Portland, Oregon--November 9, 2011--Emily Stein, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Diploma in Holistic Health Practice (HHP) graduate, has been named a 2012 Outstanding Graduate by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as an accrediting body, and conducts the Outstanding Graduate program annually. Students are selected for their academic record and the level and quality of their contribution to society and their chosen profession(s).
"We selected Emily for the Outstanding Graduate honor, and to represent ACHS at the spring DETC conference, because she has continually demonstrated a focused commitment to her studies," says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. "Emily's instructors commend her dedication to 'walk the walk,' which evidences the depth of Emily s commitment to education, holistic health, and professionalism in the field."
ACHS instructor Dr. Michael Chaplin says he is "proud to call Emily a fellow holistic health professional."
Stein says her goal for enrolling in the ACHS Diploma in Holistic Health Practice was to learn about wellness, to improve personal health and to help others. Over the course of her studies, Stein says, she has learned that the body is an intricate machine requiring a balance between physical and mental health, best maintained by proper nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction.
"ACHS has given me the opportunity to study for a new career while working full time and caring for my family in a single parent household," says Stein.
With a specialization in clinical aromatherapy and nutrition, Stein is developing a Web-based consultation practice. Her goal is to educate a diverse community of clients about holistic health and wellness, including people with food allergies and sensitivities, health care workers who suffer from failing health and those struggling with obesity.
American College of Healthcare Sciences was one of the first accredited colleges offering degrees, diplomas and career-training certificates in complementary alternative medicine fully online. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit achs.edu or call (503) 244-0726.