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Certificate in Cannabinoid Medicine & Pharmacology

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Program Overview and Required / Elective Courses

Curriculum Creators: All Staff

CMO: ADAM ABODEELY, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS
  • Full Program Certificate: Certificate in Cannabinoid Medicine and Pharmacology
  • Endorsement Body: CBD Industry Association 
  • Location: Online program
 

Program Overview

 

The Certificate in Cannabinoid Medicine and Pharmacology is a comprehensive overview of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) – a biochemical communication system that helps regulate various critical functions within the human body.

This course consists of 7 video-based modules. 

Only recently has this intricate system received the attention it deserves, as numerous scientific studies indicate a link between the endocannabinoid system and a variety of diseases and chronic health conditions.

And, for many who suffer from diseases and chronic health conditions related to deficiencies within the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids hold enormous potential as safe, effective, and non-toxic therapies.

In this course, we will explore the various functions of the endocannabinoid system, and provide a detailed overview of THC and CBD. In addition, we will review the health benefits and potential side effects of THC and CBD, and discover how these compounds work within the body to balance the endocannabinoid system and promote optimal health.

This course also comes with the CBD Quick Reference Toolkit. When you finish this course, the CBD Quick Reference Toolkit will appear in your course list, in your account dashboard. This tool is great for professionals that need to quickly reference on the fly any of the topics that we covered in the course.

The graduate Certificate in Cannabinoid Medicine and Pharmacology is designed to teach learners the mechanisms of drug action and aspects of pharmacokinetics as it relates to cannabinoids.

The program includes a scientific exploration of two distinct sets of cannabis-based products. The first group is the CBD-dominant hemp-based products that are not psychoactive, are legal in all fifty U.S. states, and are being integrated increasingly into the dietary supplement industry. The second set of products are medical and recreational THC-dominant cannabis products that are psychoactive, regulated more strictly than hemp-based products, and mostly available through a limited number of licensed dispensaries. The program examines the science behind cannabis and explores the evidence for therapeutic benefits and risks, considerations in product design, and issues of quality assurance for both types of products.

With regards to CBD-dominant hemp-based products, students including complementary and integrative health (CIH) practitioners will learn how to assess products on the market and safely and appropriately recommend those that are well-designed and meet quality control standards. Students interested in product design or other work in the dietary supplement industry, will learn the principles of formulation and quality assurance for purposes of evaluating existing products and product development.

Required Courses (15 Credits Required)

Certificate in Cannabinoid Medicine & Pharmacology

 

Certified CBD Consultant

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP001
  • Format: Online

The CBD industry is booming and needs your help to continue to grow. But, as a new vertical, there are many evolving complexities that require strategic know-how and the most up-to-date knowledge on the nuisances of the industry to get ahead. This course offers the key essentials to prepare you to take on these demands and help your client reach their goals.

Whether you are a medical professional, CBD company, consultant, or looking to break into the CBD industry in a big and meaningful way, this course will provide you the most recent and valuable information to help lead clients to success.    

The Certified CBD Consultant credential shows that you have the skills to work with clients and patients today—and entertain the research of tomorrow. You’ll gain the confidence to tailor CBD into basic health and wellness programs.

 

Accredited Terpene Specialist

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP002
  • Format: Online

The cannabis industry has made great breakthroughs in the understanding of the contribution of different cannabinoids to therapeutic effects of the plant. 

Advances in cannabis genetics have also debunked many of the older theories of the plant, including the dichotomy on “indica” vs. “sativa.” As we enter 2020, there is a greater recognition and understanding of the importance of terpenes to the effects of cannabis, rather than strains alone.

Terpene specialists are often practitioners, formulators, and other professionals with the knowledge to better implement terpenes into their work.

With such a large array of terpenes, many of which can also be found in other plants, this course offers the in-depth knowledge required to contribute to this fascinating, and growing, niche in cannabis.

The Accredited Terpene Specialist credential makes you a recognized expert of terpenes and their health benefits and applications. Earning this certification demonstrates advanced skill and professional distinction.

 

Certified CBD Pain Management Consultant

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP003
  • Format: Online

Of the many known benefits of CBD consumption and treatment, pain management may be one of the most intriguing. The CBD Pain Management Consultant credential will provide a working knowledge of the methods and manners into which CBD can be utilized to assist individuals working through pain. From common aches and pains to severe chronic issues, CBD shows considerable promise to help a variety of pain-related maladies. This 2-hour physician taught course will enable you to effectively assess those suffering through pain with suggestions and guidelines to better manage their discomfort through CBD consumption and supplementation. 

