ACHS Staff

Abbey Skinner, MS, BS, HHP

Abbey Skinner


Undergraduate courses taught: HED 303, HERB 101, HLTH 201, IHS 100, IHS 101, NAT 101, NAT 202, NAT 203, NAT 204, NUT 101, NUT 308, NUT 309

Abbey earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Alternative Medicine in 2011 and her Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health in 2019.  She’s had a passion for holistic health since the age of 8 (you’ll just have to take one of her classes to find out why!) and discovered her love for teaching while serving on a 3-year special duty assignment as an instructor at the Community College of the Air Force campus in San Antonio, TX.  In May of 2014 she separated from 14 years of active-duty Air Force service to pursue her dreams of learning, educating, teaching and helping others on their health journey.

Abbey is committed to lifelong learning and studies various topics of interest in the Complementary and Integrative Health field, to include:

  • Tai Chi Easy Instructor – 2021
  • Whole Health Coach, Veterans Affairs – 2021
  • Whole Health Partner, Veterans Affairs – 2021
  • Microbiome Certificate, SIBO Doctor – 2020
  • MS in Nutrition & Integrative Health, Maryland University of Integrative Health – 2019
  • Mindfulness in Teaching, KORU – 2018
  • Brain Health Coach, Amen Clinics – 2017
  • ServSafe Certification – 2017
  • 750-hour massage therapy program, Cortiva Institute – 2016
  • Hippocrates Health Institute – 2014 & 2006
  • BS in Alternative Medicine, Everglades University – 2011
  • Diploma in Holistic Health Practice, American College of Healthcare Sciences – 2008

In addition to teaching at ACHS (Sep 2015), Abbey works as a Whole Health Coach and Whole Health Partner at the Fargo, North Dakota VA Healthcare System, where she ensures Veterans at 18 different geographical locations (and those who don’t know about us yet… is that you, Veteran?!?!) are aware of the new holistic/whole health approach to healthcare the VA has implemented nationwide – how exciting!!!

In her spare time Abbey enjoys… any and everything in nature (camping, hiking, biking, walking, fishing, sitting on her balcony, and don’t forget hanging hammocks in random places!!), shopping for organic foods, exercise in any form, taking an infrared sauna (come on sweat/detox!), listening to music – especially classical, reading, studying, researching, world travel, getting a solid 7.5 hours of quality sleep and looking for new artwork!  She adores her family, appreciates life and loves, loves, loves to help others find their joy in this world.