Aromatherapy Chemistry - AROMA 305

Aromatherapy Chemistry
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This Aromatherapy Chemistry course provides students with a systematic approach to learning the chemical functional groups and pharmacological actions of essential oils. Written by Joy Bowles, renowned author of The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils, this interactive, online, instructor-led course will help you make sense of the chemistry of aromatherapy. Suitable for anyone who needs to understand the science and efficacy of this healing art, including nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

Learning Outcomes

Discuss essential oil constituents and their therapeutic actions
Recognize odor samples of constituents.
Understand polarity and solubility.
Discuss pharmacology in relation to aromatherapy.
Conduct aromatherapy research.
Discuss what atoms and molecules are, and how they make up the material stuff of the universe.
Get essential oils to disperse in water.
Describe how essential oils are absorbed, metabolized, and excreted by the body.
Understand what quality criteria you need to consider when buying essential oils.
Propose a hypothesis, design a study, complete an experiment using the scientific method, and compose the analysis in a format used by scientific research journals.


Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping to the continental United States—is $130. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

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) + $130 Course Pack + $35.00 Textbook = $1140.00

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.

Optional Recommended Reading

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Last updated 7/21/18.


Additional Prerequisites

Prior aromatherapy formal training or prior chemistry (aromatherapy-specific chemistry not required) is recommended

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