Become an Informed Practitioner on the Health Aspects of Cannabis - Fully Online

The Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine Certificate program advances the knowledge and practice of cannabis medicine for health care providers and allied health professionals by improving their understanding of cannabis’s medical properties. As the cannabis industry develops, there will be an ever-increasing demand for knowledgeable workers in the industry, especially when it comes to those focusing on cannabis as a medicine. Cannabis is not only new to most people, it is also a very complicated subject that not many people have direct experience with. High quality education on the subject is paramount and will set students apart to participate in this sought-after industry.

Through this program, the students will be able to thoroughly understand what cannabis medicine is, how it works, and to confidently make recommendations and provide guidance to patients new and experienced with cannabis. The importance of analytical and problem-solving skills is emphasized because cannabis is not black and white and requires critical thinking to arrive at appropriate recommendations.

Students will also review specific condition categories in depth so that they will have a deep understanding of where their patients may be coming from and how to appropriately work with them. Students will be challenged to develop the ability to work independently and in teams, to be innovative in solving problems, to expand their horizons on how they think about cannabis and holistic medicine. The certificate concludes with real world case studies and role playing to solidify the student’s mastery of program material.

This program is created in partnership with Green Flower Media Inc., the leader in cannabis education and training.

Who Should Attend

This certificate program provides continuing education for healthcare providers and allied health professionals to enhance their understanding of cannabis' medical properties.

Schedule & Fees

Course # Required Courses (9 Units) Duration SP SU FA Fees*
CNB-X800 Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries
(3 units)
8 weeks OFD OFD OFD  
CNB-X801 Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine I: Essentials of Cannabis Medicine
(3 units)
8 weeks OFD OFD OFD  
CNB-X802 Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine II: Integrated Clinical Practice
(3 units)
8 weeks OFD OFD OFD  
Total Certificate Cost (3 courses) $2,950
C = Classroom; OFD = Online Fixed-Date; OSP = Online Self-Paced; IS = Independent Study Self-Paced
*Schedule and Fees are subject to change.

Program Details

Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate in Cannabis Healthcare & Medicine. The certificate can be completed in as few as two semesters. Read Certificate Benefits and Policy.

  • Complete all three courses, CNB-X800, CNB-X801, and CNB-X802 (total of 9 units)

Enrollment for the certificate includes all three courses and certificate fee ($45 value). Each course is eight weeks long and typically scheduled each semester. Individual course enrollment is not available.

  • Examine the basics of cannabis including what it is, how it works, and what it can help treat as a medicine
  • Identify the various cannabis products, how to evaluate each product, and how to recommend each product to patients
  • Manage patient care by guiding patients from initial use to fine tuning an ongoing cannabis therapy
  • Explore various clinical themes in the human or animal and pets healthcare track

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