Students who complete this program will:
- Possess a broad knowledge of the theory and philosophy of Chinese herbal medicine, its rich history, and contemporary applications
- Be able to practice confidently, safely, and compassionately
This program will enable students to:
- Attain a working knowledge of the Chinese herbal materia medica and the most commonly used formulas
- Apply a theoretical framework to analyze medicinal substances (herbal, mineral, and animal product)
- Analyze any medical condition and provide a differential diagnosis using theoretical frameworks presented in the program
- Demonstrate knowledge of various specialties of Chinese medicine and their theories and contributions
- Demonstrate broad-based knowledge of the history of Chinese medicine
- Gain a working understanding of Chinese dietary therapy
- Obtain the clinical skills and training (diagnosis, formula planning, treatment delivery, and patient management) necessary to become a practicing Chinese herbalist
Licensure & Certification
The program prepares graduates to sit for the Chinese herbology certification offered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Governmental laws, regulations, legal opinions, and requirements differ from country to country and state to state. Please see the Master of Oriental Medicine section of the Academic Catalog for additional information.