Inside Hillcrest: A Unique Job Opportunity for Aromatherapists and Herbalists

Written by Gillian Turner, Social Media & PR Specialist Located in La Verne, California, Hillcrest Retirement Community is unique because of its one-of-a-kind Integrative Therapy Room. I spoke with Ryan Harrison, Director of Resident Life & Wellness at Hillcrest, who says that the Integrative Therapy Room, or ITR for short, is unusual and he is […]

ACHS Scholarship Winners Share Tips For Students

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals. ACHS offers a scholarship for adult students in the form of a one-time $1000 tuition scholarship and awards up to 10 of these scholarships each year. Meet our 3 students who were awarded the ASEP scholarship for summer 2021, […]

What is an MBA Capstone and How Do I produce one?

In this article, Dean of Admissions/ Military Education Coordinator Amanda Heller speaks with the Dean of Business Dr. Susan Marcus to get all the details about what an MBA Capstone is and why it’s important. Amanda Heller: Hi, Susan! One of the questions we hear a lot is about the Capstone. Could you talk a […]

Who Are The Instructors Teaching In The ACHS MBA Program?

Pictured: Some of the instructors in the ACHS MBA program In this article, Senior Admission Advisor Molly Sykes speaks with the Dean of Business Dr. Susan Marcus to get all the details about the instructors for our MBA program. Molly Sykes, Senior Admissions Advisor: Hi, Susan — thanks for answering some of the questions we […]

What Kinds of Jobs Can I Get With An MBA from ACHS?

Written by ACHS Dean of Business Dr. Susan Marcus As discussed in the first post in this series, an MBA is fundamentally a management degree. The knowledge and skills developed during our courses can be applied for advancement in a current setting, or towards a career transition.  For us, it was also very important to […]

Does an MBA make sense in my situation? Why an MBA, online, from ACHS?

Written by ACHS Dean of Business Dr. Susan Marcus Let’s face it: pursuing an MBA takes a commitment of both time and money. Is it worth it? What if I plan to open my own business — does an MBA really help someone like me? How does an online program work? Each of these questions […]

Celebrating Sustainable Business with Dr. Susan Marcus

Written by Social Media & PR Specialist Gillian Turner ACHS Dean of Business Dr. Susan Marcus brings a unique perspective to ACHS, and it’s about time she gets a feature on our blog! Keep reading to learn about her journey, from growing up in a family business to going back to school later in life […]

Dive into Aromatherapy with ACHS President Dorene Petersen & Dr. Bianca Beldini

The Wellness Collective is a podcast created by Dr. Bianca Beldini, a graduate of the ACHS Greece Study abroad program in 2008. Dr. Beldini is an Acupuncturist, Physical Therapist, Dry Needle Expert, Triathlon Coach, and wellness influencer who has amassed a following on Instagram where she shares valuable information about holistic wellness. Dr. Beldini recently […]

Celebrating Alumni Excellence: Meet our DEAC 2021 Award Nominees and Winners

Each year, ACHS accepts nominations for the 2021 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Outstanding Graduate & Famous Alumni programs. These awards, given through our accrediting commission DEAC, are open to graduates that have gone above and beyond with their studies at ACHS and dedication to the integrative health community. Each of our nominees is beyond […]

Vitamin D: Importance To Immunity and How To Avoid Deficiency

Overview Known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is both a hormone and a vitamin and can be both absorbed from dietary intake and produced in the body through the action of sunlight. A 20-minute walk in the sun stimulates the body’s production of vitamin D (although it is inhibited in cooler climates, by sunscreen, […]

Defining Conifer Oils in Aromatherapy

By Kathy Sadowski, ACHS MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Winter 2020.4) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. Conifer essential oils offer a grounding woody aroma that connects us with Mother Earth. These evergreen trees and shrubs include pine, cedarwood, […]

Student Highlight: Armed Forces to Holistic Business Owner

Erin Crawford is a student in the AAS in Complementary Alternative Medicine program and is the owner of Neesta’s Holistic Alternatives. Choosing Wellness After becoming injured while serving in the Army, Erin’s eyes were first opened to the possibilities of holistic health. “I started having to get care for certain issues and injuries that I […]