Genesis School of Natural Health

Holistic Health Practitioner with 250-Hour Internship

Our comprehensive 4-phase educational program will guide you through the foundational and advanced classes that include anatomy & physiology, nutrition, 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. Therefore, as a holistic health provider 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.

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 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. Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy students must complete both parts for a total of 500 internship hours. 

Holistic Health Practitioner Program

Holistic Health Practitioner 3-Year Diploma Course

Students will complete 56.5 credit hours/904 study hours plus 250 internship hours. The estimated time to complete the course studies and final exam is 24 months but students will have 28 months – an extra 4 months to to allow for 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. Holistic Health Practitioner 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 Holistic Health Practitioner. 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.

Holistic Health Practitioner: Tuition

Tuition: $4,925.00

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.

Tuition includes a $350 non-refundable enrollment fee.

"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.

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