Courses

Nutrition Laws, Loopholes, and How to Engage Positive Change

Presented by Jonathan Posey

Program Planning for Health Educators

Students will explore the different learning models that health educators commonly use to educate the community.  Students will learn how to create learning objectives for the curriculum development.  Students will learn how to create health marketing messages that follow governmental guidelines (Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)) including literacy levels.

Foundations of Health Education

This course will examine the historical aspects of public health and how health education made an impact on health behaviors and outcomes.  Students will also be introduced to and analyze several different health behavior models including the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change), Health Belief Model, and the Precede/Proceed model.

Nutrition Biochemistry II

This course reviews the relevant concepts of the biochemistry of micronutrients. This review includes the structure, biochemistry, biological function, digestion, absorption, transport, storage, and metabolism of vitamins, minerals, and water with an emphasis on their role in maintaining biochemical and physiological integrity in body systems.

Nutrition Biochemistry I

This course reviews the relevant concepts of biochemistry of macronutrients, including the structure, biological function, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of proteins, hormones, enzymes, amino acids, dietary fibers and carbohydrates, and lipids. Graduates of this course will demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of the control mechanisms and the integration of the macronutrient metabolic pathways at the cellular and the whole-body level.

Introduction to Integrative Health Sciences

This survey course will explore the field of integrative medicine, building familiarity with the variety of holistic health practices that fall under the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) umbrella along with their fundamental or core concepts, methodologies, and theoretical foundations.

Kona Aromatherapy Boot Camp

 

Basic Blending with Essential Oils

In this on-demand aromatherapy course, you'll learn the basic concepts of aromatherapy blending with ACHS Aromatherapy Department Chair, Amand

Everything Organic: Organic Essential Oil Production, Best Practices

Join ACHS President Dorene Petersen in this on-demand course for an exploration of best practices for organic essential oil production.

Boost Your Aromatherapy Practice: Intake & Case Study Strategies

A quality intake interview is the foundation for successful aromatherapy case study reports.

Introduction to Aromatherapy Formula Preparations

Join Registered Aromatherapist (RA) Amanda Lattin as she presents the basic concepts of aromatherapy formula preparation.

Botany & Plant Identification

This course is designed to help the student understand the identification of plants based on their scientific classification.  Key plant families are studied in depth to provide a basis for identification of plants in the filed.

Introduction to Business

This course provides students with an overview of business in an increasingly global society serving as an introduction to business terminology, concepts, environments, systems, strategies, and current issues. Topics include an overview of the business environment, business ethics, entrepreneurship and global business, management, marketing, production, information systems, and financial elements of business.

Business Communications

This course provides the foundations of all types of business communication including letters, memos, electronic communication, written reports, oral presentations, and interpersonal communication. The course also includes topics of resumes, application letters, interviewing tips, and employment follow-up documents.

Marketing

This course is designed for non-business students who have no previous experience in marketing but who desire to obtain a general overview of marketing while pursuing a general program of study.

Introduction to Environmental Science

This course is designed as a one-semester, non-majors environmental science course. The goal is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active learning.

American History I

This course delivers a broad survey of American history from New World exploration and settlement through the Civil War.

Community Health Planning

This course involves a systematic examination of the health status of the population: what are the common illnesses affecting the general population and how to minimize them through community action. This course examines the major communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases.

Public Health Education

This course presents health education and health promotion in several contexts: public and community health, school health, and worksite health. Public Health Education offers a unique focus on actively involving students in the educational process, from determining objectives, to instructional activities, to program evaluation.

Introductory Algebra

This course focuses on algebraic concepts essential for success in the classroom and at the workplace.

College Math

This course focuses on concepts and applications of arithmetic, including whole numbers, fractions, ratios, proportions, the decimal system, and percents. Brief introductions to algebra, formulas, algebraic expressions, and linear equations are also included.

Nutrition

This course offers instruction in basic nutrition concepts, current nutritional controversies, and food selection for individual needs. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, energy balance, vegetarian diets, product labels and additives, life cycle needs, and diets for athletes.

