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Aromatherapy Foundations Certificate (F)

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In an effort to support everyone's health and well-being, this course will be held as an interactive web-cast session via ZOOM. Students will have ample opportunity to participate, ask questions, and connect with one another in this virtual delivery method.

This hands-on certificate will introduce you to foundational concepts and best practices of holistic aromatherapy. You will gain practical knowledge and tools that you can easily integrate into your daily lifestyle to help restore balance and enhance well-being. As you explore essential oils through both a scientific and holistic perspective, you will learn how to use them in ways that are economical, effective, and safe. Upon completion of this program you will be able to identify the possibilities and limitations of essential oil therapies; describe how they can affect the mind and body; distinguish between risks and benefits to safely utilize oils through inhalation and topical application; and demonstrate awareness of general safety precautions and guidelines. During the program sessions there will be an experiential component of interacting with your essential oils. You will be able to use your new skills to create several take home products that can be incorporated into your self-care routine.
 
Class sessions include a variety of topics including:
  • History of aromatherapy
  • Current practices
  • Benefits of holistic aromatherapy
  • Characteristics of essential oils including what they are, how they are made, aroma, and quality.
  • Different application methods
  • Research
  • Basic chemistry
  • How to read an essential oil monograph
  • Olfaction
  • How aroma and inhalation can affect the body, brain, and emotions
  • Important safety concepts
  • Dilution
  • Blending
  • Other plant based materials (hydrosols and carrier oils) 
This class is valuable for anyone interested in exploring how to use aromatherapy and essential oils safely and effectively in their lives, as well as health professionals including: social workers, nurses, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and other health care providers. 
 
Course Outline:
Topics Covered:
  • History of aromatherapy
  • Current practices
  • Benefits of holistic aromatherapy
  • Characteristics of essential oils including what they are, how they are made, aroma, and quality.
  • Different application methods
  • Research
  • Basic chemistry
  • How to read an essential oil monograph
  • Olfaction
  • How aroma and inhalation can affect the body, brain, and emotions
  • Important safety concepts
  • Dilution
  • Blending
  • Other plant based materials (hydrosols and carrier oils) 

Class Details

5 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Location
Online - with instructor led chat sessions

Instructor
Jen Shepherd 

CEUs : 1.2

 

Notice

Please read: 
  • This class will be delivered as an interactive web-cast session via ZOOM.
  • If you are unfamiliar with using or installing ZOOM – please watch these informative videos as soon as possible so that you are set up with your ZOOM account prior to the class start date, https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765. Download Zoom at https://zoom.us
  • If you sign up for both the Aromatherapy Foundations and the Advanced Applications certificate programs at the same time you will receive a $90 discount - $495.00 for both.
  • Purchase of oil supplies and textbook are optional for this course. Once you register for the course you will receive information regarding different supply options for you to review and independently purchase.
  • Optional textbook recommendations (available for purchase via internet or most major book retailers):
    • Authentic Aromatherapy Essential Oils and Blends for Health, Beauty, and Home by Sharon Falsetto
    • The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness by Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele

    Tuition: 

    $295.00


    Registration Closes On
    Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

    Schedule Information

    Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
    11/9/2020 - 12/7/2020 Weekly - Mon 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Normandale (Bloomington), Online - with instructor led chat sessions  Map, Room: Online - with instructor led chat sessions Jen Shepherd 

    Contact Us!

    ncal@normandale.edu - 952.358.8343
    Normandale Community College - Continuing Education

    9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

    A member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System