AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine4701 West Gate Blvd.
Austin, TX 78745
Welcome to AOMA:
Students at AOMA benefit directly from the school's strong reputation. Since its founding in 1993, AOMA has grown rapidly in size and reputation, drawing students from around the nation and from around the world.
Programs of Study:
Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAcOM)
Earn your masters degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. AOMA's comprehensive curriculum facilitates students' development into skilled, experienced, and compassionate practitioners. World-renowned faculty and supportive staff are committed to guiding students through this transformational journey.
Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM)
The DAOM program prepares master's level practitioners in the care and management of patients with pain and associated psychosocial phenomena. The program positions students to become leaders and to take part in the foremost emerging trends within national health care. Offered in a modular format, students can easily maintain their clinical practices while enrolled in the program.
Why Choose AOMA?
AOMA is a leader in acupuncture and Chinese medical education, health care, and policy-making. The institution offers a rigorous curriculum, internationally renowned faculty, study abroad opportunities, demonstrated student success, and a supportive community in a dynamic city.
Rigorous and Comprehensive Master's Curriculum
Each of the program's core components promotes mastery of an essential element of Chinese medicine through classroom theory and over 900 hours of hands-on clinical training
Doctoral Education & Professional Advancement
AOMA's regionally accredited Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program affords students the highest level of academic and professional recognition in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Doctoral education increases the stature of acupuncturists within the U.S medical community, providing new opportunity for professional achievement.
Internationally Recognized Faculty
AOMA's faculty includes acupuncturists, herbalists, physicians, naturopaths, chiropractors, pharmacists, and PhDs in a variety of areas. The cultural and academic diversity of the faculty adds another dimension to the educational experience of students.
Students learn from faculty who are:
AOMA offers a study-abroad program in China as a part of an ongoing collaboration with Chengdu University of Traditional Oriental Medicine. This biannual program gives students the opportunity to spend several weeks studying in China.
Success of AOMA Alumni
AOMA graduates are successful economically, socially, and personally. More than 90 % of AOMA graduates receive licensure within one year of graduation and 95% of graduates work in the field of Chinese medicine.
AOMA works actively to promote the success of its graduates including working to create employment opportunities for acupuncturists within the Austin area and beyond. A career in acupuncture and Chinese medicine gives you the independence to travel the world. AOMA alumni are practicing in 37 states and in five countries.
Community in Austin, TX
A vibrant and dynamic city, Austin was named one of the Best Places to Live by U.S. News and World Report, and cited by Time Magazine as "a model of hope" for national economic recovery.
AOMA is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the master's and doctoral degrees. SACS is the regional accrediting organization for eleven states in the southeastern United States, including Texas. Regional accreditation makes it easier for AOMA students to transfer credits and degrees to other universities and programs. Because the institutional standards for regional accreditation are rigorous, regional accreditation also ensures a level of educational quality for AOMA students. AOMA is the first stand-alone, single-degree granting school of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the nation to be regionally accredited.
The MAcOM (masters program) at AOMA is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Graduates are eligible to sit for national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). The program is also approved by the California Acupuncture Board and graduates may sit for the licensure exam in California. AOMA's Asian bodywork therapy courses are approved by the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTAŽ).
The DAOM (doctoral program) is eligible for ACAOM accreditation and AOMA is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM candidacy/accreditation for the program. However AOMA can give no assurance that candidacy or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.
To learn more about job placement rates and program costs, visit www.aoma.edu/prospective-students/masters-program/
AOMA prepares students to work as acupuncturists (Standard Occupational Classification #29-1199.01) Click to see a Profile of Acupuncture (From O-Net, a division of the US Department of Labor)
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