Genesis School of Natural Health

Clinical Master Herbalist with 250-Hour Internship

This is a rigorous study course for those interested in becoming a professional herbalist and natural health provider. 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. 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.

In addition to herbalism, you will dive into the complex health issues that have become a common theme in most communities. The rates of autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders, Lyme disease, intestinal permeability (leaky guts), food allergies, and mood disorders increase greatly every year. Learn how to support stressed body systems and which herbs and supplements are most effective. Interpret the blood tests that your clients bring with them and study the naturopathic regimens for dozens of disorders and disease states. 

Clinical Master Herbalist 3-Year Diploma Course with 250 Internship Hours

Students will complete 57.5 credit hours/920 study hours plus 250 internship hours. Estimated time to complete course studies and final exam is 24 months but students will have 28 months – an extra 4 months to cover unexpected circumstances. The 12 month internship portion of your studies will start after you complete the final exam. 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.




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


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.


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


Students will complete 2 case studies with real clients (4 hours per month). Friends, family, referrals... we can help you find clients if needed.


Two research assignments per month on given disease topics. [48 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 12 months. One hour per assignment. [12 hours / 1 hour per month]


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


48 hours / 4 hours per month

  1. The Full Client Assessment Intake
  2. Diets and Nutrition Systems
  3. Herbs, Homeopathics, Essential oils…
  4. Detoxification
  5. Children and Common Presentations
  6. Signs on the Skin: acne, eczema, warts, psoriasis…
  7. Gastrointestinal Conditions
  8. Intestinal Permeability (leaky gut)
  9. Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
  10. Mental Health: Anxiety, depression…
  11. Heart disease
  12. Open Discussion A & Q Month

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. Clinical Master Herbalist students will complete the 250-Hour Internship Part #1. When you have completed the first 250 hours you may enroll in the 250-Hour Internship Part #2. 

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. 


  • 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 Clinical Master 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.

Clinical Master Herbalist: Tuition Information

Tuition: $4,995.00

Pay in Full and save 15%: $4,187.00

Payment Plan: Tuition is $4,925.00 and the deposit is $1,325.00. Payments for the remaining balance of $3,600.00 will be $180.00 for 20 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 ($4,187.00) is the same if paying in full or making payments. If making payments the deposit is $1,325.00 Payments for the remaining $2,862.00 balance will be $143.10 for 20 months.

Students must finish within 3.5 years. Tuition includes a $350 non-refundable enrollment fee.

"Genesis School of Natural Health has most definitely met my expectations regarding the quality, relevance, integrity and authenticity of their curriculum and their entire institution. Genesis graduates rank among the most competent in the field and because of that I highly recommend this school to everyone including those who do not intend to practice but are just looking to gain the necessary knowledge to keep themselves and their family in optimum state of health".

Clinical Master Herbalist graduates may apply for Board Certification with:

Genesis School of Natural Health is a member of the American Herbalist Guild.

Clinical Master Herbalist Diploma Course

We have designed our Master Herbalist diploma course as an excellent stand-alone program. It is foundational and a prerequisite for a online Clinical Master Herbalist (CMH) diploma course. To simply the process, we built the Master Herbalist training requirements into the phases of study for the CMH. Designing our programs to combine and build upon each other saves our students both time and money.

A Clinical Master Herbalist is a title that denotes proficiency in the use of herbs and natural health strategies. Work as an herbalist often varies with the individual’s talents as well as the desired expression of such knowledge and creativity. This is where it gets exciting. For instance, some herbalists are avid foragers and know much about plant identification, growth and habitats, as well as the medicinal and/or food uses of plants – a study called botany. Other herbalists are professional seed savers, farmers, or gardeners that specialize in providing plants for other gardeners, medicinal, or culinary use.

Still others like to compound herbs and make herbal remedies such as infusions, decoctions, tinctures, salves, creams, medicinal syrups, suppositories, and encapsulations. Yet others find creativity and fulfillment in formulating lines of natural cosmetics, bath and body products, household cleaners, and personal hygiene items.

Some herbalists work in retail helping customers make the right product selections while others work in an herbal apothecary setting selling herbs by weight, or mixing herbal blends to help with specific ailments. However, most commonly, clinical herbalists are self-employed professional consultants who observe and assess clients to offer natural solutions for their health issues and to maintain proper wellness.

The field of study called herbalism is the practice of utilizing plant materials in a manner that supports the body’s ability to maintain wellness and to heal itself. In times past, herbalism was known as the “medicine of the people.” Herbal artisans were called “healers” or the “apothecary.” In modern times these same people would be called herbalists. Your studies will include the vast knowledge that traditional herbalism has provided and the modern view of herbal constituents and scientific studies.

If you are interested in herbs and are unsure of what your long term goals might “look like,” relax, you have time. It is not unusual for a vision to develop as our students progress through the online Master Herbalist or Clinical Master Herbalist diploma course at Genesis School of Natural Health.

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