Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy


The Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy provides specialized training for Graduate students in the comprehension and application of essential oils for medicinal use. Professionals working in the CAM field will be able to deepen their knowledge and understanding of aromatherapy.


This program meets the aromatherapy education requirements for NAHA Level 2 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.[1]

[1] Graduates that 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.

Meets the curriculum requirements of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists’ Level Advanced Practitioner Aromatherapy education standards

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate modern and historic aromatherapy definitions, theories, practices, and methods of essential oil extraction and quality assessment.
  • Analyze current aromatherapy research to utilize knowledge of how essential oils interact with body systems.
  • Formulate safe and effective aromatherapy blends considering the botanical profile, constituents, therapeutic actions, cautions and contraindications, toxicology, and appropriate method of administration.
  • Apply informed consent, intake skills, scope of practice, assessment skills, and aromatherapy protocols in the design of evidence-based aromatherapy wellness plans.
  • Compose evidence-based case study reports and literature reviews to contribute to the professional field of aromatherapy.

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Admissions Requirements:

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.

Tuition and Fees:

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