American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM)

6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus, OH

The American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM) was founded in 1990 in Columbus, Ohio, with one program enrolling 14 students. It now offers six programs to over 200 students every year, and boasts over 1500 graduated professionals practicing across the globe.

One of its latest additions is the School of Nursing, which offers two tracks to the Associate Degree in Nursing (RN). Launched in 2009, the school’s direct entry track to RN consists of a curriculum that has been designed incorporating traditional and holistic nursing and health care strategies. The Advanced Placement track is meant for current Licensed Practical Nurses as training for the NCLEX-RN Examination and subsequent licensure for the State of Ohio.

The AIAM also consists of a School of Acupuncture and a School of Massage, both of which offer visitors the chance to experience therapy sessions conducted by students or by faculty members. The school is well-known for its highly skilled faculty, who work closely with students in state-of-the art multimedia-supported classroom and clinical environments.

In-state and out-of-state tuition fall between $11,000 and $14,000, and 87% of those enrolled in 2012 availed of financial aid – primarily through student loans, but also by way of scholarships and grants.

As an institution serving the diverse population of Columbus, the AIAM contributes to the community by offering continuing education opportunities that are announced from time to time. It also has the distinction of being the only accredited acupuncture school within a 6-hour drive of Columbus.

Programs Offered

American Institute of Alternative Medicine have offered the programs listed below. Not all programs currently offered by this school may be listed below. Students may contact the school at (614) 825-6255 to confirm programs or obtain additional information.

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The nursing program takes about twenty-four months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $37,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $2,650*
  • Around 70 students completed the nursing program last year
  • The length of the nursing program is about 24 months

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The practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants program offered commonly takes about fifteen months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $21,000*
  • Cost of required books or supplies: $1,270*
  • Takes about 15 months to complete

Massage therapy program takes ,as reported, twelve months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $15,000*
  • Estimated cost of required books and supplies are around $900*
  • Based on published reports, around 30 students completed the massage therapy program last year
  • The massage therapy program takes about 12 months to complete

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Acupuncture program takes ,as reported, twenty-seven months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $47,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $1,600*
  • The length of the acupuncture program is about 27 months

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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

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Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$4,221
Receiving Student Loans95%$9,442

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