DHM100 - Diploma in Herbal Medicine - Year One

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Overall Diploma Description

The Diploma in Herbal Medicine – Year One program is unique in that it delivers 3 different types of herbal structures, young buds, mature plants and ―blood’ of plants. Students will learn how to use and apply all 3 variations.

Medical Herbalism is a foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine. Based on the author’s more than twenty-five years of herbal practice, it contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants both by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines.

Gemmotherapy is derived from the Latin ―gemma,‖ (bud), and Greek ―therapeia‖ (medical treatment). Gemmotherapy is a modern medical intervention focusing on the cause of disease. Its remedies are a type of extremely potent herbal products manufactured principally from embryonic tissue of various trees and shrubs; but also from seeds, catkins, rootlets and sap.

Aromatherapy is the study and use of powerful anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial essential oils for other related therapies to enhance wellness and promote deep relaxation. This program integrates advanced therapeutic methods for a more comprehensive healing effect. They are considered the ―life-blood‖ of the plant world.

After attaining the Diploma in Herbal Medicine, the successful graduate can apply to the Canadian Examining Board of Healthcare Practitioners (CanadianExaminingBoard.com) for the designation CCHP Certified Clinical Herbal Practitioner.


  • Completion of required reading assignments, online tests, and essays
  • Satisfactory completion of 25 case studies and 2500 word dissertation on one successful case study
  • A passing grade of 70% or higher on all tests and final exam


  • High School Diploma or Adult Student status
  • Fluent in the English language

Total Two Year Duration

925 Clock Hours / 24 consecutive months

Associated Courses

Title Type Method of Delivery Price Link
BIZ101 - Business Ethics Course Online INCLUDED
ARO101 - Aromatherapy Theory Course Online $595
APP102 - CIHS Custom Introduction to the Human Body Course Online $595
CGO100 - Certificate in Gemmotherapy & Oligotherapy Course Online $795
MED101 - Medical Terminology Course Online $125
BCM101 - Chemistry / Biochemistry Course Online $695
HRB201 - Medical Herbalism Course Online $695
DHM200 - Diploma in Herbal Medicine - Year Two Diploma Online $1,980


MED101 – Medical Terminology

Quick Medical Terminology is a self-paced learning approach designed to ease you into the language of medicine that separates the layperson from the professional. The programmed-learning format requires active participation through reading, writing, answering questions, labeling, repetition, and providing immediate feedback. This format will help you to correctly decipher new terms by identifying and then practicing different word parts.

APP102 – CIHS Custom Intro to Human Body

CIHS Custom Introduction to the Human Body is a shortened course which enables allied health professionals to efficiently and effectively master the essentials of anatomy and physiology as well as understand the balance between homeostasis and disruptions to homeostasis. Rich in clinical resources that highlight disruptions to homeostasis, the book also includes a special section in each chapter that focuses on Wellness. These unique discussions help health professionals make the connections between knowledge of form and function with optimal healthy choices.

Note: CIHS is pleased to offer this text as well as access to the Wiley Plus Online Classroom at a special reduced student rate. This special pricing for the text and access to Wiley Plus is only available for purchase through the College

BCM101 – Chemistry / Biochemistry

Kenneth Raymond’s General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry offers a concise, manageable, highly effective alternative with an integrated Table of contents. The text presents interrelated topics from general, organic, and biochemistry in the same or adjacent chapters. This highly integrated approach reduces excess review and enables students to explore biochemical topics earlier in the course. The result is a briefer, more focused, and more engaging text. Raymond takes a much-applied approach, filled with real-life examples that effectively connect chemistry to future careers in health-related fields. Chapter-opening vignettes focus on the link between chemistry and everyday topics. Online videos and articles from ScienCentral connect the chemistry presented in the text to current events.

Note: CIHS is pleased to offer this text as well as access to the Wiley Plus Online Classroom at a special reduced student rate. This special pricing for the text and access to Wiley Plus is only available for purchase through the College