional CDs, articles, booklets, books and DVDs. These enhance the lessons further and help explain some of the more intricate theories of herbology on a deeper level.
Once you have completed the Professional Herbalist Course, you will take a final examination (also by correspondence). Successfully passing this will entitle you to a Certificate in Herbal Studies, demonstrating completion of studies with Michael and Lesley Tierra. The average length of time to complete all 36 Lessons takes students one and a half to two years. Students have up to five years to complete all 36 Lessons. This course lays the groundwork for entering and completing the EWCH Program, and is a requirement for attaining the E.W.C.H.
In addition to the course we also offer an online classroom on our website, a private forum area and chat room sessions each week with Michael Tierra and guest herbalists. The forums and chat room sessions are your opportunity to engage, interact and connect with other students and school faculty and be a part of the East West School herbal community. The online classroom also includes an articles area, PowerPoint presentations and more, all of which are included with your enrollment in the course.
The Professional Herbalist Course is an advanced course that teaches you how to therapeutically use herbs for effectively and efficiently treating yourself and others. It is perfect for those who desire an in-depth knowledge of herbs and how to use them clinically and therapeutically. This complete course is also perfect for those who desire a more thorough herbal knowledge.
This course is based on, but definitely not limited to, a foundation of Western herbalism along with Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) and Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine (TAM). In this course you learn how to differentiate and treat disease patterns (rather than diagnosis and treat diseases) and to effectively and efficiently apply herbal remedies and formulas.
The Professional Herbalist Course emphasizes a materia medica of over 500 herbs -- Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic -- along with diagnosis, treatment of specific ailments and advanced diagnosis techniques. Many students, after completing this course, open clinics as professional herbal practitioners and their herbal expertise is often called upon by M.D.'s, D.C.'s and Acupuncturists. They also teach, do radio shows and publish their writings along with create products and perform other professional activities.
We encourage those in the Professional Herbalist Course to attend our onsite seminar tracks at our annual East West Herbal Seminars and to learn some form of bodywork to combine with their herbal skills. The onsite seminars are not required for graduation from the 36 Lesson Professional Course, however they are one of the requirements for the EWCH candidates. Those who complete this course are eligible to complete the requirements for and receive the East West Certified Herbalist Degree (E.W.C.H.) which carries the endorsement of a practitioner by Michael Tierra.
The Professional Herbalist Course is presented in a written format, the lessons similar to chapters in a textbook. Along with the course books students also have a workbook which contains helpful information, supplemental articles and the testing material. This course and its workbook (excluding supplemental materials) contain over 1100 pages. Each lesson includes a test with true/false, multiple choice, matching questions along with essays and projects to be completed by the student at his/her own pace. The essays and project reports are then e-mailed to the school and our faculty grades and records all answers and gives personalized responses to the student. The evaluations and answers are then emailed back to the student.
In addition to studying the course material, students are encouraged to access the "Student Assembly" online classroom on our website, where we offer a private forum area and chat room sessions with guest herbalists, East West Graduates and Michael Tierra. The forums and chat room sessions are your opportunity to engage, interact and connect with other students and school faculty. The online classroom also includes an articles area, PowerPoint presentations and more, all of which are included with your enrollment in the course.
Once you have completed the Professional Herbalist Course you take a final examination (also by correspondence) at no additional cost. Successfully passing this will entitle you to a Certificate in Herbal Studies, demonstrating completion of studies with Michael and Lesley Tierra. Although there is not a time limit to complete the course, the average length of time to complete all 36 Lessons and supplementary books takes students one and a half to two years.
This professional course cost is $2299. The course is also available on a payment plan.