CURRENT STUDENTS

Accreditation

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is certified to operate in the state of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Integrative medicine that offer such programs. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has certified the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine to offer international students the opportunity to study in the United States. Through certification, VUIM has proven that it possesses the necessary facilities and instructors to engage in course instruction for international students.

Program Specific Accreditation Information

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine, its master’s-level program in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) [in English, Chinese, and Korean], its master’s-level program in Acupuncture (MSA) [in English, Chinese, and Korean], its advanced practice Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program and its certificate in Chinese herbal medicine (CEAN) are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAOM Directory.

ACAOM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org

The Virginia University of Integrative Medicine’s professional doctoral (DAc and DOM) programs, approved to begin enrolling students, are not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAOM. Graduates of these programs are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes. The professional doctoral programs are eligible for ACAOM accreditation, and Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM pre-accreditation/accreditation for the program. However, Virginia University of Integrative Medicine can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.