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The Aroma 507 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 to make sense of the chemistry of aromatherapy. This course is suitable for anyone who needs to understand the science and efficacy of this healing art, including: nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and other allied health practitioners.
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.
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.
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Last updated 11/4/19
Prior aromatherapy formal training or prior chemistry (aromatherapy-specific chemistry not required) is recommended
Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.