- Articulate the assumptions and foundational concepts inherent in both a wellness-based and disease-based model of health care.
- Merge modern scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom to demonstrate an integrated understanding of the use of herbs.
- Identify herbs, dry the raw materials, and turn them into simple and safe preparations.
- Articulate ways to support wellness in relationship to the shifting seasons.
- Incorporate safe and effective herbs into the diet as part of a self-care regimen.
The graduates of Tai Sophia Institute’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies will achieve the following outcomes:
- Identify the principles of a wellness-based model of health care and apply these principles in self-care.
- Identify local herbs in the field, recognize raw materials, apply organoleptic tests for quality assessment, and manufacture simple herbal preparations.
- Describe the safe and appropriate use of a limited number of herbs as dietary supplements within the framework of a wellness-based model of health care.
- Identify how life is intertwined with the surrounding environment, articulate the implications of the changing seasons, and be able to safely and effectively utilize herbs to support self-care throughout the year.
- Incorporate herbs into food preparation as a way to provide daily wellness support.