The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies provides the herbal enthusiast with a foundational knowledge of herbal sciences, as well as an understanding of wellness-based models of healthcare. People with a background or interest in horticulture and gardening, culinary arts and nutrition, public health and education, and the environment and sustainability, as well as people who are parents and caregivers, will find the program relevant and valuable.
For thousands of years, people all over the world have had a vast knowledge of their local plants, using them as allies to tend to their health through the changing seasons. With a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies from Maryland University of Integrative Health, you can recapture that wisdom and create greater health, wellness, and vitality for yourself and others using herbs, food, and an increased awareness of the natural world.
The program’s emphasis on practical skills ensures that students are familiar with the identification of local plants and have the ability to make medicinal food and herbal preparations. Combining modern, scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom, the coursework uses the cycles of nature to guide the integration of herbs into daily life. This program empowers the student with the knowledge and skills to support self-care through the safe and effective incorporation of herbs into daily life, using body care products, food preparations, and other herbal supplements.
This 12-credit program is offered online. On-campus projects and internships will be available for students to engage in hands-on learning in medicinal plant harvesting, processing, formulary, medicine making, and quality control analysis.