Accreditations

AOMA was the first single-purpose school for acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the nation to receive Regional Accreditation, as well as to receive Recognition by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

Regional Accreditation

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is accredited to award the master’s and doctoral degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS). Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4067 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. The commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Programmatic Accreditation

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine’s (AOMA) master’s-level program in Oriental medicine (MAcOM) and advanced practice doctoral (DAOM) program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. Institution/program accreditation history, notes, and dates of review may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55347; phone (952) 212-2434; fax (952) 657-7068.

AOMA’s "Professional Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAcOM) program" is not accredited by ACAOM.

ACAOM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org

AOMA is approved by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners and by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, Acupuncture Committee. Graduates are eligible to sit for national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and in California after meeting all requirements.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted a certificate  of authorization to AOMA to award the master’s and doctoral degrees. This certificate is a license to operate in the State of Texas and does not constitute accreditation; the issuance of this certificate attests only to an institution’s having met the board’s standards established for non-exempt institutions.

Institutional Memberships

AOMA maintains a number of institutional memberships including: the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM), the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (TAAOM), the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), the Society for Acupuncture Research, and the American Botanical Council.

The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) comprises member organizations that are accredited by ACAOM. The CCAOM holds as it mission the advancement of acupuncture and Oriental medicine by the promotion of educational excellence within the field.

Contact Information

Questions or complaints about this institution should be addressed to the following agencies:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

1866  Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4067
(404) 679-4500

 

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM or Commission) is interested in the quality of programs and institutions it accredits and will evaluate all complaints that allege non-compliance with its Eligibility Requirements, Standards and Criteria for Accreditation, and/or its required accreditation process/procedure(s). However, ACAOM does not intervene on behalf of individuals, serve as a mediator or act as a court of appeal for individuals in cases of disciplinary action or dismissal. Neither does ACAOM review decisions in such matters as: admission; grade changes; graduation; faculty appointment; promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students - unless the context suggests unethical or unprofessional actions that seriously impair or disrupt the educational services of an ACAOM accredited or pre-accredited program or institution. If you believe an ACAOM accredited or pre-accredited program or institution is not in compliance with ACAOM’s Eligibility Requirements, Standards and Criteria for Accreditation, and/or its required accreditation process/procedure(s), you may file a written complaint with ACAOM using ACAOM’s Complaint Form found on its website.
 
8941 Aztec Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347 (952) 212-2434

 

Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners (TSBAE)

333 Guadalupe Street, Tower 3, Suite 610
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 305-7030

 

California Acupuncture Board

1747  N. Market Blvd, Suite 180
Sacramento,  CA 95834
(916) 515-5200

 

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1290
Jacksonville,  FL 32202
(904) 598-1005

 

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

www.thecb.state.tx.us

Student complaints may be submitted in accordance with Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110–1.120 to: www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints, or Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Office of General Counsel, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas  78711-2788.