ACHS Programs Focus on Latest Integrative Medicine Trends

Expanded ACHS Graduate Certificate Programs Focus on Latest Integrative Medicine Trends

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: 503.244.0726
EMAIL: [email protected]


Portland, OR—March 1, 2016American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is excited to announce enriched Graduate Certificate programs in Aromatherapy, Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine with new research-intensive, industry focused course requirements. 

“We are very excited for the new updates to our curriculum,” says ACHS Chief Strategy Officer Erika Yigzaw. “The graduate certificates now include more industry-specific courses that students cannot access elsewhere.” 

“For example,” continues Yigzaw, “new additions to the Graduate Certificate Programs include NUT 501 Advanced Applied Holistic Nutrition and NUT 509 Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition. These updates offer our students a more modality focused specialized curriculum that aligns with the professional healthcare background of many of our incoming graduate students. These healthcare providers are looking to add specialized integrative health training to their repertoire: The updated programs give them what they need, when they need it, without requiring them to repeat general education requirements such as Anatomy and Physiology. These programs will better prepare them to bridge the gap between the allopathic, integrative, and holistic health and wellness industries.”

These expanded Graduate Certificate programs provide healthcare professionals with more in-depth knowledge of holistic health and wellness protocols and the ability to better serve the health needs of their communities. They also create opportunities for affordable graduate-level specialized training that can be completed in less time than a traditional master’s program. More information on these updates can be found here: 

ACHS Graduate Certificates require 12 to 15 credits of study in the fastest growing holistic healthcare modalities. Graduates of an ACHS Graduate Certificate programs can:

  • Train to meet the growing demand for quality integrative and holistic medicine providers.
  • Increase the number of modalities and services they can provide to clients and/or patients.
  • Educate the community and public on the benefits of holistic and integrative healthcare. 

To request an interview with Erika Yigzaw or for any press inquiries, call 800.487.8839 or email [email protected]. For more information about the expanded updates to these Graduate Certificate programs, please visit or contact ACHS Admissions at 800.487.8839. 

About ACHS 

American College of Healthcare Sciences has been educating industry leading holistic health professionals since 1978 (view our Alumni in Action online at and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACHS 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 integrative medicine fields, such as aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. For more information about ACHS programs visit