burdockDouble-Diploma Program
Master Herbalist & Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy (MH & TND)

The ultimate combination for anyone seeking to be preeminent in the field of natural health. Holistic Health Professionals and Traditional Naturopaths work within a professional office setting and see clients of all ages and in all conditions. Having a Master Herbalist diploma will give you the additional knowledge and confidence to handle the many clients that have already tried everything else with no results.

Our online instructor-led Case Studies are both unique and valuable. They will help prepare you for the critical thinking skills needed to make appropriate choices and recommendations. The Functional Anatomy study group is designed to give you an understanding of how the body systems work as a whole unit and what our body systems require to function properly.

“I think that this was a great boost! It really helps to go over everything point by point! Now I am putting the puzzle pieces into a semblence of the big picture:) Today’s class has me excited for the Herbal Reference Project.” – student response after her first Case Study class

Our Holistic Health Professional program is identical to our Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy program. The name difference is in response to the ongoing legal/political issues. If you are concerned about laws developing in your state, or live in a state where the wording “Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy” may bring legal issues, this diploma program is an excellent choice. In the end it is WHAT WE DO, not what we call ourselves.

You get to choose if you would like to receive the HHP or the TND – both programs will provide you with the education needed to apply for Board Certifications. The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board provides full board professional accreditation and certification to both institutes of higher education and professional practitioners. Students who have received their diplomas are encouraged to apply at

Requirements include 20 books, 3 projects, 7 Study Groups and a dissertation. Estimated time to complete this program is 26 months. 100 credit hours/1600 study hours. The estimated time is a guideline. It is possible to finish much earlier if you have the time to devote to your studies. Some students will need to extend the time by several months.

Tuition Paid in Full: $4,000 (includes $150 non-refundable application fee).

Installments: $4,100.00 ($150 non-refundable application fee as a down payment and $151.92 per month for 26 months).



Phase One Studies
Estimated Time: 6 months

G110 Gut & Psychology Syndrome
G120 A Look at Cancer
G210 Anatomy & Physiology
G320 Nutrition During Illness
G310 Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs
SG10 Study Group: Anatomy
(Homework: Our Body at Work)
SG20 Study Group: Nutrition
(Homework: Nutrition & Health)

Phase Three Studies
Estimated Time: 8 months

G400 Herbal Preparations
G420 Men and Herbs
G430 Women & Herbs
G440 Properties & Formulas
G450 Chinese Medicine & Herbs
G460 Medical Herbalism
SG30 Herbal Reference Project
SG31 Herbal Preparation Project
SG21 Study Group: Client Case Studies
(Homework: Client Profiles#1)
SG22 Study Group: Client Case Studies
(Homework: Client Profiles #2)

Phase Two Studies
Estimated Time: 6 months

G100 Autoimmune Diseases
G500 Homeopathy
G510 Bach Flowers
G520 Aromatherapy
G540 Reflexology
SG23 Study Group: Autoimmune
SG25 Study Group: Parasites

Phase Four Studies
Estimated Time: 6 months with dissertation

G530 History of Naturopathy
G600 Kinesiology
G610 Blood Chemistry
G800 Business Book
SG24 Study Group: Lyme Disease
SG80 Business Building Project
(Homework: Open for Business)
G900 Dissertation

