American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)

About American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)

Founded in 1978, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. ACHS offers flexible, online, accredited programs with a highly qualified faculty, diverse student body, and demonstrated 38-year commitment to exceptional online education. ACHS is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and authorized by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). The Oregon Tilth Certified ACHS Apothecary Shoppe offers organic tools and supplies for wellness to students and the community. ACHS currently provides 37 Oregon jobs and offers 26 degree, diploma and career-training certificates to over 1000 students. Our mission is to provide leadership in holistic health education through comprehensive professional online and on-campus education and high quality natural products with a commitment to sustainable practices and principles. For more information about ACHS programs visit

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Family owned and operated since 1978. ACHS President and CEO Dorene Petersen pictured here with her family.

Winrock International, President's Volunteer Service Award given to Dorene Petersen in May 2017 for her service in Nepal. The Award is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.

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