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Scholars Program

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What is the Scholars Program?

Aromahead Institute's exclusive 400-hour Scholars Program is designed to meet the highest level of Aromatherapy Certification approved by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). The program provides an inspiring combination of courses.

The Scholar’s Program consists of: 

  • Aromatherapy Certification Program (ACP) – required
  • Advanced Graduate Program (AGP) – required
  • A minimum of 40 hours of electives ­– customized to fit your interests

You may choose from one of our pre-created packages OR build your own package by contacting us at

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What classes are required for the Scholars Program? 

The Aromatherapy Certification Program and the Advanced Graduate Program are required for the Scholars Program. 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 – to accumulate a total of 400 hours of study. These electives can be any of the other courses offered by Aromahead.

Do I have to register for the whole Scholars Program from the beginning?

You can register for the Scholars Program classes one at a time, or all at once. However, there will be a 10% discount off the total cost of tuition if you enroll in the entire 400-hour program at once, and pay in full. We recommend beginning your Scholars Program with one of the following classes: Aromatherapy Certification Program, Body Butters and Lip Balms, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, or Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists. Any class you have already taken at Aromahead Institute will count towards your Scholars Program.

How long does it take to complete the Scholars Program?

It depends! Most students complete this course within 6 months to 2 years, and then continue to refer back to it for many years to come. However, the program is completely self-paced, which means you can slow it down or move through it more quickly, depending on your learning style and availability. You’ll have permanent unlimited access to all of your course materials – as well as any subsequent updates to the course content – even after you’ve completed the program.

Can I complete any of my 400 hours for the Scholars Program in-person?

All Aromahead Institute classes are online. Our beautiful user-friendly online classroom, written materials, videos, and interactive exercises are designed to make the learning process FUN! Best of all, you can study on your own time – from anywhere in the world you have access to the internet. Our students love the flexibility of studying online, and we hope you will too!

What is the cost for the Scholars Program?

It depends on what electives you choose. That said, here’s an example:

The tuition for the Aromatherapy Certification Program and Advanced Graduate Program – the two required courses of the Scholars Program – is $3,295 total. You then need at least 40 hours of electives. Let's say you choose Aromatherapy for Natural Living ($275) and Body Butters and Lip Balms ($225).

The total of these 4 courses is $3,795. If you enroll in all the courses at once and pay in full, you then get 10% off ($379.50) for a total of $3,415.50.

That combination of classes is one of three pre-created package options we offer for the Scholars Program. You can see the other two bundles here.

Is there a payment plan for the Scholars Program?

The individual courses that make up the Scholars Program offer payment plans, but there is not a payment plan for the overall Scholars Program itself. Here are the payment plans for the individual courses:

  • Aromatherapy Certification Program: $895 deposit + 5 additional monthly payments of $240
  • Advanced Graduate Program: $895 deposit + 4 additional monthly payments of $125
  • Teacher Training Program: $1,600 deposit + 4 additional monthly payments of $400
  • Aromatherapy for Natural Living: $150 deposit + 1 additional payment of $150
  • Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists: $175 deposit + 2 additional monthly payments of $100