New Holistic Spa Management Program

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Portland, OR—August 15, 2016The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an industry-leader in accredited online holistic health education, has officially opened enrollment to five new online courses in holistic spa management. Link:

Students who enroll in all five classes will earn a Certificate of Specialization in Spa Management from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, an International Spa Association (ISPA)-recognized professional credential.

ACHS’s new holistic spa management courses starting September 19, 2016:

·      SPA 120 A Comprehensive Introduction to Spa Management (2 credits)

·      AROMA 103 Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Management (1 credit) 

ACHS’s new holistic spa management courses starting November 10, 2016:

·      SPA 220 Retail Management for Spas (2 credits)

·      SPA 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry (2 credits)

·      SPA 367 Financial Management for Spas (2 credits)

ACHS’s fast-tracked enrollment process allows students to take nine credits before enrolling in a full program; students interested in these spa management courses can begin as early as September 19. Link:

“We’re thrilled to launch these unique spa courses,” says ACHS Chief Strategy Officer Erika Yigzaw. “These dynamic courses are beautifully designed to give students an interactive and immersive education in the spa management industry with a focus on holistic protocols. Even more, we’ve chosen expert faculty with vast knowledge and experience in distance learning, holistic health, and the spa industry.”

Both new and current students can enroll in a single spa course or take all nine credits. For current ACHS students, these courses award nine credits towards the Diploma in Holistic Health Practice and the Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine programs.

“These courses are designed to equip holistic health students with skills to break into and thrive in the spa industry,” says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. “But they are also ideal for current spa professionals who are looking for continuing education opportunities to expand their knowledge of holistic health, enrich their current careers, or provide additional services to their clientele.”

For more information about ACHS’s new holistic spa management courses, call (800) 487-8839 or email For more information about accredited undergraduate and graduate holistic health and wellness programs, contact ACHS Admissions at (800) 487-8839 or visit

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences has been educating industry leading holistic health professionals since 1978. View our Alumni in Action online at ACHS is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of 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

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