Certificate in Aromatherapy


The focus of the Certificate in Aromatherapy is holistic clinical aromatology. Holistic aromatology focuses on the use of essential oils to support physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. ACHS uses the terms “aromatherapy” and “aromatology” interchangeably throughout the program.


Meets the curriculum requirements of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists’ Professional Aromatherapy education standards

ACHS Aromatherapy graduates have a five year (2015-2019) success rate of 100% on the Aromatherapy Registration Council National Exam leading to registration as a Registered Aromatherapist

Meets the aromatherapy education requirements for NAHA Level II and AIA Professional Level for existing health professionals such as Massage Therapists, Herbalists, Nurses, Physicians, etc per the NAHA requirements. Graduates that are not existing health professionals are also required to complete qualifying anatomy and physiology training. [1]

[1] Graduates who are not existing health professionals are also required to complete qualifying anatomy and physiology. At ACHS, students would complete the following undergraduate courses to study all NAHA required body systems NAT 210 Anatomy & Physiology I, NAT 211 Anatomy & Physiology II, and NAT 212 Anatomy & Physiology III or the following graduate-level courses for qualified applicants NAT 501 Anatomy & Physiology I and NAT 502 Anatomy & Physiology II.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain modern and historic aromatherapy definitions, theories, practices, and methods of essential oil extraction and quality assessment.
  • Classify essential oils based on their botanical profile, chemical constituents, and therapeutic properties.
  • Create safe, effective, evidence-based, holistic aromatherapy wellness plans to support optimal health.
  • Compose evidence-based case study reports and literature reviews to contribute to the professional field of aromatherapy.
  • Develop the components of an aromatherapy business to effectively implement record keeping, required insurance, scope of practice, ethics, legal considerations, marketing, and networking.

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Fees:

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