The Scholar's Program


Aromahead Institute's exclusive 400-hour Scholar's Program is designed to meet the highest level of Aromatherapy Certification in the USA. The program provides an inspiring combination of courses leading to qualification to practice as an Advanced Practitioner in Aromatherapy.

The Scholar's Program Includes:

  • Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP)
  • Advanced Graduate Program (AGP)
  • A minimum of 40 hours of electives

Andrea Butje

Founder

Scholar's Program Options


The Scholar's Program consists of:

  • Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP)
  • Advanced Graduate Program (AGP)
  • A minimum of 40 hours of electives

You can choose from two of our popular Scholars Program packages, or you can build your own package by contacting us at andrea@aromahead.com.

All of the Scholar's Program packages allow you to make a one-time payment and get 10% off the total cost of the classes in the package.

 

Package 1

Our first package for the Scholar's Program includes the ACP, AGP, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, and Body Butters and Lip Balms.
  • Total Tuition: $3795.00
  • Package Tuition: $3415.50
  • You Save $379.50!
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Package 2

Our second package for the Scholar's Program includes the ACP, AGP, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, and Viruses and the Immune System.
  • Total Tuition: $3820.00
  • Package Tuition: $3438.00
  • You Save $382.00!
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If you don't want to purchase a Scholar's Program package, you can purchase the courses individually.

 

Required Course: Aromatherapy Certification Program

 

The online Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP) is a required course for the Scholar's Program and fulfills 235 hours.

Graduates of the ACP become Certified Aromatherapists, professionally qualified in the therapeutic uses of essential oils. Aromatherapy Certification shows clients and other professionals that you’ve dedicated yourself to the study of essential oils, and inspires a sense of trust in your credibility and skills.

The ACP is approved by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA).

 

Aromahead Institute's ACP offers a thorough, in-depth education in essential oils. Students learn with activities, recipes, videos, and active case studies that will enhance your experience and intuition as an Aromatherapist. The topics covered include:

Essential Oil Study

History of Essential Oils

Safety and Contraindications

Methods of Extraction

Quality of Oils

Blending Techniques

Methods of Absorption

Anatomy and Physiology

Carrier Oils

Methods of Application

Consultation Skills

Alternative Medicine

Business Skills

Ethics

Essential Oil Chemistry

Botany

 

Learn more about the Aromatherapy Certification Program.

 

 

Required Course: Advanced Graduate Program

The Advanced Graduate Program (AGP) is a required course for the Scholar's Program and fulfills 125 hours.

The AGP allows Certified Aromatherapists to deepen their practical application of essential oil chemistry, creating therapeutic blends firmly grounded in solid research. Students take an in-depth look at 27 essential oils, studying their chemical components, molecular structures, and therapeutic properties with fun activities and down-to-earth language.

 

Students of the AGP receive FREE lifetime membership to the Aromahead Component Database, a searchable database of research on 48 major essential oil components. The database makes it simple to quickly identify an essential oil component's medicinal actions. (Membership is usually $300 with an annual renewal fee of $75.)

In the AGP, you will:

  • Enhance your knowledge of essential oil chemistry and deepen your relationship with the oils.
  • Become well-versed in Aromahead's eight advanced blending techniques.
  • Reinforce your understanding of essential oil chemistry with chemical family worksheets and blending activities.
  • Learn how reading an oil's GC/MS reports (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) can help improve your blending.
  • Become comfortable integrating a chemical component approach to blending for each unique person and situation.
  • Study unique essential oils from countries around the world.

 

Learn more about the Advanced Graduate Program.

Electives

In addition to the 360 credit hours fulfilled by the ACP and AGP, students of the Scholar's Program must complete at least 40 credit hours of electives.

If you're "building your own" Scholar's Program package, you can choose at least 40 hours from the classes below.

 

Aromatherapy for Natural Living - 36 hours

Create natural products with essential oils for common issues affecting babies, children, and adults. Using basic tools found in most home kitchens, you'll have the immediate satisfaction of making Aromatherapy products for body care, health, and natural cleaning.

