Aromatic Scholars Clinical Aromatherapy L2 Certification Course

Designed for healthcare professionals, holistic practitioners, and individuals seeking to be empowered in their own self-care health and wellness.
Advance your knowledge and application of aromatherapy in your business and/or home or become a clinical aromatherapist.
The course provides 350 hours (inclusive of 100 hours of Anatomy and Physiology) of training and is one of the most advanced aromatherapy education programs available awarding you the ability to call yourself a ‘Certified Clinical Aromatherapist‘ (CCA) or ‘Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner‘ (CAP) or ‘Certified Holistic Aromatherapy Practitioner‘ (CHAP).

Graduates of the Online Clinical Aromatherapy Certificate Course: Aromatic Scholars may obtain professional membership with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Level Two and Partial Level Three.

+ Anatomy and Physiology included

This is an advanced level class.

L1 Foundations of Aromatherapy or equivalent training is a prerequisite.

Online Aromatherapy Certification

Clinical Aromatherapy Certification: Aromatic Scholars Level 2 Course Outline

Module 1


Getting Started, Complete Supply List and Resources, About Your Paper, Additional Books

Module 2

Botanical Explorations

Advanced Botanical Nomenclature, Botanical Specificity, Morphological Specificity, Biochemical Specificity, Botany Quiz

Module 3

Essential Oil Monographs

Pinaceae, Cupressaceae, Annonaceae, Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Betulaceae, Burseraceae, Canellaceae and Cistaceae, Ericaceae and Geraniaceae, Lamiaceae/Labiatae, Lauraceae and Myristicaceae, Myrtaceae, Oleaceae and Piperaceae, Poaceae syn. Gramineae, Rosaceae, Rutaceae, Santalaceae, Valerianaceae and Zingiberaceae

Module 4

Aromatics and the Skin

Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin, The Health of the Skin, Aromatherapy and the Skin, Essential Therapeutics and the Skin, Essential Oils for the Skin, Vegetable Oils, Herbal Oils, Hydrosols, Other Ingredients, Cleansers and Toners, Oils and Creams, Gels and Salves, Exfoliants and Scrubs, Clays and Baths, Western Skin Types, Disorders of the Skin, Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema and Rosaceae, Bruises and Pruritus, Wounds/Scars, Sunburn, Cellulite, Boils, Viral Skin Conditions, Sprout: Seasonal Skincare (Autumn and Winter), Skincare Consultations

Module 5

Aromas and the Mind

Introduction to Aromas and the Mind, Overview of Aromas and the Mind, Introduction to the Nervous System, The Central Nervous System, The Peripheral Nervous System, The Endocrine System, The Immune System, All About Stress, Aromatic Solutions for Stress, How to make stress your friend, The Anatomy of Olfaction, The Nature of Olfaction, Aromatics for Neuroendocrine system, Aromatics for Immunity, Morphology Blending Technique, Aromas and the Mind Consultation

Module 6

Aromatic Chemistry

Plants – Nature’s Chemical Powerhouses, Plants and Humans, Basics of Organic Chemistry, Introduction to Organic Chemistry with Nicholas Zemp, Organic Chemistry and Essential Oils, The Chemical Families, Understanding what you are about to learn about! , Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpene Alcohols, Sesquiterpene Alcohols, Esters, Aldehydes, Ketones, Phenols, Phenylpropanoids, Oxides, Lactones and Furanocoumarins, Structure Function Charts, Experiential Project: Structure Energy Charts, Upload Structure Charts, Resources, Sprout: Ecological Pharmacology

Module 7

Healthcare and Self Care

Holistic Framework, A&P of the Musculoskeletal System, Essential Therapeutics for the Musculoskeletal System, Herbal Oils for the Musculoskeletal System, Aromatic Remedies for the Musculoskeletal System, A&P of the Respiratory System, Essential Therapeutics for the Respiratory System, Aromatic Remedies for the Respiratory System, The Digestive System, Essential Therapeutics for the Digestive System, Aromatic Remedies for the Digestive System, The Reproductive System, Essential Therapeutics for the Reproductive System, Aromatic Remedies for the Female Reproductive System, Sprout: Aromatherapy and the Female Reproductive System by Cathy Skipper, A&P of the Cardiovascular System, Essential Therapeutics for the Cardiovascular System, Aromatic Remedies for the Cardiovascular System, A&P of the Lymphatic System, Essential Oils and Aromatic Remedies for the Lymphatic System, The Urinary System, Essential Therapeutics for the Urinary System, Aromatic Remedies for the Urinary System

Module 8

The Practice of Aromatherapy

Dynamic Aromatherapy, A Holistic Framework, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Sprout: Legalities of Practice

Module 9

Course Completion

How to Complete Course, How to Complete Your Case Studies, Submit Case Studies, Research Paper

Level 2

NAHA Membership Eligibility


Program Hours


Essential Oils

10-12 months

Average Time Of Completion

What you will learn

Experience an In-depth study of 50+ essential oils
Develop a rich understanding of the skin and the therapeutics of essential oils
Cultivate a deeper knowledge of our sense of smell and it’s ability to support health and well-being
Be inspired by and advance your studies of the phytochemistry of essential oils
Learn how to safely and effectively ‘treat’ a wide range of common health conditions
Formulate aromatherapy wellness plans based upon individual needs
Understand the legalities of aromatherapy practice