Advanced Nutrition Principles I

This course will present principles of nutrition through the study of human metabolism and nutrients essential to human life. Emphasis will be on understanding therapeutic nutrition recommendations related to disease processes, as well as nutrition needs for health through the life cycles and for physical performance.

Advanced Nutrition Principles II

This course continues from NUT 301, presenting principles of nutrition through the study of human metabolism and nutrients essential to human life. Emphasis will be on understanding therapeutic nutrition recommendations for health through the life cycles and for physical performance.

Food Production & Healthy Cooking

This course covers the how’s and the why’s that are basic to the production of safe, high-quality foods. Its goal is to help students develop an understanding of food preparation and science within the context of societal concerns related to health and food safety.

Nutrition Profession and Practice

This course provides detailed descriptions of a broad spectrum of career choices as well as information on specific practice areas in which today’s nutrition professionals are employed. In addition, this course covers emerging areas of practice that require specific knowledge and skills along with a broad understanding of community health needs.

Nutrition Coaching & Communication Skills

This course teaches students how to talk with patients about nutrition clearly and effectively. This course offers detailed counseling and communications strategies, and discussions of relevant social, cultural, and psychological factors that give students a realistic, hands-on approach to developing their counseling skills.

Applied Ethics

This course examines the dynamic role of ethics in modern society. Students analyze ethical standards through philosophical beliefs and values in personal and professional settings.

Introduction to Research Methods

This course provides an overview of how the research process works. Students will learn primary, secondary, and tertiary study approaches, including case-series, cross-sectional surveys, case-control studies, cohort studies, experimental studies, qualitative studies, and correlational studies.

Introduction to Sociology

This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life. The course focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology and the growing influence of mass media.

Introduction to Chemistry

This course provides an introduction to the study of General Chemistry and offers a conceptual approach to chemistry by starting first with macroscopic phenomena and then presenting the underlying microscopic details.

Nutrition Across the Lifespan

NUT 303 provides an in-depth exploration of nutrition sequentially from embryo to old age. It covers specific factors that influence health and dietary behaviors and considerations for specific life spans, such as nutrition needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding and during infancy to adolescence—including nutrition for children with developmental delays and disabilities.

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements

This course reviews evidence-based information to support the clinical use of over 50 different natural herbs, supplements, and nutrients. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand and discuss the available nutrition and dietary supplement support in over 30 different common health conditions.

Special Topics in Nutrition - Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Diets

NUT 499 highlights the current trends and research on vegetarian diets and translates the information into practical ideas to assist dietitians and other healthcare providers in aiding their clients. The course presents vital information on vegetarian nutritional needs, healthier and more satisfying diets, as well as guidelines for supporting clients of all ages and clients with special considerations, such as pregnant women, athletes, and diabetics.

Health Psychology

PSY 303 introduces students to the field of health psychology and various issues that relate to this sub-discipline within the broader field of psychology. The goal is to examine the effects of people’s thoughts, emotions, motivations, and actions on the maintenance of good health and in the prevention of, support of, and recovery from illness.

Principles & Practices of Integrative Health

CAM 100 introduces students to the diverse field of integrative health.

Introduction to Essential Oil Safety

Do you have questions about how to safely use essential oils?

How to Practice Herbal Medicine Legally in the U.S.

In this class with ACHS CSO Erika Yigzaw, learn the crucial ins and outs of the legal issues that are facing herbalists today.

Achieving Optimal Health Through Nutrition

Join Melissa McNulty, PhD, ARNP, CNS in an exclusive webcast exploring the importance of proper nutrition in achieving optimal health.

Homeobotanicals a Best Kept Health Secret

Have you been wondering about the difference between homeobotanicals and homeopathy?

Introduction to Essential Oil Chemistry

Presented by ACHS faculty, chemist, and aromatherapist Amanda Lattin will provide an introductory look into the chemistry of essential oils.

Crafting a Strong Résumé and Cover Letter

How can you get your résumé noticed in a sea of resumes of job applicants?

Basics of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Have you been curious about Chinese herbal medicine?

Introduction to Biology

This course is intended as an introduction to the study of biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution.

Advanced Sports Nutrition

Advanced Sports Nutrition offers strong research-oriented coverage of both nutrition and exercise physiology with practical, applied information useful to students who will counsel and provide dietary and training guidelines to athletes.

