The Associate of Arts in Health Science at Acupuncture and Massage College is a program for students who wish to pursue a career in massage therapy and complete a degree program that qualifies them for further study at the baccalaureate level. The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at AMC is two academic years in length. In addition to required general education courses, which meet the general education admissions requirement for AMC’s Master degree in Oriental Medicine, students learn a variety of massage therapy techniques that prepare them to take state and/or national licensing exams to become Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT). More than 80 percent of the bodywork classes at AMC teach a form of Asian Bodywork, enabling our successful graduates to earn a living practicing Shiatsu massage.
Earn Your Associates
Are you a recent high school graduate looking for a career path? Did you just complete your GED and considering what your next step should be towards a fulfilling life? Five out of the twenty jobs projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow over the next 5 years are in healthcare, therefore a smart move would be to come to AMC to study for your Associates of Arts in Health Science. Our program is unique in that students are prepared for the healthcare field and to sit the state and/or national licensing exams to become Licensed Massage Therapists. An added bonus is that our Massage Therapy graduates are eligible to transfer those credits, enabling them to earn their Associates in a shorter time span. The friendly staff at AMC invites you to come in and meet with us so we can help to facilitate the first step towards your career in healthcare.
Study Oriental Medicine
After completing the A.A. in Health Science, graduates will qualify for matriculation into our popular Master of Oriental Medicine Program. This exciting, nationally accredited course prepares students to become Acupuncturists at the end of only 36 months. Our faculty consists of specialists in their respective fields who are carefully chosen to ensure that each student is taught the gems of Oriental Bodywork, qigong, traditional Chinese medicine and Oriental food therapy. This program is an excellent choice, especially for the graduates of our A.A. in Health Science graduates, since their educational appetites would have already been whetted with introductions to the core courses. A popular Chinese proverbs says, “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”. On this premise, we encourage the graduates of the A.A. in Health Science, to continue on the career path of a qualified, highly-skilled, licensed Acupuncturist with their Masters in Oriental Medicine.
Financial Aid Available
AMC is accredited as a degree-granting institution by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). This means that students of each of our programs may qualify for Federal financial aids such as Pell Grants and Federal Direct Loans. Our accreditation also means that prospective international students can choose to study any of our programs as they are eligible to apply student visas and VA benefits. We encourage you to make an appointment with our Financial Aid Director who will help you determine how much aid you can qualify for.