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5005 S. Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST
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.
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
This program is designed to meet all requirements of an undergraduate bachelor of science degree. Credits are completed in the following areas:
Meets the curriculum requirements of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy Level II education standards for students selecting the Aromatherapy Specialization
Meets the curriculum requirements of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists’ Advanced Practitioner Aromatherapy education standards for students selecting the Aromatherapy Specialization
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
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.