ACHS Launches Three New Five-Week, One-Credit CoursesPortland, OR. American College of Healthcare Sciences has announced it will offer three new five-week, one-credit courses in time for summer semester starting May 20, 2013. The new courses include LIB 101 Online Research Literacy, WR 101 Writing Skills and CT 101 Critical Thinking, which are specifically designed to help complementary alternative medicine (CAM) students to refine their research, writing and critical thinking skills in the field. All three courses grant credit towards the college’s Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine (AASCAM) degree program.

“Critical thinking and application, including research and writing, are essential skills for complementary alternative medicine students,” says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. “CAM students-and professionals-need to be able to accurately analyze current research and information on best practices to ensure a consistent, high-quality of knowledge and expertise in the field and to best serve the needs of their clients.”

“Plus, many graduates go on to publish books, articles and blogs, and to present teleconferences and webinars. These new five-week courses are fun, engaging, and vital for building students’ confidence and career skills and so that they can appropriately represent the field in which they work,” adds ACHS CIO Erika Yigzaw.

LIB 101 Online Research Literacy guides students through traditional and developing online research tools. WR 101 Writing Skills employs a series of engaging exercises to help students fine-tune the basic writing skills needed to succeed in school and in professional communications. CT 101 Critical Thinking is an introductory-level critical thinking course. Each online module guides students through specific strategies to help them refine their analysis and evaluation skills.

You can learn more about these five-week, one-credit courses and all summer semester courses, starting May 20, 2013, on the ACHS website For more information, contact ACHS Admissions at (800) 487-8839 or e-mail

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates and continuing education courses in alternative medicine fields, such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition and wellness coaching. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative and affordable holistic health education. ACHS has helped many students and graduates worldwide to change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields, such as: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist and Holistic Health Practitioner.