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 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC.org) to award the masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.

Programmatic Accreditation

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine’s following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM):

  1. Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
  2. Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  3. Certificate in Chinese herbal medicine

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

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’s Doctor of Acupuncture program with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization, approved to begin enrolling students, is not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAOM. Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.

The Doctor of Acupuncture program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation, and AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM pre-accreditation/accreditation for the program. However, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.

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.