Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Texas Health and Science University

Program Description

Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Texas Health and Science University

Texas Health and Science University is authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to award the degree of Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree with a major in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. THSU is accredited by ACAOM and follows the accepted standards for education in this field. Students must complete the coursework and required internship hours for this degree within 15 trimesters.

1st Trimester Course

  • 1100-A Fundamental Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • 1101-A Chinese Terminology and Phonetics
  • 1102-A Meridian Theory
  • 1105-W Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 1110-A Introduction to Point Location
  • 1113-A Point Location I
  • 1114-A Introduction to TCM Diagnosis

2nd Trimester Course

  • 1106-O Qi Gong: Ba Duan Jin ( Eight Pieces of Silk)
  • 1107-W Biomedical Concepts, Terminology and Western Medical History
  • 1203-A Point Location II
  • 1205-W Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 1210-H Introduction to TCM Herbology
  • 1212-H TCM Herbology – Yellow
  • 1214-A TCM Diagnosis I
  • 1300-A Special Acupuncture Techniques
  • 2101-A Five Element Theory and Application

3rd Trimester Courses

  • 1201-O CPR and Other Emergency Techniques
  • 1207-C Clinic Observation I
  • 1209-E Practice Management and Ethics I
  • 1302-H TCM Herbology – Green
  • 1303-A Point Location III
  • 1305-W Surface Anatomy
  • 1311-E Principals of Medical Office Management
  • 1314-A TCM Diagnosis II

4th Trimester Courses

  • 1301-A Meridian Acupoint Energetics and Application
  • 1307-C Clinic Observation II
  • 1310-E Healthcare Marketing
  • 2105-A Practical Training in Diagnosis
  • 2108-H TCM Herbology – Red
  • 3206-E Counseling & Communications

5th Trimester Courses

  • 2306-E Practice Management and Ethics II
  • 2100-H Introduction to TCM Prescriptionology
  • 2103-A Treatment Modality of Acupuncture I
  • 2107-C Clinic Internship I
  • 2112-H TCM Prescriptionology – Orange
  • 2201-A Scalp and Ear Acupuncture
  • 2301-W Biomedical Pathophysiology

6th Trimester Courses

  • 2202-H TCM Prescriptionology – Blue
  • 2203-A Treatment Modality of Acupuncture II
  • 2205-W Biomedical Microbiology
  • 2207-C Clinic Internship II
  • 2310-A Tui Na
  • 2400-W Biomedical Diagnosis and Laboratory Tests

7th Trimester Courses

  • 1200-HW Food, Diet and Vitamins
  • 1206-O Tai Chi: 24 Competition Form
  • 2206-H Classics I: Shang Han Lun
  • 2300-W Case Management and Referral
  • 2302-H TCM Prescriptionology – Purple
  • 2307-C Clinic Internship III
  • 3105-W Biomedical Pharmacology

8th Trimester Courses

  • 1318-H Clinical Patent Herbs
  • 3101-H Practical Training in Herbal Formulation
  • 3103-H Internal Medicine – Herbology
  • 3106-A Licensure Examination Preparation: Foundations of TCM
  • 3107-C Clinic Internship IV
  • 3211-H TCM Gynecology
  • 4109-W Clinical Sciences and Clinical Medicine

9th Trimester Courses

  • 2304-H Classics II: Golden Chamber
  • 3100-W Biomedicine Review
  • 3108-A Licensure Examination Preparation: Acupuncture and Point Location
  • 3204-H Licensure Examination Preparation: Herbology
  • 4103-W Biomedical Toxicology
  • 3207-C Clinic Internship V

10th Trimester Courses

  • 1306-O Tai Chi: 42 competition
  • 3205-W Hygiene, Public Health and Epidemiology
  • 3209-H Classics IV: Wen Bing Lun
  • 3213-H Classics III: Four Streams of Scholars (Jin-Yuan Dynasty)
  • 3307-C Clinic Internship VI
  • 4111-W Biomedical Research Design and Scientific Method

Note on Accreditation: Texas Health and Science University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to offer programs through the doctoral degree level. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has granted a Certificate of Authorization to Texas Health and Science University to award the doctor, master and bachelor degrees. The MSAOM program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Texas Health and Science University is approved by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners (TSBAE).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept., 2016
3 years
Full time
52,110 USD
Start date Sept., 2016
USA Austin, Texas
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USA San Antonio, Texas
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Duration 3 years
Price 52,110 USD