ACHS Offers Advantage for Certified Case Managers

Holistic Healthcare College Offers Advantage for Certified Case Managers

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726


Portland, OR— August 21, 2014—Case management is a rapidly growing occupation in the United States. According to the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC), there are more than 35,000 board-certified case managers working in the U.S. as well as abroad, and nearly 50,000 case managers have earned their certification since 1992. As advocates and coordinators of client services and healthcare strategies, case managers require knowledge of many modalities—including alternative wellness support modalities like aromatherapy. Continuing education exploring these alternative wellness modalities is one avenue for case managers to achieve a significant advantage in this expanding profession.

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an accredited online holistic health college, was recently granted approval from CCMC to award 60 Continuing Education hours to students who complete all requirements for ACHS’s Certificate in Aromatherapy. See: Aromatherapy Certificate Online.

“Case management is a challenging and rewarding career option for those looking to work with clients in the health and wellness industry. Today’s professional case managers require 80 hours of continuing education to maintain their certification, and we are very pleased that our approval as an aromatherapy CE provider will improve access to a broader range of holistic health education for case managers,” says Dorene Petersen, ACHS President and Founder.

While case managers do not perform clinical work with clients, it is their responsibility to coordinate services as well as serve as clients’ primary advocate. “An Aromatherapy Certificate is an excellent continuing education option for case management professionals,” Petersen says. “The focus of the Certificate is holistic aromatology: the restoration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through the application of essential oils. This whole-person approach helps case managers to make educated, informed, and individualized recommendations to clients about how aromatherapy can support optimal health and wellness.”

Employed in a range of healthcare settings and in independent practice, case management is swiftly gaining popularity in the United States for its versatility within the healthcare industry. As a quickly growing profession, an extensive knowledge of diverse healthcare modalities—such as aromatherapy—is crucial for success in managing client cases, and continuing education programs are excellent options for achieving this success.

To learn more about the Certificate in Aromatherapy program at ACHS, please call (800) 487-8839 or email For more information, prospective students may contact ACHS Admissions at (800) 487-8839 or visit

About ACHS

Founded in 1978, the 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. For more information about accredited ACHS programs and study abroad opportunities, visit, call (800) 487-8839, email, or visit us on campus at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239.