Prerequisite for this aromatherapy course is the successful completion of the Aromatherapy 101 home study course.
In the Aromatherapy 201 Course we cover:
An additional 58 essential oils in depth: Angelica (Angelica archangelica), Aniseed (Anise) (Pimpinella anisum),Benzoin (Styrax benzoin), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Cajeput (Melaleuca cajuputii), Camphor (Cinnamomun camphora), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Carrot Seed (Daucus carota), 3 Cedarwoods (Juniperus Virginiana) (Juniperus Mexicana)( Cedrus atlantica), Chamomile Moroccan (Ormenis multicaulis), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), 2 Citronellas (Cymbopogon nardus) (Cymbopogon winterianus), Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllata or Syzygium aromaticum) same oil different botanical names, Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Eucalyptus Citriodora (Eucalyptus citriodora), Eucalyptus dives (Eucalyptus dives Schau.), Eucalyptus Radiata (Eucalyptus radiata), Eucalyptus Smithii (Eucalyptus smithii), Fennel (Sweet) (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce),3 Fir Needle (Abies alba) (Abies Balsamea) (Abies siberica), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) (B.carteri), Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua), German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Grapefruit (Citrus paradise),Helichrysum (Everlasting) (Immortelle) (Helichrysum italicum or Helichrysum angustifolium) same oil, Hyssop (Hyssopus officialis),Jasmine (Jasmineum officinale), Bay (Pimenta racemosa), Laurel (also known as Bay Laurel) (Laurus nobilis), Lavandin (Lavendula x intermedia), Lavender stoechas (French Lavender, Spanish Lavender) (Lavandula stoechas), 2 Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus ) (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Lime (Citrus aurantifolia), Linden Blossom (Tilia vulgaris), Litsea Cubeba (Litsea cubeba), Mandarin/ Tangerine (Citrus reticulate), Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), Melissa (Melissa officinalis) Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha or C. molmol), Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Neroli (Citrus aurantium), Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquinervia CT cineole), Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica), Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 –cineole), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) 3 Chemotypes – CT. Cineole CT. Camphor CT Verbenone, Sage (Salvia officinalis), Spearmint (Mentha spicata), Spike Lavender (Lavendula latifolia), Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi), 4 Spruces (Picea mariana) (Picea alba) (Picea excelsa) (Tsuga canadenis), Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus),Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) several chemotypes covered, Verbena (Aloysia triphylla or Lippia citriodora), Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
An additional 12 carrier oils: Avocado Pear Oil (Persea americana), Corn Oil (Zea mays), Hazelnut Oil (Corylus avellana), Linseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum), Macadamia Oil (Macadamia integrifolia or M.ternifolia or M.tetraphylla), Pecan Oil (Carya illinoensis), Rosehip oil (Rosa rubiginosa), Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), Sesame Oil (Sesamum indicum), Soyabean Oil (Glycine max), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus annuus), Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare)
An additional 2 macerated oils: Arnica (Arnica montana), Carrot Oil (Daucus carota).
An important component of Aromatherapy 201 is the Anatomy and Physiology portion and how the various essential oils work in the different body systems. Understanding this gives one the tools to more effectively create synergies/blends and strategies to effect change by using essential oils.
The student is trained in taking client histories, doing a client consultation and keeping client records. It is always important to be able to identify and assess the concerns, before one can create the best strategy that fits both the client and their lifestyle, then be able to reassess and tweak if necessary.
As business is a part of interacting with clients we also cover business set up and marketing in this course.
This Workbook is divided up into 40 individual lessons. Each lesson highlights the material in the course book to be studied for that lesson. Then there are hands on experiential exercises for the student to complete. At the end of each chapter are some multiple choice questions and answers. These prepare one of the final exam.
Exam requirement is 100 multiple choice question exam, plus a Research Paper and Case Studies.
The Aromatherapy 201 Course builds on the knowledge already gained in the Aromatherapy 101 Course. These aromatherapy home study courses combined will give the student all the necessary tools to practice Aromatherapy in a professional setting, with the advantage of being able to study at home on your own schedule. You will be guided toward a professional understanding of a wide range of essential oils, carrier oils, blending and therapeutic use of aromatherapy oils. This course is required for those who wish to practice Clinical Aromatherapy as it builds the skills required to be an effective Clinical Aromatherapist.