 

Learn more about the Aromatherapy for Natural Living.

Body Butters and Lip Balms - 14 hours

Work with natural carrier oils and butters to create therapeutic body products! Students make skin healing body butter, massage cocoa butter sticks, lip balm, lip gloss, scar butter, and more. You'll also learn which essential oils can create different effects in your products.

 

Learn more about Body Butters and Lip Balms.

Viruses and the Immune System - 21 hours

Understand the immune system, how viruses affect it, and how to support it with Aromatherapy. This class dives deep into the viral life cycle and various aspects of the immune response, including specific and non-specific immunity, and the effects of stress on health.

 

Learn more about Viruses and the Immune System.

Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists - 36 hours

Learn to use essential oils in your bodywork practice! Create relaxing massage oils, energizing oils, headache oil, pain-reducing blends, blends to support your clients through a cold or flu, and more. This class also teaches students how to price their products for resale.

 

Learn more about the Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists.

Online Component Blending - 28 hours

Deepen your understanding of essential oil chemistry by studying a group of oils that have a lot in common—the Conifers (pines, spruces, and firs). Learn the evidence-based properties of the Conifers' main components and make blends including body butter and melt-and-pour bar soap.

 

Learn more about Online Component Blending.

Learn from an Expert

Andrea Butje, founder of Aromahead Institute, is an internationally recognized Aromatherapist and teacher who is changing the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching online and creating community.

One of the most innovative online schools in the country, the Institute's elegant and intuitive classroom design makes navigating online learning a uniquely user-friendly experience.

The Aromahead Institute meets the rigorous training and certification qualifications of four highly respected organizations: the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, the International Institute for Complementary Therapists, and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.

Since 1999, Aromahead Institute has had an extensive alumni network of international graduates who have gone on to pursue successful careers and businesses rooted in the vast network of the healing arts profession.

As a consultant to importers of high-quality essential oils, Andrea travels the world, building relationships with distillers and small organic farmers. In 2013, Andrea won the Alliance of International Aromatherapists's Lifetime Achievement Award for her innovative, heartfelt work in educating and connecting people involved in all aspects of the Aromatherapy industry—from distillers, to renowned authors, to beginners in the study.

In my 25 years of practice as a Naturopath and Chiropractor, I have rarely encountered the level of teaching expertise I experienced with Andrea Butje's Aromatherapy Certification Program.

- Edie Pett

Naturopath and Chiropractor, Aromatherapist

I believe your school, your staff and your educational philosophy are far more innovative than you realize. In fact, I see Aromahead as a model for the potential that distance education offers.

The Certification Program was wonderful! The material was presented in easily digestible bite-size chunks that made learning enjoyable. The blending activities were both fun and instructive. With your explanations and everything step-by-step in blending videos, you really can't go wrong. Best of all, you and your team are always available to answer questions. I have taken more online courses than I can count, and this was the best by a long shot. I think it sets the standard for the future of online learning.

With love, admiration and gratitude,

- Bruce Boynton

Understanding "virus language" always felt confusing until I encountered Aromahead's easy to use course. Once again Andrea Butje and Cindy Black give excellent perspective on how to support and nourish the whole body while understanding the physiological facts of our immune system. I love having access to this course at my fingertips. Thank you for this empowering tool for vibrant health.

- Christina Polnyj-Pollman

Certified Aromatherapist

In 2010 I had been practicing aromatherapy for nearly 20 years and knew it was time to deepen my knowledge of essential oils. The Aromahead Advanced Graduate Program was perfect! Andrea's step-by-step method of teaching helped clarify my questions on chemistry, and I made friends with some fabulous new essential oils and carriers. Every class I take with Andrea Butje makes me a better Clinical Aromatherapist and Educator!

