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Objectives & Outcomes

Program Goals

Students who complete the program will:

  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge of the history and foundational theories of acupuncture and its different traditions
  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge of the tradition of Constitutional Five Element Acupuncture and Eight Principle treatment strategies
  • Possess a strong foundation in the biomedical theories of health and disease relevant to the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine
  • Be able to effectively communicate with a wide variety of professional colleagues and to integrate acupuncture and Oriental medicine with other healing disciplines
  • Grow personally and professionally
  • Know how to serve clients at all levels of being – body, mind, and spirit
  • Have the opportunity to choose specialties as part of their curriculum and clinical practice
  • Learn the skills needed to establish and maintain an acupuncture practice or build a career in this field

Licensure and Certification

Acupuncture Licensure in the US

Currently, 44 states and the District of Columbia officially recognize acupuncturists as health care practitioners and have adopted specific regulations governing their licensure and registration. Since these regulations differ from state to state, prospective students should research the regulations for the state(s) in which they intend to practice. The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) maintains a chart online that includes links to state regulatory bodies here.

Additional information regarding licensure requirements is available in the academic catalog.