Jan. 26, 2010--Portland, Oregon--American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is gearing up for the 2010 Energy Trust Better Living Show at the Portland Expo Center March 26 to 28. The college, exhibiting for its second year, will have new this year interactive holistic health presentations and lifestyle displays, as well as holistic health experts and ACHS faculty and staff on hand to speak with attendees about holistic living.
ACHS is based in the John's Landing area of Portland, Oregon, and is one of the first accredited, online colleges to offer degrees, diplomas, and career training certificates in complementary alternative medicine.
Founded in 1978, the college is committed to providing "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." By connecting with Oregon's communities, and health-care professionals and students, ACHS "fosters competence, professionalism and cooperation in holistic health care and works to preserve and share knowledge in natural medicine."
ACHS is an approved member of Green America's Green Business Network, "the nation's leading nonprofit educator on socially and environmentally responsible consumption and investing," and personally sources organic and sustainably wildcrafted herbs and essential oils for the Apothecary Shoppe College Store as part of its sustainability pledge. In addition, ACHS includes developing research about native plants and sustainability in their courses; maintains an on-campus botanical garden, which preserves local plant and animal life; and hosts monthly community wellness events featuring topics, such as seed starting, organic gardening, plant identification, wildcrafting and making natural products.
For more information about ACHS courses, enrollment and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu or call (503) 244-0726.