Updated: October 13th, 2020

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), a national leader in the education and practice of natural medicine, announced today that it has signed an articulation agreement with the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). This collaboration unites two major industry leaders in the integrative health higher education field to further advance student and graduate opportunities in holistic health and wellness.

“This agreement reflects the shared commitment of MUIH and ACHS to integrative health and building the next generation of practitioners in the field,” says Dr. Christina Sax, MUIH’s Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “We are pleased be able to call ACHS a partner.”

The agreement provides an accelerated pathway to admission and advanced standing at MUIH for students who have successfully completed the B.S. in Integrative Health Sciences and B.S. in Nutrition degrees at ACHS. Such students are eligible for entry into MUIH’s master’s degree programs in acupuncture, Oriental medicine, health and wellness coaching, health promotion, therapeutic herbalism, and nutrition and integrative health, as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs in various fields. This agreement also provides a pathway for MUIH students and graduates to transfer credit to ACHS and pursue a wide range of integrative health and wellness program including post-baccalaureate certificates in fields such as aromatherapy, botanical safety, and holistic health topics.

“Collaboration is essential in the integrative health and wellness industry, and we are honored to partner with MUIH to empower students to live well and educate others. This agreement will open more doors for ACHS and MUIH students and future wellness practitioners to grow in their education, professional development, and personal holistic health journey,” added ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen.

About the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
For the past 40 years, ACHS has been fostering competence, professionalism, and cooperation in holistic healthcare and working to preserve and share knowledge in natural medicine through its online, on-campus, and study abroad integrative health and wellness programs. With undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional CEUs, ACHS makes integrative health education accessible to a diverse community of learners, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, wellness coaching, and integrative wellness studies. ACHS is a Certified B Corporation® and was ranked number two of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2017. Campuses located in Portland, Oregon, and Kona, Hawaii. Learn more at www.achs.edu.

About Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH)
Maryland University of Integrative Health is one of the nation’s leading academic institutions for natural medicine. For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated and informed practitioners and leaders in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. Progressive graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines are offered both on campus and online. In the on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, MUIH provides compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, and delivers more than 30,000 clinical treatments and consultations each year. For staff and faculty, MUIH offers a collaborative and vibrant work environment that is mission and values-driven. For more information, please visit www.muih.edu.