In 2012, our college has become one of a handful of acupuncture schools in the nation to be regionally accredited. Our onsite and online degree programs are institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which is the same accrediting agency overseeing other major colleges and universities in the region including Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine.
The program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and also approved by the California Acupuncture Board, which allows students who want to practice in California to sit in on their state licensure examination.
With clinical partnerships at all hospitals at Houston Methodist Hospital, University of Houston Clear Lake Health Center, and Rice University Student Health & Wellness Center, the college has one of the top programs in the nation.
Aside from current clinical partnerships, the college has also had extensive clinical, research, and academic partnership experience with Baylor College of Medicine, Memorial Hermann, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University, and University of Houston.
The pain management protocol is also the only one of its kind to have ever been accredited by the American Academy of Pain Management.
If the quality of an institution can be measured by the reputation of one’s friends, then ACAOM is considered one of the top of its kind. Having four sister schools in Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Luzhou Medical University, and Tai Chung Medical University allow extensive student and faculty exchanges, best practices knowledge exchanges, and joint academic, clinical, and research partnerships that benefit student experience and education.
The college offers optional study abroad programs in China, and programs such as Tianjin allow students to have full scholarships to attend their graduate and post-graduate degree programs.
ACAOM and the City of Houston have partnered to host the 2014 World Federation of Acupuncture Society Conference on October 31- November 2, 2014. Over 1,000 attendees from over 50 representative countries are expected to attend.
The college is currently collecting abstracts for the event. Notable speakers and honorable members of the event include Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Dr. Boli Zhang, Dr. Andrew Weil,
and many others. For details, click on the WFAS 2014 website.