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Due to the high volume of requests for information concerning schools offering courses in herbal medicine, we have assembled the following list. You will find here schools offering courses designed for various levels of expertise and varying interests. Some are oriented towards folk herb traditions while others use a western scientific approach to herbal medicine. These schools may or may not be officially accredited. The Herb Research Foundation has not evaluated these programs and therefore does not endorse or recommend any one in particular. We urge you to investigate the schools and curricula thoroughly to determine the program most appropriate for you. Would you like to list your school? Click here

American Herbalists Guild PO Box 70 Roosevelt, UT 84066 Phone: (435) 722-8434 ahgoffice@earthlink.net http://www.healthy.net/herbalists For a more comprehensive list of herbal education programs, request their directory of herbal education programs ($10.00).

Online Directory of Alternative Medicine Schools
Interested in pursuing a career in natural medicine or or looking for further professional training in alternative/complementary therapies? Search this comprehensive directory of over 70 systems and modalities of alternative medicine education, from acupuncture, homeopathy and naturopathic medicine, to aromatherapy and massage. Introduce yourself to a whole new world of natural medicine education. http://healthy.net/univ/profess/schools/med/index.asp

Degree Programs

American University of Complimentary Medicine 11543 Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 914-4116 Fax (310) 479-3376 http://www.aucm.org/ Certificates, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and graduate degrees in Homeopathy, Ayurvedic Medicine and Holistic Health. The Masters programs emphasize research, allowing students to participate in the advancement of Mind/Body Health and Healing, in addition to education.

Bastyr University Admissions/Continuing Education 14500 Juanita Drive NE Bothell, WA 98011 Phone: (425) 823-1300 Fax: (425) 823-6222 http://www.bastyr.edu/ Degrees: ND and other degrees, including nutrition and herbalism.

National College of Naturopathic Medicine 11231 SE Market Street Portland, OR 97216 Phone: (503) 499-4343 student-services@ncnm.edu http://www.ncnm.edu/ Degree: ND

School of Phytotherapy Bucksteep Manor, Bodle Street Green Near Hailsham, East Sussex, UK, BN27 4RJ Phone: 01323-833-812-4 Fax: 01323-833-869 medherb@pavilion.co.uk Degrees: BS in phytotherapy

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences 2140 East Broadway Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282 Phone: (480) 858-9100 Fax: (480) 858-9116 info@scnm.edu http://www.scnm.edu/ Degrees: ND, MA in acupuncture

University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine, 60 Lafayette Street, Bridgeport, CT 06601. Ph : 203 576 4109 Email :natmed@bridgeport.edu http://www.bridgeport.edu/naturopathy/index.html Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) degree program.


Sonoran Herbal Institute Pamela Hyde, PO Box 86477 Tucson, AZ 85754-6477 520-743-3980 or 520-743-9902

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine PO Box 4565 Bisbee, AZ 85603 Phone: (505) 255-9215 http://www.rt66.com/hrbmoore/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html Classes, workshops, intensive program. Catalog available


Old World Apothecary PO Box 429 Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (479) 253-1097 http://www.oldworldapothecary.com Classes, workshops, herbal information and resources.


American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine 455 Arkansas St, Ste 302, San Francisco, CA 94107 415-282-7600

Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies 219 Carl Street San Francisco, CA 94117 Phone: (415) 564-6785 Fax: (415) 564-6799 Classes, workshops, correspondence course. Catalog available.

The California School of Herbal Studies PO Box 39 Forestville, CA 95436 Phone: (707) 887-7457 cshs@cshs.com http://www.cshs.com/ Classes, workshops. Catalog available.

East West School of Herbology PO Box 275 Ben Lomond, CA 95005 Phone: (800) 717-5010 Fax: (831) 336-4548 herbcourse@planetherbs.com http://www.planetherbs.com/ Correspondence course, workshops. Catalog available.

Flower Essence Society PO Box 459 Nevada City, CA 95959 Phone: (800) 736-9222 Fax: (530) 265-6467 mail@flowersociety.org http://www.flowersociety.org/ Classes, workshops. Catalog available.

Institute of Aromatic Studies 219 Carl St. San Francisco,CA 94117 Phone: (415) 564-6785 Fax: (415) 564-6799 requests@jeannerose.net http://www.jeannerose.net/ Jeanne Rose offers home-study courses in herbal medicine and aromatherapy. Catalog available.

Natural Healing Institute PO Box 230294 Encinitas, CA 92023 Phone: (800) 559-4325 Classes, workshops. Catalog available.

Ojai Center of Phytotherapy PO Box 66 Ojai, CA 93024 Phone and fax: (805) 646-6699

The Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy PO Box 6723 San Rafael, CA 94903 Phone: (415) 479-9121 Fax: (415) 479-0119 aroma@pacbell.net http://www.pacificinstituteofaromatherapy.com/ Correspondence course, classes, workshops. Catalog available.

Pacific School of Herbal Medicine PO Box 3151 Oakland, CA 94760 Phone: (510) 845-4028 Classes, workshops. Class listings available.

