Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy - Online

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  • Objectives
    Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy will be able to:

    * Assemble a solid theoretical understanding of how to review, utilize and design scientific and clinical research.
    * Construct a strong theoretical knowledge of the principles of pharmacognosy and phytochemistry as they apply to botanical studies.
    * Critically evaluate the molecular structure of active constituents and how they contribute to a botanical’s observable actions.
    * Identify and evaluate the methods of quality control, extraction, potency, and variability of herbs and how it relates to the botanical industry.
    * Synthesize an advanced knowledge of the principles of toxicology and the mechanisms and effect of herb-herb and herb-drug interactions.
    * Demonstrate an understanding of the toxicology of plant and essential oil constituents, the possible allergic and adverse reactions to herbal products and the influence of herbal quality on potential toxicity.
    * Analyze the relative risks and benefits of commonly used botanical substances.
    * Compare and contrast knowledge from empirical use with data from current phytochemical, toxicological and epidemiological studies and databases.
    * Construct an in-depth understanding of the principles of aromatherapy, aromatology, and aromacology.
    * Categorize and apply an understanding of the bioactivity, psychological effects and safety issues of essential oils and their components.
    * Evaluate and judge the clinical effect of essential oils through exploring research literature as well as historical perspectives.
  • Course description
    Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy™ Online requirements:

    Course         Credits

    Chem 502 Principles of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry    3
    Tox 501 Fundamentals of Toxicology and Safety in Botanical Medicine    3
    Aroma 501 Aromatherapy Science     3
    Res 501 Assessment and Integration of Research    3

    Total Credits:    12

    Study Time:

    Each course within the Certificate is completed over 16 weeks. Minimum study time recommended for each course is 9 hours per week. Graduates are awarded the Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy™.

    See each course listing for a complete list of program materials.

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