Program: Master Herbalist

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  • Delve into case studies & health strategies
  • Learn the science of herbal medicine-making
  • Acquire techniques for setting up your new office & working with clients
  • Enhancing your research & studies utilizing the resources in the “Tool Kit”
  • …and Hang out in the Student Lounge, Herb Garden, or even check out the Bulletin Board!
    There’s a lot to learn and do right here at Genesis School of Natural Health!

The Student Resources image link will take you to:

  • Study Group Schedule
  • Links for Ordering Books
  • Student Supplement Account Opportunities
  • Recommended Reading
  • Information on Electrol Dermal Testing (EDS/EAV)

Newest Class Notes: Menstruum & Math for Herbalists


This is a professional level Master Herbalist program with courses in botany, herbal medicine-making, herbal properties/materia medica and herbal formulations. To prepare you for working with clients, our Master Herbalist program includes studies in anatomy and physiology, case studies, nutrition, vitamins and minerals, and kinesiology. The herbal reference project will be a valuable and updated resource for your natural health office.

This program makes you eligible to apply for Board Certification with The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board.

Requirements include 8 books/manuals, 2 projects, 1 DVD and 3 online classes. Estimated time to complete this program is 12 months. 39 credit hours/624 study hours.

TEST DIRECTIONS: YOUR TEST HAS TWO PARTS!


  1. The TEST QUESTIONS are in a PDF format – it will not let you enter the answers but, you may download and print the test and fill in the answers for your personal files. 
  2. The TEST ANSWER SHEET is in a word document format that mac or pc computers can open. Download this document – it is where you will type in your answers, save, and email the answer sheet to Megan Lackey: healthschool@icloud.com


ONLINE CLASSES

You may sign up for class at any time during your studies. Classes are offered every other month and you only need to attend once but may join a class more than once. Most classes last about 2 hours.

SG10 Functional Anatomy Study Group: 
Class Notes: Functional Anatomy
Study Group Schedule

SG22 Client Case Studies #3 & #4 

  1. Karen – Case Study  
  2. Cole – Case Study
    Study Group Schedule

Quarterly Online Class
Teacher’s choice online class! These classes are optional and are limited to the first 25 students that sign up. Classes will be recorded and added to the student resource pages for those unable to attend.


PHASE ONE STUDIES
Estimated Time: 3 months

 

Student Profile: A student profile and picture is required for your student folder. All information is confidential. Having goals and a mission will help you stay focused! Please send the picture and profile to Megan.
Download: Student Profile  

Herbal ABC’s (2018)
Dr. Sharol Marie Tilgner
**This test and answer sheet was revised 10/20/19 – please discard previous downloads! 

  1. G350: Test Questions: Herbal ABC’s (Rvsd)
  2. G350: Answer Sheet: Herbal ABC’s (Rvsd)

Botany in a Day (6th edition/2013)
by Thomas J. Elpel

  1. G415: Test Questions: Botany
  2. G415: Answer Sheet: Botany 

 

SG30 Herbal Reference Project: This project will become a valuable reference guide for your office. It is a simple system that expands with your knowledge about herbs. This project can and should be started as soon as you are reading herbal books. You do not need to list every herb you have studied – include those that “spoke” to you, the herbs that when you were reading them really caught your attention as something you would want to use in your office with clients. Directions: Herbal Reference Project 

PHASE TWO STUDIES
Estimated Time: 4 months

Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements
by Darlene Jorgens (2019)

  1. M310 Manual Download:Available Soon!
  2. M310 Test Questions: Available Soon!
  3. M310 Answer Sheet: Available Soon!

School of Natural Healing
by Dr. John R. Christopher

  1. G440: Test Questions: Natural Healing
  2. G440: Answer Sheet: Natural Healing 

 

Nutrition & Health by Sharlene Peterson

  1. G200: Nutrition & Health Manual
  2. G200: Test Questions: Nutrition & Health
  3. G200: Answer Sheet: Nutrition & Health

PHASE THREE STUDIES
Estimated Time: 2 months

SG31 Herbal Preparation Projects
Herbal medicine making project! You will prepare one tincture and one project of choice (salve, decoction, oil infusion…).
Download Directions: Herbal Preparation Project

 

The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook
by James Green (2000)

  1. G400: Test Questions: Herbal Maker
  2. G400: Answer Sheet: Herbal Maker 

M250 Parasites of Human Interest 
We are rewriting our parasite class into a manual with case studies. The manual and short test will be available soon.
Current Class Notes: Parasites 

 


PHASE FOUR STUDIES
Estimated Time: 3 months

 

Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman (2003)

  1. G460: Test Questions: Medical Herbalism
  2. G460: Answer Sheet: Medical Herbalism

“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.”

YOU MAY CHOOSE G460 OR G470

The Earthwise Herbal Repertory: The Definitive Practitioner’s Guide by Matthew Wood (2016)
  1. G470: Test Questions: Earthwise Repertory 
  2. G470: Answer Sheet: Earthwise Repertory

“Matthew Wood takes the guesswork out of the application of medicinal plants and provides an invaluable cross-reference of constitutional types, energetic categories, and specific symptoms that helps the herbalist narrow down the number of possible remedies for a specific condition.”

Muscle Testing For Your Health DVD
by David J.Getoff
  1. G600: Test Questions: Muscle Testing
  2. G600: Answer Sheet: Muscle Testing

 

 

ENJOY THE JOURNEY!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you may call Megan Lackey at: 775-385-3242 or use the contact form on the website.