The main campus of American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med is in Houston, TX (a large city). The school is a private, for-profit school. American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med offers degrees up to the Master's degree.
The school students most commonly major in a field related to nutrition and exercise therapy.
American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med does not accept everyone who applies.
In 2007-2008, the school had 149 enrolled students. American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med has a larger minority student population than most schools. Older students (40+ years old, e.g.) are welcome and common at the school.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is an academic institution dedicated to educating individuals for successful careers as healthcare practitioners based on the theories, principles, and clinical applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We embrace the tenets of Western science and promote the integration of TCM into mainstream biomedicine. Our clinics provide the community with affordable healthcare services while developing student skills and broadening the body of TCM research. We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service based on the finest skills, latest technologies, and the highest ethical standards of healthcare delivery."
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