Expand and enrich your career by taking your passion for helping and healing others in an exciting new direction with a graduate degree from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
Founded in 1991 and located in Houston, TX, ACAOM is an acupuncture college that offers several in-person and online programs and certifications accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as well as the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
Why Become an Acupuncturist?
Whether you’re already in the healthcare industry or new to the field, you’ll find a deep sense of fulfillment in seeing the positive results of holistic healing and helping patients achieve a greater level of wellness from a degree from a regionally accredited acupuncture college like ACAOM.
After the program, you will have many opportunities and options in your career as an acupuncturist. A popular option for graduates is opening your own practice and becoming an independent practitioner. Entering this booming job market as an acupuncturist will give you the opportunity to have a high earning potential.
Healing & Helping People
Acupuncture is often the last resort for people who are struggling with pain management, infertility, depression, anxiety, and many other conditions. A career as an acupuncturist will allow you to help people naturally with techniques that have been proven to work for thousands of years.
Expanding Your Portfolio
If you’re already a healthcare provider, you can expand your treatment portfolio practice by earning an additional degree in Oriental medicine. We’ve found that embracing the tenets of Western science and the natural traditions of the East can deliver the best results for every person you treat.
Why Choose ACAOM?
At ACAOM, we’re invested in our students’ success. You’ll find incredible value in an ACAOM education as you gain hands-on experience, build professional skills, and grow your network. These experiences will boost your earning potential in one of the fastest growing segments in healthcare.
Focus on Integrative Medicine
Unlike other acupuncture colleges, we partner with mainstream hospitals like Houston Methodist Hospital and believe that a combination of Eastern and Western medicine allows acupuncture to be more effective and helps graduates to provide better treatment to patients.
With accreditations from Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges, ACAOM is the only accredited traditional acupuncture college in Houston and one of few that is regionally accredited in the U.S.
Networking & Collaboration with Universities
ACAOM collaborates on research projects and courses with universities including Rice University, University of St. Thomas, and University of Houston plus a network of ten sister schools in Asia that offers student and faculty exchange opportunities.
We’re committed to educating students not only in the classroom, but also through patient interaction. In effort with Rice University, courses in leadership and communication help to train students on best practices in leadership and communication in healthcare.
Clinic & Team Management Training
Supervised clinical training provides students with hands-on experience with high-quality and clinically appropriate treatments, as you also develop communication skills and become seasoned in best practices in patient safety.
Post-Grad Employment Opportunities
Apply to become a clinician at our clinic after graduation. If you’re not ready to start your own practice, this is a great stepping stone for graduates to start their acupuncture career.
Acupuncture is a great way to relieve stress and keeping our students healthy is a priority. That’s why we offer free acupuncture to students at our main clinic.
We offer free 1-on-1 tutoring for students who need the extra help. We’ll arrange tutoring sessions for you with a seasoned ACAOM student who has already taken the class to help you succeed and prevent you from falling behind.
Our accredited health and wellness graduate programs will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to adopt Eastern methods into mainstream Western medicine in the outpatient setting. We offer several innovative acupuncture training programs and certifications:
Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization
Along with acupuncture and herbology, study and train in the areas of acupuncture, tai-chi and qi-gong, tui-na (Oriental bodywork), biomedical sciences, integrative medicine, clinical medicine, and more in one of the most comprehensive and specialized programs in the country.
Tuition: $445 per didactic and clinic credit hour. Estimated tuition and fees for the entire program is $76,095 (plus additional fees ~$2150)
Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization
Prepare for a career as a licensed acupuncturist in one of the top programs of its kind in the U.S. Gain knowledge in holistic medicine, natural health, and overall wellness from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) perspective. This program is also offered as a dual degree with a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization.
Tuition: $445 per didactic and clinic credit hour. Estimated tuition and fees for the entire program is $72,535 (plus additional fees ~$2150)
Master of Integrative Wellness Management
Prepare to lead in this exciting field. Future healthcare and wellness administrators leave this program deeply knowledgeable about the theories and practices behind acupuncture, wellness and management.
Tuition: $445 per didactic or clinic credit hour. Estimated tuition and fees for the entire education is $16,020 (plus additional fees ~$800)
Master of Integrative Healthcare Leadership – Online
Gain the knowledge and hands-on training to design and maintain exceptional and innovative wellness programs for companies, hospitals and health centers.
Tuition: $445 per didactic or clinic credit hour. Estimated tuition and fees for the entire education is $16,020 (plus additional fees ~ $800)
Certificate in Wellness Management
Develop the skills needed to become a healthcare and wellness manager or director with a focus to maintain wellness programs for companies, hospitals, or wellness centers.
Tuition: $445 per didactic or clinic credit hour. Estimated tuition and fees for the entire education is $4,895 + fees. Financial student loans and grants are not available for this program.
What People Say About Us
“Having worked in primary and ancillary medicine for over twenty years, I feel these acupuncture training programs are more aligned with what medicine should look like.”Alan CorderStudent, Doctoral Program
“The breadth of knowledge and experience of the professors is a great strength of ACAOM. They bring real-world accounts of various conditions into the classroom and show us how to treat patients that present with complex or perplexing conditions.”Carlton Lewis, M.D.Student, MAOM Program
“ACAOM’s collaborations are extensive—ranging from hospitals and academic institutions to international sister schools. These distinguished partnerships allow for unparalleled learning opportunities for our students and exposure to best practices around the world, which are then implemented into our acupuncture training programs.”John Paul Liang, Ph.D.,M.S.O.M., L.Ac, President, ACAOM
“Our students are very diverse with all kinds of personal and professional backgrounds, but with the same intention: To be great TCM healers to serve our society.”Charles Chen, D.A.O.M., L.Ac., Professor, ACAOM