Aromatherapist Career Prep

110 Hours / 12 months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for the purpose of altering one's mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being. It can be offered as a complementary therapy or, more controversially, as form of alternative medicine. 

In this course we will discuss and become familiar with the principles of aromatherapy, the benefits of aromatherapy, the items and techniques used in aromatherapy, and the fundamentals of the aromatherapy business.

Students will:
  • Educate others about appropriate holistic health protocols using essential oils to support and rebalance the body and restore wellness for general good health
  • Discuss aromatherapy, its history, use, and status of current research
  • Blend and administer essential oils safely
  • Discuss the therapeutic uses and methods of administration for most mainstream essential oils
  • Describe the methods of creating, blending and using essentials oils
  • Define and explain the scientific application of essential oils and application of aromatherapy
  • Describe the primary method for obtaining and selling essentials oils
  • Turn your home into a relaxing aromatherapy spa

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Essential Oils

In this Lesson, aromatherapy will be introduced, along with its history and timeline including most mainstream essential oils being currently used.  Their therapeutic uses will be covered as well as how to identify and mix vital essential oils necessary for good health. we will discuss the history of aromatherapy, its benefits, and its common practices. 

Lesson 2: Purchasing and Administering Essential Oils

In this lesson, we will discuss the correct way to purchase authentic essential oils and how to spot less than authentic versions.  Administering will also be covered as to how to best use essential oils for impactful and beneficial, positive results.

Lesson 3: Safely Using Essential Oils

In this lesson, we will take an in-depth look at using essential oils safely.  Since oils can be used topically and internally, it is very important to understand the science behind oils and how to properly use them alone or with carrier oils.

Lesson 4: How to use aromatherapy to cure common stresses

This lesson will introduce specific essential oils and their recipes for success.  Recipes will be included, both mixology and dosage for curing the common tension headache and stress headache.

Lesson 5: Aromatherapy massage

In this lesson, we will review the most popular, and best practices techniques, for using essential oils in massage therapy including tips, techniques and best practices.

Lesson 6: How to create an aromatherapy home spa

In this lesson, we will cover how to turn your home into the most relaxing, therapeutic home spa including what oils to use, essential combinations for relaxation, and setup for the most luxurious spa retreat.

Lesson 7: Aromatherapy Careers

This lesson will provide a detailed look at the various career paths, options and certifications to become an aromatherapist.  Although there is no formal accredited educational degree program in aromatherapy, we will provide information about skills and knowledge regarding the two primary types of aromatherapy careers – certified and registered aromatherapist.

Lesson 8: Final, comprehensive exam

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**