Genesis School of Natural Health

Two-Year Program: 500-Hour Virtual Internship

Our virtual internship has been designed to provide natural health providers with valuable hands-on experience, research skills, and health-specific knowledge. Your Instructors/Supervisors include Sharlene Peterson, the founder of Genesis, and Dr. Jeni Weis. Dr. Jeni Weis is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopathic Doctor specializing in functional nutrition, clinical botanical medicine, epigenetics, and autoimmune disease. Together they will ensure that each student receives a quality education.

To complete the Internship, students will need to set aside 20 hours per month/5 hours per week to devote to studies. Genesis School of Natural Health will award 32 credit hours (500 hours) to the student for the completion of the two-year internship. The internship requirements must be completed within 24 months + 6 weeks.


  • Students will have monthly meetings with an instructor.
  • Students will have a discussion board specifically for the internship and instructor(s) will monitor and reply to students posting questions or comments.
  • Homework assignments will be graded by an instructor.
  • Students will be given up-to-date scientific information and relevant study lectures and homework.


Four hours of online training lectures each month for 24 months. [96 hours / 4 hours per month]


Lectures will include case studies, diet considerations, pathology, remedies, client intake and more...


Students will be given 4 specific case studies each month. [192 hours / 8 hours per month]


Students will determine the appropriate nutrition, lifestyle factors, herbs, and supplements for each case study.


Real life clients the student acquires. Family, friends, neighbors are all ok. [96 hours / 4 hours per month]


Students will complete 2 case studies with real clients. Friends, family, referrals... we can help you find clients if needed.


Two research assignments per month on given disease topics. [96 hours/4 hours per month]


Assignments will be 2 hours each and need to be typed and turned in every month. Include pictures of disease.


One assignment will be give each month for 20 months. One hour per assignment. [20 hours / 1 hour per month]


Modalities include light therapy, reflexology, grounding, hot and cold water therapy....


96 hours / 4 hours per month

  • The Full Client Assessment Intake
  • Diets and Nutrition Systems
  • Herbs, Homeopathics, Essential oils…
  • Detoxification
  • Children and Common Presentations
  • Signs on the Skin: acne, eczema, warts, psoriasis…
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Intestinal Permeability (leaky gut)
  • Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
  • Mental Health: Anxiety, depression…
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters.
  • Thyroid Diseases
  •  Autoimmunity
  • A Deeper Look: Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • A Deeper Look: Multiple Sclerosis
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s…
  • Cancer and Considerations
  • Pain and Inflammation: fibromyalgia, sciatica, sprains…
  • Ehlers Danlos and Hypermobility
  • A Deeper Look: Microbiology (mycoplasmas, bacteria…)
  • A Deeper Look: Lyme Disease & Co-Infections
  • Two Open Discussion A & Q Months
  • Each online meeting will be recorded and posted to the student portal. Students may view the video again or watch it when unable to attend the live class. 
  • Students who attend the live class will be given the answer to the one test question required on ClassMarker for each meeting. Students who do not attend the live class will hear the answer to the question within the video.
  • Dr. Jeni Weis will be leading live monthly online lectures for at least 24 months (May 2024 – May 2026) All videos, homework, and resources will be added to the student portal as the internship progresses through time. 
  • Students that start after May 2024 may join the current monthly online lecture but, it will be necessary to view the first and second recorded sessions to understand the Client Intake and hear the questions and answers about the homework assignments. 


Client Case Studies Homework

You will be given 4 case studies to work on each month. Plan on 2 hours per case study. 8 hours per month.

Students will determine the natural health solutions that will help begin the healing process for each case study client. There will be a mixture of acute and chronic conditions, male and female clients, and case studies will include both the very young and elderly. 


Client Practicum Homework

Students will complete 2 case studies with real clients (4 hours per month). Friends, family, referrals… we can help you find clients if needed. We will provide you with the forms and directions needed to complete your assessments.

Some of the details may include identifying the root cause of the condition, nutrition, supplementation, and herbal recommendations, lifestyle recommendations, manual therapies, and long-term goals.


Pathology/Physiology Homework<

Students will research 2 diseases, disorders, infections, or toxicities per month and write a report – 4 hours each month. A sample report and topic list will be provided.

