Transforming lives and communities through graduate education in Oriental medicine.
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine currently offers regionally accredited master's-level and doctoral-level graduate programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, preparing its students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners. Since its founding in 1993, AOMA has grown rapidly in size and reputation, drawing students from around the nation and faculty from around the world. AOMA also conducts approximately 20,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics. AOMA collaborates with Western healthcare institutions including the Seton Family of Hospitals, and gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced price treatments to people who cannot afford them.
|Main campus location||4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, Texas|
|Main clinic location||2700 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas|
|President||William R. Morris, PhD|
|Faculty||11 full-time, 19 adjunct, 20 clinical supervisors|
|Number of employees||95|
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
|Annual budget||$3.5 million|
|Average class size||17.65|
|Governance||Board of Governors|
|Clinic appointments||17,500 patient visits annually|
|Community partners||Seton Family of Hospitals|
|People’s Community Clinic|
|American Botanical Council|
|Austin Pain Associates|
|Austin Recovery Center|
|Accreditations (select)||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners|
|California Acupuncture Board|
|Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine|
*All statistics are accurate as of December 2013
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine Historical Timeline
• Student clinic internship opens at Austin Pain Associates (Summer 2013)
• First cohort of DAOM program begins (Summer 2013)
• AOMA announces Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree program, with the first class entering July 2013. The doctoral degree program is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The DAOM (doctoral program) is eligible for ACAOM accreditation and AOMA is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM candidacy/accreditation for the program. However AOMA can give no assurance that candidacy or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.
• AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine achieves its strategic vision with the opening of its new master-planned campus.
• New curriculum announced for Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program.
• Student clinic internship opens at Seton McCarthy Community Clinic.
• DAOM (doctoral program) approved by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
• AOMA rebrands and launches the new tagline “Graduate School of Integrative Medicine”
• AOMA announces acquisition and master planning for new campus to be opened April 2011
• AOMA receives regional accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,
becoming the first stand-alone, single-degree granting school of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to be regionally accredited.
• AOMA’s collaboration with the Seton Family of Hospitals continues with services at Seton Williamson Medical Center
GoodHealth Commons Integrative Wellness and Education Center
• Candidacy for accreditation with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) achieved
• AOMA’s collaboration with the Seton Family of Hospitals begins with an acupuncture clinic inside of the Seton Topfer Community
• AOMA provides integrated clinical rotations for UT graduate nurses and medical education students
• Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grants AOMA authority to offer a master’s degree
• William R. Morris, PhD, named third president of AOMA
• Student body grows by more than 150% since 2002.
• People’s Community Clinic rotations begin
• Colonel Jim Coombes (retired), named second president of AOMA
• AOMA initiates Southwest Symposium Continuing Education event
• AOMA initiates China Study Tour at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
• Cureville clinic begins at Kerrville Folk Festival
• US Department of Education approves Title IV federal financial aid
• California Acupuncture Board approves AOMA
• AOMA graduates first class
• Programmatic Accreditation granted by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
• Master’s level Oriental medicine program approved by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners
• Texas Acupuncture Institute founded, Stuart Watts, first president. Renamed Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin
(therefore the acronym AOMA)