Texas College of TCM Changes Its Name to University
AUSTIN, Texas – January 30, 2013 – Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine announces the change of its name to Texas Health and Science University. “Our name change means another giant step to move the school’s global efforts to work with more universities and implement our strategic initiatives!” says Lisa Ping Hui Lin, E.M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer. President Lin continues, “We celebrate our latest accomplishment as another ‘first,’ the ‘first university’ in Texas to offer a degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the ‘first school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’ accredited in the 100 year history of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).”
Texas Health and Science University is a comprehensive, for-profit educational institution advised by a volunteer Board of Governors. The University is the successor to Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first school of Acupuncture in the State of Texas, established in 1990. The school is a leader in providing advanced education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbology. The Master’s degree program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), since 1996. ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners. The institution is also awarded initial grant of accreditation for the Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine approved by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and a 70-Hour Acudetox Training Program for licensed health care professionals approved by the Texas Medical Board. Headquartered in the Austin, Texas region, USA, the University offers a Dual Master’s Degree program with Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, and has sister school relationships with seven institutions in Taiwan and China.
The name change will be accompanied by the expansion of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which currently offers the Master of Science program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, to include a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program, authorized by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), and the development of the College of Business Sciences, which will offer a new Master of Business Administration degree program. The new university also plans to expand its educational offerings in the future.