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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 & Institutional Accreditation

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC.org) to award the master's and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Programmatic Accreditation

The following programs offered by AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):

  1. Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
  2. Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
    • including a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization degree completion track
  3. Certificate in Chinese herbal medicine
  4. Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.

ACAOM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture practitioners. ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level. ACAHM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acahm.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, and 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 Herbal Medicine (CCAHM), the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (TAAOM), the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA), the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), the Society for Acupuncture Research, the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH), and the American Botanical Council.

The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (CCAHM) comprises member organizations that are accredited by ACAHM. The CCAHM holds as it mission the advancement of acupuncture and herbal 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
www.sacscoc.org

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM)

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM 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, ACAHM 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 ACAHM 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 ACAHM accredited or pre-accredited program or institution. If you believe an ACAHM accredited or pre-accredited program or institution is not in compliance with ACAHM’s Eligibility Requirements, Standards and Criteria for Accreditation, and/or its required accreditation process/procedure(s), you may file a written complaint with ACAHM using ACAHM’s Complaint Form found on its website.
 
8941 Aztec Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347 (952) 212-2434
www.acahm.org

Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners (TSBAE)

333 Guadalupe Street, Tower 3, Suite 610
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 305-7030
www.tmb.state.tx.us

California Acupuncture Board (CAB)

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

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

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

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.

(800) 824-9987 | (512) 454-1188

4701 West Gate Blvd., Austin, TX 78745

(512) 454-7001

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