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Yorùbá medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and healing through the use of divination, herbs, natural therapies and talismans.

The Certificate in Yorùbá medicine equips you with a multifaceted, naturalistic, spiritual and personal understanding of plants, well-being, wellness and wholeness; thereby empowering you to bridge the gap between traditional herbalism and modern science.​

Ifá University's Certificate in Yorùbá Medicine trains professionals who can respond to the growing demand for alternative medicine experts. This is not a clinical degree program and does not qualify graduates to treat patients medically. By studying with master herbalists, you undertake a thorough and rigorous education. 

Quick Facts

Length and Locations

  • Four Years
  • Online and on-location in Nigeria
  • 3 Residential weeks per year in Nigeria
  • Residential period will always be from 1-21 July

Program Features

  • Choose between the Oníṣègùn (Sixteen Cowries Divination) track OR the Babaláwo/Ìyánífá (Ifá Divination) track.
  • Highly qualified Oníṣègùn and Babaláwo/Ìyánífá instructors
  • Small class sizes and a strong advising program
  • Training includes Yorùbá culinary nutrition training
  • Learn herbs from the University's Medicinal Herb Garden and its numerous species of herbs and seasonal crops. 

Total Cost of Program

  • 4 payments of $6000 / year; or
  • 16 payments of $1575 / quarter; or
  • 45 payments of $570.66 / month.
  • Included: 4 round-trip tickets from New York to Lagos; accommodation, transportation and subsistence costs for all residential weeks; and, all the benefits of Olórìṣà Premium Membership
  • Yorùbá Spiritual Medicine: Choose Sixteen Cowries Divination OR Ifá Divination
  • Yorùbá Herbal Medicine: Master over 200 different herbal remedies, how to prepare them and how to administer them
  • Yorùbá Naturopathic Medicine: Primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of healthy living and natural therapies
  • Yorùbá Plant Science: A multifaceted, spiritual and personal understanding of plants, empowering you to bridge the gap between traditional herbalism and modern science.​
  • Talismans and Charms: Master how to prepare and make Yorùbá amulets, charms and talismans.
  • Mental Health:  Master the Yorùbá approach to mental wellness (including emotional, psychological, and social well-being) as a piece of overall wellness.