American College of Healthcare Sciences Appoints Clyde B. Jensen to College Board, MASSAGE MagazinePortland, OR. Clyde B. Jensen, Ph.D., has joined the American College of Healthcare Sciences‘ (ACHS) board of directors.

“Clyde’s exceptional experience bridging the fields of traditional medicine and complementary alternative medicine (CAM) in higher education provides valuable insight and guidance. His expertise will positively impact future holistic health care professionals and his career-long commitment to education and health reflects the core values of ACHS,” said ACHS President Dorene Petersen.

Jensen holds a doctorate degree in pharmacology and physiology. He is distinguished as the only person to have served as a leader and professor in colleges of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, oriental medicine and chiropractic. He has coined the phrase “continuum cleft” to describe the gap that separates conventional and complementary health care. He first presented the continuum cleft and its financial and quantitative characteristics affecting health care consumers at the 2011 International Conference on Integrative Oncology in Rome, Italy. Jensen has served as a consultant in the natural products industry and member of accreditation councils for chiropractic and occupational therapy education.

“Clyde is renowned in both the higher education and the health fields, and we are very honored to have him on board as a vital resource and asset to our students,” added Petersen.

“It is my personal mission to help ‘mend the cleft’ by fostering collaboration among health care professionals and their educational institutions. It is gratifying to help affect change and positively impact the ACHS worldwide community,” said Jensen.

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.

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