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    Tracey Abell, ACHS President

    Tracey has always had a passion for natural health and joined American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2002. Tracey has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Education, specializing in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University. She also studied massage therapy at East West College of Healing Arts and aromatherapy at ACHS. Tracey serves on the Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and as a DEAC accreditation standards evaluator, specializing in Business Standards and Title IV requirements. She is a former board member of the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Tracey enjoys travel and has spent time throughout Europe and in Thailand, Australia, and India. She loves spending time in her garden and exploring the beautiful Pacific NW and beyond!
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    Tracey Abell, ACHS President /  
    Dec 29, 2023 9:06:00 AM

    Reflections from 2023: A Year of Innovation, Impact, Engagement

    As President of American College of Healthcare Sciences, December is one of my favorite months, second only to June, when we celebrate our inspiring graduates at Commencement! I love December because with it comes the opportunity to celebrate...

    Tracey Abell, ACHS President /  
    Aug 14, 2023 8:41:34 AM

    Fuel Your Passion: Celebrating a New Class of Changemakers

    Every June, the ACHS Commencement Ceremony brings together our diverse group of students, graduates, staff, and faculty who are driven by their passion to create a positive impact and drive meaningful change.It’s been two months since our incredible

    Tracey Abell, ACHS President /  
    May 4, 2023 11:34:12 AM

    Herb Day: 17 Years of Advocacy & Celebrating Herbal Remedies

    In this article, we embark on a journey through 17 years of Herb Day history and share new ways to integrate herbs into your wellness routine throughout the year. 

    Tracey Abell, ACHS President /  
    Feb 21, 2023 3:00:19 PM

    Become a Certified Aromatherapist - Help Kids with Cancer

    Aromatherapy has many benefits, including the ability to help children and adults with stress and anxiety, whether in response to a specific situation, like heading back to school, or the ups and downs of life in general.Here's a video clip from CBS...

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    Feb 21, 2023 2:59:01 PM

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    Feb 21, 2023 2:57:21 PM

    Holistic Nutrition in History: Neanderthals Used Plants for Medicine?

    An international team of scientists from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment recently identified that Neanderthals "cooked veggies and used plants for medicine". [1] What does this mean to us? While much of the...
    Tracey Abell, ACHS President /  
    Feb 21, 2023 9:29:42 AM

    Top Festive Essential Oils For The Holidays |

    Here are some of our favorite essential oils to diffuse around the holidays! 
    1. Peppermint

    2. Cinnamon
    3. Nutmeg
    4. Cardamom
    5. Ginger
    6. Cloves

    Safety Recommendations

    Peppermint M. ×piperitaessential oil is on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list...

    Tracey Abell, ACHS President /  
    Dec 6, 2018 4:19:02 PM

    Your First Assignment: Apply for Admission |

    Congratulations! You’ve decided to go back to school and learn more about health and wellness. You’re super excited to study what you’re passionate about and have told your friends and family that this is what you’re going to do. Maybe you’ve...

    Tracey Abell, ACHS President /  
    Nov 27, 2018 6:35:02 PM

    Choose Your Own Education Adventure: How to Get Started

    It’s the time of year that most of us start to take stock of what we achieved this year and our goals for 2019. If you're like me, health and wellness usually top the list for my new years’ resolutions in one form or another! Is learning more about...

    Tracey Abell, ACHS President /  
    Apr 13, 2018 4:22:54 PM

    Natural Products Day 2018 |

    Natural Products Day 2018: How to Make an Impact if Health Advocacy is Close to Your Heart

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    Getting involved with advocacy in the natural products and integrative health industries is easier than you...

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