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American College of Healthcare Sciences Ranked Number Two Best Green Workplace in Oregon for 2017

American College of Healthcare Sciences Ranked Number Two Best Green Workplace in Oregon for 2017

​American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announced today that it has been named number two of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon in 2017 by Oregon Business magazine. ACHS ranked number six out of the 100 Best in 2016, up six places…

Winrock International Honors Dorene Petersen With President's Volunteer Service Award

Winrock International Honors Dorene Petersen With President's Volunteer Service Award

Established in 2003, the Award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups, and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of thousands of Certifying Organizations participating…

ACHS Receives Gold Certification for Sustainability

ACHS Receives Gold Certification for Sustainability

​American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an accredited, online holistic health college based in the John's Landing neighborhood of SW Portland, has received gold level certification with the City of Portland Sustainability at Work program. Read the college's full profile…

Oregon Business Magazine Names ACHS #6 of 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

Oregon Business Magazine Names ACHS #6 of 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an accredited, online integrative medicine college based in Portland, Ore., was recently recognized for being ranked #6 of 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine at their March 2,…

American College of Healthcare Sciences MS in CAM Graduate Lisa Powell Awarded 2017 DEAC Famous Alumni Recognition

American College of Healthcare Sciences MS in CAM Graduate Lisa Powell Awarded 2017 DEAC Famous Alumni Recognition

​Lisa Powell, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduate and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, has received the DEAC’s 2017 Famous Alumni award. The DEAC Famous Alumni award celebrates the achievements of distance education students who have demonstrated academic excellence and…

American College of Healthcare Sciences MS in Holistic Nutrition Graduate Stephanie Webb Receives 2017 DEAC Outstanding Graduate Award

American College of Healthcare Sciences MS in Holistic Nutrition Graduate Stephanie Webb Receives 2017 DEAC Outstanding Graduate Award

​Stephanie Webb, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduate and holistic nutritionist, has received the DEAC’s 2017 Outstanding Graduate of the Year award. The DEAC Outstanding Graduate of the Year award celebrates the achievements of distance education students who have…

American College of Healthcare Sciences Named a 2017 Military Friendly® School for 8th Year in a Row

American College of Healthcare Sciences Named a 2017 Military Friendly® School for 8th Year in a Row

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation for the eighth year in a row from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published…

American College of Healthcare Sciences Launches Dean's List Honoring Exceptional Student Achievement

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announces the launch of a new Dean’s List program. The ACHS Dean’s List provides public recognition of students’ outstanding academic achievement and commitment. The Dean’s List distinction is conferred to those students who have…

Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Dorene Petersen Trains Nepali Union Members on Essential Oil Processing and Youth Entrepreneurship

Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Dorene Petersen Trains Nepali Union Members on Essential Oil Processing and Youth Entrepreneurship

​Winrock International Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Dorene Petersen is traveling to Nepal for a three-week assignment in the Kathmandu, Sarlahi, and Bardiya districts November 2016 to train union members on essential oil distillation, strategic marketing, and high-quality production skills. Petersen, a well-known…

ACHS Silver Leaf Sponsor of NAHA Aromatherapy Conference, Beyond Aromatics, October 20-23, 2016

The annual NAHA Aromatherapy Conference shares knowledge of aromatherapy and the safe, ethical use of essential oils and further advances the professionalism of the clinical aromatherapy field. Participants can network with fellow practitioners, aromatherapy entrepreneurs, and well-known industry experts and…

Oregonian Names ACHS a 2016 Top Workplace

Oregonian Names ACHS a 2016 Top Workplace

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor in the small business category by The Oregonian and OregonLive. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading…

Herbalists Travel to Seven Springs, PA for Renowned American Herbalists Guild Symposium: ACHS Silver Leaf Sponsor

Herbalists and holistic health practitioners from across the globe will travel to Seven Springs, Pennsylvania to attend the 27th Annual American Herbalists Guild (AHG) Symposium from September 29 through October 3, 2016. American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)—an accredited online…

ACHS is First College Specializing in Integrative Health and Wellness to Become a Certified B Corporation®

ACHS is First College Specializing in Integrative Health and Wellness to Become a Certified B Corporation®

​American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) proudly announces that it has become the first accredited higher education institution specializing in holistic and integrative health and wellness to become a Certified B Corporation®. ACHS joins a select community of 1,800 companies—including…

ACHS.edu Launches Nationwide, Fully Searchable Holistic Health Practitioner Directory

The directory enables anyone with Internet access to quickly and easily find a trained, local holistic health practitioner (http://directory.achs.edu/). Practitioners specialize in aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching, among other modalities. The ACHS.edu Alumni Practitioner Directory is one…

ACHS to Lead One-Week Botanical Immersion on the Island of Syros, Greece

ACHS to Lead One-Week Botanical Immersion on the Island of Syros, Greece

A Week of Mediterranean Wellness, sponsored by American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), departs April 24, 2017 for Syros, Greece. This 6-day, 5-night immersive study tour will be led by aromatherapy and wellness expert Dorene Petersen, ACHS President and Founder,…

ACHS Announces Launch of Holistic Spa Management Online Courses

ACHS Announces Launch of Holistic Spa Management Online Courses

​​The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an industry-leader in accredited online holistic health education, has officially opened enrollment to five new online courses in holistic spa management. Link: http://achs.edu/achs-spa-management-courses. Students who enroll in all five classes will earn a Certificate…

American College of Healthcare Sciences Hires Denise Dallmann to Serve as Academic Dean

American College of Healthcare Sciences Hires Denise Dallmann to Serve as Academic Dean

​​American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announces that Denise Dallmann, ND, MS, has joined their team as Academic Dean. ACHS, administratively based in Portland, Oregon, is an accredited college specializing in undergraduate- and graduate-level holistic health and wellness degrees and…

ACHS to Lead Two-Week Botanical Trek Into India's Remote Mountains

ACHS to Lead Two-Week Botanical Trek Into India's Remote Mountains

Coming July 2017, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will lead a 14-night study abroad odyssey through southern India, led by aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and wellness expert Dorene Petersen, ACHS president and founder. Tour dates forthcoming. To be notified of…

American College of Healthcare Sciences Wins #6 Out of 100 Best Green Workplaces by Oregon Business Magazine

American College of Healthcare Sciences Wins #6 Out of 100 Best Green Workplaces by Oregon Business Magazine

Based on Oregon Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project, the 100 Best Green Workplaces are determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of employer sustainability practices. This year, more than 230 companies participated, and…

ACHS Masters-Level Graduates Now Eligible for American Clinical Board of Nutrition Credential

Graduates of the ACHS Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program or the Graduate Certificate in Holistic Nutrition, who also hold a clinical doctorate degree (i.e., DC, ND, MD, DO, DDS) are qualified as eligible to sit for the ACBN…

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