NAHA is growing with our memberships and students
needs and demands for educational criteria and standards. One of
the fundamental goals of the council is to effectively provide a
forum for sharing knowledge and experience amongst educators as
well as to foster a spirit of cooperation among us. The council
is meant to be fully inclusive to all members of NAHA who currently
teach Aromatherapy Certification courses.
The Purpose of this Council is:
1. To further
the objectives of a core curriculum for professional aromatherapy
training and to implement national standards of aromatherapy education
based upon learning outcomes.
Requirements to be on the NAHA Education Committee:
2. To create effective channels of communication for educators to
share information as well as to support and enhance one another's
awareness of educational criteria.
3. To actively communicate with NAHA members and the general public
to understand their needs, goals and to provide a forum to receive
An individual must be actively teaching Aromatherapy Certification
programs. There may be only one representative from any individual
school. All members of the NAHA council will agree to and abide
by Core Curriculum requirements as set by the Council. All members
should hold professional membership within the National Association
for Holistic Aromatherapy.
Objectives for the NAHA Council of Schools
To update, revise and implement core curriculum standards.
2. To implement a detailed questionnaire and informational sheet
to be submitted by each school and educator.
3. To establish professional malpractice insurance for professional
4. To develop learning outcomes based upon Core curriculum requirements
in order to further each school and educators understanding of scope
of core curriculum and to effectively assess students learning
5. To develop a grandfather clause which respects and honors members
6. To devise system of crediting student for prior study and professional
7. To develop clear and attainable time lines for the accomplishments
of Council objectives To obtain names and specialties from educators
who do not teach full certification programs but who focus on an
area of expertise e.g. John Steele, Kurt Schnaubelt, Ixchel Leigh,
Krishna Mudappa and many others….. so that we can begin to establish
CEUS for students and graduates.
NAHA´s Council for Aromatherapy Schools
and Educators: In 1999, NAHA´s Council for Aromatherapy Schools
and Educators formally agreed on Guidelines for Professional Aromatherapy
Training. These guidelines have been voluntarily adopted by schools
and independent educators throughout the world. If you would like
to register your school or name with NAHA please contact the National
office at: (509)325-3419 and an education packet will be mailed
to you. NAHA´s work in the field of higher education has focused
on core curriculum requirements in aromatherapy. Below is an overview
of the benefits of core curriculum.
Benefits of a core curriculum:
Criteria for utilizing Core curriculum. It is necessary to make
curriculum design work to have educators across a wide spectrum
of the industry to participate. The needs of students and educators
are acknowledged in the Curriculum design and incorporated based
upon common ground.
1 Provides an
academic focus and encourages consistency in core material
2 Provides a common focus to share knowledge and expertise
3 Provides a strong foundation of knowledge for success in the field
4 Provides a clear outline of what students can expect to learn
5 Provides the knowledge necessary for higher levels of learning
and helps build confidence
Does Core curriculum mean that schools and educators
can only teach what it covers?
Recognizing Aromatherapy educators and schools as creative, innovative
and unique, it is essential to the vitality of the profession, that
each education program be allowed to develop its own unique identity.
Therefore each school and educator is able and encouraged to extend
beyond the core curriculum. The National Association for Holistic
Aromatherapy is pleased to offer you this directory of aromatherapy
schools and educators to help you in your search for aromatherapy
education. NAHA highly recommends that you choose a school which
fulfills your needs.
For further information on the schools and educators listed in this
directory please contact the individual schools and educators.
NAHA does not endorse any one school nor do we take responsibility
for your experience with any school. Complaints and comments regarding
a school or educator may be submitted to
NAHA´s Ethics Committee at: PH: (509) 325-3419
or write to the National Office at:
PO BOX 1868
Banner Elk, NC 28604
PH: (828) 898-6161 (EST)
FAX: (828) 898-1965