Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award master’s and bachelor’s degrees, and certificates. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program of Texas Health and Science University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212/2434, fax 952/657/7068.
The Texas Health and Science University Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program is not accredited or preaccredited (candidacy) by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM accredited or candidate program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or candidacy for professional licensure or other purposes. This program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation and Texas Health and Science University is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM candidacy/accreditation for the program. However, Texas Health and Science University can provide no assurance that candidacy or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.
Texas Health and Science University has demonstrated that it meets the standards set forth in the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and qualifies for an exemption pursuant to Subchapter G, Chapter 61, Texas Education Code and as defined in Chapter 7.3 of Board rules. Texas Health and Science University is authorized to conduct courses, grant degrees, grant credit toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms in the State of Texas. Authority for this exemption will continue as long as the institution maintains its accreditation status with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), and standards acceptable to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The University is a member of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM), head-quartered in Baltimore, MD, and an institutional member of the Texas Association of Acupuncturists (TAOA).
Texas Health and Science University has cooperative arrangements with several sister schools in Asia. These institutions include:
Meiho Institute of Technology in Taiwan (since 2003)
Xinjiang Medical University in China (since 2007)
Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan (since 2010)
Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in China (since 2010)
Transworld University in Taiwan (since 2011)
Jiangxi University of T.C.M International Education College (since 2011)
Ming Chuan University in Taiwan (since 2013)
National Peng Hu University of Science and Technology in Taiwan (since 2013)
Under these arrangements, the above-named institutions recognize academic credits earned in the THSU MSAOM program as applicable toward their own equivalent programs of study.
Texas Health and Science University offers Dual Degree programs with Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. New and current students can enroll and receive their Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from THSU, and an additional Master of Acupuncture and Tui Na degree from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University.
Legal Control and Incorporation
Texas Health and Science University is a domestic for-profit corporation, which is chartered and issued a Certificate of Incorporation by the State of Texas, on February 20, 1990, in the State of Texas, County of Travis, pursuant to the provisions of Article 4.04 of the Texas Business Corporation Act. The name of the corporation is Texas Health and Science University, Inc. The Registered Agent is Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin, President and Chief Executive Officer; the Secretary is Paul C.K. Lin.
Catalog and Other Publications
This catalog is designed to provide prospective and current students with comprehensive information on the programs and offerings of Texas Health and Science University, the first acupuncture school in the state of Texas. This catalog is effective as of the date of publication.
The information contained herein is correct as of its date of release and is subject to change without notice when required by applicable laws and regulations. All consumer information is available on our website at https://www.thsu.edu/about-us/gainful-employment/ .
The University reserves the right at any time to change fees, tuition, courses, rules, calendars, curriculum, degree programs, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting the academic progress of the students. Changes will become effective at the time so determined, and the changes will normally apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled. This catalog is not intended to contain, nor does it contain, all regulations that relate to students. The University reserves the right to correct errors that may have occurred in the preparation or printing of this document. Any comments or questions regarding the Catalog should be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assessment, and Research.
Texas Health and Science University distributes a materials to prospective students and provides access to the catalog via the internet. THSU maintains a comprehensive website designed for all students: past, present and future. Our website is located at https://www.thsu.edu . Additionally, the University publishes a Student Handbook, General Shu-Ping Tsao Library – New Student Guide, Clinic Observation & Intern Handbook and Policy Manual, and Crime Awareness and Campus Security (Jeanne Clery Act) Annual Report. These documents contain additional information based on the topic specified and are available from the registrar upon request.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
Texas Health and Science University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability, consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as issued and amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and Section 303 of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
All financial aid at THSU is administered in compliance with Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Texas Health and Science University is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate due to age, education, color, religion, national origin, gender, or sexual preference. Title II of the American Disability Act prohibits discrimination against any qualified individual with a disability.
Equal Access to College Educational Programs
The University provides equal access to all educational programs to every qualified student without regard to educationally-unrelated disabilities. Texas Health and Science University provides reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services as determined on a case-by-case basis.
Disclosure of Educational Records
Information protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 may not be made available to any person without the written authorization of the student except in the following cases: to other school officials, to officials of other schools in which the student intends to enroll, and other persons and agencies identified by the statute. Under FERPA, internal employees may be given access to student information upon having a legitimate educational interest.