Since its inception in 2005, the Master’s of Acupuncture Studies program has combined rigorous academic instruction and early clinical exposure to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Chinese medical theory and the ancient and modern uses of acupuncture. Highlights of this accredited 3-year program include:
• Extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and 5 element acupuncture with a basic introduction to Japanese acupuncture, Channel acupuncture, Traditional Korean Medicine, and Shonishin
• A strong focus on Western biomedicine courses—including Physiological Medicine, Disease Management and Prevention, and Issues in Primary Care Medicine— that provide students with a strong knowledge of medical terminology, the physiological roots of disease, and prepare graduates to communicate effectively with other medical professionals
• Clinical exposure beginning from day one which culminates in an intensive clinical internship during the final 14 months of the program, allowing students to accumulate over 600 hours of experience treating patients
• A strong focus on integrating meditation into one’s acupuncture practice which helps students develop self-awareness, focus, clarity, and equanimity and allows students to develop another tool to use when treating their patients
• Two practice management courses during which students create a formal business plan to guide their own professional practice and develop the business skills necessary to implement it
Graduates of the 123-credit Acupuncture Studies program are eligible to meet board exam testing requirements in states that accept National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) board exams, and those that require diplomate status. Since the Won Institute’s first graduating class in 2008, over 93% of the program’s graduates have passed the national board exams and are licensed to practice acupuncture.
Won Institute is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
International Student Requirements:
Bachelors Degree equivalency determined by international vetting agency such as World Education Services. Students that graduated from an international college that did not teach in English are required to take the TOEFL exam.