Introduction to Chinese Medicine Series

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Designed for people who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Chinese medicine without committing to a four year graduate program, this series introduces the basic concepts, theories, and methods that underlie the practices of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

While not enrolled in the degree program, students in the introductory series take courses alongside our master's degree students, have access to the same high-quality education, and are held to the same classroom standards.

Students in the introductory series can receive credit for the courses they complete and, if they wish to do so at a future date, may apply for conversion to the full master's degree program.

Though the introductory series for non-degree seeking students does provide a more in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine, it does not prepare students to be eligible for licensure as professional practitioners.

Course Sequences

We offer two unique sequences: one for medical professionals with a background in anatomy and physiology and one for non-medical professionals.

Students are able to take up to two courses simultaneously and must follow all co-requisite and prerequisite requirements detailed in the course descriptions. Course offerings and class times vary from term to term.

Sequence 1: For Non-Medical Professionals


(Actual sequence may vary depending on number of courses taken per term and term of initiation. Introductory series students who have not previously completed anatomy & physiology, but who are interested in completing courses which require A&P as a prerequisite, may take A&P at AOMA.)


Foundations of Chinese Medicine 1


Clinic Theater 1


Foundations of Chinese Medicine 2


Diagnostic Skills of Chinese Medicine 1


Chinese Medical Qigong 1


Diagnostic Skills of Chinese Medicine 2


Chinese Medical Qigong 2
Chinese Medical Qigong 3

The entire sequence for non-medical professionals may be completed within five terms (1 year and 3 months)

Sequence 2: For Medical Professionals


(Actual sequence may vary depending on number of courses taken per term and term of initiation. Introductory series students who have not previously completed anatomy & physiology, but who are interested in completing courses which require A&P as a prerequisite, may take A&P at AOMA.)



Foundations of Chinese Medicine 1


Clinic Theater 1


Foundations of Chinese Medicine 2


Point Location & Meridian Theory 1


Meridian and Point Energetics 1
Point Location & Meridian Theory 2


Meridian and Point Energetics 2


Point Location & Meridian Theory 3


Diagnostic Skills of Chinese Medicine 1


Meridian and Point Energetics 3


Diagnostic Skills of Chinese Medicine 2

The entire sequence for medical professionals may be completed within seven terms (1 term and 9 months)

Admissions



In order to enroll in the introductory series, students must meet all of AOMA’s admissions requirements for the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program.

To apply for the introductory series students must complete an online application form (please select the "non-degree seeking" option) and submit the following items to the AOMA Admissions Office:

Official college transcripts sufficient to demonstrate meeting AOMA's admissions requirements

Registration fee of $25 (payable by check made out to AOMA)

Matriculation to Master's Degree Program

Once enrolled in the introductory series, non-degree seeking students may apply to matriculate to the full Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) degree program at any point during their studies. If accepted, students can receive credit for courses completed at AOMA.

All applicants for conversion must submit additional application materials, and interview with the admissions committee.  Applicants are subject to the approval of the admissions committee and master's program director.

Please contact the admissions office for more information at (512) 492-3013 or admissions@aoma.edu

Series Cost

Cost of Tuition

$287/didactic credit

$594/clinical credit

$85 facility fee/term
$75 practicum insurance (for Clinical Theater 1)
 other fees may apply (add/drop, returned check, etc.)

Students pay course by course; therefore, costs may vary from term to term.

Advance registration/payment is not possible. Students in the introductory series are non-degree seeking students and are consequently not eligible for federal financial aid or AOMA scholarships.

Example of course costs: 
Foundations of Chinese Medicine 1 = 3 didactic credits x $287/credit = $$861
and Facility fee = $85 (Total $946).