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Our Degree Programs

The Chicago College of Oriental Medicine offers two graduate programs leading to either the Master of Acupuncture or the Master of Oriental Medicine degree.

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

The Master of Acupuncture program is comprised of a combination of classroom and clinical instruction in the areas of Acupuncture Point Location, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Tai Ji, Acupuncture Treatment Strategy, Needling Techniques etc. The Master of Acupuncture program  may be completed in two and two-thirds calendar years (eight consecutive trimesters). This program, however, must be completed within six years from the date of matriculation. For more details please see the college’s catalog.

Master of Oriental Medicine                             Trimester Credit Hours – 154.766         Clock Hours – 2,963

The Master of Oriental Medicine program is comprised of the same courses that are contained in the Master’s of Acupuncture but adds an additional trimester that addresses Chinese Herbology and related studies.  The program may be completed in three calendar years (nine consecutive trimesters) but must be completed within eight years from the date of matriculation. For more details please see the college’s catalog.

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