New York College Graduate School of Oriental Medicine offers combined Bachelor/Master degree programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine combined.) Both programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners. In February 2014 ACAOM reaffirmed the College's Masters Degree programs accreditation for the maximum seven (7) years.
Oriental Medicine dates back more than 2,000 years to ancient China. Today, holistic health care is an extension of ancient Oriental Medicine - based on natural and minimally-invasive healing arts that focus on balance and movement of energy within the body. When it comes to health care, Americans want choices. More often they are requesting some form of holistic medicine to complement their Western treatments and medications. But the criteria for deciding upon a practitioner remain the same as for conventional medicine - the quality of the technical skills to diagnose and treat.
Students of the Graduate School of Oriental Medicine learn and practice those skills at New York College, in programs that are among the most in-depth in the nation. Our students are well prepared for the national certification exams which are recognized by New York State for licensure, and they will have a wide range of career options in both private and public health care.
New York College is committed to offering quality programs in health, science and the arts. The mission of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Programs has three main components.
Education: To provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to become expert practitioners in the fields of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. To provide the knowledge and skills to enhance the health, wellness and quality of life in the larger community, and to develop educational materials to achieve that same purpose.
Service: To provide Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine clinical and pharmacological services to the community as a complement to the programs of professional education. To provide services and products to the community that complement the programs offered by the College.
Research: To develop and implement with outside parties new product development in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, wellness and quality of life products.
Purposes and Educational Objectives
In support of the College's mission, the Masters degree programs of the Graduate School of Oriental Medicine have the following educational objectives:
- To provide students with the knowledge, skills and professionalism to become highly qualified practitioners in Acupuncture and/or Oriental Medicine.
- To enable students to be fully capable of obtaining employment in their health care field.
- To prepare students to be capable of passing the licensure and/or certification exams required to become a licensed or certified practitioner in New York State.
- To develop in students a sense of ethical responsibility in the therapist-client dynamic and with fellow practitioners.
- To provide students with an appreciation for continued learning throughout their professional careers.