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Published on October 31st, 2013 | by Natural Awakenings Staff


Community Training In Nutrition and Herbal Therapy

Portland Community College (PCC) is actively training alternative health practitioners via professional level classes in nutritional therapy and herbal medicine. PCC intends to set the standard in next-generation holistic health education, offering support for a strong balance of complementary health careers. Classes are available on campus or in an interactive online version. Students can begin either the nutritional therapy or herbal medicine programs at the beginning of any term and online lecture times are conveniently scheduled for East and West Coast students.

This fall marks the third year of the PCC Nutritional Therapy program, offered through the college’s Continuous Learning for Individuals, Management and Business (CLIMB) Institute for Health Professionals. The 14 course series is approved by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals and prepares students to take the national credentialing exam in nutritional therapy.

In its second year, the online herbalism program now encompasses six modules that provide intensive training for a career in herbal medicine. K.P. Khalsa, the lead instructor and curriculum director for the program, is president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), a national association of herbal practitioners. The hours may be used toward the registered herbalist credential granted by the AHG.

Location: 1626 SE Water Ave., Portland, Oregon. For more information, call 971-722-2798, email or visit


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