HER101 Introduction to Herbal Sciences
3 semester hour credits

Introduction to Herbal Sciences covers the principles of herbal medicine within the context of historical and modern health care with an emphasis on well-documented botanicals. This course discusses regulation of herbal products, primary functions of key botanicals in popular use, herbal product quality control, and basics of herbal safety. Additional topics include the energetics and classifications of Western medicinal plants with an emphasis on the incorporation of herbalism into daily life.

HER102 Herbs and Body Systems                              

3 semester hour credits

Explores primary medicinal botanicals used to affect body systems, including some basic herbal combinations to use for each body system, and some of the primary pathologies associated with each body system.  Herbal safety and appropriate use is emphasized.

HER200 Introduction to Essential Oils
3 semester hour credits

Introduction to Essential Oils explores historical, scientific, and functional aspects of essential oils. This course covers essential oils for personal use, specific usage of the most common essential oils, as well as manufacturing and safety considerations that must be considered while using individual and combinations of oils within all age groups.  Specific attention is placed on the popularity of essential oils today, as well as how essential oils can be utilized daily to promote optimal health.