On the successful completion of the optional Aromatherapy 201 exam, the student will receive a Certificate certifying that they have successfully completed the aromatherapy course of study (440 hours) and the written examination as required by this institute and is recognized as a Clinical Aromatherapist. Take advantage of studying in your own home, on your own schedule by taking these comprehensive correspondence aromatherapy courses and find new opportunities opening up for you. Aromatherapy 101, the prerequisite for Aromatherapy 201, is rated at 170 hours, while Aromatherapy 201 is rated at 440 hours, for a total number of 610 hours for the Full Professional course (Aromatherapy 101 and Aromatherapy 201 combined).
Graduates of both courses are eligible to join the British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapists. The British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapists has been granted occupational title designation under the Society Act of British Columbia. This grants its members the right to use the Title Registered Aromatherapist and the Initials R.A.
Our programs more than meet the requirements of a number of Associations and graduates of both courses are also eligible to join the following Associations as Professional Members. In Canada: BCAOA (British Columbia Alliance Of Aromatherapists) and BCAPA (British Columbia Association of Practicing Aromatherapists). As well as the NHPC (Natural Health Practitioners of Canada). In the USA: NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy); AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists). As well as the ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals).
Beverley, thank you so much, you are a great teacher and friend, I look forward to seeing you in the future!
KP, Langley BC.Thank you for all the great support Bev during the course. I don’t recall even one question of mine not being answered on our forum and in private correspondence.
Who would benefit from taking the Aromatherapy 201 Course?
Anyone wishing to practice Aromatherapy professionally. Health Care practitioners, such as massage therapists, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists etc. who wish to incorporate Aromatherapy into their practice. Those working in the Aromatherapy Industry, in retail stores or product formulation etc, will also benefit from the added information contained in these home study distance learning aromatherapy courses.
What do you receive with the Aromatherapy 201 Course?
Aromatherapy 201 Course Notes
The aromatherapy course notes consist of over 510 pages which are fully referenced from both traditional aromatherapy texts and scientific resources.
Aromatherapy 201 Course Workbook
The aromatherapy 201 course workbook consists of over 260 pages divided into forty detailed lessons designed to take you step by step through the aromatherapy course notes and fully understand them.
Excellent. I thought the Anatomy and Physiology was very well done – SB PhD, Victoria, BC
Good quality of distance learning, including excellent references, group discussion. Full of knowledge and skills. – SL Vancouver, BC
I feel I’ve obtained a good working knowledge of aromatherapy. It’s given me the confidence I need when dealing with the public. Thank you. – LM, Oklahoma City, OK
It was, and is, a fantastic course in aromatherapy and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wanted to learn about essential oils. – JP, Neenah, WI
Time Line and Exam Requirements.
There is a time line of 18 months within which to complete the course and request the exam. This is a closed book, 100 multiple choice question, exam and comes with a Proctor Form. In addition to the exam, there is the requirement of an 8 – 10 page research paper, on the topic of your own choosing, plus 30 case studies/client consultations. A Certificate will be issued on the successful completion of the exam, research paper and case studies.
Brief Description of Aromatherapy 201’s 40 lessons rated at 440 hours.
Each lesson contains unique exercises based on the material covered in that lesson.
Lesson 1 – Botanical Classification. Essential Oil Profile of Basil.
Lesson 2 – Carrier Oils (Additional to 13 to those studied in Aromatherapy 101). Essential Oil Profile of Benzoin.
Lesson 3 – Levels of Living Matter. Essential Oil Profile of Coriander.
Lesson 4 – The Skin – The Integumentary System. Essential Oil Profile of Black Pepper.
Lesson 5 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Skin. Essential Oil Profile of Cajeput.
Lesson 6 – The Skeletal System. Essential Oil Profile of Cedarwood.
Lesson 7 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Skeletal System. Essential Oil Profile of Citronella.
