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Graduate School of Oriental Medicine

New York College's Graduate School of Oriental Medicine offers a 185 credit, ten trimester, program in Oriental Medicine. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Professional Studies/ Master of Science degree in Health Sciences/ Oriental Medicine. This Oriental Medicine program was the first in New York to be approved by the State Education Department and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing Oriental Medicine practitioners.

Oriental Medicine combines Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to treat patients' illnesses as well as to maintain optimum health. The program is rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which facilitates the body's natural healing processes.

Students in this program will be prepared for careers as licensed Acupuncturists while gaining the knowledge necessary to integrate herbal remedies with Acupuncture for a truly holistic practice.

Course of StudyThe Oriental Medicine curriculum provides for the close integration...

The Oriental Medicine curriculum provides for the close integration of courses in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Student practitioners learn early in their studies the most effective way to combine these modalities and provide patients with the best treatment for their condition.

In keeping with the College's philosophy of integrating Holistic and Western medicine, the curriculum also includes courses in Asian Bodywork and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as Western bio and clinical sciences, pharmacology, Western and Eastern nutrition and holistic techniques and methods.

Required training in T'ai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong or Yoga helps Oriental Medicine students better understand how their bodies function, thereby enhancing their ability to diagnose and treat their patients.

Financial Aid, Tuition & ScholarshipNew York College is committed to providing students...

New York College is committed to providing students in the Oriental Medicine Program with all necessary means to assist them in succeeding in school and in their goal of becoming holistic practitioners. The College offer Financial Aid packages and Scholarships for qualified students. All students are provided with the option of installment plans to help with tuition payments.

Clinical EducationA thorough grounding in academics is essential to any health care...

Introduction to clinic/ Observation/Assistant/ Internships / Case studies

A thorough grounding in academics is essential to any health care practitioner, but technical skill is only the beginning. Our Oriental Medicine faculty teaches the importance of partnership - with the patient and with other members of the Holistic medical team as well as Western medical professionals. Both students and patients benefit from this approach. It is one of the reasons New York College places a high premium on internships. Each Oriental Medicine student will spend 1,065 supervised hours in our Academic Health Care Teaching Clinic. There, they will talk with patients about their concerns, work with faculty to diagnosis and treat illness and educate patients on making healthy lifestyle choices.

FacultyOne of the major benefits of our Graduate School of Oriental medicine...

One of the major benefits of our Graduate School of Oriental medicine is our faculty, many of whom were trained in China, as well as the United States and Europe. Faculty members are actively engaged in practice, have research experience, and are eager to share their knowledge and experience with students to bring out each student's full potential.

Licensing & National CertificationThe New York College Oriental Medicine Program...

The New York College Oriental Medicine Program requirements exceed the certification and licensing requirements set forth by the appropriate regulatory bodies. Graduates of this program are well prepared for NCCAOM national certification exams in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine which is required by New York State for Licensure in Acupuncture. With efforts to implement state licensing for Herbalists gaining momentum, graduates of this program will enjoy a distinct advantage in being prepared for the required exams that licensure will entail.

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