1) The Main Course Book
The Main Course book is a spiral-bound 358-page volume consisting of six parts and is the subject of the exam questions.
2) The Main 4th Edition Aromatherapy Course Essential Oil Collection (valued at $ 370)
The Course includes two pouches with 16 essential oils each (a total of 32, of which 29 are 5 ml quantities and 3 are 1 ml) including such treasures as Everlasting and German Chamomile, different species of Eucalyptus and different Chemotypes of Thyme. There are different specimens of Ginger and Rose illustrating how different products are dervived from the identical plant by means of different extraction methods such as distillation, solvent extraction or CO2 extraction. with a total value of over $365.00. These included samples not only offer olfactory impressions, they are also a valuable addition to every essential oil library or collection. The oils are described in the Main Course book and are chosen to illustrate - by fragrance - different Aromatherapy topics. One such topic, for instance, is the comparison of a steam distilled oil vs. the CO2 extract of the same plant.
Here is what a recent student had to say about the included essential oils:
Just a quick note to tell you I received my course package and am very impressed. All those beautiful EOs! It must be close to ten years since I’ve had any Rosa damascena, due, of course, to the cost. I wasn’t expecting the oils to be so amazing. Very generous selection and sizes. I can’t wait to get started. So glad I happened upon the PIA site, and I look forward to placing an order for some EO in the near future. Thanks so very much! Every good wish, C. G.
3) The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils.
A copy of this textbook is included for further learning.
4) Online Access.
Subscribers to the Course will receive access data for "PIA Online" a members-only section of the PIA website. In this section, which is only accessible to course subscribers, there will be posts addressing additional subjects pertaining to aromatherapy applications, new research or cultural connections of essential oils and aromatic plants. Images for download will be available free of charge to subscribers. (please see the sample post under the "PIA Online" menu button)
5) Study Questions.
54 Study questions are provided to give students an idea of how the new and contemporary style of the provided information translates into exam questions.