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Master of Acupuncture Degree

Master’s of Acupuncture:
Trimester credit Hours – 139.766
Clock Hours –2,678

The Master of Acupuncture program is almost identical to the Oriental Medicine program, but does not include herbal studies. This program includes 2,678 clock hours of instruction and may be completed in two and two-thirds calendar years (eight consecutive trimesters). This program must be completed within six years from the date of matriculation.

 

Program Outline

Traditional Chinese Medicine 50 Credits
795 Clock Hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Diagnosis 1 5
Tai Ji 0.5
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Diagnosis 2 4
Diagnostic Analysis in Chinese Medicine 1
Materia Medica 1 4
Materia Medica 2 5
Tui Na 1
Traditional Oriental Food Therapy 2
Herbal Formulas & Strategies 1 4
Herbal Formulas & Strategies 2 5
Musculoskeletal Treatment 1.5
Classics – Nei Jing 2
Herbal Clinic Medicine 1 3
Herbal Clinic Medicine 2 3
*Orthopedic Assessment 1 2
*Orthopedic Assessment 2 2
*Herbal Review & Synthesis 4
*Herbal Classics 1
Acupuncture & Technique 27.5 Credits
585 Clock Hours
Acupuncture Point Location 1 2
Acupuncture Point Location 2 2
Needling Techniques 1 1.6
Acupuncture Treatment Strategy 3
Medical Asepsis & Risk Management 0.4
Needling Anatomy 2.5
Needling Techniques 2 2.5
Accessory Techniques 1.5
Acupuncture Clinical Medicine 1 3
Acupuncture Clinical Medicine 2 3
Advanced Needling Technique 1
Acupuncture Clinical Medicine 3 3
Acupuncture Review & Synthesis 2
Biomedicine 35.266 Credits
548 Clock Hours
Medical Terminology 1
Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
Western Pathophysiology 1 3
Western Pathophysiology 2 2
Western Medical Screening 1 3
CPR 0.266
Western Medical Screening 2 1
Topics in Western Clinical Medicine 1 3
Topics in Western Clinical Medicine 2 3
Pharmacology 3
Topics in Western Clinical Medicine 3 3
Topics in Western Clinical Medicine 4 3
Nutrition 2
Professional Development 10 Credits
150 clock hours
Introduction to Chinese Language 1
Ethics in Healthcare 1
Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice 2
Interactive Skills 1
Practice Management 1 2
Practice Management 2 2
*Herbal Pharmacy Management 1
Clinical Studies 31 Credits
870 Clock Hours
Clinical Observation 1 1
Clinical Observation 2 1
Clinical Observation 3 1
Clinical Observation 4 1
Clinical Observation 5 1
Pre-clinical Workshop 2
Clinical Seminar 1 1
Clinical Seminar 2 1
Clinical Internship 1 4
Clinical Internship 2 4
Clinical Internship 3 4
Clinical Internship 4 4
Clinical Internship Acupuncture 2
*Clinical Internship Oriental Medicine 4
Research 1 Credit
15 Clock Hours
*Clinical Research & Publication 1

* course specific to oriental medicine only

Totals for Entire Program of Acupuncture = 139.766 Credits / 2,678 Clock Hours

Totals for Entire Program of Oriental Medicine = 154.766 Credits / 2,963 clock hours