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If you’re interested in becoming an herbalist, you’re on the right path!

Herbalism is the practice of using specific plants and herbs to treat and prevent diseases. The practice is revered in the medical community because of its influence on modern medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine, as well as Ayurveda and herbal medicine, have done their part in revolutionizing medicine as we know it today.

So if you’re interested in learning about it, here’s some information that will prove to be essential on your journey toward becoming an herbalist!

Becoming a Part of the Herbal Therapy Profession

If you want to be an herbalist in the US, you’ll need to declare yourself a self-defined expert.  But don’t mistake ‘self-defined’ for self-educated.

Remember, this is a branch of medicine. You can’t practice herbal therapy by simply brushing up on the basics of herbalism online.

Career Choices

There are several career concentrations you could opt for, such as:

  • Teaching people about using herbs as medicine
  • Growing herbs
  • Picking herbs or wildcrafting
  • Manufacturing herbal medicine
  • Studying further with specializations such as nutrition and wellness, or naturopathic medicine

Education and Training

Here at New Eden School of Natural Health & Herbal Studies, we offer a number of diplomas in our herbal program.

Starting with the Certified Herbalist Program which is an essentials course, our courses go on till the Medicinal Herbalist Program, which is our most in-depth program for potential herbalists. They are then awarded the Advanced Professional Diploma in Herbal Medicine.

A Note

If you’re planning on extending your education, you could also enroll for a Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy degree. However, that requires a college associate degree or at least an Associate Degree in Naturopathy. So it might be wise to consult with a professional before you take your next step.

Average Cost of Tuition

With college tuition hovering at close to $26,000 a year on average, you might want to take a step back and assess the situation.

Enrolling in college works well if you need it. But if you opt for online education, an herbalist school like New Eden School is the best choice. You’ll save money (our tuition fee for the MH program is just $3,240!), you’ll have no trouble balancing your education with your lifestyle, and you’ll have the best professionals in the field teaching you.

Not to mention that you’ll have all the information you need at hand in an online database. So no more asking around for patchy study notes!

Education and Training

Further Education

Depending on your qualifications, you can specialize in particular fields to further your career goals. Given that you’re studying at one of the leading accredited naturopathic schools online, finding the right subject shouldn’t be a problem.

Ready to Begin?

Start by checking out our herbal programs at New Eden School of Natural Health & Herbal Studies. And let us know if you’re interested.

Take the next step toward becoming a professional herbalist!