This is a detailed course for self-study in Aromatherapy with over 500
fully referenced pages of text. It is designed to be taken at the students
own pace over a period of three to six months. Although geared towards
professional medical health care providers (health care practitioners,
doctors, chiropractors, aestheticians, nurses, massage therapists, etc.),
the course is easily assimilated by business owners, student beginners or
the lay-person who simply desires a better quality of life by using natures
fragrances. This course is considered the most well-referenced,
wide-ranging, comprehensive and detailed course available, and stands alone
in the marketplace.
The majority of course materials is based on current scientific research,
and is very highly referenced throughout. Current theories in aromatherapy
teaching are also explored.
A Certificate Diploma from The Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy listing
all subjects covered and the 200 hours of study will be presented upon
successful completion of the write-in exam, essays, and/or case studies and
research paper. In this respect, “certification” refers to “meeting the
educational requirements to complete a course of study” and in no way
implies license to diagnose, prescribe or treat. Students will NOT be
‘licensed’ to do anything as aromatherapy is not licensed yet in any state
or on a national level. In other words, students can practice aromatherapy
under current licenses (i.e., massage, esthetic, medical, etc) according to
individual states laws. In addition, students will have adequate training
to add aromatherapy treatments in a safe and efficacious manner.
This course with Practitioner Module (100 hours) exceeds the suggested
educational guidelines of the National Association of Holistic
Aromatherapists. Therapists and students will qualify to sit for the
upcoming Aromatherapy Registry Council national exam and become a
The nature of aromatherapy; types practiced, educational resources
Tools: Essential oils – the commodity; production processes, quality,
purity and adulteration. Available essential oils, buying guidelines, types
available on today’s market.
Chemistry: Essential oil chemistry – terpene biosynthesis, oil components.
Therapeutics: The major properties of essential oils in human physiology
with references (8 pages of scientific references)
Physical Effects: Effect of essential oils on human physiology –
pharmacology, body systems effects, specific uses for individual essential
Mental effects: Effect of essential oils on the human brain – psycho
aromatherapy – function of odor, brain and olfaction, the limbic link to
memory, mood and emotion.
Treatment methods and applications: Internal & external in the form of:
massage, (skincare, hair and nails) with water in baths (compress, salts,
spray, body wrap), inhalation (micro-diffusion).
Blending and perfumery: Principles of perfumery along with blending basics
and how to
Safety: Irritation, sensitization, phototoxicity, contraindications,
detailed safety data and toxicity studies.
Appendix including several articles, Common name index, Taxonomic Index,
Gras list of EO, Glossary, Untested oil Index.