The range of research will cover all body systems, organs, and glands. Some examples: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, biliary cholangitis, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart attack, thyroid disorders, depression, anxiety, dementia, HPA-axis, kidney diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, malaria, and more. 


Healing Modalities Homework

Students will explore and research healing modalities and write one short report (1 hour per month). Light therapy, reflexology, castor oil packs, cold and hot water therapy….there are many modalities! 

Students will be given a sample report, and a list of modalities to consider, and a few that are required. You will be able to research modalities that you are most interested in learning about or using with your clients. 

500-Hour Virtual Internship: Tuition

Tuition: $3,950.00

Pay in Full and save 15%: $3,357.50

Payment Plan: Tuition is $3,950.00 and the deposit is $1,500.00. Payments for the remaining balance of $2,450.00 will be $204.17 for 12 months. When using the payment plan students will be placed into the 250-hour program part#1 (the first 12 months of the program). When the tuition is paid in full the student will have access to part#2. 

Discounts: Military, Police & First Responders receive 15% off diploma programs. This discount applies to all who have served, are currently serving, and their spouse. Tuition is the same if paying in full or making payments. Tuition is $3,357.50 and the deposit is $1,500.00. Payments for the remaining $1,857.50 balance will be $154.79 for 12 months.

The following section is from

Education and licensing differ for the three types of naturopathic practitioners:

Naturopathic physicians generally complete a 4-year, graduate-level program at one of the North American naturopathic medical schools accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, an organization recognized for accreditation purposes by the U.S. Department of Education. Some U.S. states and territories have licensing requirements for naturopathic physicians; others don’t. In those jurisdictions that have licensing requirements, naturopathic physicians must graduate from a 4-year naturopathic medical college and pass an examination to receive a license. They must also fulfill annual continuing education requirements.

  • Traditional naturopaths, also known simply as “naturopaths,” may receive training in a variety of ways. Training programs vary in length and content and are not accredited by organizations recognized for accreditation purposes by the U.S. Department of Education. Traditional naturopaths are not eligible for licensing. Licensing is a legal term for medical doctors. Traditional Naturopaths may choose professional accreditation/certification but it is entirely optional – not required to open an office or see clients.
  • Other health care providers (such as physicians, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, dentists, and nurses) sometimes offer naturopathic treatments, functional medicine, and other holistic therapies, having pursued additional training in these areas. Training programs vary.

What is Naturopathy? The following section is from 

Naturopathy takes a holistic approach to wellness. Naturopathy supports a person to live a healthy lifestyle. The foundations of naturopathy are based on the importance of a healthy diet, clean fresh water, sunlight, exercise and stress management. Naturopathy aims to educate the person to look after their own health and the health of their family, minimising symptoms of any illness, supporting the body’s capacity to heal, and balancing the body so that illness is less likely to occur in the future.

A naturopath employs a range of non-invasive techniques and these include (but are not limited to):

    • nutrition and dietary advice. A poor diet stops the body from functioning well and a build-up of toxins can lead to a range of illnesses. Whole, fresh and unprocessed foods are recommended
    • herbal medicine – herbs can support the body
    • homeopathy – homeopathic treatments are used to stimulate the body
    • hydrotherapy (water therapy). For instance, the use of hot and cold compresses might be used for certain conditions to influence the flow of blood and body heat
    • physical therapies – such as massage, Bowen, acupressure, bio-puncture or mechanotherapy
    • kinesiology and integrated bio-dynamics (IBD)
    • counselling techniques – emotional problems and stress can interfere with the healing process. Counselling techniques can include stress management strategies and life coaching.

By choosing Genesis’s comprehensive training program you are investing in your future success as a natural health professional. Success includes the ability to transform the lives of those you serve as well as creating a successful business. This 2-year, 32-credit internship training program empowers students with critical thinking skills, health information literacy, and expertise in herbal and natural medicine.

Connect with like-minded individuals pursuing their passion during our monthly meetings and by both posting and replying on our discussion board. The discussion board is not just for connecting with other students. It will be monitored by an instructor who will be able to answer your questions.

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