Herbalist Health Coach

Dr. Paul Drouin, founder of Quantum Univeristy, is a Canadian MD, Homeopath, Acupuncturist, and Integrative Medicine Professor. He has 20+ years’ of experience as a family doctor and 30 years exploring traditional and alternative methods of curative, preventive, and Integrative Medicine.

Matthew Wood, a herbalist since 1981, authored eight books on herbalism and pursued various careers in consultation, gardening, teaching (in-person and online) across multiple countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Turkey, Israel, and Australia.

Dr. Tracey Clark is a Board-Certified Manual Osteopathic Practitioner who also holds a Doctorate and PhD in Integrative Medicine from Quantum University. Her training in integrative medicine includes Mind/Body and Vital Body medicine, and she is certified in various osteopathic techniques. 

Herbalist Health Coach Program


Presenter: Dr. Paul Drouin, M.D., Matthew Wood, M.S., and Dr. Tracey Clark

Duration: 415 Hours

Registration Fee: $4,000

Herbalism is a simple yet extremely ancient art/science practiced or used by human beings from the beginning of time. It is based on personal and community experience, including historical or traditional knowledge, and is the primary form of medicine (along with nutrition and exercise) for approximately 80% of the people on the planet. 

The Herbalist Health Coach program presents basic concepts of herbalism, including the history, cultural backgrounds, respectful use of herbs, and the popularity of herbalism around the world today. It presents guiding ideas commonly held by many practitioners that pertain to how we define the properties of herbs, as well as how we define the nature and contours of sickness, and includes instruction in building and using a home herbal apothecary appropriate for treatment of simple problems of first aid, acute disease, and some chronic conditions. 

This unique program provides the student with a foundation in herbal medicine that will serve both for simple conditions encountered at home and as a foundation for more advanced practice. It also includes in-depth training in Holistic Nutrition, Holistic Anatomy, Coaching and Communication Skills, as well as Client Relations and Professional Ethics. 

The Herbalist Health Coach program also prepares you to become certified as an HC – Health Coach – certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), or a BCHC – Board Certified Health Coach – certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB).


IW-503 – Herbalism I
IW-715 – Holistic Nutrition
IW-722 – Holistic Anatomy
HC-101 – Coaching and Communication Skills
IW-203 – Client Relations and Professional Ethics

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of herbal medicine. 
  • Construct and effectively use a simple, basic herbal apothecary. 
  • Understand the similarities and differences between herbal, flower essence, and homeopathic treatments. 
  • Use basic herbal terminology including the names of different preparations. 
  • Embark on a path that is always personal and develops according to individual experience, location, climate, and affinities with different plants and people. 
  • Understand and appreciate the respectful and environmentally-appropriate use of herbs while acknowledging the communities and individuals that contributed to the knowledge base. 
  • Define health, holistic health, and nutrition and explain the function of nutrients and what is meant by sensible nutrition.
  • Identify at least six symptoms of toxicity and sources of toxic substances, and explain safe guidelines for detoxification.
  • Discuss health conditions for which nutritional supplements can be beneficial as well as the factors to consider in assessing the need for supplements.
  • Describe the effects of diet and nutrients on the functioning of the genome, how genetic variation affects the individual’s response to food, and how personalized diets based on individual needs may be useful for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease.
  • Explain the premises and foundations of integrative medicine and holistic anatomy.
  • Differentiate the Five Bodies of Consciousness as five energetic layers or envelopes: Physical, Vital, Mental, Supramental, and Bliss. 
  • Discuss the biofield as the link between the physical body and the subtle energy fields and explain its very dynamic role in the regulation of biological processes. 
  • Describe the bio-information network of optical channels or meridians, the rainbow body, the ancient subtle anatomical system, through which light particles of various frequencies and colors move. 
  • Develop strategies to address health through training the flow of light, a model of consciousness acupuncture that takes advantage of the knowledge of optical channels or meridians identified in Taoist medicine as the Marvelous Vessels and Kouas.
  • Identify the qualities and skills required of a healthcare professional, including ethical practice, time management, record keeping, stress management, and complete client care.
  • Recognize the powerful influence that their own observations, language, and focus have on the client and how to use this influence to promote healing and to support the client’s goals.
  • Create a comprehensive and practical intake form that incorporates the quantum concepts of observation and entanglement to support the client’s ability to achieve and maintain positive health.
  • Identify the basic requirements in health coaching and demonstrate competence In these areas through a series of exercises designed for that purpose.
  • Write a comprehensive personal Mission Statement incorporating an understanding of the basic premises of Quantum Physics and other important factors related to Pro-Consciousness Medicine.