Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


Master 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.

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: 3 years
Start Terms: Fall
Fixed Rate Tuition: $297/unit*

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Oriental Medicine Pattern Differentiation Graduates will evaluate and analyze the pathogenesis of syndromes through the application of Oriental Medicine theories and diagnostic methods
  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapies Graduates will evaluate the patient in order to prescribe and perform acupuncture and related Oriental Medicine therapies.
  • Herbal TherapyGraduates will evaluate patients, perform and prescribe herbal formulas and modifications.
  • Biomedical Diagnosis and Treatment Graduates will integrate biomedicine and diagnostic studies into clinical practices and referrals.
  • Information Literacy Graduates will appraise and apply historical and scientific information into clinical practice.
  • Communication Graduates will effectively communicate verbally, non-verbally, and in written form.
  • Professionalism Graduates will demonstrate leadership, integrity, and respect for all, and actively engage in ethical, moral, and legal standards of the profession.
  • Inter-Professional Integration Graduates will integrate and collaborate with other health care professionals to improve patient outcomes.

Employment Settings

  • Practice (joint or solo)
  • Multidisciplinary Health Centers
  • Wellness Centers
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Universities
  • Pain Centers
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Corporate Health
  • Worker’s Compensation Provider
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Sports Team Acupuncturist

Skills You Will Develop

  • Life Long Learning
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Service Focus
  • Appreciation of Individual and Cultural Diversity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supervision of Others
  • Effective Oral & Written Communication
  • Time Management
  • Leadership
  • Personal and Professional Growth and Maturity
  • Reason-Based Use of Science and Evidence in Practice
  • Person-Centered Condition Management
  • Illness Prevention and Wellness Focus
  • Problem Solving
  • Diagnostic Skills
Apply Now or call (877) 434-7757

*Tuition rate reflected above represents the fixed rate for a student entering during the 2018-2019 academic year. 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.

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