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Experience education that fuels your passion and connects you with a global wellness community. From on-demand continuing education to professional certificates to master’s degrees in health and wellness, the latest research and trends are at your fingertips.

The mission of the MS in Holistic Nutrition degree program is to provide professional holistic nutrition and physical health…

**STARTS OCTOBER 17** The Graduate Certificate in Nutrition provides specialized training for Graduate students in advanced applied holistic…

Graduates of the Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing will be able to use herbs and essential oils to manufacture natural products…

The Diploma in Holistic Health Practice is a professional training program for people seeking to earn a comprehensive and recognized…

**STARTS OCTOBER 17** Herb 101 Basics of Herbal Medicine is the first step in your herbal training and is ideal if you have just discovered…

**STARTS OCTOBER 17** Aroma 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of essential oils including basic…

Faculty + Alumni Spotlight

Our featured faculty and alumni are passionate about health and helping others. Read more for their inspiring stories about bringing wellness to their students and communities.
Mollie Newman
Founder of Fitness Company Newman Coaching, LLC
Mollie tells us that along with fitness, she focuses on the importance of nutrition with her clients. "The MS in CAM program has broadened my knowledge base and client offerings. This degree has opened so many doors for my personal and business growth. I recently published my first book, It's A Lifestyle...The Link Between Tyramine & Migraine Headaches.”
Jodie Ritchel
Founder of Ry's N Shine Wellness Company
Jodie says she believes in holistic modalities because traditional medicine treats the symptom and not the root cause of an individual's health issues. "I have been in Anatomy and Physiology classes with nurses and students who are entering the 'Medical' field. I do not believe that the art of prescribing drugs is always helpful. There are many cases where a more natural approach would be more effective."
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Certificate in Aromatherapy
"I have always enjoyed helping people, and I always took jobs that involved customer service. When my husband convinced me to try Massage Therapy, I had no idea I would find my life's passion. Now here I am doing the best job in the world and still helping people. Having my own practice does not feel like work to me. I look forward to every massage and every client that I meet."
Shelby
2015 Graduate of the Certificate in Holistic Nutrition Consulting

Shelby graduated from the Certificate in Holistic Nutrition Consulting program (with honors) in September 2015. She originally became interested in holistic nutrition after using its principles to battle polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). After seeing the indisputable benefits of a holistic diet, her passion became unstoppable.

Sarah Hurt
2013 Graduate of the Diploma in Herbal Studies
As a Master Herbalist, Sarah outlines the role of her education in her career. "Continuously studying and practicing herbalism since 2007,” Sarah says, “I combine my education and experience with herbs, tea, gardening, energetics, and nutrition to formulate high quality, artisan teas and herbal products."
Meet Holistic Health Practitioner and Clinical Herbalist Kristin Henriksen
Owner and Practitioner at Reindeer Bridge Holistic Health

"In my practice I work towards helping people pursue an understanding in natural medicine to regain and maintain wellness with holistic nutrition, herbs, aromatherapy, reflexology, Reiki, shamanic healing, and a lot of listening,” says Kristin.
I spend time making sure clients have a clear understanding of any protocols they are receiving either from myself, another CAM practitioner, or from their allopathic physician, and how those modalities can contradict each other or work well together."

Meet Master Herbalist Tammi Hoerner
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Owner of MomPositive
On using her education to help others, Hoerner says, "I use my herbalist skills to help my clients choose plant foods and herbs that promote health & well-being according to their unique needs and challenges. I am currently publishing a workbook that supports busy women in their journey toward living well."
Meet U.S. Air Force Veteran Luis Sanchez
2014 Graduate of the Master of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine

Luis conferred his Master of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine following his retirement from the United States Air Force as an Information Manager. As part of his military career, he served in Iraq during the armed conflict. During that time, he saw the need for alternative means to address the physical and mental health issues of military personnel returning from combat zones.  

Meet Natural Products Formulator and Holistic Practitioner Michele Steinert
2010 Graduate of the Certificate in Aromatherapy

Michele experienced a special connection to nature when she lived in Sebastopol, California in 2004. From that point on her love for natural products and formulating began. She became fascinated with aromatherapy and its benefits for the body and mind. Michele studied books, took classes, and obtained certifications as her interest in different plants, oils and herbs grew. She focused on health, nutrition, Ayurveda, herbalism, energy work, massage and bodywork.

Michele experienced a special connection to nature when she lived in Sebastopol, California in 2004. From that point on her love for natural products and formulating began.
Certificate in Aromatherapy, Honors

Michael graduated with honors from the Certificate in Aromatherapy program, continued on to confer his Diploma in Aromatherapy, and also received a Master of Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR. Michael is now a Registered Aromatherapist through the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and a Licensed Acupuncturist through the state of MA. 

