Acupuncture and Massage College is a non-discriminatory educational institution. Admissions is based upon equal educational opportunities for all students regardless of sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by law. Massage Therapy, Patient Care Technician, and Associate of Arts and Health Science applicants are required to be 18 years of age and must have completed high school or the equivalent.
Master of Oriental Medicine applicants must have completed 60 semester credits at the undergraduate level from an accredited institution. In addition, AMC requires all students to be proficient in the English language. For further details refer to the English Competency section.
Oriental Medicine Students must meet ONE of the following requirements:
International applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admission to degree, certificate, and non-degree graduate programs. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
Massage Therapy (except for MT Spanish students), Patient Care Technician, and Associate of Arts students:
Must be proficient in the English language. To evaluate and serve our diverse community, those who have earned a foreign degree/diploma must demonstrate their English competency in ONE of the following ways:
Prospective students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Acupuncture and Massage College’s Admissions Department who will assist the applicant in making an informed decision. Applicants are required to submit the following:
Prospective students who have already submitted an application to Acupuncture and Massage College are permitted one complimentary treatment at the Community Intern Clinic. The Community Intern Clinic is supervised by Clinic Supervisors. Treatments are administered by Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy Interns.
If you have a criminal record and plan to be licensed (massage, patient care technician or acupuncture) in the state of Florida, you are advised to consult an attorney prior to enrolling at AMC. Individuals who have committed crimes that fall within Florida Statute 465.035 are currently NOT ELIGIBLE for licensure in Florida. If the offense does not fall under the statute, you still may not be eligible for licensure in Florida and should check with an attorney.
All official admissions documents must be submitted in order to be eligible for federal student aid.
Students who wish to transfer credits from another institution must have official transcripts sent directly to AMC for evaluation by the Program Director and the Academic Dean who will review and determine transferability of credits. All credits must be taken within 5 years of matriculation into AMC. If a student has been involved in a profession that would keep him/her current in the coursework he/she is requesting transfer credit in, an extension to the above rule may be given by the Academic Dean. Students may be asked to take and pass AMC’s corresponding final exams and may be required to take all comprehensive exams including the first year comprehensive. A copy of the College catalog, a detailed syllabus, and/or a course description are often required to adequately determine transfer credits. Not having these documents could cause a delay in the evaluation of transfer credit or denial of the student’s transfer request prior to the start of the semester in which the course is given.
Transfer credits for Oriental Medicine coursework must come from a college in candidate or accreditation status with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM) that is determined to be equivalent to AMC in its training. AMC will determine to what extent credit can be given. Only courses taken on a letter-grade (A, B, C) basis are considered for transfer credit. The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), allows applicants to receive transfer credit for up to 50% of the total program credit requirements. Of that 50%, no more than 25% of the program clinical training requirements may be accepted as transfer credits.
Students transferring into the Massage Therapy program must complete at least twenty-five percent (25% or 180 hours) of their studies at AMC. Students transferring into the Associate of Arts in Health Science program must complete at least twenty five percent (25% or 270 hours) of their studies at AMC, including a minimum of one General Education course. Students transferring into the Oriental Medicine program must complete at least 50% of their studies at AMC (no more than 25% of the program clinical training requirements may be accepted as transfer credits). Students completing the MT or AA program who wish to start the OM program must have taken and passed the MBLEX.
Transfer of Credit requests should be completed prior to starting the program. Transfer of credits cannot be completed without official transcripts. Only transfer of credits with an earned grade of C or higher will be considered. No Pass/Fail credits will be transferred for didactic courses.
AMC charges a one-time $275 transfer of credit evaluation fee for credit hour programs. This fee must appear as a charge in the Student Ledger before any transfer credits will be transferred in.
Transfer of Credit requests must be completed prior to starting the program to ensure accurate course scheduling. Transfer of credits cannot be completed without official transcripts. Only transfer of credits with an earned grade of C or higher will be considered. No Pass/Fail credits will be transferred for didactic courses.
AMC charges a one-time $125 transfer of credit evaluation fee. This fee must appear as a charge in the Student Ledger before any transfer credits will be transferred in.
AMC may accept up to twelve Advanced Placement credits which will count toward the 60 required college credits for admission to the Oriental Medicine Program* or for general education requirements in the OM program. Advanced placement credits are not eligible for transfer credit. AMC is enrolled with the College Board. AMC’s Designated Institution (DI) code is 7493-Acupuncture and Massage College. This code allows our institution to receive official SAT® and AP® scores for prospective and active students seeking official transcripts from AP courses taken while in high school.
AMC may accept up to twelve CLEP credits which will count toward the 60 required college credits for admission to the Oriental Medicine Program or for general education requirements in the OM program. CLEP credits are not eligible for transfer credit. To receive the appropriate college credit or to complete the AMC application process, applicants/students must ensure to request CLEP exam scores and transcripts directly from College Board. Official scores from CLEP can be requested at https://clep.collegeboard.org/scores/send-scores-transcripts.
An official course-by-course evaluation must be submitted to be fully admitted to AMC and to receive a final transfer credit evaluation. Courses completed at foreign institutions must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service.
AMC may offer challenge exams for coursework not taken at AMC, at the Academic Dean’s discretion.