Throughout the ACHS Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences (BSIHS) program, students learn to integrate modern science with holistic health and wellness principles. After exploring biological sciences such as anatomy, physiology, psychology, biology, and chemistry, students delve into the scientific world of natural health such as aromatherapy, herbal medicine, lifestyle modifications, and holistic nutrition. ACHS offers a hands-on approach to learning—many classes include practical lab kits, which students use to explore and create natural remedies.
Graduates will be able to embrace the philosophy of holistic health, encompassing the whole person, while developing diverse perspectives on wellness to encourage creative problem solving to achieve balance and wellness.
Nutrition 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. Please note this degree does not satisfy the requirements to become a CHES Health Educator at this time.1
Completing This Degree
This program is designed to meet all requirements of an undergraduate bachelor of science degree. Credits are completed in the following areas:
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English Composition: Students must complete at least 6 semester credit hours of English composition or equivalent OR Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC)-approved writing courses; testing options also available.
General Education: Students complete 30 semester credit hours made up of the 6 credits of English and 24 semester credits in the liberal arts and sciences.
Science Core Requirements: Students complete 30 semester credits in the science core of which 12 can be in mathematics and state-approved computer courses.
Major Core Requirements: Students complete 30 semester credits in the major with 20 semester credit hours in upper division; 15 semester credits of upper-division hours must be taught by ACHS faculty.
Electives or Specialization Track: To complete this program, students may select specialization tracks or 30 credits of elective study
- Health and Wellness Coach, Consultant, Educator1, Writer, or Speaker
- Health and Wellness Consultant within Community Health Organizations, Government, Residential Care Facilities, Schools, Prisons, Community Wellness programs, Retirement Villages, Old Age Homes, Frail Care Centers, Nursing Homes and Home Healthcare Agencies
- Allied Health professional other support role in an integrative medical clinic or other healthcare setting
- Continued study in an integrative health program
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 below for each Total Course Price or click here for the projected maximum cost for this program, including materials that have the greatest outlay for students.
Your advisor will work with you prior to enrollment to prepare your academic plan for this program including your eligible transfer of credit and opportunities to challenge courses by exam. Our guided pathways are developed by ACHS faculty, subject matter experts, and your advisor and are designed with your success in mind! Chat with an advisor today and learn more!
 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.
Last revised 5/4/20