Therapeutic Herbalism 2068 Ludwig Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95407 Phone: (707) 525-9772 Correspondence course. http://www.pshm.org


Artemis Institute of Natural Therapies PO Box 1824 Boulder, CO 80306 Phone: (303) 443-9289 Fax: (303) 443-6361 Classes, workshops. Catalog available.

Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1441 York St. Ste 100, Denver, CO 80206 303-329-6355

Front Range Herbal Institute P.O. Box 61, Jamestown, CO 80455; 303-442-8266; info@frontrangeherbal.com www.frontrangeherbal.com Classes, certification in herbalism.

Full Circle School of Alternative Therapies PO Box 2005 Edwards, CO 81632 Toll Free: (877) 926-6210 Fax: (970) 926-1341 Web: info@naturalhealers.com www.fullcircleschool.com Certificate programs in herbal medicine. Catalog available

Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies PO Box 19254 Boulder, CO 80308-2254 Phone: (303) 442-6861 Fax: (303) 442-6294 rmcbs@indra.com http://www.herbschool.com/ Intensive training program, classes, workshops. Catalog available.

Ruseto College Chinese Herbal Medicine 2900 Valmont Rd., E-1 Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: ( 303) 449-1686 Classes. Call for more information.

School of Natural Medicine PO Box 7369 Boulder, CO 80306-7369 Phone: (303) 443-4882 Fax: (303) 443-8276 snm@purehealth.com http://www.purehealth.com Correspondence course, classes, workshops. Catalog available.


Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine 6655 66th St N., Pinellas Park, FL 34665 813-546-6565


Living with Herbs Institute 931 Monroe Drive #102-343 Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: (404) 607-8222 LWHerbs@waonline.com Classes, workshops. Catalog available.


Oriental Medicine Insitute of Hawaii 181 South Kukui Street Suite 206 Honolulu, HI 96813 (808)536-3611

Tai Hsuan Foundation College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine PO Box 11130, Honolulu, HI 96828 Tel: (808) 949-1050 Fax: (808) 947-1152 Email: taihsuancollege@cs.com http://acupuncture-hi.com/ Accredited Masters Degree program in Oriental Medicine.


Massachusetts Blazing Star Herbal School PO Box 6 Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 Phone: (413) 625-6875 Fax: (413) 625-6792 blazingstarherbs@excite.com http://www.blazingstarherbs.com/ Classes, workshops. Catalog available.

Teleosis School of Homeopathy 5A Lancaster St. Cambridge, MA 02140 (617) 547-8500 http://www.teleosis.com


Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute PO Box 579 Hot Springs, MT 59845 Phone: (406) 741-3811 rmhi@rmhiherbal.org http://www.rmhiherbal.org Chinese medicine. Classes, workshops, correspondence course. Catalog available.

Sweetgrass School of Herbalism 6101 Shadow Circle Drive Bozeman, MT 59715 Phone: (406) 585-8006 robyn@rrreading.com http://www.rrreading.com/schedule.html Classes, workshops. Catalog available.

New Jersey

Herbal Therapeutics PO Box 553 Broadway, NY 08808 Phone: (908) 835-0822 Fax: (908) 835-0824 dwherbal@cencom.net Intensive training program.

New Mexico

Ayurvedic Institute 11311 Menaul NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 Phone: (505) 291-9698 Fax: (505) 294-7572 info@ayurveda.com http://www.ayurveda.com/ Correspondence course, classes, workshops. Catalog available.

National College of Phytotherapy 3030 Isleta SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 Phone and fax: (505) 452-3468 Training program, classes. Catalog available.

New Mexico College of Natural Healing 310 West 6th Street P.O. Box 211 Silver City, NM 88062 Telephone: 505-538-0050 http://www.zianet.com/nmcnh/ Classes in herbal education.

North American College of Botantical Medicine 1104 Park Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102-2941 (505) 873-8107 Email: phyto@swcp.com http://www.swcp.com/botanicalmedicine/ Bachelor of Science and herbalism certification courses.

University of Natural Medicine PO Box 4069 Santa Fe, NM 87502 Phone: ( 800) 893-3367 Fax: (505) 424-7878 natmedu@aol.com http://www.unaturalmedicine.edu/ Correspondence course, classes. Catalog available.

New York

American Institute for Aromatherapy & Herbal Studies Mynou De Muy, 9 Gerry Lane, Huntington, NY 11743 516-271-4246

Ayurveda Holistic Center of New York 82-A Bayville Avenue Bayville, NY 11709 Phone and fax: (516) 628-8200 http://www.ayurvedahc.com Correspondence course, classes, workshops. Catalog available.

Blue Crescent Botanica 21 Lynnwood Drive Rochester, NY 14618 Phone: (716) 442-6629 www.bcbotanica.com/ correspondence course, traditional apprenticeships, clinical internships.

