American College of Healthcare Sciences Reviews
I think a lot of effort is made to create successful students.
The program is great at supporting practitioners who are in the holistic arts.
ACHS is great for the busy, career minded older student who fits school in around other things.
Online schooling requires a degree of organization and self motivation but I love the flexibility that this offers. Course work deadlines are clearly outlined at the beginning of each class so you can plan accordingly. I am able to fit school into my schedule rather than the other way around. The staff are friendly and helpful. Tech support is available 24 hours, although I haven't had to use them.
My overall experience at ACHS has been great. The staff are warm and friendly. The expectations and due dates for assignments and tests are clearly outlined at the beginning of class so you have a framework to plan around. The flexibility offered by ACHS does require a degree of organization and self motivation. I find the challenge refreshing.
Online classes without a specific time to log in to class has been great for me. It allows me to fulfill my daily activities and still fit school into my schedule on my timeframe. It does require a degree of organization and motivation but I love the challenge.
Online classes offer flexibility that traditional classes cannot. I am not tied to a specific schedule and can study as I find time. The expectations, due dates, and test dates are clearly outlined at the beginning of each course. Through chat rooms and FB pages students and even faculty are able to interact with each other, ask questions, and give support. This is my third semester and even though we are online I have gotten to "know" some of my classmates as we have shared all the same classes.
As I am a current student I do not have a lot of knowledge in this area but I do know that a lot of the graduates join the alumni network. The certificates, diplomas, and degrees offered by ACHS are very applicable to the real world.
You receive a quality education. The teachers are all active in their profession, some are even ACHS graduates. Even though the school is online there is a lot of interaction between the students and the teachers have all been accessible for any questions that may come up. You are encouraged to be creative through the practicals, essays, and projects. This hands-on aspect is a confidence builder.
The quality of the courses is on par or above the needed education to qualify to take certification test in your field of study. The school website states that Aromatherapy majors have a 97% success rate in taking the certification exam.
I have the flexibility of setting my own hours for study because there is no specific time I have to log in to class. The turn in dates for assignments and tests are clearly outlined at the beginning of the course so there are no questions. The staff are all friendly and helpful.
There is not always room in the classes if you don't register early and you have to get permission to take other classes that are off the course track. This can be a little frustrating especially if you did register early.
It can be difficult at times because everyone is in different time zones, but overall it is a pleasant experience
Most of the professors are very knowledgeable about the subject matter. Most interact very well with students and are extremely helpful.
It is a small school but they are working all the time to improve everything.
So far the curriculum has been very good, there is a lot of material provided.
My overall experience has been very good. The advisers, professors and other staff are always helpful. The curriculum is difficult but you walk away from the class at the end of the semester with a full knowledge of the subject matter.