Genesis School of Natural Health
Online Master Herbalist, Clinical Master Herbalist,
Natural and Holistic Health Courses
Our mission is to provide the public with competent, educated, and confident Master Herbalists and Holistic Health Professionals. To accomplish this mission we provide all of our students with a comprehensive holistic health education. Our curriculum is challenging to effectively prepare you for the needs of your future clients. Course Catalog
Complex health issues have become a common theme in most communities. The rates of autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders, intestinal permeability (leaky guts), food allergies, and mood disorders increase greatly every year. To prepare our students for the challenge of modern health issues we have developed a 4-Phase Learning System backed by carefully selected books, written manuals, and online case study classes.
Our 4-Phase Learning System guides each student through the learning process of understanding and interpretation. Each phase builds upon the previous phase to provide a solid foundation of knowledge. Case studies are an invaluable resource and are included in our customized manuals on Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Diseases and Parasites of Human Interest manuals. Our comprehensive Master Herbalist course is ideal for natural health professionals and students looking to enhance their holistic health careers.
Certification and Accreditation
Genesis School of Natural Health is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). The AADP Certification and Accreditation Board provides full board professional accreditation and certification to both institutes of higher education and professional practitioners. Choosing a natural health school that will prepare you for a career is an important decision. The most common questions we receive revolve around the terms Accreditation and Board Certification. This topic is very important because it is the most misunderstood. We have prepared two BLOG posts, one to address Accreditation, and one to address Board Certification.
Natural Health Online Courses
All programs have been purposely designed to overlap in key study areas to provide an affordable opportunity to broaden your studies. Students may enroll in additional programs at any time with duplicate classes credited in full.
Double-Diploma Course Programs
Triple-Diploma Course Programs
Master Herbalist and Clinical Master Herbalist
A burgeoning passion for medicinal plants combined with a desire to support people in their recovery process are two distinct indicators of an intense “herbal” fire burning within one’s soul. The field of study is called herbalism, which is the practice of utilizing plant materials in a manner that supports the body’s ability to maintain wellness and to heal itself. In times past, herbalism was known as the “medicine of the people.” Herbal artisans were called “healers” or the “apothecary.” In modern times these same people would be called herbalists.
There are precious few who have experienced the passing down of esoteric knowledge through familial generations. Therefore, it has become common for modern day herbalists to seek out knowledge and training regarding the utilization and safety of medicinal plants and to intentionally gain an intimate experience with these wonderful, unique, and beautiful creations of immense benefit to mankind.
What is a Master Herbalist?
A Master Herbalist is a title that denotes proficiency in the use of herbs. What a Master Herbalist actually does often varies with the individual’s talents as well as the desired expression of such knowledge and creativity. This is where it gets exciting.
For instance, some herbalists are avid foragers and know much about plant identification, growth and habitats, as well as the medicinal and/or food uses of plants – a study called botany. Other herbalists are professional seed savers, farmers, or gardeners that specialize in providing plants for other gardeners, medicinal, or culinary use. Still others like to compound herbs and make herbal remedies such as infusions, decoctions, tinctures, salves, creams, medicinal syrups, suppositories, and encapsulations. Yet others find creativity and fulfillment in formulating lines of natural cosmetics, bath and body products, household cleaners, and personal hygiene items.
Herbalists have been known to dress in period costumes and demonstrate how herbs were a vital part of frontier wellness, while others find pleasure in teaching folks how to incorporate herbs into their daily lives. Still, some master herbalists spend their time studying and writing books, articles, and blogs while others capture the distinct beauty and intricacies of herbs through art, photography, painting, and crafts. Due to the popularity of pets, herbs are becoming more sought out in the support of the natural health and wellbeing of animals such as dogs, cats, and horses. Once again, we find our beloved Master Herbalists stepping forward to bridge the gap.
Some herbalists work in retail helping customers make the right product selections while others work in an herbal apothecary setting selling herbs by weight, or mixing herbal blends to help with specific ailments. However, most commonly, herbalists are self-employed wellness consultants who observe and assess clients to offer natural solutions for their health issues and to maintain proper wellness.
Many licensed practitioners (doctors, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, massage and physical therapists, etc.) are adding herbalism to their knowledge base as well as carving out a space in their clinics for proficient Master Herbalists. Lots of moms just want to be grounded and knowledgeable in using safe and natural remedies with their family and friends. Others simply want to be an herbal resource for their local communities. Whichever way one chooses to express their passion for herbs is valuable and necessary at this point in time when many people are searching for gentle, yet effective alternatives to strengthen their bodies.
If you are interested in herbs and are unsure of what your long term goals might “look like,” relax, you have time. It is not unusual for a vision to develop as our students progress through the Master Herbalist program at Genesis School of Natural Health and in their interactions with the other students in our Student Discussion Group. If you have questions about this or any of the programs at Genesis School of Natural Health, please use our contact form or call Megan at:
Genesis School of Natural Health
Megan Lackey, Student Administrator