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Heal others.Discover yourself.

M a s t e r o f a c u p u n c t u r e a n d o r i e n ta l M e d i c i n e

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the

beauty of their dreams.”

– e l e a n o r r o o s e v e lt

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W H Y AC U P U N C T U R E & C H I N E S E M E D I C I N E?






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The Master of Acupuncture

and Oriental Medicine

program at AOMA provides

a supportive, yet

challenging, environment

as it prepares students

for rewarding careers.

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Where your ambition & values align.

Students of acupuncture and Chinese medicine come from all walks of life. They’re massage

therapists and corporate executives, yoga teachers and accountants, medical doctors and

musicians. They may be parents, activists, veterans, or athletes. They may be recent college

graduates, or exploring their second or third career.

Yet within this diversity is commonality: the need for both personal growth and intellectual

understanding, a desire to live life in balance and discover new truths, and a definition of

professional success that includes integrity, compassion, and service.

When you study Chinese medicine at AOMA, you’ll discover a life of both passion and

purpose. A place where professional achievement meets personal fulfi llment. Through the

art of healing, you’ll transform the lives of your patients, as well as your own.

What is Chinese medicine?

encompassing acupuncture and other practices such as herbal medicine, mind-body

exercise, Asian bodywork, and nutrition, the essence of Chinese medicine is the people.

Both the physician and the patient are interested in a healing process that includes the

mind, body, and spirit.

A holistic practice, Chinese medicine focuses on healing the root causes of disease in

addition to treating symptoms. It is non-invasive, patient-centered care for the promotion

of health and well-being.

Chinese medicine sees all parts of the body, mind, and spirit as being interrelated and

interconnected. The patient’s symptoms are observed in concert with his or her psycho-

emotional health, lifestyle, and other factors. It unites the parts with the whole, linking

the health of organ systems to the health of the individual, and linking individuals to

the world around them.

f o r t y- f i v e s tat e s

i n t h e u . s . l i c e n s e

a c u p u n c t u r i s t s .

.The National Institutes

of Health reports that

an estimated 8.2

million U.S. adults have

used acupuncture

within their lifetimes.


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AOMA’s herbal program

is one of the most

comprehensive in the nation,

with education in herbal

theory, identifi cation and

function of more than

300 herbs and their

combination in formulas to

restore states of health.

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Discover the art & spirit of healing.

What does it mean to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine? It means helping people

in ways you may have never imagined.

What if you could learn about someone’s health by feeling his pulse? Talk to a patient

about how her mental state is affecting her hormones? Improve chronic conditions like

allergies, insomnia, and headaches? Or even help someone stop smoking, lose weight

or conceive a child?

What would those skills mean to the mind, body, and spirit of your patients? And just as

importantly, what would they mean to you?

Through AOMA’s graduate program in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, you’ll embark

on a rigorous, comprehensive education that empowers you to discover the healer within.

About the program

AOMA’s master’s-level graduate program facilitates your development into a compassionate,

effective practitioner of Chinese medicine. Through classroom theory and hands-on

clinical internships, each of the program’s core components promotes mastery of an essential

element of Chinese medical practice.

In addition to basic and advanced acupuncture needling and medical diagnostic techniques,

our comprehensive program includes foundational theories of Chinese medicine, extensive

education in Chinese herbal medicine, fundamentals of Western biomedicine, and more

than 900 hours of supervised clinical practice. Recognizing that internal development of

qi enhances focus and clarity, our program also includes a core component of training in

taiji and qigong.


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9090% of AOMA

graduates are licensed

within one year

of graduation.

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Cultivate the mind-body

connection. AOMA is one

of the few professional

programs in the nation to

integrate traditional Asian

mind-body practices,

such as taiji and qigong,

as part of the curriculum.

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AOMA graduates are successful economically, socially, and personally. More than 90%

of AOMA graduates receive licensure within one year of graduation and more than 90%

continue to work in the field of Chinese medicine.

The impact AOMA graduates make, however, goes far beyond their personal success.

AOMA alumni speak at national conferences, author books and journal articles about

Chinese medicine, and go on to teach at the graduate level. They become part of the

national dialogue about the integration of acupuncture with Western medicine, and offer

solutions to the challenge of health care access in the U.S. and around the world.

AOMA students and alumni find a place in a movement larger than themselves. You can too.


With an internationally renowned faculty, strong leadership, and demonstrated student

success, AOMA’s reputation as a national leader in the fields of acupuncture and Chinese

medicine, health care, and policy-making continues to grow.

AOMA is the first stand-alone, single-degree granting school of acupuncture and Chinese

medicine in the nation to be regionally accredited. Our exceptional program of study attracts

students from around the country and around the world.

