Aromatherapy Practitioner

Aromatherapy Practitioner

10 Credit Certificate Program (232 hours)
A Continuing Education Program/Part of the NHP Diploma
Complete full certificate in 5 semesters!


The above certificate program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Certificate to be awarded upon successful completion of the program at scheduled graduation dates.

Program Description:

“The Academy has designed this course to present a thorough understanding of the human body and the practice of Aromatherapy on individuals, within a holistic perspective.

This program of study will also provide a platform of how to use Aromatherapy Essential Oils in support of other health disciplines, as well as, on an individual therapy basis. This knowledge supports the client’s overall healthcare program, as he/she works towards restoring and maintaining their personal health balance. The content is designed to guide Natural Health Practitioners to an understanding and working knowledge of the foundations, types of oils, chemistry, extraction methods and applications of aromatherapy. Students will experience the feel, smell and quality of several essential oils during classes.”

Aromatherapy Specialization (6 credits)

  • Aromatherapy 1
  • Aromatherapy 2
  • Aromatherapy 3
  • Aromatherapy 4
  • Aromatherapy 5 -Colour & Light Therapy (1/2 credit)
  • Clinical & Case Application  (1.5 credits)

Professional Development (4 credits)

  • NHP Anatomy & Physiology 1,2, 3, 4
  • First Aid
  • Practical Professional Theory
  • Ethics and the Healthcare Practitioner

This certificate is part of the Natural Health Practitioner Diploma program.

Regulated Health Professionals are granted educational credits for the Professional Development subjects.

Course Descriptions    


Aromatherapy Specialization

Aromatherapy 1

Designed to guide Natural Health Practitioners to an understanding and working knowledge of the foundations of aromatherapy. What is aromatherapy, its history, what is an essential oil, where do they come from, extraction methods, characteristics and categorizing, methods of application, carrier oils, blending EO’s, effective use and safety. Characteristics of 12 oils will be presented. Students will experience the feel, smell and quality of several essential oils during classes.

Aromatherapy 2 to 4

The student learns how to apply the oils safely to the body and how to use them with reflex and acupressure techniques. In the continued study of the material, Aromatherapy 2, 3 & 4, the student learns that Essential oils and other natural volatile organic compounds (VOCs) work differently. A further 24 oils are studied in detail.

  • When targeting our sense of smell they activate the limbic system and emotional centers of the brain.
  • When applied topically (onto the skin) they activate thermal receptors and destroy microbes and fungi.

Case study reviews. Cooking with essential oils. Skin types and absorption levels.

Therapeutic applications/protocols and dilutions for 7 different body system systems and the pathologies associated with them. Learn precautions and how best to apply the oils for beneficial results.

Aromatherapy 5 Colour & Light Therapy (1/2 credit)

Light and colour therapy is the use of coloured light to help the body to keep or recover its health and harmony. Light is electromagnetic radiation composed by several different waves with different frequencies. This therapy uses the part of the light that is visible by the human eye and can be broken down into seven colours, with each one having different therapeutic properties. Learn what is a colour, the characteristics and properties of each one and how to use them in aromatherapy practice.

Aromatherapy Clinical Use and Case Studies (1.5 credits)

The opportunity to work with 12 clients and complete a client report and prepare cases for various therapeutic use of oils. This subject solidifies the theory content in Aromatherapy 1-4. Client cases will be reviewed by the instructor.

Professional Development (RMT’s and Physiotherapists receive educational credits)

NHP Anatomy & Physiology 1: Learn about the skeletal & muscular systems, as well as, general terminology, cell growth & structural units.

(1/2 credit). No pre-requisite.

NHP Anatomy & Physiology 2: Study of the nervous, endocrine, reproductive & digestive systems.

(1/2 credit) NHP AP 1

NHP Anatomy & Physiology 3: Study of the urinary, cardio-vascular, respiratory & integumentary systems. (1/2 credit) Pre-requisite: NHP AP 2:

NHP Anatomy& Physiology 4: Study of the immune system, liver function & detoxification. The maintenance of body temperature, glucose and fluid levels. (1/2 credit) Pre-requisite: NHP AP 3.

First Aid: Learn how to handle emergencies. The course includes life-like training models and natural remedies. CPR/St. John Ambulance Certification.

(1 credit) No pre-requisite.
Practical Professional Theory: Practical issues about being a professional practitioner. An assimilation of guidelines that goes beyond basic training.

(1/2 Credit) No pre-requisite.

Ethics & the Healthcare Practitioner: This course is designed to introduce students to the professional role and commitment of practitioners as healthcare professionals. The focus is on developing the student’s ability to understand the professional role and commitment, meet professional and ethical requirements of practice, and develop skill in decision making.

(1/2 Credit) No pre-requisite.

Questions? or call Marilyn at 613 820-0318


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