Portland, Ore.—January 6, 2020—American College of Healthcare Sciences’ (ACHS) president and founder, Dorene Petersen, is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Dr. Nicole Betschman as the college’s new integrative health and wellness program chair.
As integrative health and wellness program chair, Betschman will continue to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in integrative health and wellness. She will also work with the college’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Technology, and Assessment (CETTA) to conduct integrative health and wellness program reviews, research collaborations with industry credentialing organizations, and develop new course offerings. She will also be speaking at the May 2020 Annual National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Conference, HealCon, in Newport Beach, CA.
ACHS President Dorene Petersen shared, “ACHS is thrilled to announce the appointment of Professor Dr. Nicole Betschman as the ACHS Integrative Health and Wellness Program Chair. Dr. Betschman brings a unique combination of skills and experience to her role, including expertise in health education and health promotion, clinical experience in community and personal health, and experience working with diverse communities. Nicole brings passion and enthusiasm to her work across campus at ACHS, and we are excited to have her leadership for our Integrative Health and Wellness Department.”
Betschman has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University and both a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master of Arts degree in Health Education from East Carolina University. Nicole also holds a Doctorate degree in Health Education from A.T. Still University with a research focus on drug and alcohol addiction. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and is a Wellness and Health Coach.
“I am very excited to bring health education and community health to the department. I have always been rooted in the community and being able to tie integrative health into community health is new but very much overdue,” Betschman says.
Betschman has had several years of teaching experience at the university level starting in 2009 as a graduate assistant for East Carolina University. She worked for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as a Research Assistant on a federally funded grant by the NIH to examine how community-, family-, and individual-level stressors may influence and interact with biological factors to affect maternal and child health. She has also worked as a health coach in Baltimore, MD, to help reduce hospital readmission rates for Medicare patients by using the Coleman model.
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American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS.edu) 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 have been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #3 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2019 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness is in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit www.achs.edu for more information.