Since its founding by Kim Dang-Johnson and her husband Pastor Gregory Johnson in 1994, American University of Health Sciences has enjoyed a rich history. AUHS was originally founded as a Christian based, private, for profit, postsecondary education institute created to provide excellence in education for students interested in a career in healthcare, and this is a mission it still carries out to this day.
At AUHS, students can obtain healthcare degrees in the school of nursing, school of pharmacy or clinical research professions. With every student that AUHS has welcomed in the university’s twenty-three year history, the faculty at AUHS have strived to provide them not only with the education they need to excel in these careers, but also the spiritual and personal training needed to excel in all aspects of life.
In 2003, the American University of Health Sciences was established as a corporation and achieved Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accreditation, and in 2017 AUHS was granted accreditation by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Since its beginning, AUHS has been minority owned and minority serving, placing emphasis on the development of quality allied health professionals for the local and global community. From the foundation of training and health sciences degrees obtained, AUHS graduates are empowered to answer God’s call to provide care and service in the healthcare field to their communities and to the world at large.