American College of Healthcare Sciences logoPORTLAND, Ore. — The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has launched a free online repository of integrative medicine graduate theses available starting in April 2015, furthering the college’s mission to foster competence, professionalism and cooperation in holistic health care. The ACHS Theses & Capstone Projects repository contains full-text graduate theses from the 2014 academic year onward, and will be continually expanded each term.
The ACHS Theses & Capstone Projects repository ( provides free digital access to current inquiry and research in complementary alternative medicine, integrative medicine and holistic health topics, including holistic nutrition, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and health and wellness applications in fields such as oncology, veterans’ services, rural medicine, autism spectrum and business, among others. 
“Our motto at the College is: Live well. Learn well. Educate others,” said ACHS president and founder Dorene Petersen. “Sharing knowledge with the global complementary alternative medicine community is a core value at ACHS. Providing a free, open-access repository of full-text, science-based theses is one way we can live up to our motto and educate others as well as provide graduates with the opportunity to share their work and research. We’re honored to share graduate research with the online CAM community in hopes that accurate, science-based information on holistic health topics will continue to become common knowledge for a healthier world.” 
The creation of this open-access repository expands visibility for, and accessibility to, high-quality research traditionally available through subscription library and database services, such as the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database. The repository serves to collect, preserve and disseminate the college’s intellectual output in digital form, increasing the availability of theses to students and scholars worldwide, further preserving and expanding knowledge of complementary alternative medicine.
For more information about accredited graduate programs, prospective students may contact ACHS Admissions at (800) 487-8839 or visit
About American College of Healthcare Sciences
American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been educating industry-leading holistic health professionals since 1978. View Alumni in Action online at ACHS is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACHS 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 integrative medicine fields, such as aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition and wellness coaching. For more information about ACHS programs visit