This advanced Diploma program is an in-depth study of the science and art of aromatherapy. Students study essential oil materia medica including botanical information, identification, sources, historical uses, parts used, cultivation, harvesting, production, characteristics, active constituents, therapeutic actions, medicinal uses, evidence-based uses, household uses, and perfumery. Students also study anatomy and physiology including holistic clinical correlates covering a wide range of integrative health modalities from aromatherapy and herbal studies to nutrition and wellness protocols. Students also study aromatherapy chemistry and the steps to set up a business.
Exceeds the curriculum requirements of the NAHA Level III education standards
Qualify to sit the national registration exam with the Aromatherapy Registration Council and become a Registered Aromatherapist (RA)
Meets the curriculum requirements of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists’ Advanced Practitioner Aromatherapy education standards
ACHS Aromatherapy graduates have a five year (2012-2016) success rate of 100% on the Aromatherapy Registration Council National Exam leading to registration as a Registered Aromatherapist
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Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.
To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name to view each Total Course Price. Information is also provided in the Program Fact Sheet.
The required course sequence for this program is published in the ACHS Program Catalog available to download online here.