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Micro-Credentials at ACHS

Micro-credentials at ACHS give you the opportunity to upskill and focus your studies to develop in-demand skills and knowledge that are aligned with your goals and interests.

As an integrative health and wellness professional, you’re constantly learning and growing in your field.

You need:

  • Credibility with validated credentials linked to professional requirements and industry demands so your clients, employer, and others have confidence in your skills
  • Specialized skills you can apply right away to your career, goals, and interests
  • Practical training in a short amount of time
  • Lower up-front costs than earning a degree
  • Fill skills gaps you may encounter when growing or change your career
  • Flexibility to study on your schedule
Micro-credentials at ACHS are designed with your needs in mind by our expert faculty so you get the same academic rigor and professional learning you rely on from ACHS.

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Earn one of the following specialized, professional micro-credentials:

MICROCREDENTIAL - 6 HOURS
Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ Program

The green wave of cannabis legalization continues across the United States. The growth of jobs in the cannabis field is predicted to reach 500,000 full-time jobs by 2023.* The main focus of job growth will be in cannabis retailing (budtenders), cannabis and hemp processing, formulation, and cannabis and hemp horticulture.

The Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ micro-credential is designed to provide a foundation for learners interested in pursuing current and future jobs in the cannabis and hemp industry including legal issues; clinical components of cannabis and hemp, including major cannabinoids, minor cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other constituents; and cannabis safety.

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MICROCREDENTIAL - 8 HOURS
Aromatherapy in Cancer Care

This series of webinar presentations is designed to highlight the current body of research demonstrating the potential aromatherapy has as a complementary part of cancer care. We recognize the value and need for evidence-based information on this topic for students, alumni, aromatherapists, healthcare providers, and the public alike.

Our ACHS Aromatherapy faculty have diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise alongside decades of experiences, bringing together the best of research, professional experience, and aromatherapy knowledge.

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MICROCREDENTIAL - 32 HOURS
Certified Aromatherapy Safety Professional (CASP)™ Program

The Certified Aromatherapy Safety Professional (CASP)™ credential is a comprehensive, four-course microcredential providing critical aromatherapy safety training for today's product formulators, practitioners, retailers, distributors, or consumers.

You'll learn how essential oils can cause allergic reactions, the importance of proper storage of essential oils and carrier oils, first aid guidelines for aromatherapy, how to mitigate adverse reactions, toxicology in aromatherapy, and much more! Expand your aromatherapy safety expertise with this comprehensive credential.

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MICROCREDENTIAL - 100 HOURS
NAHA Level One

Discover the science behind aromatherapy and uncover how essential oils work in the body to create physiological and psychological effects. Study strategies for creating effective essential oils blends that meet your desired goals for aroma and therapeutic use.

This credential is a must-have for any aromatherapy enthusiast interested in adding aromatherapy to their personal or professional life. This micro-credential is designed to prepare earners to qualify for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Certified Level 1 Aromatherapist® membership.

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MICROCREDENTIAL - 360 HOURS
Certified Dietary Supplements Professional (CDSP)™ Exam Prep Program

This four course micro-credential is designed to prepare you to sit the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Certified Dietary Supplements Professional exam and earn the CDSP™ credential.

Courses cover all aspects of working with dietary supplements including micro and macronutrients; nutraceuticals including herbs, homeopathy, and medicinal mushrooms; related anatomy and physiology; legal considerations; and holistic lifestyle modifications. Prepare to earn NANP's CDSP credential with this dietary supplement exam prep course.

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MICROCREDENTIAL - 3 CREDITS - 135 HOURS
Integrative Homeopathy Specialist™

Homeopathy involves supporting wellness with minute doses of remedies, which, when taken in larger doses by healthy people are capable of producing symptoms similar to the dis-ease it is supporting. It is based on the natural law of healing “Similia Similibus Curantur,” which means “like cures like”.

The principle was understood as far back as 450 BC by Hippocrates, the Greek founder of medicine, and was further developed 1000 years later by Paracelsus, the Swiss alchemist. In the early 19th century, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) developed and gave Homeopathy the scientific and systematic system as it is practiced today. Homeopathy is readily accepted in Britain and India where it is recognized as part of the National System of Medicine. 

This micro-credential leads students through the theories of homeopathy and the uses for low-dose homeopathic remedies available in most health food stores today. Learn more by visiting the Integrative Homeopathy Specialist program page.

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integrative iridology specialist
MICROCREDENTIAL - 3 CREDITS - 135 HOURS
Integrative Iridology Specialist™

This micro-credential leads students through the theories of iridology, from historical to modern-day, including the modern controversies and uses in an integrative wellness setting or for personal health. Iridology is based on the theory that it is possible to assess health and sub-health issues by analyzing changes in the structure, texture, and color of the iris and pupil of the eye.

Before symptoms or pathology develop in the body, iridology may reveal that organs or systems are overstressed, under- or over-functioning, or predisposed to disease. By predicting areas of lowered resilience, iridology can be used as a preventive health support. Learn more by visiting the Integrative Iridology Specialist program page.

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Or, start with one of these comprehensive foundation wellness courses: 

How do I promote my ACHS Micro-Credentials

  • When you complete your micro-credential at ACHS, you’ll receive recognition for your achievement with a digital badge you can display proudly via LinkedIn, on your resume, and in your emails.
  • ACHS badges are verified competencies and allow your colleagues, clients, and employers to validate your skills in Credly’s global database of credentials.
  • Stack your credentials to create your personalized professional profile that distinguishes you in your field.
  • Include your ACHS digital transcript with your CV or resume.
 
 

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Check out these detailed instructions on how to make an account, register for on-demand courses, and complete the coursework.

 

Looking for General Interest Courses?

In addition to micro-credentials, ACHS offers on-demand courses to help you explore new areas of study, discover wellness for personal health, and explore where a holistic health education may take you!

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