Medical Cannabis Certificate and degree Programs
Next term starts on May 1st, 2023!
Stand Out as an Expert in the Medical Cannabis Field with a medical cannabis certificate or master's degree from an accredited institution!
State cannabis reform and impending federal decriminalization are creating a demand surge for qualified cannabis healthcare professionals. Pacific College’s medical cannabis programs provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to bridge the gap between the constantly evolving cannabis industry and the growing science behind cannabis medicine
10 Reasons to Pursue Your Medical Cannabis Certificate or Master’s Degree at Pacific College
The Pacific College of Health and Science’s (PCHS) medical cannabis certificate and master’s programs prepare you to thrive in the cannabis industry as healthcare providers, advocates, educators, coaches, or entrepreneurs.
The programs are 100% online and specifically built for busy professionals like you.
As a leader in alternative and complementary medicine education since 1986, PCHS, formerly known as Pacific College of Oriental Medicine or “PCOM”, has a long history of emphasizing herbology, holism, and overall patient wellness.
Pacific College’s Medical Cannabis Programs provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to bridge the gap between the constantly evolving cannabis industry, and the growing science behind cannabis medicine.
PCHS is a proud sponsor of the American Cannabis Nurse Association (ACNA)
PCHS is accredited by the prestigious Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission (WASC’s WSCUC), which also counts Stanford, the University of California (UC) and many more as its member institutions.
PCHS’s deeply knowledgeable faculty follow the integrative healthcare approach. They are trained in the pharmacology of herbs and in the incorporation of medicinal herbs into a patient’s allopathic medical diagnoses.
You will learn to work in collaboration with other healthcare providers.
Graduates of the Pacific College’s Medical Cannabis Certificate programs can transfer their credits to the MS-MCT program.
The medical cannabis certificate courses are also available as electives in PCHS’s Holistic Nursing programs and Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education program (BS-PHEP).
Medical cannabis certificate and master's programs highlights
Financial aid for those who qualify
Combination of optional recorded live classes and asynchronous assignments
Pacific College is accredited by WASC
Highly qualified, post-graduate level faculty
Medical Cannabis Programs
Medical Cannabis Certificate
Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics (MS-MCT)
Please note that the Medical Cannabis Certificate courses can also be taken as elective in the RN-to-BSN (Holistic Nursing) program, and in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education and Promotion program.
Meet your Faculty
Timothy Byars, Program Director
MS, Cannabis Science and Therapeutics
Dr. Carey Clark, Faculty
PHD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, FAAN
Past President, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Rachel Parmelee, Faculty
MSN, RN, CNE, AHN-BC
President, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Barbara Orchester, Faculty
MSN, RN, EdD
Sandra Guynes, Faculty
Thomas A. Clobes, Faculty
Alice O’Leary Randall, Faculty
Biyyiah A. Lee, Faculty
MSN, RN, PAHM
Medical Cannabis Facts
(*) source: www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws.aspx
(**) source: https://news.gallup.com/poll/356939/support-legal-marijuana-holds-record-high.aspx
Watch faculty member Eloise Theisen and director Timothy Byars discuss whether medical cannaBis can help prevent or treat COVID-19
Ready to Apply?
If you think a career in medical cannabis is something you would like to pursue, contact us and speak to an admissions representative to get started on your new journey!
For more information, call (855) 866-6767 or fill out our contact form to be contacted by a Pacific College representative.