The Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner Graduate Program combines AT101 and AT201. Students purchasing the full program will save $115.00 plus the shipping cost of the second manual.
Once a student has completed the Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner Graduate Program, they will be eligible to join the following associations and to use their trademarked designations.
BCAOA: Registered Aromatherapist ® and Essential Oil Therapist ® - RA® and EOT® CFA: Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional ™ - CAHP
AIA: Advance Aromatherapy Practitioner (formerly Clinical Aromatherapist)
NAHA: Professional Aromatherapist
With each association, you will need to have professional liability insurance and with the CFA and
AIA, you are required to have your First Aid as well.
Aromatherapy 101 is a stand- alone course which prepares one to work in the Aromatherapy industry. Some areas of employment are the retail aromatherapy business, product development, custom blending and consultation. Students completing AT101 only are not qualified as a Certified Aromatherapists. A student must successfully complete both AT101 and AT201 in order to become a Certified Aromatherapist. However, if you are interested in aromatherapy for personal knowledge or to supplement an existing modality such as Registered Massage Therapist; Esthetician; Reflexologist or Health Care Provider, this level might be sufficient for your needs.
I have structured this course in a way which first lays the foundation and then gradually introduces new information. You will begin at the beginning, which is the definition of aromatherapy and essential oils. The information covered in the essential oil monographs is detailed and includes the chemistry of the essential oil, precautions, indications and applications. The history of aromatherapy is also covered and while some may find history boring, it is interesting to follow the centuries, decades and years of aromatherapy use along with new developments along the way.
I have categorized the essential oils under top, middle and base notes. First the top notes are covered in alphabetical order, then the middle and finally the base notes. My purpose for doing this is so that you can remember what note an essential oil is by the process of association. For example, if you remember that lavender is a middle note and that you learned about rosemary in one of the next modules, my hope is that you will then be able to remember that it is also a middle note.
The Latin binomial for each essential oil is important to know – this is explained in greater detail under essential oil monographs, but the importance of this cannot be stressed enough.
The chemistry of each essential oil is the basis for their properties, benefits and safety. We know that chemistry can be a little daunting and therefore it is covered in detail in AT101 and we also have a fabulous resource called Lab Aroma that will assist you in learning the chemistry of the essential oils. As of July 1, 2018, Lab Aroma is mandatory for all new students (please refer to Lab Aroma under About This Course).
Essential oil safety is probably one of the most important aspects of this course. Each essential oil and hydrosol covered will include safety or precautionary information. Safety is covered in detail in Module 2. In Module 9, hydrosols are introduced and after that, you will find that I have recommended specific hydrosols for various conditions.
The conditions covered in Aromatherapy 101 are some of the most common conditions a person might encounter. Along with each condition is a list of essential oils and modes of use.
Each module includes review questions and I highly recommend that you take advantage of this resource to assist you in remembering key points in the module and also as a study guide for your exams.
At the back of the manual there is a glossary of terms, a description of anatomical directions and a quick reference guide to dilutions. As well, there are blank Cross Reference Charts, Client Intake Forms and Client Intake Forms for Facials – these are for the case studies required to complete this level.
A correspondence course can be a solitary endeavour and so I offer monthly VoIP meetings for all students to attend on an optional basis. There are benefits to discussing the course material with other students who may have questions you hadn’t thought of or tips for learning the material.
Essence of Thyme has a Student Forum which is open to all students and grads of the program. We are also affiliated with Lab Aroma which offers and exclusive benefit to students of Essence of
Thyme. Other exclusive benefits include an aromatherapy database at a 95% discount for EOT students.
Aromatherapy 101 is a pre-requisite to Aromatherapy 201.
Lab Aroma: $75.00 CAD (Mandatory)
AT201 Final Exam Fee: $75.00 (Payable at the time exam is booked)AT101 Curriculum
Aromatherapy 201 builds on the information covered in 101. This course is required for those wanting to become certified in Aromatherapy.
The combination of Aromatherapy 101 and 201 equate to the Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner Graduate Program, and have been audited and subsequently recognized as meeting and exceeding the requirements outlined by the Core Curriculum of the following associations:
Upon successful completion of 201, the student will be recognized as a Certified Aromatherapist and is eligible to join:
- The British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapists, which grants the right to use the registered trademarked designations of Registered Aromatherapist (RA®) and Essential Oil Therapist (EOT®).
- The Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists, which grants the right to use the trademarked designation of Certified Aromatherapy Professional (CAP).
- The Alliance of International Aromatherapists and following application approval may use the trademarked designation of Advanced Aromatherapy Professional
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy – Professional Aromatherapist.
Aromatherapy 201 is approximately 300 hours (including exams and case studies)
46 Essential Oils
700 + Pages
AT201 Exam Fee: $75.00 (payable at the time exam is booked)
Students beginning AT201 will also receive a complimentary 250+ page Resource Manual.AT201 Curriculum