Advanced Clinical Program

Applications for Year 1 of the 2023 Advanced Clinical Program will open in 2022. Please fill out the Notification Form below to be notified once applications are open!


The first year of this program focuses on holistic assessment skills, pathology and client care. The second year is a student clinic. In the clinical program, you’ll learn to blend Chinese medicine principles with Western herbal medicine for a truly planetary approach to herbalism.

We will cover traditional diagnostic strategies and treatment protocols, balanced with a holistic view of how a client-practitioner relationship should be.

We teach an embodied and intuitive approach to interaction with clients combined with modern science and traditional ways.

COVID-19 Update: As of 4/2/2020, we are holding classes online until further notice. Once it is safe to meet in person again, our classes will resume to it’s normal programming. In the meantime, if you have any questions, you are welcome to email us at for any questions or concerns you might have. Stay safe and be well.


Graduation from a 300-hour herbal program OR Ability to show equivalent training.

*Students are expected to know anatomy and physiology, medicine making skills, and demonstrate a good working materia medica, all of which can be learned in our Holistic Herbalism Program. If students do not have a background in basic Chinese medicine, there are a few courses we can suggest to help get you prepared for this class.

“I truly love this program. For the cost, it offered me way more than I was expecting. I got to travel and have field studies where I got to see, touch and taste the plants we were learning. I was taught how to make medicine balms, tinctures and teas, and experience different studies of medicine like Chinese. I’m very satisfied from this life-changing moment in my life, not just in medicine but in community. BRSHM has allowed me to start a new book of life. A new chapter has began and it shall be continued ever more.”

– Anonymous Student

What You’ll Learn

  • How to interview and learn a client’s medical history
  • The pathophysiology of the major body systems along with assessment skills, patterns of imbalance and treatment protocols
  • Holistic diagnostic skills such as reading the face, Chinese pulse and tongue assessment, and interpreting client responses
  • A deeper understanding of plants and their uses
  • Low-dose botanicals
  • Herbalist counseling skills
  • Business skills
  • Clinic observation
  • Student Clinic
  • Herb-Drug Interactions
  • “Red Flags” (Signs you should refer out)
  • Scope of practice
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Research skills
  • Dispensing skills
  • Working with gender non-conforming and trans people
  • Living as an empath
  • Consent issues and appropriate boundaries in the client-practitioner relationship
  • Intake and consent forms
  • Understanding and working with food allergies
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Understanding the effects of chronic stress on disease
  • Working with complicated conditions such as auto-immune conditions, lyme disease, insulin resistance and cancer
  • Understanding neuro-diversity and working with neuro-divergent people
  • Common pharmaceuticals and their effects

Apply for the Advanced Clinical Program

Registration Opens July 2022 



Hours = 300


Year 1: March 2023 – October 2023 (with business planning from October – March)

Year 2: March 2024 – October 2025


Wednesday: 9 AM – 4 PM

Thursday: 4 PM – 7 PM


Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

$3450 for Year One + $3400 for Year Two (paid separately)
$600 deposit (Non-refundable & goes towards total tuition)
$100 application fee (Non-refundable & does not go towards total tuition)

Payment plans available with additional $200

Tuition for Year 1 = $3,450
Tuition for Year 2 = $3,400

SPECIAL NOTE: We are currently offering 10% off tuition to all of our BIPOC students. Please email to inquire about this!

Refund Policy

Any student who chooses to withdraw…

  • Before the first day of class and has already paid their full tuition, will receive a refund of their full tuition minus their deposit.
  • Within the first 21 days of class, will receive a 50% refund of their tuition, minus their deposit.
  • After 21 days of class, will not be provided a refund.

Contact Blue Ridge School:

102 Anderson Cove Rd.
PO Box 151
Barnardsville, NC 28709

Email Us Here

(828) 505 – 0032

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