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Herbalist Lifestyle Program

Year 2, Clinical Track

Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Do you feel called to connect with nature and serve your community? Becoming a Clinical Community Herbalist is a great step toward supporting your own and others’ health.

This curriculum is the Lifestyle Program Year 2 with addition of Clinical Skills class, created for students working toward Clinical Internship in third of study.

Upon completion of Clinical Internship, students will receive HERBalachia Clinical Community Herbalist Certificate and be able to use, dispense, and recommend local, non-toxic herbs to clients. Our program is created in alignment with the American Herbalist Guild recommended guidelines for herbal study.

Students with a scope of practice which including nutritional guidelines (nurses, physicians, etc.) may immediately use these skills to enhance their current professions. Click HERE for information on Continuing Education for Nurses.

Click HERE to download the Lifestyle Program Year 2, Clinical Track Flyer.

Clinical skills development

Students observe treatments, practice clinical assessment skills and therapeutic evaluation. You will learn the health professions practices of confidentiality and medical ethics, to perform a health intake, and to assess any ‘red flag’ symptoms requiring referral to a physician.

Expanded Materia Medica

Each plant will be studied in terms of scientific and common names, identification, part used, preparation/dosage, actions/indications, and safety/contraindications. Common formula and treatment protocols will be evaluated. Students will be guided in effective methods of study to retain this vital information to be used in clinic.

Herbal dispensary options

Continue to accrue experience with continued study of decoction, infusion, tincture, percolation, salve, honey pill, and syrup. Learn to assess which is most effective in various situations and with certain patient populations.

Wisdom gleaned through experience

Follow in the footsteps of traditional herbalists by learning from our highly-trained, experienced herbalist instructors. All instructors in clinical program hold masters-level degrees in the medical field and are eager and excited to welcome you as a peer!

Continue the inward journey of the self

Serving others draws from the well of our own good health and Spirit. Grow your personal plan for thriving and learn new paths to deepen heart wisdom and compassion. Healthy living practices benefit ourselves, our patients, and everyone around us.


Open to graduates of HERBalachia Lifestyle program or similar herbal immersion program (please send transcripts for evaluation).


All classes taught in person by local, masters-level practicing herbalists:

Julia Thie, L.Ac.
Seth McLaughlin, FNP
Amanda Leuthardt, L.Ac.
Michelle Bouton, L.Ac.


200 total hours
170 class hours over 10 weekends + 30 community service/teaching hours

Feb 8,9,10: Intro weekend, history, laws
Mar 8,9,10: Gastro-Intestinal
Apr 5,6,7: Pain
May 3,4,6: Mood & Emotions
May 31, June 1,2: Medicines From the Earth Conference
July 26,27,28: Gynecology, Pregnancy
Aug 23,24,25: Heart, Circulatory
Sept 20,21,22: Topicals & Skin Care (spa weekend!)
Oct 18,19,20: First Aid
Nov 15,16,17: Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat


Tuition/Registration: $3300

  1. Payment of non-refundable $500 deposit reserves your spot in the program.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Payment balances due:
    $1400 by November 10
    $1400 by December 10

Please budget an additional $200 for books and supplies. Textbook list will be sent to you by Jan. 1.

Payment may be made at Appalachian Acupuncture, Tuesday–Thursday from 9-5, Friday 9-1.
We accept cash, check or credit card. You may pay by card by phone: 423-928-9394.

Click HERE to download the Lifestyle Program Year 2 Information Flyer.

For questions, please contact Michelle Bouton: Michelle@HERBalachia.com

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including the free Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival!

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