American College of Heathcare Sciences logoPortland, Ore. — March 1, 2016 — American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is excited to announce enriched graduate certificate programs in aromatherapy, nutrition, and herbal medicine with new research-intensive, industry-focused course requirements.

“We are very excited for the new updates to our curriculum,” said ACHS Chief Strategy Officer Erika Yigzaw. “The graduate certificates now include more industry-specific courses that students cannot access elsewhere.”

“For example,” continued Yigzaw, “new additions to the graduate certificate programs include NUT 501 Advanced Applied Holistic Nutrition and NUT 509 Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition. These updates offer our students a more modality-focused, specialized curriculum that aligns with the professional health care background of many of our incoming graduate students. These health care providers are looking to add specialized integrative health training to their repertoire: The updated programs give them what they need, when they need it, without requiring them to repeat general education requirements such as anatomy and physiology. These programs will better prepare them to bridge the gap between the allopathic, integrative, and holistic health and wellness industries.”

These expanded graduate certificate programs provide health care professionals more in-depth knowledge of holistic health and wellness protocols and the ability to better serve the health needs of their communities. They also create opportunities for affordable graduate-level specialized training that can be completed in less time than a traditional master’s degree program. More information on these updates can be found here:

ACHS graduate certificates require 12 to 15 credits of study in the fastest-growing holistic health care modalities. Graduates of an ACHS graduate certificate programs can: 

  • Train to meet the growing demand for quality integrative and holistic medicine providers.
  • Increase the number of modalities and services they can provide to clients or patients.
  • Educate the community and public on the benefits of holistic and integrative health care. 


About American College of Healthcare Sciences

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been educating industry-leading holistic health professionals since 1978 (view our alumni in action online at and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 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