Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Ready to help others? Join the next generation of healers and leaders in acupuncture at the College of Eastern Medicine (CEM) at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). As an SCU acupuncture student, you will learn how to improve patient outcomes by treating the whole person.

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Discover the Beauty of Eastern Medicine

Pioneering Program

The first WASC-accredited Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program in the country, SCU’s innovative and ACAOM** approved degree program will help you get where you’re going faster. Unlike most other acupuncture doctorates, this program does not require a master’s degree as a prerequisite.

Integrative Health Care

Join a community of healers dedicated to advancing health care. In the DAOM program, you will train to become an integrative practitioner with students from all disciplines, so you’ll be prepared to work in a dynamic team environment.

Education That Meets You Where You Are

Become a Leader in Your Community

A Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine leads to exciting career opportunities that keep you inspired and engaged for a lifetime. Whether you want to be your own boss or work for a leading health care organization, a DAOM can help get you there.

Realize Your Dream

Being an acupuncturist isn’t a job. It’s a calling. Learn how to be a healer and find out how you can make a lasting difference, one patient at a time.

Unparalleled Student Experiences

  • Pursue your passion with in-depth research and a capstone project.
  • Choose from several specialization areas.
  • Integrate classical acupuncture texts with modern medicine and research.
  • Network with like-minded individuals in an inter-professional educational program.

Take the First Step Today

Getting a quality education doesn’t have to be so hard. Three years, ten terms — we’re ready when you are.

Apply Now or call (800) 221-5222

**The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program of the College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences is not accredited or pre-accredited (candidacy) by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM accredited or candidate program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or candidacy for professional licensure or other purposes.
The program was approved by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, which is located at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, telephone: 510-748-9001.
This program is ACAOM approved by and eligible for ACAOM accreditation and the College of Eastern Medicine at the Southern California University of Health Sciences is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM candidacy/accreditation for the program. However, the College of Eastern Medicine can provide no assurance that candidacy or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.

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