The mission of the MS in Aromatherapy degree program is to develop a practical and theoretical understanding of clinical aromatherapy and professionally apply this knowledge to educate clients and consumers about a mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness.
The Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy provides specialized training for Graduate students in the comprehension and application of essential oils for medicinal use.
Consumer use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) continues to increase, fueled by a number of factors, including increasing research of efficacy, dissatisfaction with allopathic models (particularly for chronic health problems), and an aging population.
This terminal professional degree allows students to work toward a specialization in Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, or Holistic Spa Management, or to complete a general degree by completing electives to satisfy the degree requirements.
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.
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.