Phase One Studies 

gaps G110 Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, Schizophrenia by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride: The GAPS Nutritional Protocol will help you with all digestive disorders, autoimmune disease, eating disorders, epilepsy, failure to thrive, childhood disease, problems with development, and much more.
nevercancer G120 Never Fear Cancer Again: by Raymond Francis (2011): Readers will gain a revolutionary new understanding of health and disease and will come to understand that cancer is a “biological process” that can be turned on and off, not something that can be surgically removed or destroyed with radiation or toxic chemicals. The key to any disease has one simple cause: malfunctioning cells that are created by either deficiency or toxicity
G210-anatomy G210 Anatomy and Physiology by Ross and Wilson 11th OR 12th edition: Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over 400 extensive clear, colour illustrations. Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subject.
G320-gerson G320 The Gerson Therapy by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker (2006): Max Gerson’s powerful healing program. They reveal the potent healing effects of juicing with organic fruits and vegetables, and explain how other practices, such as taking castor oil, can speed recovery. In addition, they discuss: How to overcome allergies, obesity, high blood pressure, AIDS, lupus, and other chronic illnesses. The best ways to extract vital juices from fruits and vegetables.Which supplements to take to strengthen your immune system and more.
natphysician G310 The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies by Mark Stengler (2010): Herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics… It is a great reference book and will provide you with the base knowledge needed for your program. Mark Stengler is a naturopathic physician with extensive experience practicing and studying natural therapies.
girl-books Student Profile (required before entering into Study Groups): The questions in the profile focus on your goals, work history, strengths and weaknesses, talents and gifts, learning stlye and other items that will help us determine your needs. We will also need a photograph for your student file.
man-computer SG10 Functional Anatomy Study Group: 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
Required Reading: Download “Our Body at Work”
This class is primarily focused on function. We will discuss what takes place in the body as a whole and answer questions like: How does the function of the liver affect sex hormones? How does the removal of the gallbladder affect fat-soluble vitamins? What minerals are required for thyroid function?
girl-computer SG20 Nutrition & Health Study Group: 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
We will be discussing and clarifying the nutritional information you have been studying during this phase and how it applies to you and your future clients.


Phase Two Studies: Master Herbalist &  Naturopathy

 herbalmaker G400 The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook by James Green (2000): A practical manual and informative guide on the basic preparation of herbal medicines. It includes very detailed recipes and instructions. James Green covers growing, gathering, drying, curing, and how to make extracts, glycerites, salves, lotions, elixirs, and much more!
herbproject SG31 Herbal Preparation Projects – Learning how to use fresh or dried herbs and a few simple ingredients to create your own formulas will spark your creativity and confidence. You will be able to choose the 2 projects that interest you the most.
maleherbal G420 The Male Herbal by James Green (2nd Ed. 2007): Great recommendations for/about men and boys and the tools they need to create or maintain physical and emotional health. One of the tools he offers is based on a constitutional model. Are you a Monarch, Seer or a Warrior? This book emphasizes prevention and health with sensitivity and wisdom.

G430 Women’s Herbs Women’s Health by Christopher Hobbs and Kathi Keville: A valuable sourcebook for understanding hormones, mood disorders, PMS, menstruation and anemia, vaginal and urinary tract infections, cervical dysplasia, endometriosis, fibroids and cycts, menopause, and more. They define the conditions and explain the medical approaches but they also offer suggestions for natural healing through diet, lifestyle, supplements, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy.


drChristopher G440 School of Natural Healing (Centennial OR 15th Edition) by Dr. John R. Christopher: This book is worth every penny! It contains an in-depth study of over 100 herbs complete with medicinal and therapeutic actions, multiple formulations for each herb, case histories, preparation, dosage, administration and much more. If you are familiar with the supplements Dr. Christopher’s Formulas, you will appreciate that is edition contains all of his formulas.
Note: Talk to us before ordering, we will lead you to the best pricing.

G450 A Clinical Materia Medica, 120 Herbs in Western Use, Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine by Jeremy Ross: The Clinical Materia Medica discusses the properties, actions, and uses for 120 herbs. With over 700 herb pairs (comparing herbs for Chinese syndromesand herb pairs for western disorders) this is an extensive and valuable book.

Note: Talk to us before ordering, we will lead you to the best pricing.

G460-medicalherbalism G460 Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman (2003): Medical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications.
book-plant SG30 Herbal Reference Project: This study-group project will become a valuable reference guide for your office. It is a simple system that expands with your knowledge about herbs. The same system can be used with supplements and homeopathics.
man-computer SG21 Study Group – Client Case Studies : 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
Required Reading: Download “Client Profiles #1”

SG22 Study Group – Client Case Studies : 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting

Required Reading: Download “Client Profiles #2”
During our study groups you will learn how to determine which questions to ask and how to determine what your client needs. Your homework will include all the information that is known about a specific person. During class we will talk about how to use the information, what additional questions you would like to ask, and what should be done for the client.