Meet LMT, Clinical Aromatherapist, and Teacher at GoldenWest College
2014 Graduate of the Certificate in Aromatherapy

"If you feel bored, depressed, disillusioned, burned out, take a class in a subject that interests you. It will enliven, inspire, refresh, rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. New doors will open for you to walk through. If it did for me, it can do the same for you! After all, time goes by anyway, right?! You might as well be opening yourself to new knowledge and opportunities by going to school as time passes."

Meet Health and Wellness Coach Dusty Floyd
2013 Graduate of the Master of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine

Dusty believes in treating the person as a whole.  The human body is a complicated system that seeks to work in unison with all of its parts: mind, body and soul.  Dusty’s main objective is to help her clients believe they must need, want, and deserve better health.  She will achieve this goal through nutritional and fitness counseling giving her clients all the necessary tools to significantly change their lives, not just their waistline.  

Meet Doula, Midwife, and River Valley Birth Center Founder Erika Urban
2006 Graduate of the Diploma in Herbal Studies

"This was one of the first steps I took in my path to working in the healthcare field. I went on to become a doula and then a midwife. In 2014, I opened a freestanding birth center in South Central Minnesota. My training from ACHS has been extremely helpful as I regularly use herbal remedies during pregnancy and postpartum time."

Veteran, Instructor, and Founder of Bella Luna Massage
Veteran, Instructor, and Founder of Bella Luna Massage

"My experience with ACHS was outstanding. The staff is very caring and compassionate. I went through some very difficult times during my degree program, [and] they were very supportive and willing to work with me. They ensured that I received the most out of my education and encouraged me to continue on even through my rough patches."

Meet Traditional Wellness™ Consulting Founder Tinessa Winkler
Traditional Wellness™ Consulting

"Using my experience in the health industry and my education in business, environmental science, and now holistic nutrition, I will educate consumers and clients about the tools and modalities available for lifestyle modification, as well as lifelong wellness. I plan to further develop my own holistic nutrition consulting business (Traditional Wellness™) and collaborate with other holistic health practitioners to improve access to alternative and complementary medicine in my community."

Meet Master Herbalist, Veteran, Instructor, and Super Mom Devra Waterman
2014 Graduate of the Associate of Applied Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

"It began as an interest in finding help in a field other than modern medicine since that field had given up on my maladies and had nothing but prescriptions to offer my husband. The knowledge I have gained has served to save us significant amounts of money and resulted in the complete recovery of my husband's cholesterol levels back to normal among other successes."

Meet One Love Organics Creator Suzanne LeRoux
Founder of One Love Organics

Suzanne LeRoux created One Love Organics as a way to offer people a simpler approach to beauty. After the birth of her two sons, Suzanne "felt an overwhelming need to simplify everything," including her beauty routine. She wanted to get back to the essentials but they had to work, and they had to work overtime!
"For me, the essentials needed to be pure and safe, of the highest quality and serve multiple purposes to earn a spot on my bathroom counter," says Suzanne.  

Meet Aromatherapist & Natural Products Manufacturer Gigi Olsen
Owner and chief formulator for Peppernilla

Gigi Olsen is the owner and chief formulator for Peppernilla. She is a trained and experienced Holistic Health Practitioner, formally educated in the chemistry and appropriate use of essential oils, herbs and holistic nutrition as means of supporting optimum mental and physical health. She enjoys creating customized wellness plans and products for her clients as well as sharing her knowledge about holistic health and wellness.

Creator of Natural Products Company OCIAU
2011 Graduate - Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing

Daniela was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy, and moved to the USA twenty years ago. She had always liked the idea of creating new things. After living in Miami, Daniela decided to share her culture and knowledge of natural things to create a line of products called OCIAU. Thanks to her training at ACHS, she had the opportunity to learn everything that has led her to the creation of her beautiful line of products.

Meet Aromatherapist Jodi Baglien
Founder of jodi baglien well being + wisdom studio

Jodi’s life’s work is expressed through her hands-on, integrative approach to teaching practical and accessible information.  Considered the Twin Cities “go to” consultant in aromatherapy, she creates and implements aromatherapy training and presentations for numerous Senior Care facilities, VA hospitals,  Holistic Health practitioners and holistic conferences.

Meet Lora Cantele, Clinical Aromatherapist & IJPHA Editor and Publisher
Author of The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness

Lora Cantele is a Registered Aromatherapist (RA), Swiss Reflex Therapist, and author of The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness. As a clinical aromatherapist, Lora works in both private practice and in pediatric hospice and palliative care.

