Aromatherapy Practitioner

Learn how to incorporate this ancient method of healing safely into your life and practice. 


Aromatherapy Practitioner Program

The Aromatherapy 101+102 combined course introduces students to the intricate world of essential oils while diving deep into safety and health conditions.  

Essential oils have a long proven history of health benefits.  They have been used for centuries around the world for mental and physical healing and even before oils were extracted, the aromatic herbs they come from were used in healing practices.

Whether you are a health practitioner or someone who is interested in aromatherapy, this course will help you navigate how to get the most out of your oils.  You will also fully understand the chemical constituents and how to incorporate oils safely.

You can take Aromatherapy as your specialization options in combination with the Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach Certification or the Holistic Nutritionist Program, as an individual course for general interest, or as a standalone practitioner program in combination with our anatomy & physiology course.

This course qualifies for continuing education credits through the Health Coach Alliance (HCA) and the Canadian Association of Integrative Nutrition (CAIN).

aromatherapy practitioner

  • Individual course hours:  200
  • Credits:  50
  • Practitioner program hours: 400
  • Credits: 100
Did You Know?

When essential oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed and carried by the bloodstream to every cell in the body within minutes.
From stress, anxiety, and depression to sleep, headaches, inflammation, and infections; learn about all of the therapeutic benefits essential oils have to offer.

Course Details

Course Duration:

The average completion time for this course is four months based on a part-time study schedule, but you may complete it sooner if you have more time available for learning.   You have a maximum of 12 months to complete the course.

This course can be taken as a stand-alone certificate course for general interest or as a full designation program in combination with the anatomy & physiology (AP) course.   We accept transfer credit for AP for those who have already taken a post-secondary AP course.

Included in Tuition:

  • Aromatherapy 101+102
  • Complete learning materials, video lectures, study guides, and reference materials
  • 30 detailed handouts for the essential oils studied in the course
  • Practice quizzes, lesson tests, and a final exam
  • Full student support via our academic advisors who can be reached by phone or email Monday through Saturday
  • Student account & access to Online Learning Portal
  • Certificate upon graduation


You must complete a lesson test after each lesson, and a proctored final exam upon completion of the course. Students must score 80% or higher to pass the course.

Method of Course Delivery:

Within 10 minutes of online registration, you will receive a user id and password to your student account on our Online Learning Portal.   Your student account is mobile responsive allowing you to study on any device, anywhere in the world.

  • All materials for this course materials are in your account ready for viewing online
  • All testing is conveniently submitted online
  • You have access to a global community of classmates via the online forums and private student Facebook group

You can learn more about what to expect from online learning in our Prospective Students resource area.

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  • FAQs
  • The Aromatherapy 101+102  two-part certificate course is perfect for health professionals, nutrition practitioners, Health Coaches and/or anyone interested in essential oils and how they can help with a wide variety of health ailments.

    It is also a phenomenal addition to your professional toolbox if you are already a holistic or conventional health practitioner, physician, massage therapist, personal trainer, yoga instructor, or anyone who works with individuals with health conditions, in addition to those who are trying to improve their health.

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  • Upon completion of the Aromatherapy course, you will receive a certificate. Upon completion of all the required courses in the Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach program or the Holistic Nutritionist program, you will also receive an official designation and a stamped diploma in the mail listing you as a Certified Nutrition Coach. Grads of the full program qualify for registration status and professional membership and liability insurance through various organizations including HCA,  CAIN, NANP and CEBHC.  This course qualifies for 40 CE credits through HCA. 

  • How long is this course?

    You have a maximum of 6 months to complete the Aromatherapy course but may complete it sooner if you have more time to devote to your studies. The average completion time is 8 weeks. You have another 6 months in which to complete the Anatomy & Physiology course.

    Will I receive a certification upon completion?

    Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the aromatherapy course. This course in conjunction with the Anatomy & Physiology (AP) course entitles you to the Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner designation. Those who have completed the required courses in the Holistic Nutritionist program will automatically receive the Aromatherapy Practitioner designation due to having already completed the AP course.

    Can I take this course if I am not a graduate of your Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach or Holistic Nutritionist Certification Programs?

    Yes, you are welcome to take the aromatherapy course as it is open to the public and is a very popular option for those interested in the safe use of essential oils. It is also a good choice for practitioners looking to enhance their current profession.

Topics Covered:

  • Lesson 1

    History of Aromatherapy

    What is it, methods of application and exploring the limbic and olfactory systems.

  • Lesson 2

    Essential Oil Basics

    Essential oils – what are they? Extraction methods, purity testing, hydrosols and the three main rosemary chemotypes.

  • Lesson 3

    Understanding How to Use Oils

    Essential oils vs carrier oils, storage, mixing, how to emulsify.  You will also learn how to properly dilute essential oils.

  • Lesson 4

    Choosing the Right Oils

    How to make the right choices when choosing essential oils and why notes are important when mixing synergistic blends.

  • Lesson 5

    The Science of Oils

    Learn all about the chemistry of essential oils, constituents, plant families and medicinal properties.  Understanding these topics is critical to using oils effectively and safely.

  • Lesson 6

    How Essential Oils Affect You 

    Learn about the physiological, psychological, and pharmacological properties.  You will also explore oils holistically, including applications in Ayurveda and how they affect the chakras.

  • Lesson 7

    Plant Families 

    Explore the vast plant families from which essential oils are extracted.

  • Lesson 8

    Health Conditions & Safety Considerations

    Learn about toxicity considerations, sensitivities, safety around pets, during pregnancy and with children.  You will also learn about essential oils in relation to body systems.

  • Lesson 9

    Essential oils

    Learn about the properties of oils from A-Z.  Included in this lesson are how certain carrier oils can work synergistically with constitutes in the oils.  You will receive information handouts in this lesson for each oil covered in the lesson including the clinical therapeutic uses and any safety considerations and/or contraindications.


  • Aromatherapy 101+102 Certificate Course

    • Aromatherapy 101+102 two-part certificate course

    Graduates of the NutraPhoria Holistic Nutritionist program and those who have already taken Anatomy & Physiology from a post-secondary institution are eligible for the Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner designation upon completion of this course.

    This course can also be added as a specialization when enrolling in the Holistic Nutritionist program.   Click HERE to access the enrolment form.

  • Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner Program

    • Aromatherapy 101+102 two-part certificate course
    • Anatomy & Physiology

    Completion of both the aromatherapy course and the anatomy & physiology (AP) course leads to the Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner designation.  Those who are taking aromatherapy for general interest can enrol in the single aromatherapy course for $599 and do not need to take AP.  You also have the option of enrolling in AP at a later date through our individual course page.


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Interested in a Full Pogram?

The aromatherapy course can be added on as a specialization when you enrol in the Tier 1 Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach Program or the full 2 Tier Holistic Nutritionist Program.


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