Northeast School of Botanical Medicine 7Song, Director PO Box 6626 Ithaca, NY 14851 (607)564-1023 http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~wolfe/NSBM/NSBMcur.html

The Herbal Bear 224 East 27th Street - 5B New York, NY 10016 (212) 532-9322 A holistic learning center teaching traditional herbal healing. Classes are offered in NYC and the Northern Catskills of New York State. www.theherbalbear.com

The New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research 6801 Jericho Turnpike Syosset, NY 11791-4413 Phone: (800) 922-7337 Fax: (516) 364-0989 wch@nycollege.edu http://www.nycollege.edu

Teleosis School of Homeopathy 333 W. 56th St. Apt. 1C New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 977-8118 Fax: (212) 977-8109 teleosis@igc.org http://www.teleosis.com/

Wise Woman Center PO Box 64 Woodstock, NY 12498 Phone and fax: (845) 246-8081 Correspondence course, classes, workshops. Catalog available. http://www.susunweed.com


Ohio Academy of Holistic Health 2380 Bellbrook Ave. Dayton, OH 45385 Phone (800) 833-8122 Fax: (937) 426-8883 Classes, workshops. Catalog available.


The Australasian College of Herbal Studies PO Box 130 530 First St. Lake Oswego, OR 97034-0130 Phone: (503) 635-6652; (800) 487-8839 Fax: (503) 636-0607 Email: achs@herbed.com http://www.herbed.com/ Distance Learning, fully online, or on-campus State Licensed Certificate and Diploma programs. CE Credits. Student Loans. Free catalog available.

Oregon School of Herbal Studies 25031 Lavell Rd., Junction City, OR 97448 503-998-3698

Blue Iris School of Herbal Studies PO Box 10914 Eugene, OR 97440 Phone: (541) 744-1013 Gcoletteg@aol.com www.herbalism.net/coletteg Classes, workshops. Catalog available.

South Carolina

Southeastern School of Herbal Studies Route 2, Box 581, Walterboro, SC 29488; 803-538-3505


American Academy of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 9100 Parkwest Drive Houston, TX 77063 (713)780-9777

Austin Oriental Medical Academy 4105 South First Street Austin, TX 78745 (800)824-9987

Beijing School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of Texas 2901 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-737-7401


The School of Natural Healing PO Box 412 Springville, UT 84663 Phone: (800) 372-8255 Fax: (801) 489-8341 publications@snh.cc http://www.schoolofnaturalhealing.com/index.htm Correspondence course, classes, workshops. Catalog available.


North East College of Healing Arts & Sciences PO Box 250 Bellows Falls, VT 05101 Phone: (800) 874-7955 Classes. Catalog available.

Sage Mountain Herbal Center and Native Plant Preserve Education Department PO Box 420 East Barre, VT 05649 Phone: (802) 479-9825 Fax: (802) 476-3722 sagemt@sagemountain.com http://www.sagemountain.com/ Correspondence course, classes, workshops. Catalog available.

Heart of Herbs 48 Commonwealth Ave. Springfield VT 05156
Phone: 1-866-303-HERB toll free http://www.heartofherbs.com Holistic Herbal Correspondence, Apprenticeship and Workshop Programs.Educational catalog, and newsletter available.


School of Herbal Medicine The Registrar, PO Box 168, Suquamish, WA 98392


Institute for Wholistic Education 33719 116th St. Twin Lakes, WI 53181 Phone: (414) 877-9396 Correspondence courses. Catalog available.


Canadian College for Chinese Studies 853-859 Cormorant St., Victoria BC V8W 1R2, Canada 604-385-6622

Coastal Mountain College of Healing Arts, Inc. 1745 West 4th Ave. Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 1M2 Phone: (604) 734-4596 Fax: (604) 734-4597 cmc@infoserve.net Classes, workshops. Catalog available.

International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine 3011847 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6M 461 Canada 604-731-2926

Living Earth School of Natural Therapies 401 Richmond Street West, Studio 1 Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada Telephone: 416-591-0400 Facsimile: 905-303-8724 E-mail: herbalinfo@livingearthschool.com http://www.livingearthschool.com Classses, Certificate and diploma programs.

Tai Shan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Address: 206-370 East Broadway, Vancouver,BC,Canada, V5T 4G5 tel/fax: (604) 872-6833 email: dtcm@smartt.com

Wild Rose College of Natural Healing #400, 1228 Kensington Road N.W. Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 4P9 Fax: (403) 283-0799 Telephone: (403) 270-0936 Toll-Free: 1-888-WLD-ROSE (953-7673) E-Mail: coordinators@wrc.net http://www.wrc.net/ Classes, online correspondence course. Free catalog.

New Zealand

International College of Herbal Medicine 18-B Sirrah Street Wainui Beach Gisborne New Zealand To speak to a representative call: Australasia/New Zealand: Isla Burgess 646 863 0048, EU: Michael McIntyre 1993 830 419, USA: Amanda McQuade Crawford 805 646 6699 Email: info@icohm.com http://www.HerbCollege.com The International College of Herbal Medicine provides a two-year active program of continuing professional development and postgraduate study. The College has designed a course for Medical Herbalists and Health Professionals who want to receive advanced and clinically oriented training from mentors who are internationally recognized experts in Herbal Medicine.

Ethnobotany Programs

A comprehensive list of schools offering courses and programs in ethnobotany is available from the Economic Botany business office. Economic Botany PO Box 368 Lawrence, KS 66044 tflaster@rmi.net http://www.econ.bot.org

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