Apprenticeship Program

Clinical herbalist

Mentor under experienced practitioners with in-person supervised clinical practicums with the Wild Rose College Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship program.

Gain skills as a herbal practitioner directly from practicing clinical herbalists.

Clinical Herbalist

Learn hands-on skills from experienced herbalists with the Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship Program. Tie all the pieces of your comprehensive online education together under the guidance of a herbal mentor.

Herbalism is a hands-on art and science, with knowledge traditionally passed from person to person. Continue on in this lineage in our in-person and on-line clinical blocks to effectively apply your knowledge to the real world–and real people.

Whether your goal is to see clients or simply to improve your formulating, product creation and diagnostic skills, clinical blocks offer invaluable foundational skills to all herbalists in training.

Practicum Cost: $750

Learn More Here: Program Details & FAQs

**Please Note: we now offer online apprenticeship blocks to provide accessibility and herbal mentorship to students across the globe, no matter where you are located.

Upcoming In-Person Practicums:

Flo Lavallie – Saskatoon, SK (All skill levels)

Ongoing practicums, now booking October 2022, contact student services to request specific dates.

Dani Sweet – London, ON (Beginner to Intermediate Herbal Students)

  • November  21-25
Upcoming Online Practicums:

Jeananne Laing – General Clinic Practicum (All Skill Levels)

  • November 17th – 29th

 

Begin Your Clinical Journey Today…

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Meet your Instructors

Clinical Instructors

Bree Nabholz, Cl.H.

Dani Sweet C.C.H.P., C.H.

Tiffany Wyse ND, RH

Evelyn Coggins, MHSc, CHT, RH(AHG)

Colleen Emery, MH, Cl.H.

Jeananne Laing, MH, Cl.H.

Katolen Yardley

What do our Students say?

Frequently Asked Questions

The Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship is a program model that is totally unique to Wild Rose College. It is designed specifically to give you the practical skills necessary to begin to successfully pair herbs with people – helping you to apply your herbal education to the people who need your skills most.

The Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship Program builds on the knowledge you acquire in the Practical Herbalist and Master Herbalist Diploma Programs (or equivalent education), allowing you to learn to apply your herbal knowledge with clients in a real clinical setting. The program allows you to train with experienced herbalists across Canada in accessible practicums that fit around your lifestyle.

Practical Herbalist Diploma

  • It is recommended that students hold a high school diploma if they intend to undertake our curriculum and basic English competency is expected.

Master Herbalist Diploma

  • Students must be enrolled in or have graduated from our Practical Herbalist Diploma, or have an equivalent education, if they wish to enroll in our Master Herbalist Diploma Program.

Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship

  • The Practical and Master Herbalist Diploma Programs are required to receive your clinical designation. However, you may begin your clinical training once you are enrolled in the Practical Herbalist Diploma Program and you have completed the Herbology 101 course.

Courses taken at another school may be accepted as substitutes for Wild Rose College courses upon submission of transcripts, course outlines or syllabus. In some cases students may be asked to write a challenge exam at a cost of $75.00+GST. Courses allowable for transfer must have been taken within the past ten years.

Students must receive approval from our Student Services team prior to enrollment. Please email info@wildrosecollege.com for more information.

You will be eligible for Clinical Herbalist certification at Wild Rose College upon completion of the Master Herbalist Diploma program (or equivalent) and the completion of 350 hours of clinical herbalist training.

Wild Rose College requires a minimum of 200 hours, and up to 350 hours of clinical supervision, to be completed through the College’s Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship Program.

You can complete all of your clinical hours with just one or with several of our experienced clinical herbalists.

As much as we would love to see it, unfortunately experienced clinical herbalists are not found in every city. Therefore you may need to travel to complete your practicum hours, however, our practicums are designed so that you can complete a 40-hour block in 1 or 2 weeks rather than multiple weekends. Students who need to travel to practicums need to arrange their own transport and accommodation.

Our practicums are scheduled in 40-hour blocks and take place over 1 or 2 weeks depending on the practitioner.

You will be eligible for Clinical Herbalist certification at Wild Rose College upon completion of the Master Herbalist Diploma Program (or equivalent) and the completion of 350 hours of clinical herbalist training.

Wild Rose College requires a minimum of 200 hours and up to 350 hours of clinical supervision to be completed through the College’s Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship Program. The cost of completing 200 hours (5 practicum blocks) of clinical practicums through Wild Rose College is $3,750.

During your practicum you will cover (through observation or practical application) all aspects of running a clinical practice including, but not limited to:

  • Client intake
  • Lifestyle recommendations
  • Dietary and herbal recommendations
  • Making effective recommendations
  • Keeping a herbal dispensary/apothecary
  • Making referrals
  • Continuity of care
  • Discontinuing care
  • Responding to adverse reactions
  • Difficult patients
  • Formulating
  • Dosage
  • Legal issues
  • Office management

Wild Rose College will not be requiring students to disclose vaccination status to attend in-person clinical practicums. Students are reminded that while the College facilitates clinical blocks with various practitioners, they are not run by the College. As this is an evolving and ever-changing environment, we recommend that students inquire with individual practitioners prior to booking with regards to their policies around social distancing, masking, and any vaccine requirements to attend in-person clinical practicums. The College will be unable to confirm these varied details across clinical sites and is not responsible for the policies set with individual practitioners.

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