The American Academy of Health and Wellness offers a Master’s of Acupuncture (MAc), Master’s of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM), and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). Students may choose to develop special skills in one of the following areas of traditional Chinese medicine: gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, dermatology, neurological disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders or sensory organ disorders.
AAHW faculty members are highly-trained professionals in their fields of expertise. They include skilled doctors of Oriental medicine from China, and doctors of biomedicine who have received training in both Western and Oriental medicine. Our faculty members embody a comprehensive range of experience in academic knowledge, clinical practice and technical skill.
AAHW was founded with the aid and support of many people and institutions in China and the United States. The Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Jinan, China, provided a model for the high-quality curriculum, instructional methods and standards of practice adopted by AAAOM. Graduates and advanced students of AAHW are afforded the opportunity to continue their studies at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its affiliated hospitals. Additional opportunities for study and observation are available to our students at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing.
The American Academy of Health and Wellness educates and prepares students to become licensed practitioners of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), to advance the profession through lifelong learning and professional development, and to actively support the integration of TCM with the wider U.S. health care system.
The educational objectives of AAHW are listed below. To achieve these objectives graduates will:
The American Academy of Health and Wellness is located at 2233 Hamline Ave N, Suite 432 in Roseville, Minnesota, at the RPC Properties, Inc. building near the junction of Interstate 51 and Highway 36. Our facilities include two classrooms, a student intern clinic with four treatment rooms, a library resource and study area, an herbal pharmacy, a small bookstore, administrative offices, and faculty area. Classrooms are equipped with acupuncture charts, models, and human anatomy models. The building also has two conference room spaces for ongoing Tai Chi and Qi Gong courses. The building has ample free parking to accommodate students, faculty, and patients.
Following the remarkable success of the three TCM Health Centers in Minnesota, which began providing acupuncture services in 1995, AAHW’s founders were strongly encouraged by staff and faculty of our sister school in China, the Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Jinan, to establish a school of TCM in the United States. After much hard work and dedication, AAHW was founded in August 1997, and regular classroom instruction began in January, 1999.
The American Academy of Health and Wellness is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
Minnesota requires that candidates pass the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) acupuncture examination in order to practice in the state. The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is the licensing agency for practicing acupuncture in Minnesota. Graduates from the master’s degree programs at the American Academy of Health and Wellness, which are accredited programs with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, are qualified to take the NCCAOM exams. AAHW prepares its students for national certification by the NCCAOM.
I. Safety and Security Measures for Students, Staff, and Faculty
II. Reporting Criminal Activity
III. Campus Security and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
IV. Emergency Evacuation/Safety Procedures
V. Building Security
At 8:00 pm, the building exits are locked. After 8:00 pm, the building can only be exited via the main exit door near the elevators. To re-enter the building after the doors are locked, you must use a code. On-campus, after clinic and classes are over for the day, a faculty member or administrative staff member will lock the doors to campus rooms. Any students who are still on campus will be asked to leave at that time.
VI. Campus Crime Statistics
In compliance with federal requirements (the Clery Act, 1990), AAHW submits an annual campus crime and security report to the Department of Education. This survey documents any criminal offenses, hate crimes, drug, alcohol, or weapons violations, etc. which have occurred on campus. The survey includes crime statistics reported for the previous three years. The campus security report is required to be available to all current and prospective school students and employees. The annual campus security report is posted on AAHW’s website. A paper copy is available in the office of the Financial Aid Administrator (FAA). In addition, AAHW makes available to students and employees a log of public crimes, compiled by the Roseville P.D., which have been committed in the building, building parking lot, and adjacent road.
VII. Sex Offender Registry
AAHW is required to inform current and prospective students, and current and prospective employees, that the Roseville P.D. maintains a Sex Offender Registry. Students and employees may contact Roseville P.D. at 651-792-7008 or www.cityofroseville.com to obtain information regarding sex offenders who may be enrolled or employed at AAHW. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension administers a predatory offender registration and tracking program and may be reached at 888-234-1248 or 651-603-6748.
Promoting an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Campus
In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is committed to promoting an educational and workplace environment that ensures that students and employees can learn, work and develop to their full potential. The use and abuse of alcohol and other controlled substances have a negative impact on the ability of students and employees to learn and work to their full potential. In recognition of this fact, AAHW has implemented and will enforce the following alcohol- and drug-free campus policies. This guide also contains information on the health risks associated with the use of controlled substances and provides a list of community resources available to students and employees who may wish to seek help.
Safeguarding the Privacy of Student Education Records
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, known as FERPA, requires all educational institutions which disburse federal financial aid funds to safeguard students’ personal information and education records and to provide students with the opportunity to access and amend their records.