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Courses Of Study – Acupuncture Program (BPS/MS)

  /  Courses Of Study – Acupuncture Program (BPS/MS)

Acupuncture Program (BPS/MS)

This 145 credit, nine trimester program leads to a Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Science degree in Health Science/Acupuncture. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCCAOM Acupuncture certification exams which are recognized by New York State for licensure in Acupuncture.

YEAR I - 48 CREDITS/870 HOURS
 
Trimester I – 14 or 21 credits/255 or 375 Hours 
Surface Anatomy 4
 Fundamental Theory of Oriental Medicine 3
 Channels & Points I 4
 Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine 2
 Introduction to Physical Arts 1
 Anatomy & Physiology I (IF NECESSARY) (4)
 Chemistry for the Health Sciences (IF NECESSARY) (3)
  
 Trimester II – 16 or 20 credits/285 or 360 Hours 
 Biochemistry 3
 OM Diagnostic Methods 3
 OM Pattern ID, Pathomechanisms & Treatment Principles I 3
Channels & Points II 4
Asian Bodywork I (Amma/Shiatsu/Tuina)2
Physical Arts I1
Anatomy & Physiology II (IF NECESSARY)4
  
 Trimester III – 18 credits/330 Hours 
 Neurology 3
 Pathophysiology I 3
 OM Pattern ID, Pathomechanisms & Treatment Principles II 3
Channels & Points III4
OM Palpatory Assessment2
Asian Bodywork II (Amma/Shiatsu/Tui Na)2
Physical Arts II1
YEAR II - 52 CREDITS/990 HOURS
 
 Trimester IV – 18 credits/345 Hours 
 Western Nutrition 3
 Pathophysiology II 3
 TCM Internal Medicine I 3
 Acupuncture Techniques I 2
 Acupuncture Points Review 2
 Introduction to Clinic 2
 Clinic Grand Rounds I 2
 Physical Arts III 1
  
Trimester V – 17 credits/300 Hours 
TCM Internal Medicine II3
Medical Microbiology & Immunology4
Patient Assessment I3
Health Psychology3
Acupuncture Techniques II & New Methods2
Clinic Grand Rounds II2
  
Trimester VI – 17 credits/345 Hours 
Patient Assessment II4
Medical Ethics2
Eastern Nutrition2
 TCM Gynecology & Male Reproductive Disorders 3
Clinical Skills Review1
Clinic Assistantship3
Acupuncture Technique III (Microsystems)2
— Clinic Entrance Exam — 
YEAR III - 45 CREDITS/975 HOURS
 
Trimester VII – 16 credits/345 Hours 
Pharmacology3
Internal Medicine I3
Japanese Acupuncture Diagnostic Methods2
Acupuncture Clinic I6
Clinical Analysis & Case Histories I2
  
Trimester VIII – 16 credits/345 Hours 
Internal Medicine II3
Research Data & Methodology3
Japanese Acupuncture Techniques2
Acupuncture Clinic II6
Clinical Analysis & Case Histories II2
  
Trimester IX – 13 credits/285 Hours 
Electives3
Practice Management2
Acupuncture Clinic III6
Clinical Analysis & Case Histories III2
— Clinic Exit Exam — 
  
  
Total credits145