CSPH 5503 - Fundamentals of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy bottle

This course is offered in person as part of the Center’s Study Abroad Program in Hawaii and online (fall, spring and summer semesters). Check the Schedule Builder  for in person meeting date and time offerings. 

Course Description:

The Center For Spirituality & Healing's Aromatherapy course will provide students an overview of essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. You will examine key safety and toxicity issues with the use of essential oils, and critique the scientific and historical evidence about the therapeutic qualities of six essential oils in common use by the public and in clinical settings.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the current and potential role of essential oil therapy in health and health care.
  • Identify safety and ethical issues and discuss their application in practice situations.
  • Describe psychological and physiological dimensions of essential oil therapy.
  • Describe clinical properties of six widely available and commonly used essential oils.
  • Evaluate the role of essential oil therapy in the management of selected conditions.
  • Evaluate the role of essential oil therapy in selected populations.
  • Critique selected research literature on the therapeutic use of essential oils and identify directions for future research.
  • Identify elements of protocols and policies for practice settings.

Contact us at csh-academics@umn.edu for more information.

Course Details

Course ID: 
CSPH 5503
Graduate Students, Undergraduate students with junior status or above, or instructor consent.
Semesters Course Offered: 
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