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Introduction to Chinese Medicine Series

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Introduction to Chinese Medicine Series

Course Sequences
Registration
Series Cost

The Summer 2014 term begins on July 21st. Submit your materials for registration by July 3rd!

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 along-side 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 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-requiste and pre-requisite 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 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 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)

Registration and Requirements

The upcoming Summer 2014 term begins on July 21st and registration must be completed by July 3, 2014.

In order to enroll in the introductory series, students must meet all of AOMA’s admissions requirements.

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, interview with the admissions committee, and are subject to the approval of the admissions committee and master's program director. Please contact the admissions office for more information (512-492-3013 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Series Cost

Cost of Tuition:
$219/didactic credit
$390/clinical credit
$60 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 therefore not eligible for federal financial aid or AOMA scholarships.

Example of course costs, Summer 2014 term:
Foundations of Chinese Medicine 1 = 3 didactic credits x $219/credit = $657
Clinical Theater 1 = 1.5 clinical credits x $390/credit = $585
Facility fee = $60
Practicum Insurance = $75

Total cost of tuition & fees for term = $1377.00