Therapeutic Herbalism

ITM has developed a number of opportunities to be introduced to the inspiring world of herbal medicine. Our Therapeutic Herbalism programs appeal to both those wishing to pursue a career as a Clinical Herbalist, as well as those passionate about caring for themselves and their families through natural, herbal ways as a Community-Family Herbalist. Our unique program provides the practical, hands-on experience and skills necessary to maintain a joyful relationship with the plant medicines, with a comprehensive foundation in theoretical studies.

I wonder if much that ails our society stems from the fact that we have allowed ourselves to be cut off from that love of, and from, the land. It is medicine for broken land and empty hearts.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Art & Science of Herbal Medicine
Therapeutic Herbal Medicine

We have launched one of North America's most comprehensive trainings in Herbal Medicine with highly experienced and skilled practitioners and clinicians from diverse backgrounds. This unique program provides you with training in Herbology - from local and global perspectives, acknowledging the sacred traditions of Indigenous Medicine of these lands, as well as through the traditions of Ayurveda and Eastern Medicine.  Our program emphasizes an integrative and systemic approach to health. You will be immersed in plant wisdom while learning the essentials of nutritional therapy, therapeutic relationship skills and biomedical sciences.  


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Clinical Herbalist

2 Year Full-Time Program, consisting of 9 weekend virtual clinical sessions a year plus online studies. Complete your courses in an online classroom and your clinical courses via zoom in a live virtual classroom with Clinical Herbalist Supervisors.

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Community/Family Herbalist

1 Year Certificate completed fully online. Ideal for those interested in the study and practice of herbal medicine for personal/family health, or for health-care professionals interested in expanding their understanding of herbal medicine. 


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Herbalist Training

2 year Full-Time/Part-Time Program, consisting of online studies only. Ideal for those seeking to deepen their herbal knowledge, or Health Professionals seeking to deepen/expand their knowledge of herbal medicine.  *Clinical studies not incl.


The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act.

Vandana Shiva

Ready to find out more about our Therapeutic Herbalism Programs?

We will need to answer to our true vocation, which is not to produce and consume without end, but to love, to admire and to take care of life in all its forms.
Pierre Rabhi


Featured Program: Diploma


This is one of the most comprehensive Herbalism Programs available in Canada.

The Therapeutic Herbalism Diploma (CLINICAL HERBALIST) Program at ITM brings together some of country's most inspiring, skilled and engaging practitioners to guide students in the fascinating study of plant medicine. Students in this 2 year Professional Diploma Program participate in 9 weekend clinical sessions a year (virtual), classes and optional hands-on field trips, while immersing themselves in readings, assignments and home-studies throughout the month.


ITM has developed

the highest standard Diploma Program offered in Canada, which surpasses all current regulatory requirements in Canada. The program incorporates a comprehensive system of education, including critical theoretical studies, intensive clinical training and therapeutic interpersonal-social skills development, which encourage students to embark upon a life-long journey of personal development and social responsibilty. 

Therapeutic Herbalism Diploma Highlights


- Flexible Payment Plans
- Partial Scholarships
- Learn more for less

Hybrid Programs

-Virtual Classroom
- Online College Platform
- Part-time/Full-Time Study Options

Clinical Excellence

- Superior Supervisor Support
- Plantbased/Sustainable Dispensary
- Clinical Assessment training

In some Native Languages the term for plants translates to "those who take care of us."

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Family & Community Certificate Highlights


  • Flexible Payment Plans
  • Pay by term or by course
  • Learn more for less
  • Save $ making your own medicine vs buying expensive teas/tinctures/creams


Fully Online

  • Learn from home, on your own time
  • Simple, Online Study Platform
  • 3 Terms over one year - 7 courses (Materia Medica, Apothecary & Medicine Making, Wildcrafting & Growing Herbs, Biomedicine,  Therapeutics)

Comprehensive Learning

  • Start your own herbal garden & apothecary
  • Support your family with common ailments - from colds, digestive issues, headaches, pain
  • Make plant medicine part of your daily healthcare routine


Frequently Asked Questions

Find out how you can join the Virtual Clinical Training & Mentorship Program

You've studied herbal medicine and now want in-depth clinical training - you can now join us from anywhere in the world.
We offer monthly weekend training in clinical herbal studies: Deepen your understanding of how to apply your herbal knowledge in a clinical setting
  • Review cases
  • Engage in discussions
  • See clients virtually
  • Identify red flags
  • Learn to apply a Trauma-Informed approach
  • Be mentored by our incredibly diverse, skilled Medical & Clinical Herbalist Supervisors and Faculty
Sign up today! Start this month.
Ideal for students with previous herbal training who are lacking clinical foundations and experience.

Meet the Team

We are beyond honoured to work with some of the most experienced, skilled and generous practitioners in Herbal Medicine.

Marcia Dixon
Marcia Dixon

Medical Herbalist

Audrey Bone
Audrey Bone

Traditional Herbalist

Angela Warburton
Angela Warburton


Steven Martyn


Ani Mackinnon
Ann Mckinnon


Jen Copeland

Nurse, Therapist

Carmen Lynde
Carme Lynde

Medical Herbalist

Stella Blackbird
Stella Blackbird

In Memoriam

Jen Bowers
Jen Bowers

R.TCMP, Trauma Sp.

Joshna Maharaj

Chef, Advocate

Luiza Ormonde
Luiza Ormonde

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Tsering Dorjee D.
Tsering Dorjee

Tibetan Amchi

Alexis Burnett


Ashley Alton
Ashley Alton

C.Herbalist, R.TCMP

Jazmine Stinson

Clinical Herbalist

Joe Pitawanakwat

Traditional Herbalist

Vicki Rivard

R.Ac, Nutritionist

Sandra Dumont
Sandra Dumont


Alexis Coffey

Clinical Herbalist

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Kim Ruzycki

PlantBased Nutrition

Violeta Nastase

Homeopath/MD Int'l

Jill Bodak


Henry Claflin
Henry Claflin


Atanu Nandy

MD (International)

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Melanie Hill

Clinical Herbalist

Aysen Farag

Traditional Herbalist

Ashley Short

C.Herbalist, RNC

Nadia Carriere


Tijen Yalchin


Rami Shami


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