Portland, OR – Sept. 25, 2012 – American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been designated a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine, the premier publication for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

“ACHS is proud to stand behind our servicemembers and honor the sacrifices that they and their families have made to ensure our continued freedoms,” says Kate Harmon, ACHS director of military affairs. “We are dedicated to helping our servicemembers and their families achieve their dream of a holistic health education. We are honored to be listed for the fourth year as a military friendly educator and will continue to strive to meet and exceed the excellence expected by all ACHS students and graduates.”

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows ACHS’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media.

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

Find the American College of Healthcare Sciences and more information about the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. ACHS is listed under the category “Virtual Schools.”

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 accredited 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 military students and graduates worldwide change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields, such as: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu or call (800) 487-8839.