The Diploma in Holistic Health Practice is a professional training program for people seeking to earn a comprehensive and recognized credential to establish a holistic health practice or to add to an existing health care practice.
- Holistic Health Practitioner
- Natural Health Consultant or Coach
- Holistic Health Counselor
- Holistic Health Educator1
- Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner
- Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
- Nutritional Therapy Consultant
- Master Nutrition Therapist
- Wellness Consultant
- Depending on electives or specialization track chosen: Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Nutrition Consultant
Nutrition Practice Information (State Law Disclosures):
if you are interested in pursuing a career in nutrition or dietetics, you should consult with the appropriate state board to assure that your credentials will allow you to achieve your professional goals. Many states have enacted laws that regulate the practice of dietetics and nutrition services. You can also view more information online here.
Core Requirements: Students complete 27 credits of core requirements including nutrition, anatomy and physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, healthcare terminology, and business and consulting.
Electives: To complete this program, students may select a specialization track or nine credits of elective study. Students may choose from all undergraduate courses; prerequisites must be met where applicable.
View all ACHS instructor bios, photos and courses taught online here.
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.
Tuition and Fees:
To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name to view each Total Course Price. Information is also provided in the Program Fact Sheet.
Admissions and student services advisors work with students to provide them with an academic plan prior to enrollment. This guided pathway is developed by ACHS faculty, subject matter experts, and academic advisors and is designed to promote student success. Some students may be asked to take courses in a particular order following assessment of their previous education and experience, even if there is not a specific prerequisite for a course.
 Please note that this program does not prepare students to be eligible to sit for the NCHEC CHES exam and become a Certified Health Education Specialist. Most health education positions require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and/or eligibility for the CHES exam.
 Please note: In addition to completing this program, documentation of 500 hours (includes a minimum of 250 direct contact hours and up to 250 indirect contact hours) of professional experience in holistic nutrition is also required. NANP also offers an exception for new graduates that defers these requirements for two years if the exam is taken within 12 months of graduation. Please visit https://achs.edu/alumni/professional-exams-registration for more information or contact https://www.nanp.org/board-exam-eligibility
Last updated 5/4/20