Master of Science in Acupuncture

Trimester-by-Trimester Curriculum

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Total Program Credits: 121

Trimester 1

Course 18.5 or 18.0 Total Credits
OM4405 Introduction to Oriental Medicine
OM4406 Physiology of Oriental Medicine
AC4461 Meridian Theory and Point Location 1
AC4463 Meridian Theory and Point Location 2
TM4492L Asian Body Work (T1 or T2)
TM4491L Tui Na (T1 or T2)
WB4400 Palpation Skills
WB4401 Medical Terminology
WB4407 Western Anatomy and Physiology (T1 or T2)
WB4402 Human Anatomy (T1 or T2)
WB4404 Principles of Biochemistry (T1 or T2)
WB4405 Neurology (T1 or T2)

Trimester 2

Course 18.5 or 19.0 Total Credits
OM4411 Etiology and Pathogenesis of Oriental Medicine
OM5471 Diagnosis and Skills of Oriental Medicine I
AC4462 Meridian and Point Energetics I
TM4492L Asian Body Work (T1 or T2)
TM4491L Tui Na (T1 or T2)
WB4407 Western Anatomy and Physiology (T1 or T2)
WB4402 Human Anatomy (T1 or T2)
WB4404 Principles of Biochemistry (T1 or T2)
WB4405 Neurology (T1 or T2)
WD4441L Western Physical Examination (T2 or T3)
WD4442L Neuromusculoskeletal Examination (T2 or T3)
WB4412 Western Pathology (T2 or T3)
WB4411 Microbiology, Immunology and Public Health (T2 or T3)
CL4561L Clinic Observation 1

Trimester 3

Course 18.0 Total Credits
OM5472 Diagnosis and Skills of Oriental Medicine 2
OM5441 Differential Diagnosis of Oriental Medicine 1 (T3 or T4)
OM5442 Differential Diagnosis of Oriental Medicine 2 (T3 or T4)
AC4464 Meridian and Point Energetics 2
AC5471 Acupuncture and Clean Needle Technique
ID4542L Medical Qi Gong (T3 or T4)
ID4541L Tai Chi (T3 or T4)
WD4441L Western Physical Exam (T2 or T3)
WD4442L Neuromusculoskeletal Exam (T2 or T3)
WD4412 Western Pathology (T2 or T3)
WB4411 Microbiology, Immunology and Public Health (T2 or T3)
CL4562L Clinic Observation 2
CL4563L Clinic Observation 3
* Internship Foundational Examination

Trimester 4

Course 17.0 Total Credits
OM5441 Differential Diagnosis of Oriental Medicine 1
OM5442 Differential Diagnosis of Oriental Medicine 2
OM6451 Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment Strategy (T4 or T5)
AC6481 Microsystems and Advanced Acupunctures (T4 or T5)
AC5472 Acupuncture and Accessory Techniques
ID4542L Medical Qi Gong (T3 or T4)
ID4541L Tai Chi (T3 or T4)
PD6543 Business, Marketing and Practice Management (T4 or T5)
PD6542 Evidence Based Practice (T4 or T5)
WD5442 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis (T4 or T5)
WD5441 Imaging Diagnosis (T4 or T5)
WC5422 Western Pharmacology and Toxicology (T4 or T5)
WC5421 Neurophysiology of Acupuncture (T4 or T5)
CL5571L Associate Internship 1
CL5572L Associate Internship 2

Trimester 5

Course 17.0 Total Credits
PD6541 Doctor and Patient Relationship (T5 or T6)
AC6452 Acupuncture Treatment Strategy (T5 or T6)
WD6441 Western Physical Diagnosis (T5 or T6)
OM6453 Nutrition and Food Therapy of Oriental Medicine (T5 or T6)
OM6451 Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment Strategy (T4 or T5)
AC6481 Microsystems and Advanced Acupunctures (T4 or T5)
PD6543 Business, Marketing, and Practice Management (T4 or T5)
PD6542 Evidence Based Practice (T4 or T5)
WD5442 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis (T4 or T5)
WD5441 Imaging Diagnosis (T4 or T5)
WC5422 Western Pharmacology and Toxicology (T4 or T5)
WC5421 Neurophysiology of Acupuncture (T4 or T5)
TM5492L Rehab and Physical Therapy of Oriental Medicine (T5 or T6)
TM5491L Advanced Tui Na (T5 or T6)
CL5573L Associate Internship 3
CL5574L Associate Internship 4
* Senior Internship Advanced Examination

Trimester 6

Course 18.0 or 17.0 Total Credits
OS6531 Advanced Seminar 1 (T6 or T7)
OS6532 Advanced Seminar 2 (T6 or T7)
OS6533 Advanced Seminar 3 (T6 or T7)
OS6534 Advanced Seminar 4 (T6 or T7)
TM5492L Rehab and Physical Therapy of Oriental Medicine (T5 or T6)
TM5411L Advanced Tui Na (T5 or T6)
PD6541 Doctor and Patient Relationship (T5 or T6)
AC6452 Acupuncture Treatment Strategy (T5 or T6)
WD6441 Western Physical Diagnosis (T5 or T6)
OM6453 Nutrition and Food Therapy of Oriental Medicine (T5 or T6)
WT6455 Western Diet and Nutrition (T6 or T7)
WC5423 Psychopathology and Health Psychology (T6 or T7)
PD6544 Pratice Ethics and Risk Management Considerations (T6 or T7)
CL6581L Acupuncture Senior Internship 1
CL6582L Acupuncture Senior Internship 2
CL6583L Acupuncture Senior Internship 3

Trimester 7

Course 14.0 or 15.0 Total Credits
OS6531 Advanced Seminar 1 (T6 or T7)
OS6532 Advanced Seminar 2 (T6 or T7)
OS6533 Advanced Seminar 3 (T6 or T7)
OS6534 Advanced Seminar 4 (T6 or T7)
WT6455 Western Diet and Nutrition (T6 or T7)
WC5423 Psychopathology and Health Psychology (T6 or T7)
PD6544 Practice Ethics and Risk Management Considerations (T6 or T7)
CL6584L Acupuncture Senior Internship 4
CL6585L Acupuncture Senior Internship 5
CL6586L Acupuncture Senior Internship 6
CL6587L Acupuncture Senior Internship 7
* Comprehensive Graduation Examination
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