AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
The mission of AOMA is to transform lives and communities through graduate education in Oriental medicine by:
- Providing excellent and innovative teaching of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to learners while developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that lead to intellectual and personal growth
- Delivering high quality acupuncture and Oriental medical healthcare to our patients
- Providing leadership for the development of acupuncture and Oriental medicine professionals
AOMA offers a masters-level graduate program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, preparing its students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners. AOMA is known for its internationally recognized faculty, award-winning student clinical internship program, and for having more licensed graduates than any other acupuncture and Chinese medicine college in Texas. Since its founding in 1993, AOMA has grown rapidly in size and reputation, drawing students from around the nation and faculty from around the world. AOMA also conducts more than 20,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics. AOMA collaborates with healthcare institutions including the Seton Family of Hospitals, and gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced price treatments to people who cannot afford them.
In April 2011 AOMA opened its new 20,000 square foot headquarters campus, master-planned to meet the specific needs of the colleges growing graduate program in acupuncture and demand for additional clinic space.
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers a comprehensive program of study leading to the degree of Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM). The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit professional programs in this field. AOMA is the first stand-alone, single-degree granting school of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the nation to be regionally accredited, and the first school of its kind to be accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
AOMA graduates are eligible to sit for national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Successful completion of these examinations leads to certification in both Oriental medicine and is a prerequisite for licensure in most states that license acupuncturists. Additionally, AOMA's acupuncture and Oriental medicine program is approved by the California Acupuncture Board, allowing graduates to sit for the state examination for licensure in California. For the last 5 years, AOMA students have exceeded national pass rates on every module of the board exam.
AOMAs program engages learners in their own process of transformation from student to professional. The graduate program curriculum is made up of five different areas including acupuncture studies, herbal studies, biomedical sciences, the clinical internship, and integral studies (foundational theories, practice development, mind-bodywork and Asian bodywork therapy.) AOMA is one of the few professional programs in the nation that includes traditional Asian mind-body practices such as tai chi and qigong as an integral part of the curriculum, and is one of very few acupuncture schools to begin clinical education for students in the first term. AOMAs herbal program is one of the most comprehensive in the nation, with education in herbal theory, identification and function of more than 300 herbs and the combination of those herbs in formulas to restore states of health.
AOMAs curriculum includes the study of integrating acupuncture and Oriental medicine with Western medicine and students are able to see and participate in the practical applications of this integration through AOMAs partnerships with major hospital systems and local community clinics.
AOMA students learn from faculty who are engaged in clinical practice as well as having expertise in their academic field. Many of AOMAs faculty are internationally recognized for their research and teaching, publish and present findings internationally, and conduct and participate in training programs around the globe
For more information about the graduate program, admissions, and student life, please visit the AOMA website www.aoma.edu.
For more information about job placement rates and program costs, please visit www.aoma.edu/prospective-students/masters-program.
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
4701 West Gate Blvd.
Austin, TX 78745
Tel: (512) 454-1188
Fax: (512) 454-7001
Web site: www.aoma.edu