Advanced Clinical Program

Applications are now open for 2020!!


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.


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 2019. Complete your application form and pay the application fee using the links below.



Hours = 300


March 4, 2020 – October 22, 2020 (with business planning from October – March)

March 2021 – October 2021


Wednesday: 9 AM – 4 PM

Thursday: 4 PM – 7 PM


Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

$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 20% 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.
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Contact Blue Ridge School:

606 New Leicester Hwy.
Suite F
Asheville, NC 28806​
(828) 505 – 0032