Meet Barbara Ford, Master Herbalist & Owner of The Spirited Sage
Owner of The Spirited Sage

Barbara Ford uses plant medicine, energy healing and education to help empower, enlighten and heal those that desire to integrate natural healing with conventional medicine therapies. 

Her passion for plant healing started almost fifteen years ago and has never stopped. Barbara received her Diploma in Herbal Studies Master Herbalist credential from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2001 and has been practicing Reiki since

Meet Robin Coventry, Owner of COATI Theta Healing
Owner of COATI Theta Healing

Robin Coventry credits the study of herbs as part of her awakening. Robin completed the HERB 201 Herbal Studies course at ACHS and is currently a Theta Healing Instructor and Practitioner, using all of her skills to help others. She has studied many healing modalities and believes that she was a healer in many lives. Robin remains committed to the healing path and healing others.

Cheryl Cromer, Alumnae
Founder of Essential Blends Artisan Aromatherapy

Cheryl Cromer completed the ACHS AROMA 101 Introduction to Aromatherapy course and AROMA 307 Aromatherapy Study Abroad in Provence, France (2002). Her business, Essential Blends Artisan Aromatherapy, was founded in 2000 in the metro-Atlanta, Georgia, area. Cheryl offers couture, spa-quality aromatherapy blends to boost wellness and enhance living spaces.

Chad O’Lynn, PhD, RN, Registered Aromatherapist (RA),
Founder of Celtic Stag Products for Men LLC

Based in wellness-friendly Portland, Oregon, Celtic Stag Products for Men LLC strives to create aromatherapy blends and products that appeal to men’s tastes and needs, though women enjoy the products as well. Celtic Stag uses as many organic, earth-friendly, and healthful ingredients as possible, all at a fair price.
Chad and Doug have introduced their product line in numerous Celtic, pagan, and art festivals with many positive reviews of their blends and products.

Meet George Ramos HHP., LMT. #7121, CA., RC. Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapist, Cosmetologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapist, Cosmetologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist

George Ramos has been a cosmetologist for over 11 years. He has always thought of beauty as wellness, with this mindset he soon became a Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. George understands that beauty is more than what we do to ourselves, however it is more about what we can do for ourselves.

What are students saying?

So far, I have only completed 2 classes in the Holistic Nutrition Masters degree program, but I find I am more excited about this degree every day. I cannot stop talking about it and the wonderful things I am learning. I am proud to attend this school and am grateful to have found such a valuable program to teach me the knowledge I was seeking and so much more. In just 2 classes, ACHS has changed my life already. I can't wait for the next class! 

Avary Kerestes
2014

Wonderful program that I would recommend to anyone that is interested in holistic health.

Amanda Ptak
2014

I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about entering into any type of clinical practice or outreach within the community. Or for those who are entering into the herbal or aromatherapy area, the knowledge and understanding of the human body is so very important.

 

Marcia Briseno
2014

Nancy Delk (2014): As always, the quality of the education I'm receiving from ACHS is top-notch! I would recommend this college to anyone and hope to be able to actually make it to Portland someday to visit! 

Shannon Mesneak (2014): I have wanted this for so long and never thought I would have a chance to attain it until I found this school! They have made the whole process easy and welcoming! They are very excited for your journey of education, you're not just a student number you are a valued student. I am very excited to continue my education! 

Traci Thies (2014): ACHS staff continue to check in with me and assist to keep me on track as well as always helpful when information is needed. They are very easy to get a hold of and to get the information I need right away. Love that!

Melissa Whittaker (2014): This course, including all of the courses I have taken during my time at ACHS, are well worth the investment! They provide supportive, knowledgeable professors and staff, intriguing course material and assignments, and a wealth of knowledge to absorb and assimilate into, not only my professional life, but my daily life as well.

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Carole Berg (2014): Excellent course! So happy that I was able to understand and do well in it...a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in aromatherapy! 

Jayna Carter (2014): I truly thought I knew a lot along the lines of holistic nutrition. I realize now that I was only scratching the surface, until my studies at ACHS! The textbooks were SO interesting, and I feel that I have acquired so much knowledge in such a short amount of time. I can't wait to start my new career in helping others live healthier more vibrant lives through nutrition.

Deborah Batchelor (2014): I have been enjoying my studies at ACHS. I am always learning and growing through the course materials and the interactions with the instructors and my classmates. The best decision I have made toward my education was to enroll at ACHS!

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