Genesis School of Natural Health

Master Herbalist & Natural Health Professional

“There are precious few who have experienced the passing down of esoteric knowledge through familial generations. Therefore, it has become common for modern day herbalists to seek out knowledge and training regarding the utilization and safety of medicinal plants and to intentionally gain an intimate experience with these wonderful, unique, and beautiful creations of immense benefit to mankind.” – Darlene Jorgens

MH & Natural Health Professional 2.5-Year Diploma Program

Our accredited double-diploma Master Herbalist & Natural Health Professional program requires 71.5 credit hours/1,044 study hours. The estimated time to complete the program is 30 months.

It is possible to finish sooner if you have the time to devote to your studies. It is self-paced which is excellent for those who have chunks of time but cannot commit to weekly meetings and homework. There is a time limit of 34 months to finish the program, an extra 4 months to cover those times when we have unexpected circumstances.

Board Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for Board Certification with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners (AANWP). Our graduates receive an education that makes them eligible for certifications with many other organizations. 

NATURAL HEALTH & HERBAL STUDIES

  • Nutrition, Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements
  • Blood Chemistry/Labs
  • Immune System/Autoimmune Diseases
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Herbalism & Physiology
  • Herbs & Mental Health
  • Parasites, & In-depth Digestive Studies
  • Compassion Connection & Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Botany & Phytochemistry
  • Extensive Herbal Materia Medica
  • Menstruum & Math
  • Herbal Properties and Formulations
  • Herbal Medicine Making
  • Client Intake and Client Case Studies & more

BUSINESS RESOURCES

  • Symptom Form
  • Supplement Recommendation Form
  • Consent to Treatment Legal Form
  • You Are Running A Business (manual)

Student Accounts: Students enrolled in our holistic, herbal, and natural health courses are eligible for student accounts with several professional herbal, homeopathic, and supplement companies. Companies include Drs. Research, Energetix, DesBio, MarcoPharma, Professional Formulas, Systemic Formulas, and more.

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

Holistic Health Practitioner Program

All of our programs stress the importance of holistic healthcare, the belief that the body is designed to heal itself and that natural health providers need to consider the whole of an individual’s being (body, mind, and spirit) as well as the very important emotional component. Therefore, as a Natural Health Professional, 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. Dr. Jeni Weis has provided a great video (Phase 4 of your studies) about the details we need to consider as part of Holistic Client Intake. 

COURSE STUDIES: BOOKS/MANUALS/VIDEOS

MH & Natural Health Professional: Tuition

Tuition: $3,575.00

Pay in Full and save 15%: $3,038.00

Payment Plan: Tuition is $3,575.00 and the deposit is $1,500.00. Payments for the remaining $2,075.00 will be $172.92 for 12 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 is the same if paying in full or making payments. Tuition is $3,038.00 and the deposit is $1,500.00. Payments for the remaining $1,528.00 balance will be $128.17 for 12 months.

Students must finish within 24 months. Tuition includes a $350 non-refundable enrollment fee.

Virtual Internship Opportunity!

Committed to Excellence 

An internship will prepare you for a successful natural health office! Each month there will be 4 hours of instruction, case studies, and lectures. Students will also complete client case studies, client practicums, pathology, and modality assignments. Internship classes will be lead by Dr. Jeni Weis, a Board Certified Traditional Naturopathic Doctor specializing in functional nutrition, clinical botanical medicine, epigenetics, and autoimmune disease.

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

Two Internship Opportunities: 250-Hour/12 Months or 500-Hour/24 Months

Holistic / Natural Health Professionals are guided by the following principles:

  • First, do no harm. Holistic health embraces only nontoxic remedies and therapies. 
  • Holistic health professionals advise clients about preventive measures to maintain health and avoid disease.
  • The human body has the capacity to heal itself and maintain homeostasis. Naturopathy works in harmony with nature to restore and support the body’s natural healing processes.
  • Natural health providers consider the whole person, not just the physical symptoms but also the mental, emotional, environmental, social, and spiritual factors that affect health.
  • Natural health professionals strive to identify and correct the root cause of symptoms, disease, and disorder in the body.

“Each and every book hand-selected from GSNH staff will keep you engaged in learning…you will want to keep ALL of the books! The monthly blogs and letters are excellent reads too, Regardless if you are looking to help yourself, family and friends or start a new career, this school is worth your time and efforts.”

Master Herbalist Diploma Course

A burgeoning passion for medicinal plants combined with a desire to support people in their recovery process are two distinct indicators of an intense “herbal” fire burning within one’s soul. The field of study is called herbalism, which 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.

What is a Master Herbalist? A Master Herbalist is a title that denotes proficiency in the use of herbs. What a Master Herbalist actually does 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. 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, 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.

Herbalists often find pleasure in teaching others how to incorporate herbs into their daily lives. Still, some master herbalists spend their time studying and writing books, articles, and blogs while others capture the distinct beauty and intricacies of herbs through art, photography, painting, and crafts.

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, herbalists are self-employed wellness consultants who observe and assess clients to offer natural solutions for their health issues and to maintain proper wellness.

Whichever way one chooses to express their passion for herbs is valuable and necessary at this point in time when many people are searching for gentle, yet effective alternatives to strengthen their bodies.

“In my opinion, no one in the medical profession has reached infinity of thought. No one can claim authority over another’s right to heal. By using herbs to heal, the very plants we walk alongside on the earth, we not only create empowerment within ourselves, but also identify and connect with dis-ease, allow it a swifter passage for greater healing to be made”. – Niki Senior, Master Herbalist

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