Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
At AOMA, students learn to practice a medicine that heals body, mind, and spirit. From instruction on pulse diagnosis for psycho-emotional health to study of herbal formulation for cancer treatment, AOMA’s rigorous and comprehensive curriculum ensures students develop into skilled, experienced, and compassionate practitioners of Chinese medicine. AOMA's world-renowned faculty and supportive staff are committed to guiding students through this transformational journey. We commend you for your interest discovering one of the best TCM schools in the country and we invite you to browse our website to learn more about our community.
Where Your Ambition & Values Align
Practitioners of acupuncture and oriental medicine work in a wide variety of settings, including but not limited to: independent private practice, multi- disciplinary clinics, hospitals, cruise ships, substance abuse treatment facilities, hospice, oncology centers, community acupuncture clinics, military/veterans facilities, sports teams’ fitness centers, and corporate wellness programs. According to the National Association of Advisors for the Health Care Professions, “The future of AOM is bright with great opportunity for graduates in this field.”
AOMA graduates create lives characterized by passion, dedication, and purpose – lives within which personal fulfillment meets professional achievement. They have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs in private practice acupuncturists, as herbalists, as authors, or even as university faculty. They speak at national conferences and continue to contribute their scholarship via books and journal articles about Chinese medicine. Some graduates go on to teach at the graduate level. AOMA graduates are at the forefront of medicine, practicing in clinics that integrate Eastern and Western medical traditions.
Community in Austin, Texas
Frequently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, Austin is a melting pot consisting of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds. AOMA students both reflect and actively participate in this rich community.
Overview and Outlook of the Profession
Texas H.O.T. Jobs (Health Opportunities in Texas) - overview of acupuncture profession and outlook in Texas
National Association of Advisors to the Health Care Professions (NAAHP) profile of acupuncture profession
Explore Health Careers - overview of acupuncture and Chinese medicine profession
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine - Overview and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about the acupuncture profession
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