Accreditations

AOMA is the first single-purpose school for acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the nation to receive regional accreditation.

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

The Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is accredited under Master's Degree standards, by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine has been admitted to candidacy status by ACAOM and is in the process of seeking accreditation. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55347; phone (952) 212-2434; fax (952) 657-7068.

The DAOM is a clinical specialty post-master’s degree. The Professional Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAcOM) program meets the curriculum requirements of ACAOM which is inclusive of the master’s degree, and is awarded under AOMA’s regional accreditation authority to grant doctoral- level degrees.

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.

Questions or Complaints

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)

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: StudentComplaints@thecb.state.tx.us, or Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Office of General Counsel, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas  78711-2788.