The mission of Han University of Traditional Medicine (HUTM) is to promulgate healing, teaching and transformation. HUTM aims to achieve this mission by:
- awakening healing in individuals, one by one, so each may re-experience happiness and wholeness;
- teaching the Asian arts of compassionate healing, including acupuncture and Oriental medicine, so that the family of healers and practitioners may bring health and ease throughout the world; and
- transforming the root causes of disease and suffering within the greater context of society, environment and spirit so that all beings may re-experiennce the unobstructed joy of living.
To support this mission, HUTM will:
- provide quality, diverse academic and clinical training to prepare ethical professional Asian medical practitioners possessing the skills to continue learning;
- provide affordable quality clinical services to the public, utilizing the many Asian healing systems.
- offer continuing education in both new and time-honored Asian healing systems and methods;
- increase public and allied health care awareness of the principles and practices of Asian medical systems;
- support the development of high standards and professionalism in Asian medicine throughout the profession, the public, and allied health care; and
- promote effective, comprehensive, and compassionate health care by integrating Asian medical practices with other healing modalities.
Han University (formerly the Asian Institute of Medical Studies) was founded in the summer of 2000. It was approved by the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners on April 3, 2001 and was granted a provisional license by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education in May 2002 to offer two master's-level degrees in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The school's program was granted candidate status by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in November 2003.
Han University offers two master's degree programs: the Master of Acupuncture (MAc) and the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM). The Master of Acupuncture program is three years in length, and the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program is three-and-a-half years in length. Both programs meet the standards established by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). Each program follows the core curriculum as outlined by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and qualifies graduates for licensure in the state of Arizona. The programs were designed for full-time study; however, part-time individualized course sequencing can be developed for students unable to attend full time. The MAc program must be completed within five years; the MAOM program must be completed within six years.
For more information about Han University, contact:
Han University of Traditional Medicine (formerly the Asian Institute of Medical Studies)
2856 E. Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
Tel: (520) 322-6330
Fax: (520) 322-5661
Web site: www.hanuniversity.edu