Program Overview

Aromatherapy is one of many therapies that fall under the umbrella of holistic/integrative health and wellness. Essential oils have gained credibility through continued research supporting their effectiveness from self-care to healthcare as an integrated treatment modality because aromatherapy is simple, safe, effective and inexpensive. This certificate is the first tier introducing skills and knowledge for safe and effective use of essential oils for health and wellness. We will discuss the historical and traditional uses, safety and toxicity issues, indications, contraindications, quality, purity, physiological mechanisms, therapeutic benefits, critique the scientific evidence regarding their therapeutic qualities, chemical classifications, blending and an overview of business, ethics and laws. This certificate is ideally suited for individuals maintaining and/or expanding skill sets, licensed/certified professionals to curious lifelong learners interested in the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.

NOTE: This certificate is not transcripted and is not eligible for Financial Aid.

Program Requirements

Core Courses: Units
WELL 707 Foundations of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils 2 units
WELL 709 Aromatherapy Principles and Applications 4 units
WELL 723 Ayurvedic Aromatherapy 1 unit
Total Required Units: 7