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Five Branches University Institutional Accreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM) granted Five Branches University continuing accreditation for a period of seven (7) years, effective August 11th, 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: https://acahm.org/directory-menu/directory/
ACAHM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAHM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acahm.org.

Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (MAcCHM) and Master of Acupuncture (MAc) Program Accreditation (English and Chinese)

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM) granted Five Branches University’s Master’s programs in Acupuncture and in Oriental Medicine continuing accreditation for a period of seven (7) years, effective August 11th, 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: https://acahm.org/directory-menu/directory/

Under the new degree titles of
MAcCHM (Was MTCM): Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
MAc: MAc – Master of Acupuncture
ACAHM UPDATE: Commission Revises Program Naming Policy [1 Sep 2022]

Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (DAcCHM) and Doctor of Acupuncture Bridge (DTCM/DAc Bridge) Program Accreditation (English and Chinese)

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM) granted Five Branches University’s Professional Doctorate programs in Acupuncture and in Oriental Medicine initial accreditation for a period of seven (7) years, effective August 11th, 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: https://acahm.org/directory-menu/directory/

Under the new degree titles of
DAcCHM (Was DTCM): Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
DTCM/DAc Bridge: Doctor of Acupuncture Bridge
ACAHM UPDATE: Commission Revises Program Naming Policy [1 Sep 2022]

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Program Accreditation (English and Chinese)

The Postgraduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program of Five Branches University, in English and Chinese, is accredited under applicable doctoral degree standards by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

ACAHM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347; phone (952) 212-2434; Fax (952) 657-7068; website – https://acahm.org/directory-menu/directory/

Under the new degree titles of
DAOM: Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Was Postgraduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

ACAHM UPDATE: Commission Revises Program Naming Policy [1 Sep 2022]

National and State Approvals

Five Branches University is a private institution recognized, approved by, or is a member of the following national and state associations:

  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
  • Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid Program, U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, approval for foreign students
  • Veterans Education, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • California State Acupuncture Board, California State Department of Consumer Affairs
  • California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education – www.bppe.ca.gov

Five Branches University is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.