(Not Eligible for Federal Financial Aid)
The courses will help students understand the regulation, efficacy, quality, safety and applications of over 50 commonly used herbal supplements. Additional coursework in nutrition (Macronutrients) and Medical Terminology are included to provide those without an educational background in healthcare with an appropriate context in which to understand the role that herbal supplements may play in human health.
Total Credits: 17
Transfer Credits Allowed: 6
Cost of Tuition per Credit: $318.00
Total Tuition of Program: $5,406.00
This diploma program is ideal for individuals in retail or healthcare professions who wish to expand their knowledge of herbal products, including the safe and appropriate use of such products. This diploma gives retail salespeople who sell herbal products, or those who work in healthcare professions, a better understanding of the products they are selling or using. The Diploma in Herbal Sciences (Dip.Herb.Sc.) will provide retailers and those in the healthcare professions with a comprehensive education in the principles and practice of herbal supplement use.
This diploma program is not designed to prepare the student to practice herbal medicine. However, those in the licensed healthcare professions may use their newly gained knowledge to integrate the use of herbal supplements into their practice and/or to advise patients about the appropriate use of herbal supplements. Retailers will be able to provide better advice to consumers about the safe and appropriate use of herbal supplements.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Herbal Science program, the completer will be able to:
- Discuss the regulation, efficacy, quality, safety and applications of herbal supplements.
- Describe the nature of many commonly used herbal products within the backdrop of traditional Chinese medicine.
- Explain the specific usage of the most common, botanical essential oils.
- Integrate the use of herbal supplements into professional practice.
- Advise patients and consumers about the safe and appropriate use of herbal supplements.
The Diploma in Herbal Science program consists of the following six courses:
- HEA101 Medical Terminology (2)
- NUT100 Macronutrients (3)
- HER101 Introduction to Herbal Sciences (3)
- HER102 Herbs and Body Systems (3)
- HER103 Intro to Traditional Chinese Herbalism (3)
- HER200 Introduction to Essential Oils (3)
Total Credits: 17
*Please note that this is a diploma program consisting of undergraduate courses not a degree program.
Please do note that none of our programs are intended to lead towards a Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.
Please see our Registered Dietitian Disclosure.
Since there are states and/or countries that have regulations as to the educational requirements and use of various occupational titles, we suggest that you check with your state to see if there are any applicable regulations. Students are responsible for determining if their country or state has any requirements with regards to providing nutrition counseling or services.
In any case, the use of “Registered Dietitian” or “Dietitian” are restricted to those individuals who met the credentialing requirements of the American Dietetic Association.
The American Nutrition Association® (Formerly the Center for Nutrition Advocacy®) is an excellent resource for those interested in pursuing a career in Nutrition.
The Council of Holistic Health Educators is an excellent resource for those interested in pursuing a career in Nutrition.