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Alhambra Medical University and its following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):

  1. Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (offered in English and Mandarin) [currently named Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine]
  2. Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (offered in English and Mandarin) [currently named Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine]
    • including a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization degree completion track

Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.

ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture practitioners. ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level. ACAHM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; www.acahm.org

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization established in 1982. The NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification. NCCAOM certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 43 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture.
Graduate from the Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine program of Alhambra Medical University is eligible to register for NCCAOM certification examinations. 

2001 K Street, NW, 3rd floor
North | Washington DC 20006
Tel (888) 381-1140, www.nccaom.org

Alhambra Medical University is a private institution and licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the Education Code. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

1747 North Market, Suite 225 | Sacramento, CA 95834

P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

www.bppe.ca.gov

toll-free (888) 370-7589. fax (916) 263- 1897

**Change of Educational Objectives Application for the Doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine program is approved by BPPE.

The Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine program is approved by the California Acupuncture Board. Graduates who have successfully completed all graduation requirements are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE). Prospective students are encouraged to graduate from MSTAM program prior to enroll DAIM program to be eligible for sitting in the CALE. The Acupuncture Board is an autonomous body under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses and regulates acupuncturists in California. Pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 4925 et seq., the board administers an examination that tests an applicant’s ability, competency, and knowledge in the practice of an acupuncturist; issues licenses to qualified practitioners; approves and monitors students in tutorial programs; approves acupuncture schools and continuing education providers and courses; and enforces the Acupuncture Licensure Act.

1625 North Market Blvd, Suite N-219, Sacramento CA 95834

Tel (916) 515-5200, Fax (916) 928-2204, www.acupuncture.ca.gov