The Herbal Studies program is designed for individuals with a keen interest in herbs, wellness, and self-care. 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.
This one-of-a-kind program combines modern, scientific knowledge with traditional herbal wisdom, using the cycles of nature to guide the integration of herbs into daily life. The program’s emphasis on practical skills ensures that you will learn to incorporate herbs into food preparation and a healthy diet, and prepare simple and useful herbal remedies.
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.
- Designed for individuals who have a keen interest in herbs and wellness
- Focused on empowering you with the basic knowledge and skills to support self-care
- Taught by internationally renowned experts and leaders in herbal medicine, health, and wellness
- Delivered online in eight months and includes 12 graduate-level academic credits
- Approved for continuing education units toward licensure requirements for select professions
- Eligible for federal financial aid
Where can you go from here?
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate integrates with a number of other programs at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
- Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism: The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies contains the first 12 credits of our master’s degree, allowing you to seamlessly continue your herbal education.
- Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching: Pair the Herbal Studies certificate with the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching to earn a master’s degree combining the two disciplines.
- Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health: Nine to 12 credits of the Herbal Studies program can be applied to the Herbal Medicine area of concentration in our nutrition program.
Maryland University of Integrative Health is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university's graduate degrees and certificates are endorsed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
An applicant that has earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent outside the United States, must submit an official evaluation from a foreign credential evaluation service confirming that the foreign degree earned is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate. Students must order this evaluation independently, and must be received in a sealed envelope.