The Colorado Chinese Medicine University (CCMU, formerly Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine(CSTCM)) is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Herbal medicine that offer such programs.
The Colorado Chinese Medicine University (formerly Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and its following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):
(1) Master of Acupuncture
(2) Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
(3) Doctor of Acupuncture – including a Doctor of Acupuncture degree completion track
(4) Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization – including a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization degree completion track
Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.
ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture practitioners. ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level. ACAHM is located at 500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331; phone 952/212-2434; https://acahm.org
The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offered by Colorado Chinese Medicine University (formerly Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine) is approved to enroll students and is accredited by ACAHM.
Public Disclosure Statement Effective as of 24 May 2023.
COLORADO COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CCHE) DEGREE AUTHORIZATION
CSTCM/CCMU and its Master’s Degree and Professional Doctorate Degree Programs in Acupuncture (MAc and DAc) and Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization (MAcCHM and DAcCHM) are Fully Authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE). Full Authorization is bestowed upon institutions of higher education that are compliant with all applicable regulations and that are institutionally accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency that has conducted an on-site review of the Colorado location. CCHE has statutory responsibility for administration of Title 23, Article 2 of the Colorado Revised Statutes to authorize higher education institutions to offer degrees and degree credits. New programs are permitted so long as they are within the scope and eventually approved by the accrediting agency. CSTCM/CCMU is recognized by ACAHM, the specialized U.S. Department of Education accrediting agency for institutions/programs preparing Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine (EAM) practitioners. Upon approval to offer the DAOM degree program, which CSTCM/CCMU has received from ACAHM, CCHE recognizes the CSTCM/CCMU advanced practice doctorate degree program (DAOM). CSTCM/CCMU’s DAOM program is scheduled for an ACAHM on-site review in Fall 2023.