- Liz Fulcher

Aromatic Wisdom Institute

The online component blending class is incredible. I learned more about the conifer oils than I ever thought possible and now have 2 new favorite oils, Siberian Fir and Pinon Pine. This class along with the Aromatherapy Certification Program has really increased my knowledge of essential oil chemistry. I now feel completely comfortable blending from a component perspective. The class has brought me a deeper understanding to my work as an Aromatherapist and Massage Therapist. I know my clients will be able to tell the difference.

- Trey Anderson

I have been studying aromatherapy for about two years now, and I am SO grateful for your Aromatherapy for Natural Living. There is so much about quality and blending that I was unaware of. I appreciate how generous you are with all of your resources, from the data sheets to the recipes. I'm thrilled with what I'm learning and ready for my product knowledge and ability to heal with essential oils to skyrocket! Just wanted to extend my appreciation for you and your teaching. Peace, Julie.

- Julie Todd

I loved the body butters class because of the diversity of the content. The course covers several different carriers and how to use them, as well as variations on each recipe. The course also covers examples of basic healing needs: pain and inflammation, emotional support, skin healing, and daily personal care.

I especially appreciated that the course was more than just a collection of recipes. The course explains why the ingredients go together the way they do and why each is included in its own way. The course built my skills so I could generalize and apply what I had learned to new carriers and be able to experiment further.

- Sheri Roach

Aromahead Institute is a great Aromatherapy school. The blending is my favorite and it is due to how Andrea teaches it with an intelligent delivery and application examples. I got to study at my own pace, and in the comfort of where ever!! I study as I travel. I never would have had the confidence I have had I not studied at Aromahead. Andrea is 100% genuine and an exceptional human. I am blessed and proud to be her prodigy.

- Jacie Ann Crowell

I have to say that I found Component Blending much more than I expected. Now that I have a clear understanding of the importance of choosing essential oils based on their therapeutic components it will be the blending approach I will use most. I found this course captivated my interest from the beginning to the end, I loved everything about it and couldn't wait to get back to it. Thank you so much for providing us with this amazing learning opportunity.

- Joyce Lee

The Natural Living class was extremely easy to navigate. It was filled with wonderful information and fantastic recipes. Any classes that I have taken from Andrea have always been rewarding. The diffuser blends I use on a daily basis. For my office space I use a daytime focus blend of lemon, black spruce and eucalyptus. At home I use a relaxation blend of lavender, clary sage and ylang ylang. The Natural Living class was a lifesaver for my sinus issues. Thanks to Andrea I was able to create an inhaler with eucalyptus, inula and frankincense.

- Cathi Galvin

RN, IAC

Prerequisites

Anyone may take part in the Scholar's Program. No previous Aromatherapy training is required.

Supplies

Supplies are not included in the tuition.
You may use your own supplies or purchase them.

We have designed several optional kits with the essential oils, carriers, and bottles needed to complete most of the courses in the Scholar's Program. The kits are sold separately through Aromatics International. You can find them by clicking on this link.

Purchasing a kit is optional. You can use your own essential oils and supplies to complete the Scholar's Program. You may also begin the program without supplies and purchase them as you go along. You will eventually need a small collection of essential oils, carriers, and other supplies to complete your case studies.

Scholar's Program Options


The Scholar's Program consists of:

  • Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP)
  • Advanced Graduate Program (AGP)
  • A minimum of 40 hours of electives

You can choose from two of our popular Scholars Program packages, or you can build your own package by contacting us at andrea@aromahead.com.

All of the Scholar's Program packages allow you to make a one-time payment and get 10% off the total cost of the classes in the package.

 

Package 1

Our first package for the Scholar's Program includes the ACP, AGP, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, and Body Butters and Lip Balms.
  • Total Tuition: $3795.00
  • Package Tuition: $3415.50
  • You Save $379.50!
I choose this option

Package 2

Our second package for the Scholar's Program includes the ACP, AGP, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, and Viruses and the Immune System.
  • Total Tuition: $3820.00
  • Package Tuition: $3438.00
  • You Save $382.00!
I choose this option