Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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

Gain the knowledge and experience needed to live your dream and advance your career through a combination of SCU’s industry-leading faculty, innovative course design, and exceptional clinical experiences.

Apply Now or call (877) 434-7757
Program Length: 10 trimesters | 3.33 years
Start Term: Fall
Cost: $10,822/trimester*

Free Webinar: SCU Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Student Panel Webinar July 20th 3pm PST

Find out how actual SCU students are using our Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine program to give themselves a leg-up as healers in the ever-competitive healthcare industry. Our panel of students will go over SCU’s innovative and ACAOM** approved degree program completion program. This webinar will also feature Dr. Jenny Yu, Chair of the DACM program; she will help cover what to expect as a student at SCU while also going deeper into program outlines, key features of the program, and many other details that will be of great value to prospective students.

If you cannot attend, register anyway and we will send the recording afterward.

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Discover the Beauty of Eastern Medicine

Pioneering Program

The first WASC-accredited Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) 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 masters degree as a prerequisite.

Integrative Health Care

Join a community of healers dedicated to advancing health care. In the DACM 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 Chinese 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 healthcare organization, a DACM 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.

Prepare for Licensure

SCU’s Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is the only Doctor of Acupuncture approved by the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). Graduates are prepared to become licensed acupuncturists in the United States.

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 (877) 434-7757

*Tuition rates are subject to change and may not be reflected on this website or other SCU materials. Please contact us for the most updated information. For a complete listing of SCU fees, please refer to the academic catalog.

**The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted accreditation to Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) professional doctor program in English under applicable ACAOM standards effective 24 February 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at:
ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068;

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