When Do Classes Begin?

At AMC our Oriental Medicine classes start three times a year (January, April, and September) and our Massage Therapy classes approximately every four weeks.

How Do I Choose a Good School?

There are many factors to consider. One important factor related to accreditation, which might affect flexibility to transfer your credits and/or your license if you have to move in the future. AMC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC), and by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Both are accredited by the US Department Education.

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 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.

What are AMC’s entrance requirements?

The minimum entrance requirements are: 

  1. 60-college credits from an accredited institution.
  2.  Foreign students from non-English speaking countries must provide proof of English competency or may take an in-house competency exam. Acupuncture and Massage College is a non-discriminatory educational institution. Admissions are based upon equal educational opportunities regardless of race, color, creed, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Massage Therapy 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.

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

In AMC’s Oriental Medicine Program you will be required to complete hundreds of hours in our busy Intern Clinic. During your first year, you will practice Oriental bodywork and begin interviewing patients. In your second year, you will train in the use of Acupuncture needling techniques and strategies. In your third year, you will incorporate the practice of herbal medicine into your treatments.

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.

How long is the Massage Therapy 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 Shiatsu Massage?

At AMC we have elected to specialize in a Japanese Massage system called Shiatsu. Shiatsu centers around stimulating the Acu-points.