Essential Oil Monographs:

Canellaceae and Cistaceae
Ericaceae and Geraniaceae
Lauraceae and Myristicaceae
Oleaceae and Piperaceae
Poaceae syn. Gramineae
Valerianaceae and Zingiberaceae

Our Online Aromatherapy Certification (Level 2) Clinical Aromatherapy: Aromatic Scholars comes with:

aromatherapy certificate course inclusions
9 Modules devoted to Clinical Aromatherapy
Includes Anatomy & Physiology course

75+ Exclusive Instructional Videos

Downloadable and Printable PDF lessons
Lifetime Access to Course Material and Video Content
Certificate and CE hours for massage therapists
Jade’s Favorite Suppliers and Resources

Aromatic Scholars Student forum

This online course is self-paced. Begin as soon as you sign up!

Watch the videos and read the lessons on any device, at your own pace and convenience.

Who is this course for?

  • The emerging Aromatherapist or budding Aromatherapy Practitioner who would like to expand their existing knowledge.
  • Herbalists interested in integrating essential oils into their herbal practice and formulations.
  • Individuals interested in deepening their understanding of aromatherapy and its application in supporting wellness and preventing imbalances in health.
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What our Students Say

I've taken several online programs and this is the most beautiful and easy to navigate course that I've had the privilege of taking

My experience at The School for Aromatic Studies has been amazing. I have completed the Foundation of Aromatics course and am now working my way through the Aromatic Scholars course. I have taken numerous distance learning programs and this one is the most beautiful and easy to navigate course that I have had the privilege of taking. As a busy mom, I have been grateful to be able to work through the course materials at my own pace and the program is set up to be able to easily see just where you have left off. The materials are incredibly informative and I love how much I am learning about essential oils and how to safely use them for my family and friends. So happy with these courses and looking forward to taking a few more in the future.


Payment Details

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*Supplies not included, for a complete listing of materials covered in this course, click here: AROMATIC SCHOLARS SUPPLY LIST

Meet Your Instructor

Meet Jade:

Jade Shutes is an aromatherapist, herbalist, author, researcher, gardener, and aromatic distiller.

She holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK, and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining board (ITEC). She also holds a certificate in herbal medicine.

An aromatherapy practitioner, researcher, and educator for over three decades, Jade is passionate about aromatics and believes the sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses for healing the mind/body/psyche in this era of upheaval and change. She is considered to be a thought leader in the aromatherapy community and is highly respected for her balanced, progressive and inspiring education.

Jade is the founder and visionary of the School for Aromatic Studies. She is the past president for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (2000-2003 and 2013-2015), author of “Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers”, co-author of “The Carrier Oil Palette”, and the main author of the “Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy”.

Special Course Lessons by:

Juliet Blankespoor (The Wonders of Salve Making)


Are there prerequisites?

Yes. We recommend having a foundations (level 1) training prior to entering this program. Exceptions based upon experience are available. Please inquire with school at: info@aromaticstudies.com

Is this course all online?

Yes. The Aromatic Scholars: Clinical Aromatherapy certification program is an online course designed as a self-paced course of study. You can complete the course on your own time and based upon your own schedule and goals

How long do I have to complete the program?

As long as you need! The average time to complete is: 10-12 months.

Does this course offer CE hours for Massage therapists?

Yes. This course offers 78 CE hours through the NCBTMB.

How do I complete my certification?

To receive your certification for Aromatic Scholars, you will need to complete the final exam and 14 case studies on friends, family, existing clients, and/or yourself and a final paper. You will learn more details on how to do this inside the course!

What makes your program different from all the others?

The School for Aromatic Studies is one of the leading schools in North America. We are often asked, What makes our school unique? I believe one of the most unique features is our balanced, progressive & inspiring education that leads to the cultivation of a new generation of aromatherapists to emerge and succeed!

What supplies are required?

Are you an approved school by a professional aromatherapy organization?

Yes, we are an approved school through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. We are also approved for massage CE hours through the NCBTMB.

Can I join the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)?

Yes! Upon completion of the Aromatic Scholars – Clinical Aromatherapy Certificate program, you will be able to join as a full professional member.

Can I become a full member of IFPA?

Yes! Upon completion of the Aromatic Scholars – Clinical Aromatherapy Certificate program, you will be able to join as a full professional member.

Did you say I have access to the course for Life?

Yes, once you register for an online course, it is yours for life of the program!

Can I sign up if I don’t live in the United States?

Yes! We have students from all over the world taking courses with us. The presentation is in English.

Will I be able to connect with other students?

Yes, the course comes with a private student forum where you can communicate with other students in the program. The student forum offers you the opportunity to share your experiences or product formulation, knowledge, questions, and inspiration!

(Please note that we can’t answer questions related to personal health due to legal and time constraints.)

Payment Details

One Payment


Two Payments


Three Payments


*Supplies not included, for a complete listing of materials covered in this course, click here: AROMATIC SCHOLARS SUPPLY LIST