Faculty Requirements

All faculty at ACHS are required to meet the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission's requirements for faculty qualifications. 

Requirements for undergraduate instructors:

  • Masters degree with 18+ graduate credit hours in the field they are teaching from a school accredited by a US Department of Education recognized agency.

Requirements for graduate instructors:

  • PhD in the field they are teaching from a school accredited by a US Department of Education recognized agency; relevant terminal degrees such as an ND, MD, DC, DO, or L.Ac. with compensatory professional experience may also be considered.

All instructors must have:

  • At least two years teaching experience and subject knowledge. 
  • Experience using an online learning management system such as Blackboard, D2L, Canvas, Moddle or similar platforms. 

Additional requirements for specialized programs:

Holistic Nutrition:

  • Registered Dietitians or nutrition professionals Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition™ through the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board with the requisite degree(s) are preferred.

Aromatherapy: 

  • Aromatherapy certification from an Alliance of International Aromatherapists and National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy approved program and Registered Aromatherapist™ (RA) credential from the Aromatherapy Registration Council. 

All other health sciences: 

  • RN's, ND, MD's, DC's , L.Ac.’s, or DO's are considered for other subjects. 

Annual Continuing Education Requirements

  • ACHS faculty are also required to complete annual continuing education requirements.