Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy Module 1 Theory Only: E-Learning

About Course

FHT CPD Points 25 | IFPA CPD Points 30 | Theory Only

Module 1: A Primary Understanding: The Fundamentals & History of Aromatherapy

This is the first of four Modules in The Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy Diploma course in Clinical Aromatherapy, designed for aspiring professional aromatherapists and alternative health practitioners.

The learning is based on the course notes provided, background reading and research materials supplied. The student will need to complete this module and the required assessments successfully before proceeding to the next module. Advice is offered at every stage of the course through contact with a personal tutor. Upon successful completion of all four modules and exam, a Penny Price Aromatherapy Diploma will be awarded.

5% Discount if you purchase all 4 modules together, use code: DCAMODS upon checkout

What Will I Learn?

  • The properties and effects of 12 of the most popular essential oils
  • Methods of extraction, storage and blending and the use of carrier oils
  • History of aromatherapy and massage together with the philosophy of holistic healing
  • Introduction to botany, plant cell function & photosynthesis
  • At the end of the course, you are required to download and print the Assignment Paper (PDF). Please answer all the questions and return it by either post or email ([email protected])


  • To gain your diploma and be issued with your certificate you will need to hold qualifications in both Anatomy and Physiology and Business Studies as core learning. If you already hold such a qualification to the same level, we would just need evidence of this. Alternatively, we have options for these elements to be completed with us and they can be undertaken at any time before, during or after your aromatherapy studies.

No kit is included with this learning method, however can be purchased separately here.

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Course Content

DCA Module 1: Section 1

  • Introduction
  • The History of Aromatherapy
  • Section 1 Quiz 1
  • Definition of Aromatherapy – What are Essential Oils
  • How we obtain Essential Oils
  • The Quality of Essential Oils
  • Organoleptic Testing of Essential Oils
  • Section 1 Quiz 2
  • Methods of Use & Mixing
  • Administration & Absorption of Essential Oils
  • Section 1 Quiz 3
  • Properties of Twelve Popular Essential Oils
  • Section 1 Quiz 4

DCA Module 1: Section 2

DCA Module 1: Section 3

DCA Module 1: Section 4

DCA Module 1: Section 5

DCA Module 1: Appendices

DCA Module 1: References & Bibliography

DCA Module 1 Assignment

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