American College of Healthcare Sciences

Category: Non-traditional | State: N/A

About American College of Healthcare Sciences

American College of Healthcare Sciences has been educating industry leading holistic health professionals since 1978. ACHS is one of the few accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in integrative medicine fields, including aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. ACHS's interactive and experiential online courses provide students with a comprehensive, research-based education taught by expert faculty with professional experience in their area(s) of expertise. Our global Alumni in Action (online at work to share awareness and education in holistic health and wellness.

Military Friendly Ratings

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Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend American College of Healthcare Sciences

As a military-friendly institution, ACHS makes it easy for U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers, military spouses and veterans to maximize their education benefits and invest in their future with career training and degree programs in integrative health sciences. Our military students have opportunities to connect and network with other military students, building community and a support system that often extends through graduation and beyond. Our staff and faculty support military students with policies that accommodate deployments, military moves, and other service-related responsibilities. Military spouses benefit from earning credentials that can lead to in-demand and portable career pathways.


Top Degrees


A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.


Exercise Science

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.


Health Professions & Related Programs


Retail Management

A program that prepares individuals to manage the operations of a wide variety of retail businesses, including department stores; independent and chain stores; fashion, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical establishments; and online retail businesses. Includes instruction in retail management, merchandise management, customer service management, marketing, organizational behavior, accounting, finance, business law, and personnel management.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $7,800 $7,800 $8,550 $8,550
Fees $200 $200 $200 $200
Room $4,886 $4,886 $4,886 $4,886
Board $3,416 $3,416 $3,416 $3,416
Books $2,800 $2,800 $2,100 $2,100
Other Expenses $3,514 $3,514 $3,514 $3,514
Totals $22,616 $22,616 $22,666 $22,666
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes