Established in 1990

THSU – San Antonio Branch Campus Approved

Texas Health and Science University, the first and oldest school of acupuncture in the state, is pleased to announce that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), has approved its new branch campus in San Antonio. This recent approval allows students to complete their entire educational programs in San Antonio.

“We are excited and proud to expand acupuncture education to the San Antonio community,” says Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin, L.Ac., E.M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer.  President Lin continues, “Before now, there was no acupuncture school in San Antonio, and San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the nation.  Austin and San Antonio are the two top cities in Texas.  It is a tremendous privilege to serve the San Antonio community and a great opportunity to promote the safe, effective practice of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in Texas.”

The Texas Health and Science University – San Antonio Branch will offer the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the Bachelor of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree programs starting January of 2015. Courses in both programs have been offered by THSU at the UIW Saidoff Center since January 2014.

Texas Health and Science University is a comprehensive, for-profit educational institution. The University was formerly the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first school of Acupuncture in the State of Texas, established in 1990.  The school offers Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Master of Business Administration and MBA in Healthcare Management degrees.  The University also offers a 70-Hour Acudetox Training Program for licensed health care professionals approved by the Texas Medical Board, and English as a Second Language certificate programs.  The University has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) since 1996.  It is also the first acupuncture and Oriental Medicine institution in the nation to be accredited by the 100-year-old Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA with a branch campus in San Antonio, Texas, the University offers a Dual Degree program at the master level with Zhejiang Chinese Medical University and has sister school relationships with seven institutions in Taiwan and China.

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Branch Campus Approved by ACICS