AROMA 304

Aromatherapy III Online
Department
Aromatherapy
Credits
3

Course Description

Aroma 304 is the second of two 300-level aromatherapy Materia Medica courses at ACHS. This course continues the essential oil Materia Medica training with the remaining 20 oils studied in the Certificate in Aromatherapy.

At the successful completion of this course, each student will be able to:

  • Identify, discuss, and safely use the organic or wildcrafted essential oils studied, including: Botanical information, identification, sources, historical uses, parts used, cultivation, harvesting, production, characteristics, active constituents, therapeutic actions, medicinal uses, evidence-based uses, household uses, and perfumery
  • Create lifestyle plans and aromatherapy programs to support optimal health
  • Identify, describe, and discuss appropriate and safe uses of a full range of administrative methods for the oils studied
  • Synthesize the aspects of the body of aromatherapy research
  • Build on skills gained in Aroma 303 and continue to learn to interpret and evaluate aromatherapy research
  • Discuss the concepts in evaluating the validity of aromatherapy research
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically review aromatherapy research
  • Explain the hierarchy of research (case study, a case series, pilot study, and trials)
  • Understand the importance of and perform aromatherapy research in order to maintain a practice of independent study to maintain and further develop expertise in the clinical uses of essential oils
  • Understand the critical process and evaluate it with a critical eye and identify ways to perform your own research study
  • Understand the importance of and perform aromatherapy research in order to maintain a practice of independent study to maintain and further develop expertise in the clinical uses of essential oils
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a case study and/or report on aromatherapy

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Required Materials (Course Pack):

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $405.52. This includes: 

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2015). Aromatherapy Materia Medica: Essential Oil Monographs. Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. [You should already have this from the AROMA 303 course. Students will have access to download the eTextbook in the online classroom] - $100
    (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional $123)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $99
  • AROMA 304 Practical Lab Kit (pictured below) - $286.52

AROMA 304 Practical Lab Kit

The Required Publisher Textbooks*:

Total Course Price $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $405.52 Course Pack = $1380.52

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Tuition Includes:

  • Expert faculty with real-world clinical experience in each course
  • All instruction and evaluation, including weekly interaction with your instructor through the online classroom, live teleconferences and/or chats, email, and the Instructor’s Virtual Office
  • Dynamic online lectures updated regularly to include the latest evidence-based research and industry updates
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online.
Optional Recommended Reading & Study Kits
Click here to view the optional Recommended Reading for this course.
Last updated 07/13/15.

Prerequisites