Courses of Study – Oriental Medicine Program (BPS/MS)

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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.

Note that Undergraduate-level courses are marked (U), and Graduate-level courses are marked (G).

Year I – 54 Credits/960 Hours
Trimester 114 or 21 Credits/255 or 375 HoursCreditsHours
HS 300Surface Anatomy (U)475
OS 301Fundamental Theory of Oriental Medicine (U)345
AC 301Channels and Points I (U)475
CH 301Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine (U)230
PA 300Introduction to Physical Arts (U)130
*HS 301Anatomy and Physiology I (IF NECESSARY) (U)475
*HS 310Chemistry for the Health Sciences (IF NECESSARY) (U)345
Trimester 219 or 23 Credits/330 or 405 HoursCreditsHours
HS 303Neurology (U)345
OS 302OM Diagnostic Methods (U)345
OS 304OM Pattern ID, Pathomechanisms & Treatment Principles I (U)345
AC 302Channels and Points II (U)475
AT 401Asian Bodywork 1 (Tui Na) (U)245
PA 301/311/321T’ai Chi I/Yoga I/Qi Gong I (U)130
CH 302Chinese Materia Medica I (U)345
HS 302Anatomy and Physiology II (IN NECESSARY) (U)475
Trimester 321 Credits/375 HoursCreditsHours
HS 304Biochemistry (U)345
HS 305Pathophysiology I (G)345
OS 305OM Pattern ID, Pathomechanisms & Treatment Principles II (U)345
AC 303Channels and Points III (U)475
AC 304OM Palpatory Assessment (U)245
AT 402Asian Bodywork II (Tui Na II) (U)245
PA 302/312/322T’ai Chi II/Yoga II/Qi Gong II (U)130
CH 303Chinese Materia Medica II (U)345
Year 2 – 61 Credits/1125 Hours
Trimester 421 Credits/390 HoursCreditsHours
HS 405Pathophysiology II (G)345
HS 402Western Nutrition (U)345
OS 406TCM Internal Medicine I (U)345
AC 400Acupuncture Points Review (U)245
AC 411Acupuncture Techniques I (G)245
PA 303/313/323T’ai Chi III/Yoga III/Qi Gong III (U)130
C 301Introduction to Clinic (G)245
C 401Clinic Grand Rounds I (G)245
CH 401Chinese Materia Medica III (U)345
Trimester 520 Credits/345 HoursCreditsHours
HS 401Medical Microbiology & Immunology (G)345
HS 403Patient Assessment I (G)475
OS 407TCM Internal Medicine II (G)345
AC 412Acupuncture Techniques II & New Methods (G)245
HS 406Health Psychology (U)343
C 402Clinic Grand Rounds II (G)245
CH 402Chinese Herbal Formulas I (U)345
Trimester 620 Credits/390 HoursCreditsHours
HS 404Patient Assessment II (G)475
HS 407Medical Ethics (U)230
OS 408TCM Gynecology & Male Reproductive Disorders (U)345
OS 405Eastern Nutrition (G)230
C 302Clinical Skills Review (G)130
AC 413Acupuncture Techniques III (Microsystems) (G)245
C 403Clinic Assistantship (G)390
CH 403Herbal Formulas II (U)345

Clinic Entrance Exam

Year 3 – 53 Credits/1065 Hours
Trimester 717 Credits/345 HoursCreditsHours
HS 501Internal Medicine I (G)345
HS 503Pharmacology (G)345
C 501Oriental Medicine Clinic I (G)6180
C 511Clinical Analysis & Case Histories I (G)230
CH 501Herbal Formulas III (U)345
Trimester 820 Credits/390 HoursCreditsHours
HS 502Internal Medicine II (G)345
R 511Research Data & Methodology (G)345
C 502Oriental Medicine Clinic II (G)6180
C 512Clinical Analysis & Case Histories II (G)230
CH 504Shuang Han Lun (G)345
CH 502Clinical Application of Herbs I (G)345
Trimester 916 Credits/330 HoursCreditsHours
M 301Practice Management (G)230
C 503Oriental Medicine Clinic III (G)6180
C 513Clinical Analysis & Case Histories III (G)230
Elective (G)345
CH 503Clinical Application of Herbs II (G)345
Year 4 – 17 Credits/345 Hours
Trimester 1017 Credits/345 HoursCreditsHours
HS 601Pharmacognosy & Toxicology (G)345
CH 601Clinical Applications of Herbs III (G)345
CH 602Wen Bing Xue (G)345
C 504Oriental Medicine Clinic IV (G)6180
C 514Clinical Analysis and Case Histories IV (G)230
Total Credits185

Clinic Exit Exam


Suggested Electives – Graduate School of Oriental Medicine

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.

Suggested Electives – Graduate School of Oriental MedicineCreditsHours
AC 501Japanese Acupuncture Diagnostic (elective for OM only) (G)245
AC 502Japanese Acupuncture Technique (elective for OM only) (G)245
AT 311Thai Massage (U)245
C 515AC/OM Clinical Preceptorship (G)245
C 516Herbal Dispensary Preceptorship (G)130
C 517Herbal Preceptorship (G)260
CH 505Patent Herbs (G)345
CH 600Terminal Herbal Competency (G)230
HS 411Western Herbs and Supplements (U)230
OS 511Traumatology/Orthopedics (G)345
OS 515TCM Facial Rejuvenation (G)360
OS 600Terminal Acupuncture Competency (G)230

Oriental Medicine for Acupuncture Alumni

Oriental Medicine Program for Returning M.S. in Acupuncture Graduates

Six Trimester Recommended Course of Study – 47 credits/840 Hours

Year 1 – 18 Credits/270 Hours
Trimester 16 Credits/90 HoursCreditsHours
CH 302Chinese Materia Medica I (U)345
CH 303Chinese Materia Medica II (U)345
Trimester 26 Credits/90 HoursCreditsHours
CH 401Chinese Materia Medica III (U)345
CH 402Chinese Herbal Formulas I (U)345
Trimester 36 Credits/90 HoursCreditsHours
CH 403Herbal Formulas II (U)345
CH 501Herbal Formulas III (U)345
Year 2 – 29 Credits/570 Hours
Trimester 49 Credits/180 HoursCreditsHours
CH 502Clinical Application of Herbs I (G)345
HS 601Pharmacognosy & Toxicology (G)345
C 521Herbal Clinic I (G)390
Trimester 59 Credits/180 HoursCreditsHours
CH 503Clinical Application of Herbs II (G)345
HS 504Shuang Han Lun (G)345
C 522Herbal Clinic II (G)390
Trimester 611 Credits/210 HoursCreditsHours
CH 601Clinical Applications of Herbs III (G)345
CH 602Wen Bing Xue (G)345
C 514Clinical Analysis & Case Histories 4 (G)230
C 523Herbal Clinic III (G)390