Certificate of Excellence in Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a beautiful and powerful form of complementary medicine. It is often used in combination with other holistic therapies such as massage to improve physical, psychological and emotional well-being. When used by a properly trained practitioner, these potent, fragrant oils are known to provide amazing health benefits.

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ comprehensive 100-hour Aromatherapy course educates students on the fascinating properties of various essential oils, including the differences between true and synthetic substances, methods of extraction, appropriate applications, and how to correctly blend selected oils for desired outcomes.

This course can be taken to fulfill part of a primary specialty requirement within degree or diploma programs, enhance your specialized tools as a holistic health practitioner, or to further your own personal growth and development. Some of our Aromatherapy classes are also available online. Graduates earn a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 100 hours of specialization in the field of Aromatherapy.

* NOTE: Certificates of Excellence are not necessarily designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training and may not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently of a diploma or degree program.

About Aromatherapy

In aromatherapy, “essential oils” are extracted and distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. The use of essential oils to enhance health and wellness goes back thousands of years.

  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Deepen relaxation and improve sleep
  • Improve digestion
  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Increase cognitive function
  • Improve skin tone
  • Relieve aches and pains
  • Assist in weight management

Aromatherapy Classes

Students enrolled in the Aromatherapy Certificate of Excellence program will study introductory and advanced Aromatherapy, including pharmacology, flower essences, five element acupressure, foot chakra reflexology, massage and oils, therapeutic touch, and more. For a complete list of classes, click on “Program Courses” above or click below.

Aromatherapy – Intro
Aromatherapy – Advanced
Aromatherapy – Pharmacology
Aromatherapy for the Spirit

Choose 20 hours of electives:

Flower Essences
Aromatherapy – 5 Element Acupressure
Aromatherapy – Therapeutic Pressure
Aromatherapy – Toning & DeTox
Aromatherapy – Essential Oil Hydrating
Aromatherapy – Massage with Oils
Aromatherapy – Chakra Foot Reflexology
Spa Treatments – Spirit of the Stones

Aromatherapy Online

For the online version of courses, you will experience mixing oils, creating your own scents, and receiving feedback from your teacher on formulas you create.

Explore Aromatherapy

Are you interested in Aromatherapy? Wondering about signing up for the full 100-hour program? At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping you achieve your dream, we invite you to take a test drive and sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before you decide whether to enroll. Get a first-hand feel for what SWIHA is all about!

Tuition Assistance

SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans.Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

SWIHA offers a 10% concession on tuition for Certificates of Excellence that are paid with cash in-full at the time of enrollment **
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
** Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.


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