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Texas Health & Science University

Mission Statement

The Texas Health & Science University was established not just to be another school to teach acupuncture, but to emphasize the traditional and classical understanding of Chinese medicine. THSU has traditionally been one of the few acupuncture programs to teach from the classics such as the Shang Han Lun, Golden Chamber and Four Streams of Scholars, which gives students a solid foundation in classical Traditional Chinese Medicine. With this foundation, many aspects of natural healing are integrated, including acupuncture, diagnosis, herbology, qigong and tuina.


The Texas Health & Science University is the oldest traditional Chinese medicine college in Texas. It was founded as the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1990. It became a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1994, and was accredited in 1996. The school's program was reaccredited in 2000. Recently, the school was awarded two consecutive "Best of the West" prizes by the TCM World Foundation, in 2000 and 2002.

Programs Offered

The Texas Health & Science University offers an Oriental Medicine program that prepares its graduates for NCCAOM certification and licensing by the state of Texas. Unlike many other TCM schools, the curriculum at Texas College places great emphasis on the study of TCM classics. This is done not only to gain an understanding of herbology and acupuncture, but also to learn the foundations on which Chinese medicine is based. At Texas Health and Science University, students come to understand how acupuncture is equally as important as herbology, and that working with herbs in conjunction with acupuncture will significantly broaden the scope and efficacy of treatment.

Texas Health & Science University's school year is made up of three 15-week trimesters, broken up into spring, summer and fall classes. For most students, the entire program usually takes between nine and 10 trimesters to complete -- approximately three-and-one-third years. While the majority of the college's students are full-time day students, many students are employed, or have family or other obligations that take up much of their time. Therefore, accepted students have the opportunity to enroll as day or night/weekend students.

Additionally, we have developed two comprehensive programs in the area of business sciences: a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management. These programs are offered by our College of Business Sciences and are intended to complement those offered by the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Together, these colleges comprise the newly established Texas Health and Science University. With our renowned faculty and highly motivated staff, we are committed to the success of every student. Please review the list of programs that we now offer:

Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Bachelor of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    College of Business Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management
    Dual Degree Programs
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine & Master of Acupuncture and Tuina
    (Zhejiang Chinese Medical University)
  • Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Master of Business Administration & Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Contact Information

For more information on the Texas Health & Science University, contact:

Texas Health & Science University
4005 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78704
Tel: (800) 252-5088 or (512) 444-8082
Fax: (512) 444-6345
E-mail: info@thsu.edu
Web site: www.thsu.edu
Web site: www.thsu.edu/home/we-are-thsu/

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