Sister Schools

In order to foster academic discourse and encourage international cooperation in the field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Texas Health and Science University has developed formal agreements of cooperation with sister schools in China and Taiwan. The institutions enter into Sister School Relationships voluntarily in order to achieve mutual benefits and opportunities for the respective institutions and their faculty and students; and either institution may terminate the agreement at any time at will with one year’s written notice. The terms and conditions of the agreement include administrative collaboration and control over the academic programs, facilities, faculty, and curriculum, as well as assurance of the English language competency of instructors in the program.

The goals and objectives of the program are collaboration in educational programs, clinical practice, and research in order to achieve:

  • Education and Training to mutually recognize Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine courses, curriculum, teaching, and training from both schools;
  • Summer exchange programs and related short-term training programs;
  • Academic exchange visits for students and faculty;
  • Cultural enrichment and education;
  • Language training and communication; and
  • Award appropriate degrees upon successful completion of the combined programs when students complete the requirements for graduation.

The University is a member of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM), headquartered 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: 

The following institutions have articulation agreements with THSU so that academic credits earned in programs are applicable toward their own equivalent programs of study and vice versa: 

  • Hoft Institute
  • Cleary University
  • Hallmark University
  • Independence University 
  • Ming Chuan University 
  • National American University 
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Acupuncture and Massage College
  • Dayeh University 
  • National University of Health Sciences