Established in 1990

A message from
THSU President Dr. Agnese


Welcome to Texas Health and Science University (THSU). I’m honored to follow Lisa Lin as the second president of THSU, which is located near downtown Austin.

Since our founding in 1990 by Lisa and her husband, Paul, both of whom retired in 2019, THSU has been at the forefront of establishing high standards to advance the profession of acupuncture and the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States. Our academic curriculum expanded in 2013 with the addition of new undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration and healthcare management.

Our mission is three-fold: 1) to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in the clinical therapies and applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine; 2) to educate leaders that will become an integral part of the modern healthcare system; and 3) to develop and apply knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese medicine through research, best patient care practices, and community service and outreach.

Today, THSU operates academic sites in Austin and San Antonio. Known for its vibrant music scene, Austin is also a hub for the high-tech industry, which includes a new $1 billion Apple complex. San Antonio, located seventy miles south of Austin, is the seventh largest city in the U.S. and features world class medical facilities as well as many opportunities to engage in entertainment and cultural activities. 

THSU is committed to confronting the academic challenges and addressing the urgent needs of the profession of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the 21st century. Thank you for considering THSU. I look forward to seeing you here. 

Louis J. Agnese, Jr., Ph.D. 

Texas Health and Science University

Dr. Agnese’s bio can be read via this link.