Jared Schaalje

ACHS Hires Jared Schaalje Instructional Technologist

Portland, Oregon—June 13, 2012—Jared Schaalje has been hired as Instructional Technologist for the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). ACHS is based in the Johns Landing area of Portland, Oregon, and was one of the first accredited natural medicine colleges offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in herbal medicine and other complementary alternative medicine (CAM) fully online.



Schaalje graduated from Capella University in 2007 with a Master’s degree in Instructional Design for Online Learning. He earned a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University in addition to his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Brigham Young University.  He has several years’ experience as a hospital and healthcare instructional designer, building web-based training courses for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, and other health system employees. He also worked in higher education as an instructional technologist as well as an online faculty, teaching healthcare delivery courses.

"I am so excited to be a part of ACHS, where there is a constant flow of ideas, innovation, and creativity within our team! I love the fields of herbal medicine and instructional design, and ACHS provides the ideal environment for me to meaningfully contribute to both of these areas. Here I have the opportunity to build powerful online learning experiences, which help ensure that today's alternative health practitioners are well trained in the latest, cutting-edge practices in holistic medicine!"

Schaalje will work directly with CIO Erika Yigzaw to create powerful education experiences for online students worldwide. Schaalje can be reached at (503) 244-0726 ext 30 or jaredschaalje@achs.edu.

About ACHS
American College of Healthcare Sciences was one of the first accredited holistic health colleges offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in holistic therapies and complementary alternative medicine fully online. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.