A student who wishes to learn the healing art of aromatherapy, must attend some courses at the School. Some of these are courses related to the art itself (Aromatherapy). Others of these are courses that prepare for the theoretical understanding of the art (eg, Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine). Others offer a general education about the nature of the human body (eg diagnostics). Others, finally, contribute to the wider education of a candidate therapist and are essential when working for therapy. The duration of studies is not strictly defined by the Academy. However, the minimum study time required is two years. Each candidate has the opportunity to choose as many and whichever courses of the diploma he/she wishes based on the time and money he/she can afford per year.