Online Anatomy & Physiology (The HOMESCHOOL edition)

A Homeschooler's Guide to the Human Body

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Explore the fascinating anatomy & physiology of the human body through an herbalist perspective

Here's an engaging and fun way for your HIGH SCHOOLERS to learn about the human body – you can follow it at your own pace, and keep as a reference to use throughout your educational career.

When you enroll you get instant access to the lectures, notes, and quizzes forever. See the curriculum and sample lessons below.

You also get access to a group in the Heartstone Online community for just for homeschool students learning the material.

The result is a comprehensive understanding of HOW and WHY the body works through a holistic, yet still obsessively accurate lens.

“As a past participant in Tammi’s online courses, I can personally attest to her wealth of knowledge and her deep passion for understanding how the human body works. Combined with her sense of humor and clear, user-friendly teaching style, this newly designed course is bound to be big hit with high school homeschoolers.

I wish it existed when our children were teenagers! With so much to choose from for curriculum materials these days, Tammi’s course provides a much-needed, holistically-centered service to the homeschooling community. I highly recommend Tammi and this course!”

~ Brenda Armstrong-Champ, Community herbalist, past founder of Waldorf homeschooling initiatives, and a 20-year veteran homeschooling mom

Learn the major systems of the body

This curriculum is designed to move through the body, from the outside in. This course is a self-study, go at your own pace for the entire year.

We start on the “outside” (skin, lining of the respiratory and digestive systems are actually considered outside) and work our way inside (into the blood or lymph), like your food, your medicine or foreign pathogens.

Once inside, we’ll look at how your body defends itself through the Immune and Lymphatic Systems. We’ll look at how the Muscle system and Skeletal system work together to allow for movement of the body.

Then we look at the 3 ways your body communicates within itself; electrically through the Nervous system, chemically through the Endocrine system, and mechanically through the connective tissue.

We will round out the course with two weeks of learning how the male and female reproductive systems work, and how are body rids itself of wastes through the Urinary system.

Check out the curriculum, and sample lesson on the physiology of pain to learn more.

"...even the things I already know from years of self-study are made clearer & more applicable to my work by Tammi's fine teaching.

For me this online course is time and money well spent!"

- Robin Rose Bennett, Instructor & Author, Wise Woman Healing Ways

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Tammi Sweet
Tammi Sweet

Tammi Sweet loves to teach. It’s her superpower. She has a magical ability to connect with almost anyone when teaching and help them understand complex material.

For over 30 years, Tammi has shared her gift of teaching at various colleges, massage schools and herbal schools throughout the country. Her background in physiology makes her an invaluable resource to developing herbalists, massage therapists and anyone wanting to care for their bodies alike, who want to deepen their foundational knowledge of the body.

In addition to her physiology expertise, Tammi is also a practitioner and teacher of herbal medicine. She is deeply influenced by her studies with accomplished herbalists, including Rosemary Gladstar, Pam Montgomery, Brooke Medicine Eagle,Tom Brown, Jr. and especially Stephen Buhner’s pioneering work on the heart as an organ of perception.

In 2007, Tammi set out to “combine all the things I love into one curriculum and teach whatever I wanted in ways that made sense--on my own terms.” So she and her partner Kris Miller launched the Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials.

At Heartstone, Tammi and Kris run two residential programs, an Herbal Apprenticeship and Journey of the Heart. They also offer online courses that integrate physiology and plant medicine with Tammi’s love of teaching, such as her signature course Anatomy & Physiology for Herbalists.

Tammi’s vision is for Heartstone to co-create a space with the land, where people can come "home," take refuge and find the sacred both on the land and within themselves and facilitate healing. When not teaching, Tammi loves to spend time alone and ‘recharge’ by exploring the land, writing, and hiking.

I've been studying herbalism for quite some time and wanted to take my learning to another level, partially because I've been considering a clinical program, partially because I wanted to learn more about how the body works.

To find an herbalist who understands the body systems so thoroughly is a blessing. To find one who is so passionate and funny made learning a joy! Thanks, Tammi!

~ Dawn Agran

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"Tammi is the best kind of teacher ~ Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and impassioned. Whether she's teaching about plants or the body, she infuses everything with energy and passion."

- Rosemary Gladstar, Sage Mountain

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I get stuck?
Getting stuck is part of the learning process – so what matters is having the support to get "un-stuck". This is one of the main reasons I created this online course. The various videos filmed as a live session has natural questions from students just like you. Since they are recorded you have the ability to re-watch and keep the videos on hand.
Is this course really risk free?
Yes! Absolutely. I don’t want you to invest in this course unless physiology education will actually help you. That’s why I’m giving you a full 30 days to apply what you’re learning before making a final commitment. If you do the work and decide this course is not right for you, just let us know and we will refund your investment.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. As a student, you'll even have access to new material, updates, and live sessions in the future.
​What if now isn't a good time. Can I still participate?
Yes you can – because once you own the course, even if the price changes as new content is added. So even if you’re too busy to even think about starting a program, if physiology is one of your learning goals enroll now to get in at the best price and secure all the future updates & support.
I’m not sure about online education – I’d prefer a live class.
There’s no accurate way to compare online courses and live classes because they are so different. Online courses allow you to watch something through without having to take notes, just to soak it up. Then, you can re-watch it at your own pace. You can even listen to the lectures on a road trip. The ability to have this material as an organized reference is the real gift of an online program. Another unique thing about my courses is they are filmed during a live class so you have the feel of sitting in on a live class. You can’t ask questions during the video, but you can write them in the discussion or bring them into the Mighty Network platform. Chances are, someone in the filmed lecture may ask it. All the other things included in my courses ; the community aspect, the live sessions, the ability to address your questions about health and physiology… these are all added value to the reference you get when you enroll in the program.
I’ve never been good at science or memorizing things... wouldn’t I just feel left behind?
This is one of the biggest misconceptions about physiology. Whereas many anatomy and physiology classes are simply “requirements” or per-requisites, I’ve dedicated my entire adult life to learning, researching, and teaching physiology… not because I enjoy memorizing thing… but because of the fascinating connections it creates. Just as spiritual and emotional health are fascinating, rewarding subjects to explore, physiology balances these other areas into the physical realm – and when you’re faced with a physical health challenge you’ll be thankful you took it seriously.
How many hours will I need to invest each week?
If you decide to take this as a weekly class, each week's lessons have roughly 3 hours of lecture material for you to watch. Each test will take an additional hour approximately. If you really want to “own” the material, a good approximation of study-time is the college rule of thumb; one hour of lecture equals two - three hours of study time at home – another reason that this online platform is such a great supplement to the ways you’re already learning. All totaled, 10 hours per week is a good approximation.
Can you remind me what I will get with early enrollment?
Immediate access to the first lesson, an invitation to the live Q & A webinar on September 2nd and the time to research and gather your resources for the course.
Is any portion of the class "live"?
No. All the lectures have been pre recorded during a a live class. You are free to go at your own pace.
Will you submit completed hours to schools/states?
No. I will provide a certificate of hours completed of the course, which if students take the tests, will be 36 contact hours. If you document additional hours spent researching and studying you could complete as many as 100 plus hours.
What age group is the course for?
Depending on the learner, 15-18.