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  1. questionWhich Browser should I use with Social Course Home?
    Social Course Home works reliably on the newest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Older versions of Internet Explorer (version 8 and lower) may experience slow performance or a failure to fully load the Activity Feed, People Information, and Announcements. Those using Wi ...
  2. questionHow do you use Chat?
    Social Course Home includes an instant messaging-like chat feature for starting one-on-one text-based chat sessions with other students or instructors in the course. To open a chat session with an online user, go to their profile and click the chat bubble icon under their name. Clicking this ico ...
  3. questionGraduation Application Process
    The Registrar coordinates all applications for graduation (800.487.8839; registrar@achs.edu). A signed Graduation Application (attached below) along with the graduation fee must be turned into the Office of the Registrar once all course requirements have been met and fees paid. The Graduation Ap ...
  4. questionWhat can I legally do as an herbalist, aromatherapist, or other holistic health practitioner?
    Most holistic health modalities are unlicensed. However, there are currently eight states that have Health Freedom laws, including Arizona Minnesota, California, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Idaho, and New Mexico, and it is important to be aware of and compliant with relevant legislation. ...
  5. questionState Requirements for Holistic Practitioners
    Should you decide to use your training to set up a consulting practice, you must also research State Requirements. You will find this information from several bodies in your state. The Secretary of State's Office often regulates establishing a business, registering a business name, and can prov ...
  6. questionACHS Graduation Ceremony Information
    Please contact Student Services at stuserv@achs.edu for information regarding upcoming graduation ceremonies. About the ACHS Graduation Ceremony: As an ACHS Graduate, you are joining a worldwide community of holistic health professionals committed to helping others achieve health and wellness. ...
  7. questionWhat additional benefits can I expect as a student of ACHS?
    Benefits of studying with ACHS Flexibility ACHS offers fully online programs with online interactive virtual classrooms plus optional on-campus and study abroad programs to enhance your training with face-to-face instruction. Online education offers a convenient and effective method of affordabl ...
  8. questionPractitioner Liability Insurance for Graduates
    Aromatherapy The College is proud to have secured student and practitioner liability insurance for students and graduates of the Certificate in Aromatherapy and the Diploma in Aromatherapy through Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). As a student, you qualify for a reduced rat ...
  9. questionACHS Ambassador Program
    ACHS Ambassadors As an ACHS student or graduate, you know first-hand the excitement and potential challenges of going back to school. You can help new and prospective ACHS students get started on the right foot by sharing your experiences. Become an ACHS Ambassador today and help others change ...
  10. questionDelta Epsilon Tau (DET) Honor Society
    ACHS maintains a Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau (DET) Honor Society. The DET Honor Society is sponsored by the Distance Education and Training Council and was established to: Recognize the academic achievements of students who study at a distance; Publicly demonstrate that distance study is t ...
  11. questionWhat About Practicing overseas?
    Each country has their own registration and licensing requirements for holistic health practitioners. You'll want to contact your local Board of Health or equivalent office for more information. Legal requirements are also studied in all of ACHS's professional programs to ensure graduates unders ...
  12. questionWhat is product liability insurance?
    Stratus Insurance is one company that offers beauty and health product liability insurance: http://www.stratusins.com/handmadebeautyproducts.html Indie Beauty Network is also a good resource: http://www.indiebeautynetwork.com/channel-ibnyou/insurance.asp Inquirers need to ask for an application ...
  13. questionHow much can graduates expect to earn (from the low end to the higher end)?
    This varies dramatically. Some graduates work only part-time and make $1,000 a year from a small herb business; others make $40–50,000 and up. As of March 2000, our graduates report salaries ranging from $10,000 to $61,000 with an average of $27,000. Note that 64% decline to state their s ...
  14. questionHow do graduates find work? Do they tend to work for others, or do they open their own shop or practice?
    These are both viable options. A lot of what you can achieve depends on your personal experience, your motivation, and the capital you have available. We have accountants who open herb and aromatherapy stores as well as graduates with little business background who start out working in a health ...
  15. questionSolicitation
    In an effort to ensure a productive and harmonious College environment, students may not solicit or distribute literature to other students for any commercial purpose through email or within the online classrooms. ACHS recognizes that students may have interests in events and organizations outsi ...
  16. questionCareers in Holistic Health
    Please visit www.achs.edu and click on Alumni to learn what other graduates are doing with their studies. At ACHS we provide job opportunities and listings on our website. Careers in the natural health industry are in demand in the U.S. and worldwide. Here are a few statistics on natural heath: ...
  17. questionPlacement
    ACHS cannot guarantee placement of graduates. ACHS assists graduates by providing an employment bulletin board online at www.achs.edu, networking opportunities, and career information online and in our student newsletters. Following are also important resources for alumni to build a successful p ...
  18. questionACHS Alumni Association
    As a successful graduate of ACHS, we invite you to join the American College Alumni Association as a Donor member. The American College Alumni Association was established to strengthen the alliance of ACHS Graduates, enhance the services we provide to you, and increase your opportunities for su ...
  19. questionOustanding Graduate & Famous Alumni Programs
    Each year ACHS chooses a graduate to represent the College in the DETC Annual Outstanding Graduate program as well as a Famous Alumni Grraduate. Selection criteria includes a review of the graduate’s academic record as well as the level and quality of their contribution to society and to t ...