Upgrade Diploma to Bachelor’s Degree

Curriculum

To gain a general idea of the courses/length required to upgrade, please use the following courses as a guideline in comparison with your Acupuncture and/or Traditional Chinese Medicine program. A typical upgrade will take 1-2 years to complete.

Note: Optional courses are also listed here, please submit your upgrade request for an assessment.

First Year

Fall Semester

  • Fundamental Theories of TCM (90 hr)
  • Physiology (90 hr)
  • Biochemistry (90 hr)
  • Microbiology (90 hr)
  • Total (360 hr)

Spring Semester

  • Anatomy (90 hr)
  • Pathology (90 hr)
  • Pharmacology (90 hr)
  • Diagnostics of TCM (90 hr)
  • Total (360 hr)

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion I (90 hr)
  • TCM Herbology I (90 hr)
  • Tui Na (90 hr)
  • Internal TCM I (90 hr)
  • Clinical Observation I (36 hr)
  • Total (396 hr)

Spring Semester

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion II (90 hr)
  • TCM Herbology II (90 hr)
  • Internal TCM II (90 hr)
  • External TCM (90 hr)
  • Clinical Observation II (36 hr)
  • Total (396 hr)

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion III (45 hr)
  • TCM Herbology III (90 hr)
  • TCM Dermatology (45 hr)
  • TCM Gynecology and Pediatrics (90 hr)
  • TCM Classic: Huang Di Nei Jing (45 hr)
  • Standard Chinese I (36 hr)
  • Clinical Observation III (54 hr)
  • Total (405 hr)

Spring Semester

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion IV (90 hr)
  • Western Medical Terminology (45 hr)
  • Western Medical Diagnostics (120 hr)
  • TCM Classic: Jin Gui Yao Lue (45 hr)
  • Standard Chinese II (36 hr)
  • Clinical Observation IV (90 hr)
  • Total (426 hr)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion V (45 hr)
  • Laboratory Medicine and Medical Imaging (90 hr)
  • TCM Classic: Shang Han Lun (45 hr)
  • Clinical Mgmt and Communications Skills (45 hr)
  • First Aid and CPR (45 hr)
  • Medicinal Dietary Therapy (45 hr)
  • Standard Chinese III (54 hr)
  • Clinical Observation (90 hr)
  • Total (459 hr)

Spring Semester

  • Ancient Medical Literature (45 hr)
  • TCM EENT Specialty (45 hr)
  • TCM Classic: Wen Bing Xue (45 hr)
  • Integration of TCM and Western Medicine (45 hr)
  • Special Clinical Case Studies (90 hr)
  • TCM Orthopedics (45 hr)
  • Standard Chinese IV (54 hr)
  • Clinical Observation (90 hr)
  • Total (459 hr)

Fifth Year

  • Clinical Observation (104 hr)
  • Final Practicum (1000 hr)
  • Heat Sensitive Moxibustion (200 hr)
  • Preparation for Licensing Examinations
  • Total (1304 hr)

Total Program Hours: 4565
Total Clinical Hours: 1500

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