FSIHS offers two aromatherapy certification programs. The Aromatherapy Certificate program requires completion of 3 class blocks, while the Diploma in Aromatherapy Science program requires completion of 5 class blocks. Full time students typically complete 1 class block per academic quarter, and part time students take 2-3 quarters to complete a class block.
Each block of classes provides 110 contact hours of education through 1 core aromatherapy class of 50 contact hours and 2 key integrative health science classes at 30 contact hours each. For planning purposes, a contact hour reflects 50-60 minutes of instruction delivery and requires an additional 1-3 hours of study time. Instruction delivery may be online lectures, hands-on assignments, textbook reading, or reading research studies. Additional study time is determined by your unique learning style and previous experience with the subject.
You are not locked in to a workload. At the start of each quarter, you will be given the option to enroll full time or part time and you will be billed for only the workload you have requested for that quarter.