Student Portal: Master Herbalist & NHC

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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!

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

A Natural Health Consultant (NHC) is someone who uses all available information on lifestyle, health background, diet, and health challenges to determine the needs of men, women, and children. Recommendations may include diet changes, herbs, vitamins, and other methods to help the client’s body regain balance and health.

REQUIREMENTS include 17 books, 3 projects, 5 Study Groups and a dissertation. Estimated time to complete this program is 24 months. 89 credit hours/1424 study hours.

Ordering Books:We have provided links to websites that have the required books and DVDs. You are not required to order the books from the linked sites but they usually have the best prices.

Online Study Group classes are offered every other month. Check the schedule and sign up when a class is offered at a time that works for you. Note: Class times listed are Mountain Time!


  1. The TEST QUESTIONS are in a PDF format – it will not let you enter the answers but, you may print the test and fill in the answers for your personal files. Just download the test and either read from your computer or print so you can fill in the answer sheet.
  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:

Estimated Time: 6 months

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!
Download: Student Profile

Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha McBride (2010 revised ed.)

  1. G110: Test Questions: GAPS
  2. G110: Test Answer Sheet: GAPS

Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis (2002)
  1. G300: Test Questions: Never Sick
  2. G300: Test Answer Sheet: Never Sick

Part One: Anatomy and Physiology (11th or 12th ed.) by Ross and Wilson – Cost should be $35-$50

  1. G210-A: Test Questions: Part One Anatomy
  2. G210-A: Test Answer Sheet: Part One Anatomy

The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies by Mark Stengler (2010)

  1. G310: Test Questions: Natural Physician
  2. G310: Test Answer Sheet: Natural Physician

Nutrition & Health by Sharlene Peterson

  1. G200: Nutrition & Health Manual
  2. G200:  Test Questions: Nutrition & Health
  3. G200: Test Answer Sheet: Nutrition & Health
  4. Resource Manual by Darlene Jorgens: Vitamins
  5. Resource Manual by Darlene Jorgens: Minerals

SG10 Functional Anatomy Study Group
2 hour online class. No homework.
Class Notes:Functional Anatomy
Study Group Schedule

Estimated Time: 8 months

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 

SG31 Herbal Preparation Projects
Download Directions: Herbal Preparation Project

The Male Herbal by James Green (2nd Ed. 2007)

  1. G420: Test Questions: Male Herbal
  2. G420: Test Answer Sheet: Male Herbal

Women’s Herbs Women’s Health by Christopher Hobbs and Kathi Keville (2007)

  1. G430: Test Questions: Women’s Herbs
  2. G430: Test Answer Sheet: Women’s Herbs

SG21 Client Case Studies #1: 2 hours

  1. Jack – Case Study 
  2. Megan – Case Study

Study Group Schedule

Part Two: Anatomy and Physiology (11th or 12th ed.) by Ross and Wilson – Cost should be $35-$50

  1. G210-B: Test Questions: Part Two Anatomy
  2. G210-B: Test Answer Sheet – Part Two Anatomy

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

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

Estimated Time: 5 months
School of Natural Healing by Dr. John R. Christopher

Chinese Medicine & Herbs
A Clinical Materia Medica: 120 Herbs in Western Use by Jeremy Ross

  1. G450: Test Questions: Western-Chinese
  2. G450: Test Answer Sheet: Western-Chinese

Part Three: Anatomy and Physiology (11th or 12th ed.) by Ross and Wilson – Cost should be $35-$50

  1. G210-C: Test Questions: Part Three Anatomy
  2. G210-C: Test Answer Sheet: Part Three Anatomy


Medical Herbalism  by David Hoffman (2003)

  1. G460: Test Questions: Medical Herbalism
  2. G460: Test 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.”


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


Estimated Time: 6 months with Dissertation

David J.Getoff, Muscle Testing For Your Health DVD
  1. G600: Test Questions: Muscle Testing
  2. G600: Test Answer Sheet: Muscle Testing
SG25 Parasites of Human Interest Study Group
2 hour online class. No homework.
Class Notes: Parasites
Study Group Schedule
SG23 Autoimmune Diseases Study Group 2 hour online class. There is no homework.
Class Notes 1: Autoimmune
Class Notes 2: Definitions


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.