Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Masters of Acupuncture


4646 E Ft. Lowell Rd Ste 103

Tucson, AZ 85712

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Tui Na, Acupuncture

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Programs We offer two Master’s degrees and a certificate: the Master’s Degree in Acupuncture (M.Ac.) the Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.) the Certificate in Asian Bodywork Therapy / Tuina (Cert. A.B.T./Tuina) For our graduating students, we also offer: the China Program The Master’s in Acupuncture Program (M.Ac.) The Master’s Degree in Acupuncture Program provides the foundational knowledge and skill in Traditional Chinese Medicine needed to pass the national (NCCAOM) acupuncture certifying examination, become licensed in Arizona and many other states, and work competently as a L.Ac. in private practice. The M.Ac. Degree includes the A.B.T./Tuina Certificate course work. The M.Ac. Degree requires 3 academic years of full-time study. Students are in classroom and clinic 44 weeks a year. Total program hours: 2,626. Owing to the primary role of herbology in Chinese medicine, we strongly encourage students to prefer the M.Ac.O.M. degree. We find that many of our students choose to complete the M.Ac. Degree, pass their boards and start their practices, and then return to school to study herbs and complete their M.Ac.O.M. Degree. Recognizing that there are other traditions of acupuncture and Oriental medicine besides TCM, we introduce students to several ways of practicing acupuncture, including auriculo-therapy, Master Tong’s acupuncture and 5-Element acupuncture. We encourage our teachers and students to draw on a common core of knowledge, and also to find in direct, personal experience what serves best in this time and place. We respect the master teachers of old; we also accept that the Source of Truth which inspired them continues to be directly available to us, informing and guiding us as we develop and express our talents through the remarkable medium of Chinese medicine


The degree programs follow the core curriculum of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). The ABT/Tuina certificate program follows the core curriculum of the Association for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 16.42 USD

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