CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 

CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Scented oils and incense therapy have been used as medicines for thousands of years in countries spanning the globe from Egypt to China and India. Now modern research has documented the clinical effectiveness of these ancient practices in benefiting the health of persons with psychological and physical disorders. Integrating traditions from Europe, China, and India, this 240-hour certificate program prepares graduates to engage in the practice of Clinical Aromatherapy, as a modality in and of itself or in combination with other healing traditions and techniques. Graduates may practice Clinical Aromatherapy within the parameters outlined in the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of catalog).


 
Format: Weeknights

Hours: 240

Units: 16

Cost: $3,200

Payment Plans: Payment plans available.



 
Required Courses

 AR 010: Principles of Clinical Aromatherapy (4 Units)

 AR 015: Clinical Aromatherapy (4 Units)

 AR 020: Psycho Aromatherapy (4 Units)

 AR 025: Medical Aromatherapy (4 Units)

AR 010: PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY (4 UNITS)

Course No: AR 010

Department: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Units: 4

   

Prerequisites: Admission to Program.

   

Description: Many of us take for granted the sense of smell. Yet research shows that the human nose can distinguish over 10,000 different smells, which have various physiological and psychological effects. In this course, students learn the anatomy and physiology of the olfactory sense and the relationship of olfaction to the human body and mind as a whole, from the perspectives of Western aromatherapy, classical Chinese medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine. In addition, this course covers the basics in the field of aromatherapy, including plants used in aromatherapy, extraction methods, evaporation rates, color, aroma intensity, chemical composition, the shelf life of oils, media of application, carrier oils and blending techniques.

AR 015: CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY (4 UNITS)

Course No: AR 015

Department: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Units: 4

   

Prerequisites: AR 010

   

Description: This course introduces students to the basic clinical uses of aromatherapy for benefiting the health of persons with various physiological disorders. Taught from the perspective of European and American aromatherapy as well as classical Chinese and Ayurvedic medical traditions, students will learn how to use and blend oils to benefit the health of persons with a variety of clinical problems.

AR 020: PSYCHO AROMATHERAPY (4 UNITS)

Course No: AR 020

Department: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Units: 4

   

Prerequisites: AR 010

   

Description: This course covers the clinical uses of aromatherapy in benefiting the health of persons with various psychological disorders. It integrates perspectives from Western aromatherapy, classical Chinese medical aromatherapy taught by aromatherapy pioneer Jeffrey C. Yuen, and Ayurvedic aromatherapy.

AR 025: MEDICAL AROMATHERAPY (4 UNITS)

Course No: AR 025

Department: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Units: 4

   

Prerequisites: AR 010

   

Description: Medical aromatherapy involves the ingestion of essential oils, much as persons take herbs or nutritional supplements. This course describes in detail the medical aromatherapy traditions pioneered by French physicians, as well as medical aromatherapeutic traditions from China and India. Students will learn which oils are toxic and contraindicated for internal ingestion and which oils and brands are relatively safe for consumption, along with safe dosages. The course covers the application of medical aromatherapy with persons with a variety of psychological and physiological disorders.

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