Aromatherapy II - AROMA 504

Aromatherapy II
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The Aroma 504 Materia Medica includes the study of the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the essential oils studied; oils are studied alphabetically.

The focus of the ACHS Aromatherapy Department is holistic aromatology. Holistic aromatology focuses on restoration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through the application of essential oils. We use the terms “aromatherapy” and “aromatology” interchangeably throughout the program. All healing modalities offered by ACHS focus on the holistic approach. Our philosophy is that only by taking care of the whole person—the physical, emotional, and spiritual—can health and wellness occur.

Learning Outcomes

Identify, discuss, and safely use the 23 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, perfumery, recommended doses, cautions and contraindications, regulatory status, and formulas.
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.
Demonstrate the ability to research and write a case study on aromatherapy.
Discuss the concepts in evaluating the validity of aromatherapy research.
Identify the components of a literature review and the process involved in locating and accessing appropriate research.
Demonstrate the ability to research and write an in-depth literature review on a specific aromatherapy hypothesis.
Build on skills acquired in Aroma 503 and continue to learn to interpret and evaluate aromatherapy research


Maximum Enrollment: 20 students

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack)—including standard shipping within the United States—is $356.64. This includes:

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: $1515 (3 credits X $505 per credit) + $356.64 Course Pack = $1871.64

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.

Optional Recommended Reading

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Last update 7/22/18

Additional Prerequisites

None – Prior formal aromatherapy training recommended

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