Why National University?
Our History and Standards Benefit You
We’ve been offering degrees in natural health care since 1906. We’ve trained thousands of successful physicians and health care practitioners and we have the knowledge and expertise to train you.
High admission standards and a rigorous program means you can be proud to be a student here, and more importantly, confident in your ability to practice after graduation.
Our Philosophy Prepares You for the Future
We believe in bringing together practitioners from a broad range of medical specialties for the benefit of patients and the health care industry. We’ve built our education on an evidenced-based, broad scope curriculum that puts patients at the center of care.
Because we train you in an integrative learning environment, you’ll be prepared for the future of integrated health care. With a degree from National University, you will be able to take advantage of new opportunities in integrative care clinics, hospitals and innovative private practices.
Our Oriental Medicine Program
The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Degree (MSOM) is a 167.5-credit-hour program that can be earned in nine trimesters and incorporates acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in a classical curriculum. We also offer a Master of Science in Acupuncture Degree (MSAc), a 121-credit-hour program that can be earned in seven trimesters.
Both programs incorporate cadaver dissection into acupuncture and meridian studies. The anatomy curriculum encourages the study of the relationship between acupuncture points and the human anatomy.
As a student in either the acupuncture or oriental medicine program at National University, you will receive early clinical exposure with experienced clinicians. In addition to our large campus clinic, you will also have the opportunity to take advantage of unique internship opportunities such as in the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinic for veterans or the rotations at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Chicago.
National University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools: 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500; Chicago, IL 60604-1413; 800-621-7440; 312-263-0456. The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM): 14502 Greenview Drive, Suite 300B, Laurel, MD 20708; 301-313-0855; fax 310-313-0912
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school
Locale: Large Suburb
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