Accreditation and Approvals

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New York College of Health Professions is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.
 
All programs are registered with the New York State Education Department.
 
New York College of Health Professions is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education.

The Master of Science in Acupuncture and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine programs of New York College of Health Professions are accredited under Master’s Degree standards, by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners.

The college is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and is an approved provider for professional development points by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

The following programs offered by New York College of Health Professions are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM):

  1. Master of Acupuncture
  2. Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization [currently named Master of Science in Oriental Medicine]

At its August 2021 meeting, ACAOM placed New York College of Health Professions’ master’s programs on Probation for failing to demonstrate compliance with criteria across each of ACAOM’s accreditation standards. Probation is a sanction used by ACAOM to alert the institution that if it does not substantially correct deficiencies by the end of the probationary period, accreditation status could be in jeopardy consistent with ACAOM’s Commission Actions Policy.

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 does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level.

ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org