Certificate in Aroma ScienceThe aim of this qualification is to teach specialised knowledge in aromatic medicine formulations and application methodology including safe use of essential oil science, organic chemistry, aromatic formulations and clinical application methods for the benefit of a professional practicing Aroma Science Therapist/Aromatologist. e.g. https://www.leesscience.co.nz/about
The Certificate in Aroma Science has been specially developed for people who know nothing about essential oils or (traditionally known as Aromatherapy). The Certificate in Aroma Science was also developed so graduates of other modalities, such as Massage Therapists, Reflexologists, Homeopaths, Midwives etc wanted to add an Aromatherapy qualification to their practice but did not need to learn about Massage or Anatomy & Physiology. The AromaTherapy terminology was only used when massage was incorporated with the essential oil knowledge; (Aroma meaning smell, Therapy meaning treatment). Aroma Science is (Aroma meaning smell, Science meaning a particular area of scientific study such as biology & chemistry). This qualification can be an addition to your other qualifications in the Complementary Medicine Suite, adding new knowledge of Aromatic Medicine to your practice. The programme is divided into four courses Aroma Science 1, 2, 3, & 4 and there is an option to study with or without essential oil kits.
Our objective is to provide students with an advanced and modern way of learning about Aromatic Medicine and its use within your own professional practice/and or home. To explore and develop an understanding of the science and chemistry around the production and composition of organic essential oils and related organic compounds such as hydrosols and carrier oils, in order to safely practise and prescribe. To explore and develop methods of making natural products, using other organic plant materials and related products.
Graduates of the Certificate in Aroma Science have the option to stair-case into the ITEC Diploma of Aromatherapy. You will need to complete both the ITEC Holistic Massage and ITEC Anatomy & Physiology course to comply. Further details can be given upon request.
To become curious about the study of Aroma Science, we suggest you enrol on our Introduction to Aromatherapy course
Delivery and Assessment:
Delivery is done via distance/correspondence over 700 hours for one or two years. You can study the Certificate in Aroma Science from home or anywhere in the world. We have developed a new learning platform for on-line learners in order to provide interactive tutorial aids that will enhance and support learning, including videos, interactive workbooks etc.
Assessment methods include workbooks, client consultation charts and an open-book examination. Further details found in the enrolment brochure, with the choice to study with medicinal grade aromatherapy products or your own.