The staff is always friendly, courteous and willing to help. Their customer service skills are exceptional. Aroma 101 Caroline Smith

academics, Aromatherapy

any problem that i had throughout the course, i was helped promptly and efficiently and technical difficulties were solved within a 24hour period or less. Fantastic COLLEGE!!

Aromatherapy

The Case studies were a great tool to enhance the overall usage of aromatherapy and improve client care. Very helpful skill  Aroma 303 Judy Davis

academics, Aromatherapy

The staff is always friendly, courteous and willing to help. Their customer service skills are exceptional. Aroma 101 Caroline Smith

academics, Aromatherapy

All contact with the staff has been exceptional! Your staff exhibits superb customer service skills and have been willing and able to easily and readily solve any issue that might come up.  Aroma 203 Julie Hockley

academics, Aromatherapy

I had never taken a course on line so I was apprehensive. I not only learned a lot about nutrition, I also learned how to participate on line, discovered that I can manage my time well enough to incorporate a class into my life, and look forward to the next class. Norma Bedwell

Aromatherapy

Consumer use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) continues to increase, fueled by a number of factors, including increasing research of efficacy, dissatisfaction with allopathic models (particularly for chronic health problems), and an aging population. 

The challenge to the industry will be to integrate CAM to most benefit the consumer, focusing on the complementary rather than the alternative nature of the wide variety of modalities available and leading the way forward to a wellness based concept of healthcare.

Those who would play a part in leading the industry to successful integration must be able to facilitate change in a holistic and encompassing manner in the context of rapid change in the health care industry.

ACHS has developed a unique and innovative approach to the degree of Master of Science in CAM, with a clear mission to educate outstanding men and women to provide leadership in the industry.   

Career Goals:

•    Scholar 
•    Educator
•    Advocate
•    Lifestyle Coach or Consultant
•    Adjunct to an existing healthcare profession

Industry Recognition & Credentialing:

This program:

  • Is approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) (http://www.nanp.org)
  • Meets the education requirements for graduates to sit the Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition exam offered by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (http://nanp.org/hncb) entitling successful candidates to use the following designations: Certified Nutritionist (CN), Nutrition Consultant (NC), Nutrition Educator (NE), or Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) in accordance with applicable State laws.

Program Objectives:

Specifically, graduates of the Master of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine program will:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth, advanced knowledge base that maximizes the innovative use of information that reflects the current theories, best practices, and research in preparation for application or further research in the prevention and wellness industry.
  • Develop a solid knowledge base of CAM modalities and be able to apply that knowledge by informing and assisting practitioners and consumers of CAM products and protocols.
  • Evaluate and generate best practices for CAM evidence-based healing methods.
  • Evaluate and provide guidance on the potential for herb-herb and herb-drug interactions.
  • Locate, analyze and evaluate, and make effective use of CAM research from the scientific literature and provide guidance for practitioners, policy makers, academic researchers, and industry leaders and manufacturer.
  • Assist with designing and planning appropriate clinical studies elucidating the underlying mechanisms of action of CAM therapies, facilitating their integration into conventional medical care, and stimulating professionalism, integrity, and social responsibilities in the prevention and wellness industry.

The full program objectives for this program can be found in the ACHS Program Catalog available to download online here.

Current Instructors: 

View all ACHS instructor bios, photos and courses taught online here.

Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Occupational Information:

ACHS Degree Program Program Level Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Occupational Profiles [Source O*NET] and Website Link [Source O*NET]
Master of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine 5 21-1091.00  Health Educators [2]  http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1091.00
39-1021.01 Spa Managers http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-1021.01
11-9039.02 Fitness and Wellness Coordinators http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9039.02

>> Click here to review the full Gainful Employment disclosure for this program.

Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended 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.

Total Credits Completed

36

Elective credits needed

30

Program Availability

  • Fall 2015
  • Summer 2015
  • Spring 2015
  • Fall 2014
  • Summer 2014