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Acupuncture Program (BPS/MS)

This 145 credit, nine trimester program leads to a Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Science degree in Health Science/Acupuncture. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCCAOM Acupuncture certification exams which are recognized by New York State for licensure in Acupuncture.

Year I - 48 credits/870 HoursTrimester I - 14 or 21 credits/255 or 375 Hours...

Year II - 52 credits/990 HoursTrimester IV - 18 credits/345 Hours...

Trimester IV - 18 credits/345 Hours

Western Nutrition

3

Pathophysiology II

3

TCM Internal Medicine I

3

Acupuncture Techniques I

2

Acupuncture Points Review

2

Introduction to Clinic

2

Clinic Grand Rounds I

2

Physical Arts III

1

Trimester V - 17 credits/300 Hours

TCM Internal Medicine II

3

Medical Microbiology & Immunology

4

Patient Assessment I

3

Health Psychology

3

Acupuncture Techniques II & New Methods

2

Clinic Grand Rounds II

2

Trimester VI - 17 credits/345 Hours

Patient Assessment II

4

Medical Ethics

2

Eastern Nutrition

2

TCM Gynecology & Male Reproductive Disorders

3

Clinical Skills Review

1

Clinic Assistantship

3

Acupuncture Technique III (Microsystems)

2

-- Clinic Entrance Exam --

Year III - 45 credits/975 Hours Trimester VII - 16 credits/345 Hours...

Trimester VII - 16 credits/345 Hours

Pharmacology

3

Internal Medicine I

3

Japanese Acupuncture Diagnostic Methods

2

Acupuncture Clinic I

6

Clinical Analysis & Case Histories I

2

Trimester VIII - 16 credits/345 Hours

Internal Medicine II

3

Research Data & Methodology

3

Japanese Acupuncture Techniques

2

Acupuncture Clinic II

6

Clinical Analysis & Case Histories II

2

Trimester IX - 13 credits/285 Hours

Electives

3

Practice Management

2

Acupuncture Clinic III

6

Clinical Analysis & Case Histories III

2

-- Clinic Exit Exam --

Total credits

145

Oriental Medicine Program (BPS/MS)

The Oriental Medicine program is a 185 credit, ten trimester program. Upon completion, graduates receive a Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Science degree in Health Science/Oriental Medicine. They are eligible to sit for the NCCAOM certification exams in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine which are recognized by New York State for licensure in Acupuncture.

Year I - 54 creditsTrimester I - 14 or 21 credits/255 or 375 Hours...

Trimester I - 14 or 21 credits/255 or 375 Hours

Surface Anatomy

4

Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine

2

Fundamental Theory of Oriental Medicine

3

Channels & Points I

4

Introduction to Physical Arts

1

Anatomy & Physiology I (IF NECESSARY)

(4)

Chemistry for the Health Sciences (IF NECESSARY)

(3)

Trimester II - 19 or 23 credits/330 or 405 Hours

Biochemistry

3

OM Diagnostic Methods

3

Channels & Points II

4

OM Pattern ID, Pathomechanisms & Treatment Principles I

3

Chinese Materia Medica I

3

Asian Bodywork I (Amma/Shiatsu/Tuina)

2

Physical Arts I

1

Anatomy & Physiology II (IF NECESSARY)

(4)

Trimester III - 21 credits/375 Hours

Neurology

3

OM Pattern ID, Pathomechanisms & Treatment Principles II

3

Pathophysiology I

3

Channels & Points III

4

OM Palpatory Assessment

2

Chinese Materia Medica II

3

Asian Bodywork (Amma/Shiatsu/Tui Na)

2

Physical Arts II

1

Year II - 61 creditsTrimester IV - 21 credits/390 Hours...

Trimester IV - 21 credits/390 Hours

Western Nutrition

3

Pathophysiology II

3

TCM Internal Medicine I

3

Acupuncture Techniques I

2

Acupuncture Points Review

2

Chinese Materia Medica III

3

Introduction to Clinic

2

Clinic Grand Rounds I

2

Physical Arts III

1

Trimester V - 20 credits/345 Hours

TCM Internal Medicine II

3

Medical Microbiology & Immunology

3

Patient Assessment I

4

Health Psychology

3

Acupuncture Techniques II & New Methods

2

Chinese Herbal Formulas I

3

Clinic Grand Rounds II

2

Trimester VI - 20 credits/390 Hours

Patient Assessment II

4

Medical Ethics

2

Eastern Nutrition

2

TCM Gynecology & Male Reproductive Disorders

3

Clinical Skills Review

1

Chinese Herbal Formulas II

3

Clinic Assistantship

3

Acupuncture Technique III (Microsystems)

2

-- Clinic Entrance Exam --

Year III - 53 creditsTrimester VII - 17 credits/345 Hours...

Trimester VII - 17 credits/345 Hours

Pharmacology

3

Internal Medicine I

3

Clinical Analysis & Case Histories I

2

Chinese Herbal Formulas III

3

Oriental Medicine Clinic I

6

Trimester VIII - 20 credits/390 Hours

Internal Medicine II

3

Clinical Application of Herbs I

3

Research Data & Methodology

3

Shang Han Lun

3

Oriental Medicine Clinic II

6

Clinical Analysis & Case Histories II

2

Trimester IX - 16 credits/330 Hours

Practice Management

2

Clinical Application of Herbs II

3

Oriental Medicine Clinic III

6

Clinical Analysis & Case Histories III

2

Year IV - 17 creditsTrimester X - 17 credits/345...

Trimester X - 17 credits/345

Clinical Application of Herbs III

3

Pharmacognosy & Toxicology

3

Oriental Medicine Clinic IV

6

Clinical Analysis & Case Histories IV

2

Wen Bing Xue

3

-- Clinic Exit Exam --

Total credits

185

Electives

The list of general electives covers a variety of subjects, giving students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in areas of interest. Students are responsible for signing up for elective courses as they choose, but must complete the required number of elective hours in their program prior to graduation.

ElectivesThe list of general electives covers a variety of subjects...

Japanese Acupunctue Diagnosis (elective for OM only)

2

Japanese Acupunctue Technique (elective for OM only)

2

AC/OM Clinical Perceptorship

2

Pharmacy Assistantship

1

Herbal Preceptorship

2

Patents Herbs

3

Terminal Herbal Competency

2

Clinical Nutrition I

3

Clinical Nutrition II

3

Western Herbs and Supplements

3

Philosophy & History of Medicine

2

TCM Classics

3

Traumatology & Orthopedics

3

Management & Prevention of Accidents

3

TCM Rejuvenation

3

Terminal Acupuncture Competency

2

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