Genesis School of Natural Health

Clinical Master Herbalist & Holistic Health Practitioner with 250-Hours Internship

Genesis School of is committed to providing professional-level holistic health courses. Our comprehensive 4-phase educational program will guide you through the foundational and advanced classes that include anatomy & physiology, nutrition, detoxification, herbal remedies, homeopathy, essential oils, diseases and disorders, and more. You will learn that the holistic approach to healing takes into consideration the whole of an individual’s being (body, mind, and spirit) as well as the very important emotional component. Our Clinical Master Herbalist course was designed for practitioners that wish to diversify and expand their modalities of care and for individuals that wish to become a professional herbalist as a stand-alone profession. The title, Clinical Master Herbalist, denotes proficiency in the use of herbs and natural health strategies. 

Our virtual internship has been designed to provide natural health providers with valuable hands-on experience, research skills, and health-specific knowledge. Holistic Health Practitioner and Clinical Master Herbalist students will complete the 250-Hour Internship Part #1. The first 250-hours of lecture discussion topics are listed below. When you have completed the first 250 hours you may enroll in the 250-Hour Internship Part #2. 

Holistic Health Practitioner Program

CMH & Holistic Health Practitioner 3.5-Year Diploma Course

Students will complete 73.5 course credit hours/1176 study hours plus 250 internship hours. The estimated time to complete the course studies and tests is 30 months but students will have 34 months – an extra 4 months to to allow for unexpected circumstances. 

The 12 month internship portion of your studies will start after you complete all tests. The internship requirements must be completed within 12 months + 6 weeks. To complete the Internship, students will need to set aside 20 hours per month/5 hours per week to devote to studies. 

COURSE STUDIES: BOOKS/MANUALS/VIDEOS

INTERNSHIP: 250 HOURS / 12 MONTHS

CASE STUDIES

Students will be given 4 specific case studies each month. [96 hours / 8 hours per month]

HOMEWORK

Full intake must be documented and herbs and nutrition and lifestyle factors must be listed. Students must also state why they were chosen as part of the protocol.

CLIENT PRACTICUM

Real life clients the student acquires. Family, friends, neighbors are all ok. [48 hours / 4 hours per month]

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.

PATHOLOGY

Two research assignments per month on given disease topics. [48 hours/4 hours per month]

HOMEWORK

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

MODALITIES

One assignment will be give each month for 12 months. One hour per assignment. [12 hours / 1 hour per month]

HOMEWORK

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

Our virtual internship has been designed to provide herbalists and other natural health providers with valuable hands-on experience, research skills, and health-specific knowledge. Internship classes will be lead by the founder of Genesis School of Natural Health, Sharlene Peterson. There will be limited enrollment to ensure that each student receives timely grading and answers to questions. 

Each month there will be a 3-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.

LECTURE DISCUSSION TOPICS

36 hours / 3 hours per month

  • Client Intake & Business Structures
  • Diets and Nutrition Systems
  • Liver/Gallbladder: bile function, detoxification, liver functions and production, heavy metals, viruses in relation to the liver, and more
  • Stomach & Intestines: digestion, leaky guts, parasites, bacterial overgrowth, bowel inflammation, food sensitivities, binding intestinal metals, and more
  • Pancreas: digestive enzymes production, insulin secretion,  beta-cell exhaustion, diabetes type 2, and more.
  • Lungs & Kidneys/Bladder: respiration, elimination, stones, toxicities, inflammation, and more
  • Heart & Blood Circulation 
  • Skin & Lymphatic System
  • Bones, Tendons, & Cartilage: 
  • Immune System Fundamentals & Blood Chemistry
  • Autoimmunity Diseases: root causes, genetics vs epigenetics, toxins, microorganisms, and more 

Internship classes will be lead by the founder of Genesis School of Natural Health, Sharlene Peterson. There will be limited enrollment to ensure that each student receives timely grading and answers to questions. 

Each month there will be a 3-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. 

Genesis School of Natural Health will award 16 credit hours (250 hours) to the student for the completion of the two-year internship. The internship requirements must be completed within 12 months + 6 weeks.

Videos / Monthly Meeting Details

  • 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. 
  • Sharlene Peterson will be leading live monthly online lectures for at least 24 months (October 2024 – October 2026). All videos, homework, and resources will be added to the student portal as the internship progresses through time. 
  • Students that start the internship after October 2024 may join the current monthly online lecture but, it will be necessary to view the first  recorded session to understand the Client Intake and hear the questions and answers about the homework assignments.
  • 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. 

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE – COMMITTED TO STUDENTS!

  • 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 read by and graded by an instructor
  • Students will be given up-to-date scientific information and relevant study lectures and homework

By choosing Genesis’s comprehensive training program you are investing in your future success as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Herbalist. Success includes the ability to transform the lives of those you serve as well as creating a successful business. This 250-hour internship training program empowers students with critical thinking skills, health information literacy, and expertise in herbal and natural medicine.

CMH & Holistic Health Practitioner: Tuition

Tuition: $5,525.00

Pay in Full and save 15%: $4,696.25

Payment Plan: Tuition is $5,525.00 and the deposit is $2,000.00. Payments for the remaining balance of $3,525.00 will be $146.88 for 24 months.

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 ($4,696.25) is the same if paying in full or making payments. If making payments the deposit is $2,000.00 Payments for the remaining $2,696.25 balance will be $134.81 for 20 months.

"I have loved every minute of my time at Genesis. In fact, although I have taken the long road to finishing, I am sad that my time as a student at Genesis is over. The support of the administration has been top notch. The curriculum is broad and very engaging. I truly enjoyed every class that was given. Whether you are hoping to start a new career helping others with their natural journey, or just gaining information for your family's future, Genesis is the place!"

Holistic Health Practitioners are not licensed medical practitioners and do not diagnose or prescribe treatments for disease. We are natural health professionals that use the client consult to consider the whole person, looking beyond presenting symptoms to uncover the root cause of their imbalance.

What Holistic Health Practitioners Do and What We Don’t Do:

  • We do not diagnose disease. We analyze and evaluate conditions, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. We do not claim to be a doctor or dietician/nutritionist. We are natural health professionals, herbalists, holistic health practitioners, naturopaths…
  • We do not treat a specific disease. We focus on healing the entire body naturally. We address or remove the root causes and practice the healing power of nature.
  • We do not prescribe drugs. We depend on naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients built into the plant structure of whole foods and herbs and practice “do not harm”.
  • We maintain the highest standard of professional and personal conduct and abide by all state and local laws.
  • We are willing to consult and seek the talents of other holistic health professionals when needed. We do not practice beyond our ability and we are up to date on all information given to our clients.
  • We take a holistic approach to support the whole person. We teach, guide, and encourage.

Foundational to natural health is the belief that that body is designed to heal itself given the support it needs. It takes into consideration the whole of an individual’s being (body, mind, and spirit) as well as the very important emotional component. Therefore, as a holistic health practitioner, it is important that you have an in-depth regard of the physical, emotional, nutritional, historical, and environmental factors which may have created toxicity, deficiency, and/or weakness within your client. In addition to recognizing your client’s needs, you will also have the privilege and responsibility of determining how to safely guide them on a journey back to health and vitality. Our privilege and responsibility is to provide you with a holistic, professional level naturopathy course – a level of training that will prepare you to serve the public safely and effectively. 

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