Genesis School of Natural Health

Two-Year Program: 500-Hour Virtual Internship

Continue your Education at Genesis! If you have completed an herbalist or holistic / natural health program you may continue your education at Genesis by completing an internship program. Our virtual internship has been designed to provide natural health providers with valuable hands-on experience, research skills, and health-specific knowledge. Students will have a discussion board specifically for the internship and an instructor will monitor and reply to students posting questions or comments. 

Each month there will be a 4-hour online instruction class covering body systems, disease prevention, pathologies, and protocols to regain health. Students will also complete client case studies, client practicums, pathology, and modality assignments. To complete the Internship, students will need to set aside 20 hours per month/5 hours per week to devote to studies.  The internship requirements must be completed within 24 months + 6 weeks.

  • Instructor: Sharlene Peterson, the founder of Genesis School, will be leading live monthly online lectures for 24 months (October 2024 – October 2026). 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. 
  • Limited Enrollment: There will be limited enrollment to ensure that each student receives timely grading and answers to questions.
  • Students that start the internship after October 2024 may join the current monthly online lecture. However, it will be necessary to complete the homework and watch the recorded videos for months #1 and #2 before trying to jump ahead.
  • When the 24 formal lectures have been completed in October 2026, incoming students will watch the recorded video lectures and attend the monthly meetings. Monthly meeting will include Q & A time and short topics or new research findings depending on student questions and interests. 


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


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


Students will be given 3 specific case studies each month. [144 hours / 6 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. [144 hours / 6 hours per month]


Students will complete 2 case studies with real clients. A full intake and recommendations will be required.


Two pathology research assignments and one modality per month [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.


Students will personalize business forms, intake forms, and explore marketing and a business model. [20 hours ]


In person client meetings or virtual? How much should you charge? Inventory or drop ship or both?


Two-Year 24 Lecture Series: 96 hours

  1. Client Intake & Business Structures: In-Person vs Virtual Client Appointments, Symptoms & Toxicity Questionnaire Forms, Consent Forms, Inventory, Pricing Individual Appointments vs Packages, and more.
  2. Food and Nutrition: Requirements for Cellular Health, Dirty Dozen & Cleanest Non-Organics, Night Shades, Brassicas / Cruciferous, Fiber & High Fiber Vegetable and Fruits, Rice, Grains, Beans & Legumes, and more.
  3. Immune System: Lymphatic System, Bone Marrow & Thymus, Spleen & Tonsils, Skin & Liver, Mucosa- and Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue, Microbiome, Diet, Supplements, and Herbal Considerations, and more.
  4. Assimilation & Elimination – Stomach, Pancreas, & Intestines: Bacterial over-growth, Intestinal permeability, Parasites, Microbiome, Gut-Brain Axis, Food Sensitivities, Pancreas & Enzymes, and more.
  5. Functional Detoxification #1 – Liver & Gallbladder: Digestion, Metabolism & Immune Function, Storage & Production, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Detoxification, Viruses, Parasites, Diet, Herbal Considerations, and more.
  6. Functional Detoxification #2 – Liver, Kidneys, Intestines: Reducing toxin exposures (skin, food, air, & water), Heavy metals and toxicity, Endocrine system disrupters, Pesticides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Kidney disease / “the silent killer”, and more.
  7. Detoxification Diets, Supplements and Herbs: Meal Plans, Recipes, Juicing, Herbs, Homeopathics, Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements that provide support to the body through the detoxification process, and more.  
  8. Blood Sugar Control – Pancreas, Liver, Kidneys: Diet/Food Choices, Insulin Resistance, Beta-Cell Exhaustion, Glycogenesis & Glycogenolysis, Ketones, A1C and C-reactive protein blood tests, and more.
  9. A Deeper Look: Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Disorders, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
  10. Lungs, Heart & Blood Circulation Disorders: Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis & COPD, Peripheral Artery Disease, Hypertension, Heart Arrhythmia, Stroke, Congestive Heart Failure, & Angina, Viral and Bacterial Infections and more. 
  11. Skin, Bones, Tendons, & Cartilage: Skin – Your Inner Reflection, Bone loss & Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Connective Tissue / Extracellular Matrix, Diet. Herbal Considerations, and more.
  12. Endocrine System: HPA-Axis (Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenals), Thyroid & Parathyroids, Pineal body, Thymus, Pancreas, Ovaries & Testes, Diet, Supplements, Homeopathic, and Herbal Considerations.
  13. A Deeper Look: Thyroid Disorders & Adrenal Fatigue
  14. Mental Health Considerations: Chronic Anxiety, Acute Anxiety, Chronic  Depression, Blues/Acute Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Attention Disorders (ADD), Diet, Supplements, Homeopathic, and Herbal Considerations.
  15. The Circle of Life #1: Babies / Young Children, Pre-Teen – Young Adults, Fertility & Pregnancy, Diet, Supplements, Homeopathic, and Herbal Considerations.
  16. The Circle of Life #2: Menopause, Andropause, Anti-Aging Strategies, Working with the Elderly, Cataracts & Macular Degeneration, Diet, Supplements, Homeopathic, and Herbal Considerations.
  17. Cellular Health, Epigenetics, & Energy: Cellular Biology (cell structure & function), Cellular Communication (a process where a cell is able to influence the behavior of other cells), Mitochondrial Function & Dysfunction, Diet, Supplements, Homeopathic, and Herbal Considerations.
  18. Pain & Inflammation: Structural Issues, Stress / Emotions, Toxicities, Deficiencies, Diet, Supplements, Homeopathic, and Herbal Considerations.
  19. A Deeper Look: Parkinson’s & Autonomic Dysfunction
  20. Microbiology: Bacterial Infections, Mycoplasmas , Fungus / Yeasts / Candida, Viral Infections, Prions, Parasites, Diet, Supplements, Homeopathic, and Herbal Considerations.
  21. A Deeper Look: Lyme’s Disease & Co-Infections
  22. A Deeper Look: Rheumatoid Arthritis & Crohn’s Disease
  23. A Deeper Look: Multiple Sclerosis & Herpes (types 1-8) 
  24. Cancer Considerations 

Client Case Studies Homework

Students will be given 2-3 case studies to work on each month. Plan on 6 hours each month. 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. Students will research the herbs, supplements, and other recommendations that were used for the client in the case study. Each case study will have specific questions / homework requirements.

Client Practicum Homework

Students will complete 2 case studies with real clients (6 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 – 3 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. 

Herbal Consultation

Business Building Homework

Our first lecture will cover many aspects of business building. Students will then apply the information to prepare for opening a business. Students will receive 20 internship hours but it will take longer for a great business plan! In-Person vs Virtual Client Appointments – Symptoms & Toxicity Questionnaire Forms – Consent & Privacy Forms – Inventory vs Drop Shipping – Pricing: Individual Appointments vs Packages – Marketing – Client Retention – Business Name – Sales Tax License – and more.

500-Hour Virtual Internship: Tuition

Tuition: $3,700.00

Pay in Full and save 15%: $3,145.00

Payment Plan: Tuition is $3,700.00 and the deposit is $1,500.00. Payments for the remaining balance of $2,200.00 will be $183.33 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 $3,145.00 and the deposit is $1,500.00. Payments for the remaining $1,645.00 balance will be $137.08 for 12 months.

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