Five Branches University

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Five Branches University
Five Branches University Logo.jpg
Type Private
Established 1984
President Dr. Ron Zaidman, DAOM, MBA
Academic staff
over 100 members
Administrative staff
76 over two campuses
Location Santa Cruz
San Jose

36°57′51″N 121°59′53″W / 36.9643°N 121.9981°W / 36.9643; -121.9981Coordinates: 36°57′51″N 121°59′53″W / 36.9643°N 121.9981°W / 36.9643; -121.9981
Colors Red and Gold         
Nickname FBU

The Five Branches University is a private university with two campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California. The school offers accredited Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM), Master of Acupuncture(MAc), and Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree. The MTCM, MAC, and DAOM degrees are accredited by the ACAOM.


Five Branches University was founded on February 4, 1984 with the vision of setting the standards for excellence in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) education and healthcare.


Five Branches University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). ACAOM is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation and pre-accreditation ("Candidacy") throughout the United States of first-professional master's degree and professional master's-level certificate and diploma programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and professional post-graduate doctoral programs in acupuncture and in Oriental medicine (DAOM).[1]


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