This is a herbal education program of the highest order designed to train herbal practitioners to build a career in herbal medicine. It meets and surpasses standards of training for professional accreditation across Canada. Most importantly, this course is designed to ignite your passion for plants and their use for lasting well-being.
Year 1 – 100 hours clinic practicum (10-15 hours per month)
Years 2 & 3 – 125 hours clinic practicum (similar to year 1)
500 hours core herbal subjects
350 hours health sciences
300 hours combining the above subjects and/or additional complementary alternative medicine related subjects such as:
Research skills • Laboratory science: interpreting and analyzing medical diagnostic tests • Business skills • Plant Spirit Medicine • Aromatherapy • Flower essences • Study of additional natural health products • Study of additional complementary & alternative methodologies .
350 hours of supervised clinical practice
Herbalists are not regulated. Standards of education and practice have been established nationally and have been adopted by the various herbal associations in Canada, including in NS and NB. Herbalists who meet these standards become registered by their provincial association and receive all the benefits and support of such registration.
Not at this time
Not at this time, we are working on it
Yes, graduates are eligible to register as a professional herbal practitioner with the various herbalist associations throughout Canada and possibly abroad.
The prerequisites are grade 12 education, beginner biochemistry and fluency in English. Prior herbal study, such as the Bloom beginner program is an asset, to verify the desire to delve deeper into herbal study.
Not for the professional program. HST is charged for the one year, beginner program
The one year course is for personal interest, care of self and family, an introduction to herbal medicine. Practical, interactive, encounters with local herbs. The three year program is a professional diploma program to train herbal practitioners.
A diploma in herbal medicine is give upon completion of the Bloom Herbal Practitioner Program. A certificate of completion is given for the beginner program.
Please be in touch if you are interested in further details and beginning the application process. I deeply appreciate your inquiry, it fuels my inspiration for the school, and my excitement about the future of herbal medicine. I look forward advancing the herbal movement together.