Center For Herbal Studies now accepting students

Center For Herbal Studies now accepting students

Taught primarily by David Winston, this is one of the most comprehensive clinically oriented herbal programs in the U.S. and can be attended in person or online via live webcast.

Prospective students for the next two-year Center For Herbal Studies class can now apply for admission. Taught primarily by David Winston RH (AHG), this program is one of the most comprehensive clinically oriented herbal programs in the US. It can be attended in person in the New Jersey location or online via live webcast.

The curriculum includes Chinese, Ayurvedic, Native American and European materia medica, phytochemistry, field botany, herbal pharmacy, and the energetics of herbs and herbal therapeutics. The prerequisite for the course is Anatomy & Physiology, which can be taken either at a local college or as a correspondence course through Mike Anthonavage, a member of the faculty.

Students of past classes have included physicians (MDs, Dos, NDs), nurses and nurse practitioners, physical therapists, massage therapists, dentists, veterinarians and acupuncturists as well as other health modality practitioners. Each class also has students who have no medical background, but have a deep interest in clinical herbal studies. A significant number of natural products retailers have graduated from the program, and incorporated their herbal training into their retail operation.

The program meets 43 weeks per year, every Tuesday from 5 to 10 p.m. Eastern time.

Completed applications will be reviewed by admissions and qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

For more information or to apply for the program please visit

Through his more than 40 years of intense study of herbs, herbal traditions and medical research, including Chinese, Western and Eclectic herbal medicine, David Winston has collected one of the largest private herbal research libraries in North America. A founding member of the American Herbalist’s Guild, he has been committed to setting standards in botanical training and education in the US and to improving the caliber of training options for herbalists.  As an herbal educator he has authored five books and hundreds of articles, and for 30 years, has conducted a two-year clinical herbalist training program as well as graduate study programs through his Center For Herbal Studies. He is a frequent guest lecturer at naturopathic and medical schools and at medical and herbal symposia throughout the US, Canada & Europe.  He is on the advisory boards of the American Botanical Council, American Herb Association, Botanical Safety Handbook and United Plant Savers. David founded Herbalist & Alchemist, a manufacturer of practitioner-grade herbal extracts, in 1982.

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