Mission, Vision, and Institutional Learning Outcomes

Mission and Vision Statement

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 Objective

Through our mission, American College of Healthcare Sciences will foster competence, professionalism and cooperation in holistic healthcare, and preserve and share knowledge in natural medicine.


ACHS Institutional Learning Outcomes

The Institutional Learning Outcomes represent intended accomplishments of the College. They closely relate to program learning outcomes and course learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent what students should learn in that course. The Institutional Outcomes Achievement Plan measures whether the institution is achieving that which it has set out to do.

Institution-wide Learning Outcomes

All ACHS students and graduates will:

  • Embrace the philosophy of integration of CAM and holistic health, encompassing the whole person and foundation of lifestyle change
  • Develop diverse perspectives on wellness to encourage creative problem solving to achieve balance and wellness
  • Develop skills of critical analysis and reasoning
  • Develop communication skills, including expressing quantitative ideas and facts effectively in writing and orally
  • Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, and ethical and social responsibility
  • Cultivate a sense of connection and involvement, including a willingness to volunteer and give back to appropriate community groups
  • Cultivate a worldview in which values, goals, strategies, initiative, and relationships are positively developed, and that emphasizes sustainability of all resources, including environmental stewardship
  • Add to the culture of academic integrity and learning at ACHS

Undergraduate Institutional Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate students at ACHS will:

  • Complete coursework in which they are exposed to new knowledge, new perspectives, and new skills
  • Develop a sense of career goals, strategies, and accomplishments that build on their gifts, talents, education, and special interests
  • Develop the ability to use an online college library and to retrieve data from a variety of sources, including reliable online sources
  • Develop a professional relationship with at least five different faculty members who have been able to advise, motivate, and direct their learning activities
  • Develop peer relationships with fellow students throughout their studies that are constructive and supportive of their learning and engagement, and learn how to effectively interact with other adults in a learning situation
  • Acquire extensive knowledge, perspective, and skill in areas of their major, which can be utilized in a job situation and in their life in general

Graduate Institutional Learning Outcomes

As a result of the efforts of the College, graduate students will:

  • Develop quantitative skills, including comprehending and analyzing scientific texts, interpreting research using the scientific method, and accessing and make effective use of quantitative information
  • Demonstrate a commitment to contributing value to the industry through a researched and scholarly approach to CAM and multiple research and writing projects
  • Maximize the innovative use of information and research, and set the groundwork for advancement in both
  • Demonstrate an in-depth, advanced knowledge base in their major that maximizes the innovative use of information that reflects the current theories, best practices, and research in preparation for application or further research
  • Pursue intellectual integration, similarities and differences, and engage in dialogue and debate across disciplines