Lesson 8 – The Muscular System. Essential Oil Profile of Clove.
Lesson 9 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Muscular System. Essential Oil Profile of Fennel.
Lesson 10 – The Cardiovascular System. Essential Oil Profile of Frankincense.
Lesson 11 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Cardiovascular System. Essential Oil Profile of Grapefruit.
Lesson 12 – The Lymphatic System. Essential Oil Profile of Lemongrass.
Lesson 13 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the lymphatic system. Essential Oil Profile of Lime.
Lesson 14 – The Immune System. Essential Oil Profile of Litsea Cubeb.
Lesson 15 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Immune System. Essential Oil Profile of Manuka.
Lesson 16 – The Neurological System. Essential Oil Profile of Mandarin/Tangarine.
Lesson 17 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Neurological System. Essential Oil Profile of Myrrh.
Lesson 18 – Stress. Essential Oil Profile of Melissa.
Lesson 19 – Actions of essential oils and conditions brought on by Stress. Essential Oil Profile of Hyssop.
Lesson 20 – The Digestive System. Essential Oil Profile of Niaouli.
Lesson 21 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Digestive System. Essential Oil Profile of Palmarosa.
Lesson 22 – The Respiratory System. Essential Oil Profile of Patchouli.
Lesson 23 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Respiratory System. Essential Oil Profile of Thyme.
Lesson 24 – The Urinary System. Essential Oil Profile of Vetiver.
Lesson 25 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Urinary System. Essential Oil Profile of Ravensara.
Lesson 26 – The Male Reproductive System. Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Male Reproductive System. Essential Oil Profile of Linden Blossom.
Lesson 27 – The Female Reproductive System. Essential Oil Profile of Jasmine.
Lesson 28 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Female Reproductive System. Essential Oil Profile of Helichrysum.
Lesson 29 – The Endocrine System. Essential Oil Profile of Neroli.
Lesson 30 – Actions of essential oils and conditions affecting the Endocrine System. Essential Oil Profile of German Chamomile.
Lesson 31 – Pregnancy, Childbirth, Babies, Children and the Elderly. Essential Oil Profile of Fir.
Lesson 32 – Aromatherapy and Cancer, Aromatherapy and HIV/Aids and Aromatherapy and the Dying. Essential Oil Profile of Pine.
Lesson 33 – Review lesson 13 of Aromatherapy 101 and then turn to the Updated Therapeutic and Emotional Indexes (these cover all the oils profiled in 101 and 201 – 77 oils). Essential Oil Profile of Myrtle.
Lesson 34 – Professional Ethics. Interaction with your Client. Essential Oil Profile of Spikenard.
Lesson 35 – Consultation and Client Record. Essential Oil Profile of Sage.
Lesson 36 – Other Methods of Choosing Essential Oils. The Senses. Essential Oil Profiles of Aniseed, Camphor and Chamomile Moroccan.
Lesson 37 – Contraindication to Aromatherapy Massage. Body Awareness and Visualization. Anatomical Positions and Landmarks. Essential Oil Profiles of Carrot Seed, Eucalyptus Citriodora, E. Radiata and E. Smithii.
Lesson 38 – Massage. Essential Oil Profiles of Cardamom, Laurel, Lavandin and Spike Lavender.
Lesson 39 – Infant Massage. Essential Oil Profiles of Rosemary various Chemotypes, Spearmint, Tarragon, Verbena and Yarrow.
Lesson 40 – Business Setup. Marketing. Chemistry Reviewed and Research. Essential Oils Profiles of Angelica, Cinnamon, Galbanum, Nutmeg and Spruce.
Please note: It is our belief that Massage can only be learned in a classroom situation. While we certainly cover the Theory of Massage and have an outline on how to do an aromatherapy massage in the 201 course notes, we do not ‘qualify’ anyone in massage. The Aroma Massage Video highlights the massage routine as outlined in Aromatherapy 201 and can be an excellent visual aid in learning this. However anyone wishing to become certified in massage or bodywork is encouraged to personally attend a massage course in their local area.