This program was designed to immerse students in herbal studies through weekend intensives and a supervised, hands-on intern clinic every Tuesday evening. Traditions School of Herbal Studies offers one of the few herbal training programs in the US that guarantees hands-on clinical experience during your enrollment.

Students have access to our on-site Chinese and Western apothecary, which has more than 500 crude herbs, powders, tinctures, and pre-made formulas available. Herbalists-in-training will also have the ability to reference our herbal library, which consists of over 400 texts from both the Eastern and Western tradition. With this program, students have the chance to advance at their own pace through independent study, homework assignments, and herb walks offered throughout the year. Students attend once-monthly weekend intensives for eight months and, begin taking part in our Tuesday night clinic. This program has been designed by highly trained herbalists, and prepares students for professional clinical practice upon its completion.

Curriculum includes:
Botany for Herbalists
Herbal Actions & Energetics
The Ethics of Herbalism
Advanced Herbal Preparation
Plant Spirit Medicine
Overnight Field Study
Ethical Wildcrafting Practices
Barefoot Doctoring
Upon completion of this program, students professionally see clients, design herbal formulas, and more. Students learn the skills to create their own product lines, work with established herbal companies, consult with other healthcare providers, and help friends and family with lifelong wellness.  The fields of herbalism and natural healthcare are expanding rapidly, and more opportunities arise every day!


Pay in Full: $2,160 (save 10%!) or Monthly Payment Plan: $300

Tuition cost does not include the $100 Administrative/Application Fee or $200 Clinic Fee

1. APPLICATION: Fill out Application Here
2. ADMINISTRATIVE FEE: After completing the application, please submit the $100 non-refundable HERE

3. INTERVIEW: We will reach out to you to schedule a brief interview.


$200 for the year: PAY HERE

OR two payment installments of $100 PAY HERE

Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth by Sharol Tilgner
(Students are welcome to purchase the book directly from Traditions).

STUDENT CLINIC: The intern clinic is every Tuesday evening from 6-10pm beginning in January. Requesting time off is permitted and must be submitted at least two weeks in advance and approved by administration.


(Dates and/or Topics are subject to change)
January 8-9: Introduction to Professional + Clinical Herbalism

February 5-6: Medicine Making
March 12-13: Overnight Field Study (Camping Trip)*
April 2-3: Botany/Canoeing Wildcrafting Trip*
May 7-8: Herb Day/Pathology

July 9-10: Barefoot Doctoring

August 6-7: Vitamins and Minerals, Pharmacology

September 10-11: Chronic and Infectious Disease

October 9:  Graduation   

* Indicates classes combined with the Chinese program.


(Dates and/or Topics are subject to change)
January 14-15: Introduction to Professional + Clinical Herbalism
February 4-5: Medicine Making
March 11-12: Overnight Field Study (Camping Trip)*
April 15-16: Botany/Canoeing Wildcrafting Trip*
May 6-7: Herb Day/Pathology
July 1-2: Barefoot Doctoring
August 5-6: Vitamins and Minerals, Pharmacology
September 9-10: Chronic and Infectious Disease
October 8:  Graduation   
* Indicates classes combined with the Chinese program.

Advanced/Clinical Western Herbalist Program

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Students are required to display a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum as well as sufficient clinical practice. In order to graduate as a Clinical Western Herbalist, attendance is mandatory at ALL 8 Advanced classes, ALL 6 Foundations intensives, and Western Herbalism 101. Attendance and participation of over 75% of student clinics qualifies students for graduation as a Clinician.

The $100 administrative fee due upon registering for the program is non-refundable.
Cancelling up to three days prior to class, refunds are available with a 5% deduction, or payment is transferable to future classes. 
Cancelling after the first class: 50% of total remaining prorated tuition is refundable.
Cancelling after the second class: 25% of total remaining prorated tuition is refundable.
After the third class, there are no refunds given and the total sum of tuition is due in full – even if all classes are not completed.

 PAY IN FULL $2160 (Save 10%)​​