 

Certified Phytocannabinoid Nutritional and Metabolism Specialist

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP004
  • Format: Online

The health benefits of CBD abound, but those with the knowledge to properly apply the cannabinoid for specified use are few and far between. The Certified Phytocannabinoid Nutritional & Metabolism Specialist course provides participants with the understanding and expertise to meet the growing interest in the many ways CBD can aide and assist the body from the inside out. Taking elements of holistic health and incorporating innovative science, the skills and knowledge gained through this course enable you to directly apply the power of CBD to any health practice – existing or to be established. Understanding the role metabolism and nutrition play in overall health is a crucial to any wellness practitioner’s arsenal. Combining this with industry leading knowledge of the application and interaction of CBD right alongside will secure your success in a field with endless potential. 

 

Minor Phytocannabinoid Specialist

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP005
  • Format: Online

The Minor Phytocannabinoid Specialist credential makes you a recognized expert of Phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoid Specialists are formulators, practitioners, researchers, and professionals with the knowledge to design and implement custom programs for patients, custom formulations or other applications of Phytocannabinoids. Earning this certification demonstrates advanced skill and professional distinction.

 

Electives (6 Credits Required)

 

Cannabinoid Sports Specialist

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP006
  • Format: Online 

The Cannabinoid Sports Specialist (CSS) credentials will give expert knowledge into the research and development of the ongoing study into the role cannabinoids can play withing sports science. From increased performance to heightened recovery, cannabinoids are proving to show exciting possibilities in aiding athletes and active folks alike. A Cannabinoid Sports Specialist will possess the knowledge, insight, and ability to implement different cannabinoids into carrying sports-related applications and stand to solidify themselves in a solid professional position as cannabinoids become more widely accepted in both professional and amateur sports through treatments, training, and functional applications.

 

Certified Cannabinoid Senior Care Specialist

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP007
  • Format: Online

The world of CBD is ever expanding and with this increased availability of products and the benefits they can provide comes a need for specialized focus in the industry. The Cannabinoid Senior Care Specialist credential is a 2-hour, physician taught course focused on how cannabinoids can assist with the needs of seniors in a variety of interesting and substantial ways. Learn cutting-edge research into the field of cannabinoids and directly apply this knowledge towards senior care. The valuable and progressive skills and understanding provided within this course will allow another line of care to ensure the health and happiness of the older generation.   

 

Certified CBD Skincare Consultant

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP008
  • Format: Online

Become a key player and qualified expert in the exciting and quickly growing realm of CBD skincare products with the Certified CBD Skincare Consultant Certification. This course will take an in-depth look at all angles of this section of the industry from the most popular benefits offered by CBD skin care products to the vast potential for market growth that is on the near horizon. Learn which types of CBD skincare products are expected to increase in popularity in success over the next few years and gain a thorough understanding of the current market structure and where it is headed. Participants will also learn the ins and outs of starting their own CBD skincare line including considerations such as formulas, packaging and labeling, modes of distribution, and pricing. The world of CBD skincare is bright and full of potential and this course offers a chance to secure your shot a success within it.    

 

Certified Phytocannabinoid Womens Health Specialist

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP009
  • Format: Online 

The rise of new and effective treatments in women’s health is an ongoing need for many around the world. Phytocannabinoids, the beneficial compounds found within the cannabis plant, are proving to be an intriguing avenue that can aid a variety of conditions and issues specific to women. The Certified Phytocannabinoid Women’s Health Specialist Course will examine and highlight the exciting potential that this growing field of study is demonstrating. Taught by Dr. Becky Lynn, a board-certified gynecologist and sexual counselor who specializes in women’s sexual health, gynecologic care, and menopause, this course offers expert insight into a number of women’s health concerns and how phytocannabinoids can be used to assist. Participants will gain practical knowledge as well as look into future applications while positioning themselves as specialists in a growing and in-demand niche within the health, wellness, and cannabinoid industries.   

 

Certified Cannabinoid Blending Formulator

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Number: CP010
  • Format: Online

Cannabinoids are the chemical components of the cannabis plant that provide a vast array of benefits. The Certified Cannabinoid Blending Formulator credential provides the knowledge for you to design custom cannabinoid blends for health, wellness, and product creation. An in-depth understanding of the function and benefits of individual cannabinoids alongside the intriguing possibilities when blended together is the substance of this certification that will provide a key advantage to cannabinoid progress.  

 

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