About this course
The Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.) Program is the M.Ac. degree program, including the A.B.T./Tuina Certificate, plus courses and clinics in Chinese herbology. Successful completion of the M.Ac.O.M. program also qualifies the student to sit for the national (NCCAOM) certifying examination in Chinese herbology. 6 Herbology is an essential feature of Traditional Chinese Medicine as practiced in China.
While the state of Arizona does not regulate herbology, and Arizona’s acupuncture practice act does not require training in herbology for licensing as an acupuncturist, a comprehensively trained practitioner of TCM is skillfully able to prescribe loose and prepared herbs as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
The M.Ac.O.M. Degree program is an intensive, comprehensive course of study requiring 4 academic years condensed into 3 calendar years of full-time work. Students are in classroom and clinic 44 weeks a year. Total program hours: 3,146.
Applicants must have completed two years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited baccalaureate-level institution. No specific subject-area courses are required for admission. Courses accepted towards entrance requirement are without limit of time.