NANP Approves ACHS Programs

National Association of Nutrition Professionals Approves American College of Healthcare Sciences’ Programs

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: [email protected]


Portland, OR— January 3, 2014—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announces approval of additional programs by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). Graduates of NANP-approved programs must meet rigorous educational standards to become eligible for national certification. In addition to ACHS’s already approved program, the Diploma in Holistic Health Practice, graduates of the following programs are now eligible for NANP professional membership and to sit the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board’s (HNCB) Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition examination:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine
  • Associate of Applied Science in Health and Wellness
  • Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Health and Wellness
  • Master of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine

“I’m pleased to announce that these masters programs will be recognized as NANP recommended education programs. Students who successfully complete these programs will meet the educational standards required to become professional members of the NANP, and may apply to sit for the Board Exam in Holistic Nutrition,” says Shannon Montoya, NANP Educational Programs Assistant.

ACHS’s approved programs are featured on the NANP website and can be found by visiting the Recommended Education Programs page at

“ACHS is honored to work in partnership with NANP, and we appreciate their endorsement through promotion of our accredited online programs in nutrition to existing and prospective organization members,” says Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President.

ACHS nutrition programs represent rigorous, comprehensive holistic nutrition consulting and holistic nutrition counseling training with course requirements including: Anatomy & Physiology; Chemistry & Biochemistry of Nutrition; Fundamentals of Nutrition (Macro & Micronutrients); Nutrition & Pathophysiology; Nutrition Support of Body Systems (Digestive, Immune, Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Nervous, Lymphatic, and Integumentary); Environmental Influences on Health & Disease; Symptomology of Insufficiency, Excess and Impaired Metabolism; Comparative Dietary Systems; Nutritional Supplementation (indications of need, contraindications and interactions with herbs, foods and medications); Nutritional Assessment; Nutrition Counseling; and Herbology.

To request an interview with Dorene Petersen or for additional information about ACHS programs, please call (800) 487-8839 or email [email protected]. For more information, prospective students may contact ACHS Admissions at (800) 487-8839 or visit

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in holistic integrative medicine fields, such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative, online holistic health education. ACHS has helped many students and graduates worldwide change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields, such as: Wellness Coach, Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Master Aromatherapist , Master Herbalist, and Holistic Health Practitioner. For more information about accredited ACHS programs and study abroad opportunities, visit, call (800) 487-8839, or visit us on campus at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239.