Certificate in Aromatherapy

Overview

The focus of the Certificate in Aromatherapy 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.

Highlights

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

  • Outline the steps to set up a business, including insurance, management, legal issues, ethics (including AHG ethics and ARC requirements), keeping records, listening and observation skills, informed consent, marketing, business planning, nutritional, lifestyle, and wellness counseling
  • Locate information from state regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with local and state requirements
  • Educate others about appropriate holistic health protocols using essential oils to support and rebalance the body and restore wellness for general good health
  • Discuss aromatherapy, its history, use, and status of current research, including how to locate studies in peer-reviewed journals
  • Blend and administer essential oils safely
  • Discuss the Latin names, therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the essential oils studied
  • Indicate when to refer individuals to their licensed healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment

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Admissions Requirements:

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

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