Aromatherapy III - AROMA 304

Aromatherapy III
Instructor
Department
Aromatherapy
Credits
3
Course Number
AROMA 304

 

This course provides essential oil materia medica training including the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the oils studied. Materia medica training includes 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. It is recommended that students also complete AROMA 303 to study the full complement of essential oils taught at ACHS.  

Learning Outcomes

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

Required Materials (Course Pack):

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $437.75. This includes: 

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2016). 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 $133)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115
  • AROMA 304 Practical Lab Kit 

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $437.75 Course Pack = $1412.75

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 recommended reading outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct edition and ISBN. Please note that some books may also be available digitally or for E-Readers.

Tuition Includes:

  • Expert faculty with real-world professional 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

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Optional Recommended Reading & Study Kits

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Last updated 10/25/18

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