Become a trusted and skilled leader in the natural products industry

You will explore the pharmacology of and the development of products from natural sources to ensure they perform as expected for consumers. Become an advocate that will work to establish the safety and efficacy of naturally sourced products. From natural medicines and herbal supplements to natural-derived ingredients you will develop the skills and expertise to further expand this emerging industry.

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8-week manageable sessions

Cost Per Credit$909

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Program Overview

Select the medical cannabis or nutraceuticals concentration and engage in specialized coursework to establish your expertise. Help ensure that nutraceuticals and medical cannabis meet government regulations and are safe for consumers. You will collaborate and learn from faculty that are experts in natural products drug discovery, microbiology, toxicology, and cannabinoid pharmacology.

Master four key learning outcomes that will develop and enhance your knowledge and skillset in either of the concentrations.

  • Pharmacologic action and effect
  • Treatment efficacy
  • Product development
  • Interdiscliplinary communication
          "Natural products are all around and are a treasure box
                      that can be opened and explored."
          Tzvia Springer, Concordia Assistant Professor, BS, PhD

 dropper with plant based medicine


Concentrations / Specializations

Select the concentration that best fits your abilities, background and future career goals. Each concentration represents an area that continues to grow interest from healthcare professionals, consumers, and organizations.

Medical Cannabis

Concentration-specific courses:
1. History of medical cannabis in the world
2. Cannabis science
3. Clinical efficacy of cannabis
4. Medical cannabis in the interprofessional setting

chemical structure of medical cannabis


Concentrations-specific courses:
1. Introduction into nutraceuticals
2. Discovery and development of nutraceuticals strategies
3. Nutraceutical industry
4. Nutraceutical market and regulation

various natural based supplements