Marcia Briseno (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.
 

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.

Herb 101 Amy Bartlett

Amanda Ptak (2014): Wonderful program that I would recommend to anyone that is interested in holistic health. 

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.

Avary Kerestes (2014): 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! 

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! 

The Graduate Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology provides specialized training for Graduate students in the structure and function of the human body and how it behaves as a dynamic community of interdependent parts. Professionals working in the CAM field will be able to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human organ systems.

Program Objectives:

Those obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of anatomy and its relationship to physiology and how structure relates to function.
  • Be able to compare and contrast specific pathological conditions and show clinical connections to each body  systems and system interrelationships.
  • Review and critically evaluate primary research on CAM protocols and construct case studies using validated protocols.
  • Define the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations of disease and the impact of behavioral factors, life-style choices and environmental factors on the cause and progression of disease.
  • Identify the use of CAM modalities to provide natural support options in these disease conditions and when a client should be referred to their licensed health care provider.
  • Summarize the CAM modalities such as aromatherapy, homeopathy, dynamic phytotherapy, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle changes and how these may be beneficial in supporting health.

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.

Tuition and Fees:

To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name below for each Total Course Price.

Required Sequence:

The required course sequence for this program is published in the ACHS Program Catalog available to download online here.

Total Credits Completed

15