For Immediate Release THSU Announces ACICS Accreditation

AUSTIN, Texas – December 13, 2012 – Texas Health and Science University announces the award of Initial Grant of Accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The initial grant of accreditation includes the following program: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Credential: Master’s Degree upon completion of 173 semester credits.  The award was presented to the College by Albert C. Gray, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO of the Washington-based accrediting agency, which is approved by the U.S. Department of Education, who extended the College his “Congratulations on achieving accreditation.”

“We are the first school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the State of Texas to achieve this big milestone,” says Lisa Ping Hui Lin, E.M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She continues. “THSU is the first Oriental Medicine Master’s degree program accredited in the 100 year history of ACICS in the nation. We plan to lead the state and nation in upgrading the delivery of quality post-secondary education to an ever-growing number of students enrolled in an ever-increasing number of programs that prepare the new generation of learners to succeed in the global economy.”

Texas Health and Science University, formerly Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is the first school of Acupuncture in the State of Texas, established in 1990.  The University is a leader in providing advanced education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbology. The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program at Texas Health and Science University 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.  THSU also 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. THSU is headquartered in the Austin, Texas region, USA. THSU is a for-profit educational corporation. Texas Health and Science 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. For more information, visit the College’s website at