The course curriculum was developed by Jen Tan, M.D., an Herbal Medicine Specialist, in tandem with Bioforce AG researchers and published authors. Bioforce USA has been encouraging participation because more and more mainstream consumers are turning to botanical supplements to support health and well-being. Completion of the AVI course gives natural products retailers the ability to further distinguish themselves from the mass market competition by ensuring staff members have the expertise in phytotherapy needed to give their customers appropriate guidance.
The course, which can be done online or by mail, features 12 modules each covering a specific body system. The course takes approximately 48 hours of work to complete, after which a certificate is issued if the student passes. This course is developed by Bioforce’s international phytotherapy experts, but it is not a course on Bioforce products; and the knowledge gained will help retailer staffers sell all botanical products.
Barbara Munford of Better Health Market, Granbury, TX recently finished the course and stated “this course has really helped me in my understanding of herbs and how they can interact and work with my customer’s system and symptoms. I am more confident in answering questions about herbs, suggesting herbs to consider, as well as lifestyle changes. I am using some of the material from the course for training so my staff is benefitting from the information as well.”
The cost per student for the course is $300. There are limited scholarships for 50% reimbursement available. For more information, contact Eileen Sheets t 800-641-7555 x100 or [email protected]