Anatomy and Physiology of the Human placenta
In this module, you will meet the placenta. You will learn about normal anatomy and the physiological function of the placenta, along with some of the most commonly seen variations.
Here, you will take a deep dive into placentophagy research. You will learn how to read and understand the available research on placentophagy. Through the tasks in this module, you will learn how to communicate the research-based principles and benefits of placentophagy, walking away with fact-based tools to support your business.
Placenta Traditions and Anthropology
In this module, you will explore various cultural customs, practices, and beliefs regarding the placenta, to create a foundation and understanding of placenta traditions and their origins. This is an opportunity for you to research the history of placenta customs for your own professional knowledge, and to share with your clients.
Safety and Sanitation
In this module, you will learn how to operate safely. We will teach you how to protect yourself, your clients, and others from potential hazards, through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and effective sanitation practices.
Arts and Applications
This is where the nuts and bolts of the program lie. You will gather your supplies, prepare your space, and ultimately prepare your first placenta, make tinctures, prints, salves and more! After completing this module, you will be able to work confidently with your board-approved preparation protocol tailored to you and your specific practice needs.
Postpartum Expectations & Postnatal Mood Disorders
This module will help you to understand more about postpartum mood disorders, how to spot them and how to support people who may be experiencing these issues.
We’ll cover the placenta’s endocrine role in pregnancy, the various types of postpartum mood disorders, signs and symptoms, and how to cultivate tools to refer clients to the appropriate provider when necessary.
In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, there are unique considerations and adaptations related to placenta preparation. In this module, you will find resources and guidance geared specifically to the unique needs and practice of the placenta arts specialist.
Some modules are quick and easy, while others might take you longer to complete. We have students who complete the course in 6 weeks and others who take their time. Our average is somewhere between 3-6 month for completion. It’s important to note that our course is by far the most comprehensive placenta training available, so you should expect to put in some time and effort to graduate as an APPA Certified Placenta Arts Specialist (APPAC).
Once you have completed all the training modules, you’ll be moved into “Wrap-Up” where you will wrap-up your certification requirements. Once completed and approved, you’ll be an APPA Certified Placenta Arts Specialist (APPAC)!
As a graduate, you’ll gain access to the APPAC Portal. The APPAC Portal is not a module, but a resource for APPA Certified Placenta Arts Specialists (APPAC) to find content updates intended to keep you current on best standards, practices and other topics pertinent to the APPAC.
Each module has its own set of proprietary tasks to complete in order to move to the next module. In addition to the seven core training modules and their proprietary tasks, APPA’s OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Professional Placenta Service Providers must be completed and maintained annually.
Loved my training with APPA! I highly recommend it. I feel so prepared and have tools ready at my disposal for prep, business, clients and providers.