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What Programs Do We Offer?

We offer a clear pathway to professional collegiate training in alternative healing modalities, giving graduates non-invasive and effective tools to treat clients in a truly holistic way. Professionals in traditional healthcare, as well as wellness coaches, aestheticians and aspiring entrepreneurs in the natural beauty care industry benefit from the deep wealth of knowledge they receive from holistic health training at ACHS.

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Department of Aromatherapy

We offer Certificates, Diplomas, Associates, Bachelors and Master of Science degrees in Aromatherapy. You’ll find professional aromatherapists working in a number of industries like perfumery & flavoring, natural products & cosmetics, hospital & clinical settings, private in-person and virtual wellness consulting as well as spa & hospitality. What doors could advanced training in aromatherapy open for you? 

Department of Holistic Nutrition

Empower your clients to make optimal decisions for daily health with a degree in Holistic Nutrition. An emphasis on educating and empowering distinguishes the holistic approach. It’s about inspiring clients to choose exotic fruits rather than chocolate bars (or choosing organic dark chocolate rather than a Hershey Bar).

A holistic nutritionist may also include exercise, hobbies, social activities (dancing!), books, and DVDs, among other tools. The goal is for the client to learn what works for him or her and to develop healthy habits that he or she can carry forward long after the educational sessions.

Department of Herbal Medicine

The Herbal Medicine Department at ACHS offers you the opportunity to confidently explore nature’s most precious plants. During your interactive, engaging, online herbalist training you will learn to recognize and work with a wide range of herbs, many of which are common weeds. Learn to formulate herbal remedies to support wellness, address specific wellness challenges, and enhance the optimal function of the body. All online classes include organic herb sample kits and other study materials to enhance experiential learning.

How can you incorporate the healing power of plants into your wellness practice?

Department of Integrative Health

Integrative approaches to health and wellness are designed to enhance and optimize a patient’s treatment plan. Learn to employ best practices in aromatherapy, homeopathy, herbalism and holistic nutrition to treat patients in a truly personalized way that enhances healing and vitality.

Department of Sustainable Business

The ACHS MBA promotes the global mindset that is so critical for success in today’s business world and provides a pathway for integrative health and wellness professionals to have an even greater impact on the unprecedented health care challenges, needs, and opportunities facing us today.

Department of Holistic Spa Management

Bring your love for herbs into the spa setting. ACHS provides professional development for spa professionals with a wide range of continuing education courses including aromatherapy for massage therapists. ACHS programs such as the Diploma in Holistic Health Practice and Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine provide training in a wide range of wellness modalities and business management practices you can put to use whether you are a practitioner, general manager, or both! 

Note: Graduation from an ACHS Certificate, Diploma, or Degree program does not confer a license to practice medicine. ACHS graduates serve as holistic health consultants and educators and do not claim to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. Please also note that not all graduates will achieve the career outcomes identified in the pages herein.

Should I take an undergraduate or graduate program?

We highly recommend our graduate programs for those already having completed a bachelor’s degree. There are many benefits to taking a graduate level program:

  • Compared to some of the undergraduate Certificate and Diplomas, earning a master’s degree often makes sense in terms of time and financial commitment.

  • Preparing you for a new career, a raise in pay, a promotion, and/or allow you access to jobs you have wanted, but were not qualified for    
  • Often masters degrees are required to advance in your current career or even teach in higher education
  • By attending graduate school, you are positioning yourself to achieve mastery of a subject or discipline 
  • You are not attending graduate school because you are bored.  You are attending graduate school because you are excited about studying and researching a topic you are passionate about, you are excited that it will provide new career opportunities, and you are excited about this new experience.

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