Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine announces the change of
its name to Texas Health and Science University. “Our
name change means another giant step to move the school’s global efforts
to work with more universities and implement our strategic initiatives!”
says Lisa Ping Hui Lin, E.M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer.
President Lin continues, “We celebrate our latest accomplishment as
another ‘first,’ the ‘first university’ in Texas to offer a degree in
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the ‘first school of Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine’ accredited in the 100 year history of the
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).”
Texas Health and Science University is a comprehensive,
for-profit educational institution advised by a volunteer Board of
Governors. The University is the successor to Texas College of
Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first school of Acupuncture in the
State of Texas, established in 1990. The Master’s degree program in
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation
Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), since 1996.
ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs
preparing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners. The
institution is also awarded initial grant of accreditation for the
Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the Accrediting
Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The University
offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine
approved by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Headquartered in
the Austin, TX region, USA, the University offers a Dual Master’s Degree
program with Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, and has sister school
relationships with seven institutions in Taiwan and China.
The name change will be accompanied by the expansion of the College
of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which currently offers the
Master of Science program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, to
include a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree
program, authorized by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), and the development of the College of
Business Sciences, which will offer a new Master of Business
Administration degree program. The new university also plans to expand
its educational offerings to include a certificate program in English as
a Second Language (ESL).
For more information, visit the College's web site at www.texastcm.edu.