ACHS Mission and Vision

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. Through our mission, ACHS fosters competence, professionalism, and cooperation in holistic healthcare and works to preserve and share knowledge in natural medicine. We will achieve our objectives through a set of values that respect our students, customers, employees, suppliers and community, and to operate with integrity that is deserving of their trust.

"While navigating the COVID-19 global pandemic, ACHS has been connected and inspired to create a new normal, expanding on how we support and thrive through education, sustainability, and holistic health and wellness worldwide. We’re proud to stand on the foundation of transparency, education and resource accessibility, and our people- and planet-centric approach to the ethos of who we are as an institution and thriving B Corporation."

— ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen

Pictured: ACHS students with President and Founder Dorene Petersen

Overall Impact

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Overall Score



Impact Areas

Qualified B Corp organizations must exceed a total overall score of 80 in the outlined impact areas. At 105.9, ACHS is proud of the intentional and positive impacts on our communities and the world, cultivating dynamic relationships between our staff, faculty, students, and graduates, governance and accountability, customers, and the environment.

IMPACT AREA: Governance

SCORE: 20.7


SCORE: 30.8

IMPACT AREA: Community

SCORE: 24.7

IMPACT AREA: Environment

SCORE: 9.7

IMPACT AREA: Customers

SCORE: 19.6

Environmental Impact