The following programs offered by AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):
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 500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331; 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.
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.
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.