Genesis School of Natural Health

Master Herbalist - a designation that invokes trust & confidence

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.

The Master Herbalist online course is a rigorous and valuable program designed for the serious student seeking a professional working knowledge of herbalism. Your studies will include the vast knowledge that traditional herbalism has provided and the modern view of herbal constituents and scientific studies. All books and resources have been selected to give students a solid foundation of knowledge. Yes, we do require more books and resources than most herbalist programs! The title of Master Herbalist denotes proficiency in the use of herbs, it is important that you are able to competently and effectively use herbs for natural healthcare.

Certification: Graduates may apply for Board Certification with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners or the American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners (AANWP).


  • Botany
  • Phytochemistry
  • Extensive herbal materia medica
  • Menstruum & Math
  • Herbal Properties and Formulations
  • Herbal Medicine Making
  • Herbalism & Physiology
  • Parasites of Human Interest
  • Nutrition & Health
  • Detailed Case Studies
  • Herbal Adaptogens
  • Lung Health & Herbal Support
  • Herbal Infusions & Teas
  • Three Unrivaled Antiviral Herbs and more!


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

Student Accounts: Students enrolled in our master herbalist diploma course are eligible for student accounts with several professional herbal, homeopathic, and supplement companies. Companies include Energetix, DesBio, MarcoPharma, Professional Formulas, Systemic Formulas, and more.

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

Master Herbalist 18-Month Diploma Course

Requirements: 39.5 credit hours/632 study hours. Estimated time to complete this program is 18 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 22 months to finish the program, an extra 4 months to cover those times when we have unexpected circumstances.

Master Herbalist: Tuition Information

Tuition: $1,975.00

Pay in Full and save 15%: $1,680.00

Payment Plan: Tuition is $1,975.00 and the deposit is $575.00. Payments for the remaining balance of $1,400.00 will be $140.00 for 10 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 $1,680.00 and the deposit is $575.00. Payments for the remaining $1,105.00 balance will be $110.50 for 10 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

“Attending classes with Genesis School of Natural Health has truly been the best thing I’ve ever done for myself and those within my circle who are looking for guidance on herbal tips and tricks. It’s a real eye-opener to make the change from decades of trusting in conventional medicines and ‘food’ companies to believing in a more holistic approach. Each and every book hand-selected from GSNH staff will keep you engaged in learning…you will want to keep ALL of the books!”.

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

Master Herbalist Diploma Course – Online Herbal Classes

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.

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.

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 – 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.

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.

Many licensed practitioners (doctors, chiropractors, nurses, massage and physical therapists, etc.) are adding herbalism to their knowledge base as well as carving out a space in their clinics for professional herbalists and other natural health professionals. Lots of moms just want to be grounded and knowledgeable in using safe and natural remedies with their family and friends. Others simply want to be an herbal resource for their local communities. 

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.

If you are interested in online herbal classes 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 diploma course at Genesis School of Natural Health.

Do you have questions about this or any of the programs at Genesis School of Natural Health? Please use our contact form and we will email and/or call – you may choose on the contact form if you prefer a call or would like to use email.

“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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