We also offer extensive student resources, including an herbal lab, herbal medicine center,

a learning garden where herbs are grown in conjunction with the American Botanical

Council, a dedicated mind-body practice space, and one of the largest Chinese medical

libraries in the United States.

Prepare for the success you define.


today, acupunc ture

is the fastest



and alternative

health c are

profession in the

united states.

An average of

60 new employment

opportunities for

acupuncturists are

posted to AOMA’s job

board each month.


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Learn from knowledgeable,

accessible faculty

dedicated to creating

a rewarding

educational experience.

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Find intellectual challenge & personal inspiration.

10+Most faculty members

have been with AOMA

for 10 or more years.

When rigorous coursework meets accessible, engaging faculty, the result is an educational

experience that advances you confidently in the direction of your dreams. AOMA’s full-

time, adjunct, and clinical faculty members share a love of teaching and a sincere desire to

continue the transmission of medical knowledge from teacher to student.

This challenging, yet supportive, environment also facilitates learning beyond the clinics

and classroom. Students are encouraged to attend professional development seminars

and research conferences, such as the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental

Medicine annual conference and AOMA’s own Southwest Symposium.

AOMA Faculty

At AOMA, you’ll learn from professors who are engaged in clinical practice as well as having

expertise in their academic specialty. Many of our faculty are internationally recognized for

their research and teaching, publish and present findings internationally, and conduct and

participate in training programs around the globe. Many faculty members hold doctoral

degrees in addition to their clinical doctorates. Put simply, AOMA’s faculty is comprised of

some of the best Chinese- and Western-educated practitioners in the world.

Students benefit from the wide range of clinical specialties maintained by our faculty — from

the treatment of allergies, stress reduction, and gastrointestinal disorders, to nutritional

therapies, neurology, fertility, and more.


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AOMA is located in

Austin, Texas, named one

of the Best Places to

Live by U.S. News and

World Report in 2009.

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Students come to AOMA from a wide range of backgrounds and inspired by many different

life experiences. It is this very diversity that creates the rich, vibrant community you’ll fi nd

with your fellow students. Bring your passion and your unique perspective. You’ll find an

environment welcoming of the person you are, and supportive of whom you’ll become.

AOMA Student Life

Student life can be an integral piece of your education. Students at AOMA form study

and practice groups, share meals, and travel together for fun and learning. With many

organizations, events, and activities to enhance your student experience, the bonds you form

will provide the support and energy you need for your transformational journey — both

during school and throughout your medical practice.

AOMA offers many opportunities for learning beyond the classroom and clinics. Students

participate in the governance system of the school through the AOMA Student Association,

which acts as a liaison among the student body, administration, and faculty. Students also

take part in forums on a wide range of topics that refl ect the current student environment.

nestled among the rolling hills and lakes of Central Texas, Austin is known for its friendly

people, progressive thinking, and laid-back lifestyle. Outdoor concerts, farmers markets, and

numerous street festivals create a small town feel in this mid-sized city, while the thriving

business sector and bustling downtown generate genuine metropolitan excitement. In

Austin, you’ll also fi nd a vibrant community supportive of the natural health care movement.

Whether you enjoy an afternoon hike and a dip in a spring-fed pool, or an evening at the

ballet followed by a night on the town, you’ll fi nd it here in Austin. Packed with recreational

opportunities and a thriving arts scene, and known for its moderate cost of living, warm

climate, and hill Country scenery, Austin is a mecca for creative, entrepreneurial people

with their own unique take on life.

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Community beyondthe classroom.

s t u d e n t l i f e

aoM a student s

by the nuMber s

Approximately 25% male

and 75% female

Approximately 60%

from within Texas,

40% out of state


Range in age

from 21 to 66

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Begin your journey.

q u e s t i o n s?

[email protected]


800-824-9987 x 217


AOMA welcomes applicants demonstrating a high level of personal integrity, an aptitude

for graduate-level education, and a passion for life-long learning.

As one of the leading schools of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the nation, AOMA

is committed to offering an affordable education accessible to students from a variety of

backgrounds. Approximately 80% of our students use financial aid to fund their education.

For More Information

For more information on admission requirements, campus visits, application procedures,

and financial aid, contact the admissions office to speak with a representative:

[email protected]


800-824-9987 x 217

Or, visit us online: www.aoma.edu/prospective-students

To Apply

To apply, visit www.aoma.edu/apply-to-aoma, review our admissions requirements, and

begin your application electronically. Additional application materials may be mailed to:

Office of Admissions

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

4701 West Gate Blvd.

Austin, TX 78745


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“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation,

we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”

– j o s e p h c a M p b e l l

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All statistics reported herein are accurate as of December 2013.