Soft Skills for Success: How to Communicate in the Workplace

Communication is flowing, and then all of a sudden, a co-worker says something that throws us into a reaction we didn't expect.

Personal Fitness Training

PFT 101 Personal Fitness Training is based on the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) training model. In this course, you will study a systematic approach to program design with exercise program guidelines and variables; protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power programs.

Sports Nutrition

This course will offer strong research-oriented coverage of both nutrition and exercise physiology with practical, applied information useful to students who will counsel and provide dietary and training guidelines to athletes.

Safe Food for a Healthy You

Everyone enjoys eating food each and every day.

ADHD: A Better Way

One in six children, between the ages of four and 17, have been diagnosed with some type of mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder—-many di

Financial Management for Spas

SPA 367 provides spa managers and other spa professionals with the financial management skills they need to succeed. This course includes payroll accounting, inventory, income statements, ratio analysis, pricing, menu engineering, operations budgeting, revenue management, cash management, capital budgeting, lease accounting, and business plan development.

Supervision in the Hospitality Industry

SPA 250 provides students with the principles of supervision as they apply specifically to the hospitality industry.

Supervision in the Hospitality Industry

SPA 250 provides students with the principles of supervision as they apply specifically to the hospitality industry.

Retail Management for Spas

SPA 220 explores the importance of retail operations to spas, how to manage them, design them, choose and sell products, market a retail area, and open a new retail operation. It fully explores retail planning, inventory management, maximizing profits, sales and service, visual merchandising, and marketing within the spa environment. SPA 220 will help aspiring spa professionals increase their knowledge and understanding of vendor partner relationships.

Retail Management for Spas

SPA 220 explores the importance of retail operations to spas, how to manage them, design them, choose and sell products, market a retail area, and open a new retail operation. It fully explores retail planning, inventory management, maximizing profits, sales and service, visual merchandising, and marketing within the spa environment. SPA 220 will help aspiring spa professionals increase their knowledge and understanding of vendor partner relationships.

Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Managers

AROMA 103 introduces spa workers and managers to aromatherapy, including a brief overview of essential oils, production, history, basic training in safety, related anatomy & physiology, methods of use in the spa setting, and a more in-depth look at 13 commonly used essential oils in the spa. 

Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Managers

AROMA 103 introduces spa workers and managers to aromatherapy, including a brief overview of essential oils, production, history, basic training in safety, related anatomy & physiology, methods of use in the spa setting, and a more in-depth look at 13 commonly used essential oils in the spa. 

A Comprehensive Introduction to Spa Management

SPA120 introduces students to the spa industry and provides knowledge of the historical significance of spas and current industry trends and challenges. Students will become familiar with the major types of spas and different types of spa treatments.

A Comprehensive Introduction to Spa Management

SPA120 introduces students to the spa industry and provides knowledge of the historical significance of spas and current industry trends and challenges. Students will become familiar with the major types of spas and different types of spa treatments.

Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Memory Retention

The stimulating properties of rosemary essential oil have been used for years to help improve clarity and focus.

Natural Product Labeling & FDA Compliance

Understanding what you can and cannot claim about your natural products is more important than ever before.

Social Media for Success

Are you overwhelmed by the thought of getting your business started on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media?

Lavender Distillation Workshop

Join ACHS President and Aromatherapy Expert Dorene Petersen and ACHS CSO and Master Gardener Erika Yigzaw for a fun day dedicated to lavender!

Basic Blogging: Gain Leads and Clients

Join Communication Specialist Renee Long and Social Media Specialist Dominic Aiello as they guide you through the necessary steps to building

Holistic Winter Skin Care

How do we take care of our skin holistically? Amanda Latin leads an inspiring exploration of approaches to support your skin in the winter.

Traditional Healing in the Kitchen

Did you know that herbs and spices such as garlic, turmeric, and peppermint have a long and rich history in traditional medicine?

Holistic Nutrition & Exercise

Many of us desire to get well and stay well, but how do you get started?

