AOMA understands that intellectual and personal growth and life balance are important to student development of their whole person as well as professional development and preparation for practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
AOMA offers a wide variety of opportunities for learning beyond classroom and clinic. Students participate in the governance system of the school through the AOMA Student Association and student groups and organizations add to a rich campus experience. Social events like Chinese New Year, Master Li Movie Night, and kayaking on Lady Bird Lake help students find balance in their challenging academic pursuits. Students also take part in brown bag discussions on a wide range of topics that reflect the current campus environment, informal classes, extra-curricular seminars, and AOMA’s annual Southwest Symposium.
In order to support the health and well-being of students, AOMA offers health and counseling services to students. Students can also take advantage of various (family, medical, veterinary, day care, spiritual) resources offered within the Austin-area.
AOMA students have a network of support from their peers that begins with the pre-admissions process and continues through their lives with a strong alumni support program and alumni association.