Throughout recorded history, nearly every culture on earth has used plants to thrive and heal. Recognizing and respecting the power of nature is a critical part of Maryland University of Integrative Health’s history, and our Western herbal medicine programs continue to take this concept and this field to a new level.
All trend data in complementary medicine indicates that consumers will continue and increase their use of herbs in the coming years. Experts who understand how to grow, sustain, harvest, produce, and prescribe these natural medicines are highly valued, both in industry and as clinical practitioners.
Academic Programs in Western Herbal Medicine
Consumer use of herbal supplements continues to grow and graduates of MUIH’s M.S. Clinical Herbalism program will be prepared to serve as clinicians with the knowledge and tools to provide whole person, relationship-centered healthcare. The program prepares students to apply the principles, practices, and concepts in herbal medicine to the development and implementation of clinical strategies and real-world solutions, and integrates contemporary scientific evidence with tradition and practical herbal experiences. READ MORE
Graduates of this program will be prepared to provide the unique competency needed by herbal manufacturers. The program integrates traditional herbal knowledge with evidence-based scientific research. This combination is foundational to improved research and commercialization of herbal supplements. This 37-credit program includes online and selected on-campus courses, provides students with practical experiences through internship placements, and offers unique opportunities through MUIH’s herbal dispensary and garden. READ MORE
In this eight-month program, you will develop a strong foundation in Western herbs through the blending of current, evidence-based, scientific knowledge and traditional herbal wisdom. You will also gain practical skills to incorporate herbs into healing remedies and a healthy diet. This online program also can be applied as the first 12 credits of the Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism or applied toward the Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching or Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. READ MORE