3 Secrets to Filling Your Practice

Chen Yen is an expert at helping nutritionists, aromatherapists, and herbalists attract a steady flow of clients (without having to do as much

The Amazing Actions of Antioxidants

This webinar is presented by ACHS faculty member Dr. Brandy Ferrara. Dr.

Iridology: An Introduction

This webinar is presented by herbalist and former President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association Betty Sue O'Brian.

The Pantry Principle

In this webinar we hear from author Mira Dessy, Certified Nutrition Educator, who recently published The Pantry Principle. 

Herbs: Medicinal, Magical, Marvelous

In this webinar hear from author Deborah "DJ" Martin on how to use herbs safely at home, specific information on five herbs you already have,

Essential Oils as Biopesticides

This is a research-based lecture on the powers of essential oils as biopesticides presented by Nurhayat Tabanca, a natural products research s

Off the Grid for Holistic Health

Hear from ACHS student Tina Wallace––a featured personality on TLC's program, Risking It All.

Creating a Holistic Medicine Kit

Learn what you need in a holistic medicine kit, how to prepare for unexpected injuries, and which herbs and remedies to keep on hand at the ho

Recognizing Medical Emergencies

In this webinar with Dr.

Careers in Yoga and CAM

In this recorded panel conversation you will hear from ACHS students and professional yogis: how do they use their education to develop succes

Essential Oils and Human Physiology

In this interactive webinar recording presented by ACHS faculty Amanda Lattin, you will learn about the plant biochemical synthesis of essenti

Write Literature Reviews Like a Pro

Join ACHS faculty member Dr. Jerry Cronin and learn how to master the art of the literature review.

Speaking to Expand Your Client Base

In this webinar, Marketing Expert Chen Yen teaches you how to build your client base through public speaking.

How Homeopathy Works

In this webinar with Dr. Tim Dooley, learn just why and how homeopathy is an effective alternative healing modality.

Holistic Nutrition: Fasting and Elimination Therapy

In this webinar with Dr. Jerry Cronin, learn how an elimination diet can help address many common allergies, some of the illnesses/symptoms elimination helps, practical hints and tips for crafting your own elimination plan, and more.

PTSD: Holistic Wellness as a Path to More Balanced Life

Join ACHS graduate and former firefighter Tim Grutzius as he gives a moving testimonial on his experience with PTSD and holistic health.

Ultimate Essentials of Essential Oil Safety

Join ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen as she provides a comprehensive overview on the topic of essential oil safety.

Harnessing Herbal Powers of Essential Oils

In this webinar with ACHS President Dorene Petersen, you’ll be provided with an extraordinary amount of information about Aromatherapy, genera

Safety and Dosage Guidelines in Herbal Medicine

ACHS faculty member Scott Stuart joins us to present a comprehensive overview of herbal safety.

Flower Essences: How Can They Help?

This Master Lecture--presented by ACHS faculty member, Catrina Mianecki--reviews the history of the Bach Flower essences and how Dr.

What's Hot in US Aromatherapy Trends

This Master Lecture Webinar with ACHS President Dorene Petersen provides a comprehensive overview of aromatherapy trends, sources, quality, ad

Cooking For Health With Dr. Mary Fry

In this webinar with naturopath Dr. Mary Fry, learn how to cook for optimal holistic health.

Better Breathing the Natural Way

Everyone wants to breathe better. Join ACHS faculty Deryl Gulliford as he discusses chronic lung diseases and opportunities for improving health, in spite of respiratory disease, through nutrition, supplementation, exercise, and more.

Webinar: All About Rose

This quintessential remedy for grief and sorrow, rose (Rosa gallica L. and other species) offers much in the way of clearing the physical and emotion blocks that stunt our health. 

Think Smarter! Strengthening Reasoning and Writing Skills Online

PHL 201 is a practical course to help you build the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for academic and professional success. In this course, you will learn specific critical thinking strategies to refine your approach to reading, reasoning, writing, and evaluating information.

Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills Online

This course provides undergraduate students with foundational wellness coaching skills and knowledge, which are applied in real-world situations commonly encountered in various healthcare environments.

Stress Management and Emotional Health Online

This course explores stress management and emotional health through the student’s personal journey. It leads students through an examination of those factors and influences that have an impact on health. It is also provides an opportunity to examine barriers and motivational factors that affect the degree of commitment individuals make to health practices.

