Your health coaching education at the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is under the direction of highly trained and prominent researchers in the integrative health field. This ensures that you have the highest quality education available which consists of the integration of traditional approaches to wellness and modern scientific evidence.

Jessie Hawkins, PhD
Jessie Hawkins, PhDSchool Director
Dr. Hawkins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health from Union Institute and University, a Master’s Degree in Health Education & Promotion from the University of Alabama, a Postgraduate Certificate in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and PhD in Health Research from Middle Tennessee State University, in addition to numerous certifications in a range of natural health fields including aromatherapy, aromatic medicine, herbalism, childbirth education, and labor support. She has been an integrative health professional for nearly 20 years and has written 8 popular books on natural health topics. She is the Director of both the school and the research team, and in addition to teaching our research classes, she travels the globe to present on our research.
Colby Baker
Colby BakerHerbal Science Department Chair
Colby Baker is the Herbalism Department chair, and she teaches advanced students in FSIHS’ herbalism programs as well as on our study abroad tours.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Consumer Science from Middle Tennessee State University and advanced certifications in herbalism, aromatherapy, and a diploma in culinary arts with an emphasis in baking and pastry.

She enjoys herb gardening, exploring the native plants near her Tennessee home, and teaching her children about healthy habits using botanicals.