Maryland University of Integrative Health

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs


Office of Graduate Admissions

7750 Montpelier Road

Laurel, MD 20723

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Maryland University of Integrative Health's two-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs integrates Five Element constitutional diagnosis into an understanding of classical Chinese medicine and the practice of Chinese herbal medicine, and traces the history of ideas in Chinese herbal medicine from the classics to contemporary use. The study of Chinese herbs includes an in-depth treatment of Chinese physiology, both the Zang Fu dynamics, as well as the primary channels and secondary vessels.

This 37-credit program provides a deep and thorough understanding of Chinese herbs and formulas in the didactic component. The expanded clinical training, consisting of 210 hours, includes direct diagnostic calibration, treatment planning, and extensive practical dispensary training. The program is designed for licensed acupuncturists and students who have competed core courses in MUIH's Master of Acupuncture program.

Program Highlights:

  • Unique in the nation for its integration of Five Element constitutional perspectives, classical Chinese medicine, Eight Principle diagnosis, and Zang Fu pattern differentiation
  • Features highly experienced faculty and practitioners. Nationally and internationally recognized guest lecturers have included Jeffrey Yuen, Heiner Fruehauff, Andrew Ellis, Stephen Cowan and Thea Elijah
  • Enhanced specialty focus in second year includes pediatrics, oncology, gynecology, gastroenterology, ENT, dermatology, neurology, and rheumatology
  • Prepares graduates to sit for the Chinese herbology certification offered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Eligible for federal financial aid


Maryland University of Integrative Health is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university's graduate degrees and certificates are endorsed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large Suburb

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