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Online

CAM 101 is a survey course that explores the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will become familiar with a variety of modalities that fall under the CAM umbrella, along with their fundamental or core concepts, methodologies, and theoretical foundations.

Stress Management and Emotional Health Online

This course explores the factors associated with the development of emotional health and the management of stress as a basis for understanding a lifestyle that provides for health and wellness. The course emphasizes teaching stress management and emotional health within a consulting, coaching, or an educational setting. Practical aspects of health education and program planning will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to deepen their commitment to effective teaching by applying the principles of self-esteem building, behavior self-management, communication, and accessing appropriate resources.

Physical Activity & Wellness

HLTH 201 provides students with a strong foundation for more advanced studies in natural health and holistic wellness. Learners will gain a solid understanding of the importance of exercise, nutrition, emotional/mental health, social and interpersonal/intimate relationships, drug/alcohol awareness, physical fitness routines, disease prevention, chronic illness and other important concepts. This course is designed to help students make physical activity a priority today and continue to do so throughout their lives.

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Online

This course reviews evidence-based information to support the clinical use of more than 25 different natural herbs, supplements, and nutrients. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand and discuss the available nutrition and dietary supplement support protocols for more than 12 different common health conditions.

Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition

Holistic nutrition is the foundation to any natural health lifestyle plan for optimal health. This course covers CAM topics in nutrition such as raw food, food combining, fasting, elimination and juice therapy, acid-alkaline theory and the use of herbs in the diet. Recent issues in nutrition will be reviewed using contemporary authors, such as Michael Pollan and Kimberly Lord Stewart.

Aromatherapy Chemistry

Aroma 507 Aromatherapy Chemistry course provides students with a systematic approach to learning the chemical functional groups and pharmacological actions of essential oils.

Aromatherapy III

Aroma 505 Materia Medica includes the study of the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the oils studied; oils are studied alphabetically. The focus of the aromatherapy department is holistic aromatology.

Aromatherapy II

Aroma 504 Materia Medica includes the study of the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the essential oils studied

Aromatherapy I

AROMA 503 takes students to the next step in their aromatherapy training, looking deeper at the historical uses of aromatherapy and the modern scientific research being carried out in this fascinating modality. Students study methods of administration for essential oils in more depth than AROMA 501, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the related body systems.

Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills

This course provides students with beginning skills and theory to be an effective holistic health coach for individuals or groups wanting to improve their health. The course work presents skills that enable students to carefully co-create an interactive, embodied conversation that will invite and encourage growth and progress for all those it touches.

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III Online

HERB 504 Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III completes students’ herbal materia medica study with an in-depth review of tonic, stimulant, antiseptic, stomachic, and hepatic herbs. Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge base of the materia medica and principles of various concepts in botanical medicine, including acquiring a strong theoretical understanding of the efficacy based on current research.

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II Online

HERB 503 continues the study of herbal materia medica with diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, antispasmodic, tonic, stimulant, antiseptic, stomachic, and hepatic herbs.

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online

HERB 502 provides a comprehensive study of botanical materia medica. Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge base of the materia medica, principles of various concepts in botanical studies including acquiring a strong theoretical understanding of the efficacy based on current research papers of selected botanicals such as alteratives, demulcents, cathartics, anthelmintics, astringents, and diuretics.

Aromatherapy Science

This graduate level survey course provides students with an in-depth analysis of the fundamental principles of aromatherapy, aromatology, and aromacology.

Homeopathy

The course focuses on a scientific approach to this system of medicine that originated in India more than 2000 years ago. It is designed to assist graduate students to evaluate this (CAM) modality in terms of its clinical, scientific, philosophical, sociological, and historical contexts.  We look at how homeopathy is practiced, and how the application of principles in the clinical setting helps clinicians, and patients understand the process of seeing a homeopath.

Advanced Applied Holistic Nutrition

Nutrition, wellness and disease prevention are areas of great interest to the American public. Rapid advances in science have enabled a much more detailed understanding of nutrition in recent years and the Center for Disease Control has expressed concern at the increasing levels of deficiencies in the United States.

