ACADEMIC Degree Programs

Biochemistry of Plants

100% Online  | Asynchronous | 3 Credits/45 Hours

This course satisfies the Biology or Chemistry corequisite for the Doctor of Acupuncture Program.

Summer 2024 Course Dates

May 6 - July 15

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the relationship between the science of plant chemistry and herbal medicine. Students study the basic principles of phytochemistry and learn common chemical compounds located within plants of the Materia Medica.  Topics explored include cannabinoids and pain management, essential oil chemistry and healing, and the chemical compounds in plants that act as medicinal agents.


To register, students must have completed an accredited Master of Acupuncture program or be currently enrolled in a Master of Acupuncture program.

Course Costs

$525/credit + $250 for fees. Payment plans are available through the Registrar's Office.

Meet The Instructor

Richard Mandelbaum, RH

BA, Wesleyan University

Richard Mandelbaum (he, him) is a clinical herbalist and teacher of botany and herbal medicine, with a private practice in the Southern Catskills, NY. He is a founding partner, director, and teacher at the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. He received his BA from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT and Advanced Herbal Training Program certificate from the Sage Mountain program in VT.

  1. Fill out the fields below to create an account and begin your registration. Complete and submit the registration form that populates on the next page.
  2. Have official copies of your transcripts sent to [email protected] or our mailing address. If you already sent in your transcripts to apply to an academic program, you do NOT need to resend them. Once the above items are received, you will be contacted by our Registrar’s Office when the summer term registration period begins.
NOTE: Currently enrolled Won Institute students do NOT need to fill out the registration form. Please email [email protected] to register for the course.

For students who take CHP632 prior to enrolling in the CHP program, they will have their CHP 632 tuition credited toward their CHP tuition. 

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