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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

36 months
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28800 USD/year
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About

The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences teaches students how they can treat patients physically, mentally and spiritually.

Overview

During the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students will build on their previous bachelor’s degree in any field to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to practice acupuncture and administer herbal medicine as a licensed healthcare provider.

This 36-month, full-time, year-round program offers both classroom and clinical education in Chinese Acupuncture Studies and Chinese Herbal Medicine with an optional sequence of five courses in the Japanese Acupuncture Styles track. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for national board certification examinations in acupuncture and herbs provided by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and to apply for state licensure specifically designated for the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Specialty Track Options

At the end of your first year, you will have the option to continue to focus on CAS alone, or choose from a variety of tracks to specialize and enhance your knowledge. Students choose from the following, optional tracks:

Japanese Acupuncture Styles (JAS)

The Japanese Acupuncture Styles track includes an optional sequence of five courses in Japanese Acupuncture Styles. Typically, Japanese acupuncture uses thinner needles and needling tools and relies more heavily on palpatory technique. Each needle is inserted more superficially and within this style, non-insertive needle techniques can be used. Japanese acupuncture is beneficial for all types of patients, but is especially suited for children. This track is comprised of the core curriculum and courses providing application of two predominant therapeutic styles of Japanese Acupuncture: Meridian 5 Phase and Extraordinary Vessels. Students who complete the Japanese Acupuncture Styles (JAS) track earn a Master of Acupuncture (MAc) with a concentration in JAS. Students complete requirements for graduation in a minimum of 33 months.

Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM)

The Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) track provides students with extensive training in the use of herbal medicine to treat chronic and acute conditions. Clinical rotations combining Chinese acupuncture and CHM are required for this track and give students the first-hand experience of using Chinese herbs in a clinical setting. Students who complete the Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) track earn a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM). Students complete requirements for graduation in a minimum of 36 months.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • TCM Theory
  • Point Location
  • Materials & Methods
  • Living Anatomy
  • Internal Exercise
  • Clinical Assistantship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

151 alternative credits

151-158

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 60 or more college credits earned prior to matriculation
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • A genuine and thoughtful interest in the study and practice of acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Year 1: 28,800 USD per year
  • Years 2-3: 31,950 USD per year

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

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