Toxicology and Safety in Botanical Medicine & Herbal Supplements Online

Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge base of the principles of toxicology (the study of adverse effects from biologically active compounds) and the mechanisms and effects of herb-herb and herb-drug interactions as they apply to botanical medicine.

Assessment and Integration of Research

This graduate-level course is designed to give students a solid theoretical understanding of the types of research study designs, statistical evaluation methods, and presentation of findings. Students will learn to locate, assess, and integrate and write about research.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Pathology & Protocols

This graduate course focuses on principles of complementary and alternative therapies in relation to diseases of specific body systems. The varied techniques and modalities that a CAM practitioner employs are covered such as aromatherapy, homeopathy, dynamic phytotherapy, herbal medicine, dietary supplements, reflexology, cell salts, color therapy, nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Integrative Pathophysiology

This graduate level course is a comprehensive exploration of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and CAM treatment of disease. Organized by body system, the anatomy and normal physiology is studied, then the disease processes and abnormalities that can occur within that system and CAM protocols.

Anatomy & Physiology II

This graduate level anatomy and physiology course provides a comprehensive survey of the structure and function of the human organ systems with an emphasis on the body as a dynamic community of interdependent parts, rather than as a number of isolated structural units. Graduates will be expected to demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of anatomy and its relationship to the function of physiology and the principal of complementarity of structure and function.

Principles of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Online

Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate a strong theoretical knowledge of the principles of pharmacognosy (the knowledge of medicinal plant preparations and extracts) and phytochemistry (literally, ‘plant’ chemistry) as they apply to botanical medicine.

General, Organic, and Biochemistry Online

Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of the relevant concepts of general, organic chemistry and biochemistry, including principles of chemistry, the scientific method, principles of measurement, experimental quantities and margins of error.

Masters Capstone Project

Completion of ACHS MS degree programs culminates with a 3-credit capstone project designed to demonstrate subject mastery, such as a research thesis, solution of a practical professional problem, or an individual or small-group analysis of a problem or challenge in the CAM industry and offering alternative solutions.

Botany and Plant Identification for the Holistic Practitioner

HERB 531 explores plant anatomy, plant physiology, herbal ecology (including ethical wildcrafting and harvesting concepts), and field identification. With a particular emphasis on the practical use of medicinal plants, the fields of taxonomy (classification), genetics and evolution, anatomy and function of cells and plant parts, energy metabolism of photosynthesis and respiration, and the biochemical pathways producing medicinal compounds are examined.

Anatomy & Physiology I

This graduate level anatomy and physiology course provides a comprehensive survey of the structure and function of the human organ systems with an emphasis on the body as a dynamic community of interdependent parts, rather than as a number of isolated structural units.

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 101 introduces human behavior. It includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology, including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning/memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.

Topics in Holistic Nutrition

Holistic nutrition is the foundation to any natural health lifestyle plan for optimal health. This course covers CAM topics in nutrition, such as “nutritionism” and the Western diet, detoxification, fasting and elimination and juice therapies, acid-alkaline balance, raw foods, and a detailed look at food labeling. 

Introduction to Nutrition

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of nutrition and gives them tools for healthy eating. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, life cycle needs, and diets for athletes.

Holistic Nutrition Online

This course covers many of the same topics as traditional nutrition courses, such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins, fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, minerals, life cycle nutrition and the food pyramid, but with a holistic and integrative view.  

Healthcare Terminology

Understanding medical terminology is much like understanding a foreign language. Knowing the origin of medical terms and the meaning of specific letter combinations helps practitioners communicate more effectively with other healthcare professionals as well as their clients. Medical terminology is the discourse of the healthcare field.

Holistic Health Consulting & Business Skills Online

This course helps you bridge the gap from your specialty to the real world, with focused topics including self-reflection and goal setting, la

Holistic Pathology & Protocols

This course guides students in the fundamental principles of naturopathy or natural therapeutics. Emphasis is placed on the science and philosophy of healing using a variety of techniques that are in harmony with nature and the individual client

Holistic Pathophysiology

This course focuses on pathophysiology and holistic protocols for clients experiencing acute and chronic problems.

