On-Campus: Seasonal Wellness - Spring

After several months of cold winter weather, it's time for movement, rejuvenation, and growth. The transition from winter to spring is one of the most noticeable and anticipated seasonal shifts of the year.

Join us at the ACHS campus or virtually via a live stream with ACHS faculty member Amanda Lattin for a fun class that will explore what the spring season represents in terms of holistic health.

You will learn about:

  • Key aspects of holistic nutrition, herbs, and essential oil to use during the spring season
  • Functional nutrition recipes
  • Herbal and aromatherapy formulas
  • Incorporating these nutritional, herbal, and aromatherapy approaches into your spring seasonal holistic lifestyle

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. PDT

WHERE: ACHS Campus, 5005 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97239 (or virtually via live stream)

COST: $35

PRESENTER: Amanda Lattin, BA, MAT, Dip. Aroma., MH, RA is an experienced aromatherapist, herbalist, and teaches extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amanda is a graduate of ACHS and also holds a BA in Chemistry from Huntingdon College and a Masters of Teaching with a concentration in Chemistry from Lewis and Clark College.  

Natural Medicines Database CE Courses

ACHS has partnered with Natural Medicines Database (formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database) to bring you on-going continuing education opportunities.

For a list of available Natural Medicines Database CE courses, click here:

NOTE: You will need to login through the ACHS Virtual Library to utilize these resources.


"We are pleased to work with ACHS to help educate integrative healthcare providers of the future."

Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD, MBAc
Chief Editor
Natural Standard Research Collaboration
Journal of Dietary Supplements

CE 520 Advanced Aromatic Materia Medica Online

CE 520 Advanced Aromatic Materia Medica is suitable for:

  • Health care professionals interested in complementary alternative medicine (CAM)   
  • Health care professionals requiring continuing education credits
  • Acupuncturists*
  • Pharmacists
  • Naturopaths
  • Registered Nurses
  • Veterinarians*
  • Midwives*
  • Chiropractors*
  • Registered Aromatherapists (RA)
  • Master Herbalists
  • Registered Herbalists (AHG)*
  • Clinical Herbalists
  • General Interest

* Approvals can be sought as needed.

Credit: 37 contact hours

Upon completion of this 4-week online program, you will be able to:

  • Discuss and describe six cutting-edge essential oils including: Boswelia, Cistus, Cardamom, Oregano, Turmeric, and Vitex.
  • Identify the therapeutic potential of each essential oil.
  • Explain the pharmacological action of the six essential oils in this program.
  • List the key recommended methods of administration for each essential oil.
  • Recall the recommended dosage and duration for each of the six essential oils studied.
  • Recall and describe any contraindications and precautions associated with each 


This course is completed over 4 weeks and consists of four modules and a final exam. All coursework is completed online.

CE 516 Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists I Online

This course is designed for:

  • Massage Therapists interested in integrative medicine  
  • Health care professionals requiring continuing education credits
  • Occupational Therapists*
  • Chiropractors*
  • Registered Aromatherapists (RA)
  • General Interest

* Approvals can be sought as needed. Please contact Admissions at 800-487-8839 or if you need CEU hours for a profession not listed here.

CE Hours: 37 contact hours

Upon completion of this 4-week online program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the history and philosophy of aromatherapy.
  • Understand methods of administration, therapeutic uses, and contraindications for the eight essential oils studied: Bergamot, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, and Pine.
  • Prepare and use blends for your massage clients.
  • Understand and apply safety procedures.
CE 512 Botanical Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry Online

This 4-week, fully online course takes students on an in-depth tour of the fundamental principles of pharmacognosy (the knowledge of medicinal plant preparations and extracts) andphytochemistry (literally, ‘plant’ chemistry) as they apply to the clinical practice of botanical medicine.

CE 511 Advanced Herbal Materia Medica Online

This 4-week, fully online continuing education course is recommended for anyone interested in learning about 10 botanicals with medicinal potential supported by research and clinical evidence.