ACHS Enters Teach-Out Agreement With Closing Hawthorn University

Portland, Ore.—August 3, 2021—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been approved by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission and California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to enter into a teach-out agreement with Hawthorn University located in Whitethorn, California, which will be ceasing operations by the end of 2021.

Hawthorn University is a not-for-profit online institution devoted to holistic health and nutrition education that offers certificates, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in holistic nutrition. Although closing the University was a difficult decision, Hawthorn University has entered into a collaborative and supportive agreement with ACHS to continue its mission of accredited online integrative health and holistic nutrition education.

ACHS is committed to supporting and welcoming Hawthorn students and helping them to achieve their educational goals. Students will receive support throughout this transition as Hawthorn will work with students to complete their degree or certificate by December 15, 2021 or transfer and complete their program at ACHS.

ACHS has dedicated admissions advisors to support Hawthorn students through the application process and student advisors and faculty committed to helping Hawthorn students successfully complete their education.

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American College of Healthcare Sciences ( has been training, credentialing, advancing, and legitimizing the holistic health industry globally since 1978. ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional continuing education courses in integrative health.  ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, health education, and wellness coaching. Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and has been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #8 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2021 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness are in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit for more information.