Anatomy & Physiology III

NAT 212 is the last of three Level Two anatomy & physiology programs at ACHS. The focus of the anatomy & physiology courses is holistic anatomy and physiology. Holistic health is based on restoring the normal structure and function of the human body for optimal wellness. In order to understand how to restore balance to the body systems, students must first understand the normal structure and function of those systems.

Anatomy & Physiology II

NAT 211 is the second of three Level Two anatomy & physiology programs at ACHS. The focus of the anatomy & physiology courses is holistic anatomy & physiology. Holistic health is based on restoring the normal structure and function of the human body for optimal wellness. In order to understand how to restore balance to the body systems, students must first understand the normal structure and function of those systems.

Anatomy & Physiology I

NAT 210 is the first of three Level Two anatomy and physiology programs at ACHS. The focus of the anatomy and physiology courses is holistic anatomy and physiology. Holistic health is based on restoring the normal structure and function of the human body for optimal wellness. In order to understand how to restore balance to the body systems, students must first understand the normal structure and function of those systems.

Energetic Modalities II: Homeopathy Online

Homeopathy is treating illness with minute doses of remedies, which, when taken in larger doses by healthy people are capable of producing symptoms similar to the disease. It is based on the natural law of healing “Similia Similibus Curantur,” which means “like cures like”.

Historical Modalities I: Iridology Online

Can we tell the constitution or health issues from the iris of the eye? This course leads students through the theories of iridology, from historical to modern day, including the modern controversies and conflicting information from the fields of identification. Learn the basis of this modality and decide for yourself.

Energetic Modalities I: Flower Essences Online

Bach flower essences are a simple, natural, and safe modality developed by Dr. Edward Bach. Flower essences are used for emotional and psychological conditions and are safe and effective for adults, children, babies, animals, and plants. In this course, you will study modules designed to take you through the fundamentals of flower essence therapy.

Nutrition, Bodycare & Herbalism Online

The focus of the course is holistic health. Holistic health focuses on restoration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through the application of herbal dietary supplements and remedies.

Personal & Community Health

This course is designed to develop the understanding, attitudes, and practices that contribute to better individual and community health.

Herbal Materia Medica III Online

HERB 304 continues the study of herbal materia medica, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, active constituents, methods of administration, cautions and contraindications, and current research.

Herbal Materia Medica II Online

HERB 303 continues the study of herbal materia medica, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, active constituents, methods of administration, cautions and contraindications, and current research.

Herbal Materia Medica I Online

HERB 302 is the first of a series of herbal materia medica courses, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, activ

Herbal Studies Online

HERB 201 is designed for students interested in increasing their knowledge of natural health, herbal medicine, and nutrition to improve their

Basics of Herbalism Online

Herb 101 Basics of Herbal Medicine is the first step in your herbal training and is ideal if you have just discovered herbs and want to know more. Herb 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of herbs including basic methods of administration and therapeutic actions of each of the botanicals studied.

English Composition II

This course builds on lessons learned in English Composition I. In addition to reviewing the writing process, students learn research techniques, citation techniques, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written topics.

English Composition I

This course develops students’ written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.

Aromatherapy Chemistry

This Aromatherapy Chemistry course provides students with a systematic approach to learning the chemical functional groups and pharmacological actions of essential oils. Written by Joy Bowles, renowned author of The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils, this interactive, online, instructor-led course will help you make sense of the chemistry of aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy III

This course provides essential oil materia medica training including the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the oils studied.

Aromatherapy II

Aroma 303 is the first of two 300-level aromatherapy Materia Medica courses at ACHS. This course begins the essential oil Materia Medica training, covering half of the oils studied in the two Level Three courses.

Aromatherapy I

Aroma 203 takes students to the next step in their aromatherapy training, looking deeper at the historical uses of aromatherapy and the modern scientific research being carried out in this fascinating modality. Students study methods of administration for essential oils in more depth than Aroma 101 and the anatomy and physiology of the related body systems.

Introduction to Aromatherapy

Aroma 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of essential oils including basic methods of administration and therapeutic actions of each of the oils studied. This 3-credit course is the first level of aromatherapy training at ACHS.