Phase Three Studies for MH and Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy 

51o1NWEtrYL G100 The Autoimmune Epidemic by Donna Jackson Nakazawa: “Autoimmune diseases touch millions of Americans. Most of these diseases seem to be increasing in frequency. It is most likely that the environment is a major contributor to this increase. Ms. Nakazawa deserves credit for putting this important issue before the public”. –Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research
 G500-homeopathy  G500 Homeopathic Medicine at Home by Maesimund Panos, Jane Heimlichm & Robert Mendelsohn (1981): This is an excellent started book. Homeopathy is not something you can master with one book or even in one year so this guide will help you learn the basics and help you make good choices. Note: During our Case Studies in this phase we will discuss some big name imbalances in the body that respond extremely well to homeopathics.
bachflowers G510 The Bach Remedies Workbook: A Study Course in the Bach Flower Remedies by Stefan Ball: A complete, self-contained course in the selection and use of the Bach Flower Remedies. The course begins with first principles, then in seven progressive sections covers all 38 of the remedies and their uses.
aromatherapy G520 Advanced Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubel: Written by a chemist and longtime aromatherapy practitioner, provides scientific proof for the efficacy of essential oils, explained clearly and logically. Essential oils work on the cells and microbes of the body. These chemical changes affect emotional states as well as physical ones.

G540 Complete Reflexology of Life by Barbara & Kevin Kunz (2009): Fully illustrated reflexology sequences for all ages and different scenarios. Learn how to use reflexology to relieve stress, reduce pain, and recover from injuries. Covers common ailments from sore throats to diabetes. Kevin and Barbara Kunz have been pioneers in the research, teaching, practice, regulation and documentation of reflexology for over 30 years. Features step-by-step sequences with unique arrow illustrations to highlight techniques



SG23 Study Group: Autoimmune Diseases  1.5 hours using GoToMeeting

With dozens of diseases now categorized as autoimmune this is an important study. It is vital that natural health professionals explore the many paths that may lead to a dysfunctional immune system.


SG25 Study Group: Human Parasites of Interest 

Parasites are very common. A quick internet search for detox formulas and parasite formulas will bring up thousands of websites with many claims. But what is a parasite? We will explore the most common species of parasites and discuss the remedies as well as how to heal the damage that they cause.


Phase Four Studies: Master Herbalist & Naturopathy

naturo21st G530 Naturopathy for the 21st Century by Robert J Thiel: This book is highly recommended for those studying to be board certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board. It has been adopted as a text book by several naturopathic schools and includes works by J.H. Kellogg, M.V. Kulkarni, Royal Lee, G.J. Drews, J.H. Tilden and other early naturopathic pioneers.
G600-muscletesting G600 The Ultimate Healing System, Illustrated Guide to Muscle Testing and Nutrition by Donald Lepore (1998): A comprehensive guide to biokinesiology and nutritional therapy. The Lepore Technique includes therapy with vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and homeopathic remedies. This easy-to-understand, fully-illustrated guide is a must for anyone interested in alternative healing.

G610 Blood Chemistry Manual  by Sharlene Peterson, download: Blood tests primarily show patterns. Your clients will often bring a copy of their blood tests and on occasion you may suggest they get one. This manual is a compilation from several sources to help determine which nutritional substances or diet changes may be needed.



G800 Starting a Business as a Natural Health Consultant Kay K. Larson (2011): Kay K. Larson This books covers the basics in many topics such as credentials, legal issues, malpractice insurance, forms, assessment systems, marketing, compliance, appointment structuring, the two things never to do with a new client and much more. NOTE: Order from – they have the right version and it is about $18.00. Some site are listing some other version and asking $50-70!


girl-study SG24 Study Group: Lyme Disease 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
A growing issue across the US is the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and co-infections with Babesia microti, and mycoplasmas. We will be exploring which herbs, nutritional support and homeopathics have the greatest success rates.
profwoman SG80 Business Building Project
Required Reading: Download “Business Package”
The book you read has some good ideas but I am also going to share with you what has worked in my office. We have several downloads to help with the many details of building a business. These downloads include topics such as inventory, business software, decisions for social marketing, client symptom forms, follow-up protocols and more.


Complete 4 assessments of friends or family (create a client profile) and detail what you would do for them if they were your client AND why. We will go over the details when you start your project.

Double Diploma Program: Master Herbalist & Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy

Tuition Paid in Full: $4,000 (includes $150 non-refundable application fee).

Installments: $4,100.00 ($150 non-refundable application fee as a down payment and $151.92 per month for 26 months).