Mission

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is a post-baccalaureate academic institution dedicated to educating and conferring degrees upon graduating individuals having equipped them for successful careers as healthcare practitioners based on the theories, principles, and clinical applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

We embrace the tenets of Western science and promote the integration of TCM into mainstream biomedicine. Our clinics provide the community with affordable healthcare services while developing student skills and broadening the body of TCM research.

We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service based on the finest skills, latest technologies, and the highest ethical standards of healthcare delivery.

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Vision

The vision of the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is to strengthen the role of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in providing complementary health care delivery in the United States. We believe that the collaboration of Oriental and Western medicines will yield a great number of advances and breakthroughs in the treatment of illness, resulting in better health care for all.

Consequently, we are dedicated to offering our students a solid education in Traditional Chinese Medicine while at the same time providing knowledge in Western medicine to facilitate their communication with patients and physicians.

Community Involvement and Outreach Efforts

ACAOM, as a top Chinese medicine school, has served thousands of people over the past two decades through various community service programs. Since 2005, the institution has treated over 135,000 patients.

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ACAOM Accreditation and State Approvals

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctorates.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine program of the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is accredited under Master’s Degree standards, by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is authorized to conduct courses, grant degrees, grant credit toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms in the State of Texas, Authority for this exemption will continue as long as the institution maintains its accreditation status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and standards acceptable to the Coordinating Board.

California Acupuncture Board Approval

The College is approved by the California Acupuncture Board. Graduates of our institution are eligible for licensure as acupuncturists in the states of Texas, California, and many other states.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Other State Approvals

Graduates of the college will be qualified to apply for licensure in many other states. For information regarding each state’s acupuncture licensure laws, please contact each respective state boards.

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Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Certificate

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The goal of the Chinese Medicine Philosophy is to introduce the concepts and philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine. This online self-improvement course is free. ... [+]

Purpose

The goal of the Chinese Medicine Philosophy is to introduce the concepts and philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine.

Overview of the Course

This Self-Improvement Course is one of the most popular short courses of the institution. It is comprised of courses in acupuncture theory and philosophy. The program is fully online and at your own pace, and the courses are personalized to maximize your learning ability.

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USA Houston
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 months
Online

Courses

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Participants will rotate and observe acupuncture treatments at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine research clinic. Clinical rotations will includ ... [+]

About August 4 -August 17, 2019 American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 9100 Park West Drive, Houston Texas 77063 Gain clinical knowledge through clinic observation

Participants will rotate and observe acupuncture treatments at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine research clinic. Clinical rotations will include observation of patient interaction, patient treatments, herbal prescriptions, and office management.

Gain knowledge in U.S. healthcare regulations and ethical issues

Participants will be introduced to important ethical and regulatory topics including HIPAA, OSHA, and Clean Needle Techniques. The course will introduce important healthcare legal and liability issues that involve all U.S. practitioners.... [-]

USA Houston
August 2019
Full-time
14 days
Campus

M.D.

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The goal of the Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) program is to train you to become a licensed acupuncturist. ... [+]

Purpose

The goal of the Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) program is to train you to become a licensed acupuncturist.

Overview of the Program

The Master of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine program is one of the most comprehensive programs in acupuncture, herbology, and biomedicine. The doctoral program includes 163 total credits. You will learn acupuncture and herbology extensively (361 regular points, 300 herbs, 200 formulas), along with tai-chi and qi-gong, tui-na, biomedical sciences, professional development, integrated medicine, clinical medicine studies, and clinical training. In addition, the college has a very strong clinical training program that includes observation opportunities at Houston Methodist Hospitals and hospitals in China. To receive a sample of the type of content that you will be learning, please request more information.... [-]

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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined

Master

American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The goal of the Master of Integrative Healthcare Leadership program is to train you to be a healthcare manager, director, or administrator. ... [+]

Purpose

The goal of the Master of Integrative Healthcare Leadership program is to train you to be a healthcare administration leader/manager so that you have the knowledge to design or maintain a healthcare program for companies, hospitals, or wellness centers.

Length of the Program and Schedule

You will be able to complete the 36 credit degree program in 1 year. All courses are online.

Tuition and Fees

Based on 3-semester completion, together with estimated fees, the total tuition for the entire program is about $432 per credit. Scholarships will be based on both first come first serve basis on completed applications as well as merit.

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USA Houston
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Full-time
3 semesters
Online