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SCU’s DACM Program Granted Accreditation by ACAOM Through 2025

Acupuncture technique being supervised by faculty

Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is pleased to announce its accreditation for the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) program by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Actions for affirmation were taken by ACAOM at its winter 2018 meeting, February, 21-24, 2018, culminating in a formal announcement on February, 24, 2018. As a pioneer of healthcare education, SCU was the first university to offer a First-Professional Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (FPD) program—which graduated the first FPD in the United States. SCU’s First-Professional Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program is one of the first on the West Coast to be accredited professionally by ACAOM.

ACAOM’s affirmation of SCU’s DACM Program—which continues for seven years through 2025—asserts that the SCU’s mission, goals, and program objectives ensure a quality Acupuncture and Chinese medicine education for students. “We are pleased to receive accreditation from ACAOM. The endorsement serves as an affirmation of our faculty and staff’s hard work, and inspires us as we pursue our vision of being recognized as the premier institution in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine education and integrative healthcare,” said SCU’s President/CEO, John Scaringe, DC, EdD.

ACAOM is a specialized accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). National, regional, and specialized accreditors are reviewed by the USDE to ensure that the accrediting body meets specific standards established by Congress.

About Southern California University of Health Sciences

Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences is located on a 25-acre campus in Whittier, California. SCU, one of the nation’s leading universities for integrative health, recently launched the first interprofessional, integrative Masters in Physician Assistant program of its kind. SCU is comprised of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), College of Eastern Medicine, College of Science and Integrative Health, and School of Professional Studies. A pioneer in interprofessional, integrative health education, SCU offers programs leading students to successful and significant careers in patient care. For over a century, SCU faculty has drawn upon their experience and their passion for teaching to educate practitioners who are transforming the face of healthcare around the world. SCU is regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

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