This course provides a foundation for the continued study of plant medicine. Combining scholarship with a hands-on component, we explore a variety of elements shaping the modern practice of herbal medicine in the United States today. This course reviews traditional rationale for herbal use as well as the foundational modern sciences that support a contemporary evidence-informed perspective. Coursework acquaints students with topics such as the herbal lexicon, materia medica, plant ecology, historical & cultural perspectives, political influences, phytochemistry, modern research, safety, posology (the study of dosage) and herbal preparations.


Course Programs

  • Courses for Advanced Special Standing
  • Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Master of Arts in Integrative Health Studies
  • Master of Science Clinical Herbal Medicine
  • Master of Science Herbal Product Design
  • Master of Science in Health Promotion
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health
  • Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism
  • Post Master`s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Herbalism

Course Details

Course Code
HRB 600
Primary Instructor
Courtney Fischer
Start Date
End Date
Online Course