American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in alternative medicine fields such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching.
Founded in 1978 by President Dorene Petersen, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative and affordable holistic health education. The ACHS mission is to: To provide leadership in holistic health education through comprehensive professional online and on-campus education and high-quality natural products with a commitment to sustainable practices and principles.
Through our mission, ACHS fosters competence, professionalism, and cooperation in holistic healthcare and works to preserve and share knowledge in natural medicine. We will achieve our objectives through a set of values that respect our students, customers, employees, suppliers and community, and to operate with integrity that is deserving of their trust.
ACHS has helped many students and graduates worldwide to change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields such as: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist, and Holistic Health Practitioner.
American College of Healthcare Sciences is excited to offer expert-led learning vacations to botanically and culturally-rich locales, including Greece, Provence, France, and Indonesia.
This May, ACHS President Dorene Petersen is leading a 13-day study tour, Aromatic Indonesia: Aromatic & Herbal Journey Through the Spice Islands of Indonesia, with essential oil expert Robert Seidel. Participants will explore Indonesia’s aromatic oils, spices, and herbal treasures, including “Jamu,” the ancient Indonesian art of herbal healing.
Learn more about ACHS programs at: www.achs.edu