Discover the Art & Spirit of Healing
What if you could learn about someone’s health by feeling his pulse? What if you could improve chronic conditions or help someone conceive a child? What would those skills mean to the mind, body, and spirit of your patients? What would they mean to you?
The Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) at AOMA
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 master's degree program curriculum ensures students develop into skilled, experienced, and compassionate practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine; playing a vital role within the overall healthcare system.
AOMA's world-renowned faculty and supportive staff are committed to guiding students through this transformational journey. Once this journey is complete, our graduates are empowered to make a lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of their larger communities.
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.”
Overview and Outlook of the Profession
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
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.
Our Campus Community in Austin, Texas
Frequently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, Austin is a melting pot of cultures and industries including college students, musicians, high-tech, film, entrepreneurs, health-conscious, and outdoor enthusiasts to name a few. AOMA students both reflect and actively participate in this rich community.
Begin your Journey
At AOMA, the study of integrative medicine draws on the 2,000-year history of Chinese medicine, which views the mind, body, and spirit as a single interrelated system. The Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program provides a foundation for students' development into compassionate, effective practitioners who embody the spirit of this ancient and integrative medical practice. Each of the core components within AOMA's rigorous and comprehensive curriculum promotes mastery of an essential element of Chinese medicine.
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