When Do Classes Begin?

At AMC our Oriental Medicine classes start three times a year and our Massage Therapy classes every four weeks.

How Many of Your Students are Working in their Field?

Alternative Medicine is one of the fastest growing fields the country today, with a vast assortment of job opportunities. We are proud to inform you that in our Oriental Medicine program 92% of our graduates are working in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In our Massage Therapy program 74% are working as Massage Therapists.

How Do I Choose a Good School?

It is important to go to an accredited school that has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This will give you more flexibility to transfer your credits and/or your license if you have to move in the future. AMC is accredited by theAccrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC), and by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Both are approved by the US Department Education.

Does AMC’s Programs Meet State & National Requirements?

Yes, both our Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs meet all State and National requirements. Our President and CEO regularly attend State and National meetings, to ensure that our programs continue to meet any new regulations.

For Prospective Oriental Medicine Students:

What is Oriental Medicine?

The term Oriental Medicine describes a form of medicine practiced in Asia that incorporates Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Oriental Bodywork as well as Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling.

How long is the program?

The Oriental Medicine program is a four academic year program and is designed to be completed in 36 months.

What are AMC’s entrance requirements?

The minimum entrance requirements are: 1). U.S. resident and 21 years old, 2). 60 college credits from an accredited Institution, 3). Foreign students from non-English speaking countries must provide proof of English competency or may take an in-house competency exam.

How do I get experience in the field before beginning my practice?

In AMC’s Oriental Medicine Program you will be required to complete at least 980 hours in our busy Intern Clinic. During your first year in addition observation time, you will practice Oriental bodywork and begin interviewing patients. In your second year you will train extensively in the use of Acupuncture needling techniques and strategies and in your third year you will incorporate the practice of herbal medicine into your treatments. By the time you graduate AMC you will have gradually been trained to practice independently.

Where can I work after graduation?

The opportunities are numerous. According to the Chronicle Guidance Publications an Acupuncturist makes on the average $50-$120 per visit. Most are self-employed or in private practice and an increasing number are employed in Hospitals, Public Health Clinics and in Chemical Dependency programs. Others work in Medical Offices, Chiropractic Offices or Spas. In addition sports teams have been adding Acupuncture Physicians to their health personnel.

For Prospective Massage Therapy Students:

What is a Massage Therapist?

Massage Therapy means the manipulation of the superficial tissue of the human body with the hand, foot, arms or elbow. A Massage Therapist is a person licensed to administer Massage Therapy for compensation. In the state of Florida Massage Therapy is recognized as being therapeutic and is therefore regulated by the Board of Health.

How long is the program?

Our Massage Therapy program is designed to be completed in 8.25 months for day students and 9.5 months for night students. There are six 4-week academic modules and one clinical module.

What are AMC’s entrance requirements?

The minimum entrance requirements are: 1). To be 18 years old, 2). To have a High School Diploma (or GED equivalency).

What is Oriental Massage?

At AMC we have elected to specialize in a Japanese Massage system called Shiatsu. Shiatsu means digital massage and works by stimulating the Acu-points. Because of their specialized training, when our students graduate AMC they frequently earn more than those from more conventional schools.

Where can I work after graduation?

Alternative Medicine is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. today and Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing fields in the Alternative Medicine system of healthcare. The opportunities are endless. According to the Chronicle Guidance Publications… a Massage Therapist makes on the average $40-70 per visit. Some are self-employed, others work in Health Clubs, Salons, Spas, Chiropractic Offices, Doctors’ Offices, Nursing Homes, Rehabilitative Centers and on Cruise Ships. In addition sports teams have been adding Massage Therapists to their health personnel.