"We have to take our health into our own hands and do what we can to empower ourselves to live the best life we can, and then pay it forward. That is why I love ACHS,"says Robin Hasbrouck, 2012 ACHS Military Scholarship award recipient.
Robin Hasbrouck, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has accomplished many things in life, including training in both landscape design and real estate appraisal. But, her educational and life journey with the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will be one of the most rewarding accomplishments of all, she says.
Hasbrouck, a student in ACHS's accredited, online Diploma in Holistic Health Practice (HHP) program, is the most recent recipient of the ACHS Military Scholarship in partnership with Imagine America. Established for veterans with an honorable discharge who are no longer eligible to receive other education benefits, the ACHS Military Scholarship awards a one-time scholarship of $1,000 toward tuition.
"I am proud and honored that ACHS chose me for the Military Scholarship," Hasbrouck says. "As a veteran, it means a lot to me to be recognized for my time in service in the USAF as a maintenance technician on F-15 fighter aircraft. This scholarship will definitely be a blessing financially to my family and help me towards my educational goals."
Hasbrouck enrolled with ACHS as a result of her personal research into "a more holistic way" of working with her primary care physician. Hasbrouck and her husband both have chronic Lyme Disease, and the associated medical costs are immense, Hasbrouck says.
"In doing all this research and talking to other people, it became obvious to me that people need guidance in their lifestyle and nutritional choices," Hasbrouck says. "We have to take our health into our own hands and do what we can to empower ourselves to live the best life we can, and then pay it forward. That is why I love ACHS. It is empowering me to be able to help others to live better, to feel better, and to love better."
"Robin is a great role model for current and prospective students who want to pursue holistic health education and practice," says Tracey Abell, ACHS Dean of Admissions. "Robin's enthusiastic to put the knowledge and skills learned at ACHS to work for herself and the health benefits of her community," adds Abell.
Military Education at ACHS
As a military-friendly institution, ACHS is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine for four years in a row, and has been designated a Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium (SOC) College. ACHS fully supports and complies with the SOC Principles and Criteria to ensure that servicemembers and their families are provided with appropriately accredited educational programs, courses, and services and receive enhanced access to ACHS courses through flexible programs and procedures.
ACHS offers several military funding options, making it easy for U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers, military spouses, and veterans to maximize their education benefits and invest in their future with career training in holistic health. For a complete list of ACHS military funding options and the ACHS Military Scholarship application, visit: http://achs.edu/achs-military-funding.
American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in alternative medicine fields such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative and affordable holistic health education. ACHS has helped many military students and graduates worldwide to change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields such as: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist, and Holistic Health Practitioner. For more information about accredited ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (800) 487-8839, or visit us on campus at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239.