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The master of acupuncture and Oriental medicine program engages learners in their own process of transformation from student to professional. The program begins with foundational courses in Oriental medical theory, acupuncture point location, meridian theory, acupuncture techniques, biomedical sciences, and Chinese herbal medicine. By the end of the first year, a student has achieved the foundational knowledge necessary to begin his or her clinical internship. In the second year, learning progresses with advanced courses in acupuncture techniques and acupuncture treatment of disease, advanced biomedical assessment courses, and the continuation of the herbal medicine sequence. During the second year, the clinical internship emerges as a space for integration of classroom knowledge.As students begin their third year, they complete the acupuncture sequence and move into advanced courses in Chinese herbal medicine and biomedical treatment of disease.They are increasingly called upon in clinic to apply their knowledge in support of their patients’ health. By graduation, students have provided care for over 450 patients using the main modalities of Oriental medicine: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, mind-body exercise,Asian bodywork, and nutrition.
This transformation is encouraged academically by courses that focus on a student’s professional development. For example, in the clinical communications sequence, students explore the boundaries of the patient-practitioner relationship and learn to improve their clinical outcomes through listening and educating. In the practice management sequence, advanced students develop the essential components of their business and marketing plans, explore accounting and insurance billing, and develop short and long term post graduation plans.
As Oriental medicine is a holistic medicine, this is also a holistic transformation.Throughout the program, students take courses in taichi and qigong and these courses provide quiet opportunities to reflect on health and healing. Students learn to recognize the connection between mind-body exercises and healthful living and are able to share that understanding with their patients in clinic. Students also choose from one of two sequences in Asian bodywork therapy, further expanding what they can offer their patients. Students may elect to take additional courses in Asian bodywork therapy. Although these elective courses are not eligible for financial aid, students completing the series may apply to the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA¨) and to the NCCAOM for national certification as Asian bodywork therapy practitioners.
AOMA Mission Statement
The mission of AOMA is to transform lives and communities through graduate education in Oriental medicine by:
• Providing excellent and innovative teaching of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to learners while developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that lead to intellectual and personal growth
• Delivering high quality acupuncture and Oriental medical healthcare to our patients
• Providing leadership for the development of acupuncture and Oriental medicine professionals
AOMA’s vision is to be a leader in Oriental medicine education by engaging our communities and by preparing compassionate and skilled practitioners who embody the art and spirit of healing.
Our Core Values
We recognize that the outcomes we produce result from the collective activities that are consistent with the following core values:
• Sustainability: Our programs and community engagements are sustainable and effective.
• Integrity: We do what we say we will do. In our communication we are honest and complete.
• Inspiration: We are called into action by a spirit of purposeful aliveness.
• Flexibility and openness: We conscientiously choose our actions in consideration of all the parties involved.
• Professionalism: In all that we do, we are impeccable, clear and complete.
• Compassion and Service: In word and action, we look for opportunities to benefit others.
AOMA Educational Objectives
Graduates of the AOMA master degree program will:
• Have the knowledge base necessary to enter the profession
• Practice professional behaviors and values
• Provide patient centered care
• Incorporate evidence and experience based practices
• Participate in collaborative patient care