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Master’s of Acupuncture (M.Ac)

The total master’s degree program curriculum of 2430 hours (136 credits) includes 1020 hours of didactic instruction on foundations and acupuncture,  630 hours of biomedical-related material, and 780 hours of clinical observation and experience. The full-time program is designed to run nine total trimesters, with fifteen weeks per trimester. The maximum time for program completion is six years, taking eight credits per trimester minimum.  

This program is designed to prepare graduates to take and pass the national board exam, as well as meeting all requirements for acupuncture licensure in the state of Minnesota.
There has been a demand for a degree program which enables students to
receive the benefits of AAAOM’s authentic TCM training and first-class
faculty, while allowing them to enter the work force in the shortest time
possible.
The primary difference between the new 3-year MAc program and the
current 4-year Master of Oriental Medicine (MAOM) program is that Chinese
herbal medicine courses are required for the MAOM degree, but are electives
in the MAc program.

COURSE CURRICULUM

First Year
First Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC1101 TCM Theory 60 4 4
AC1102 Meridians 30 2 2
AC1103 TCM & Chinese Culture 30 2 2
AC1104 Anatomy & Physiology I 60 4 4
AC1105 Western Medical Terminology 30 2 2
AC1106 Surface Anatomy 30 2 2
AC1107 Tai Chi 30 2 2
AC1108 Clinical Observation I 60 2 4
  Total 330 20 22

Second Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC1201 TCM Diagnostics I/II 60 4 4
AC1202 Point Location I 60 4 4
AC1203 TCM Pathology 30 2 2
AC1204 Anatomy & Physiology II 60 4 4
AC1205 Microbiology 30 2 2
AC1206 Healing Qi Gong 30 2 2
AC1208 Clinic Observation II 60 2 4
  Total 330 20 22
         

Third Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC1301 TCM Diagnostics III 60 4 4
AC1302 Point Location II 60 4 4
AC1303   Western Medical Pathology 60 4 4
AC1304 OSHA/CNT 15 1 1
AC1305 Dietary Therapy & Nutrition 30 2 2
AC1308 Clinic Observation III 60 2 4
  Total 285 17 19

Second Year
First Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC2101 Acupuncture Techniques 60 4 4
AC2102 Acupuncture Prescriptions 60 4 4
AC2103 Western Pharmacology 30 2 2
AC2104 Applied Acupuncture Points 30 2 2
AC2105 Western Physical Assessment 60 4 4
AC2106 CPR/F.A. 15 1 1
  Total 255 17 17

Second Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC2201 Classical Needling Techniques 30 2 2
AC2202 Modern Needling Techniques 30 2 2
AC2203 Lab Data Reading 30 2 2
AC2204 Medical Tuina 30 2 2
AC2205 Clinical Practice I 120 4 8
   Total 240  12 16
         

Third Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC2301 Microacupuncture Systems 60 4 4
AC2302 Western Internal Medicine 60 4 4
AC2303 Pediatric Tuina 30 2 2
AC2305 Clinical Practice II 120 4 8
         
  Total 270 14 18

Third Year
First Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC3101 Medical Referral 30 2 2
AC3102 Western Gynecology/Pediatrics 30 2 2
AC3103 Acupuncture Therapeutics I 60 4 4
AC3105   Clinical Practice III 120 4 8
   Total 240 12 16
         
         

Second Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC3201 Biomedicine Case Analysis 30 2 2
AC3202 Acupuncture Therapeutics II 60 4 4
AC3203 Acupuncture Counseling 30 2 2
AC3205 Clinical Practice IV 120 4 8
  Total 240 12 16
         

Third Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
AC3301 Ethics, Legal & Professional Issues 30 2 2
AC3302 Case-Based TCM Foundation 30 2 2
AC3303 Practice Management 30 2 2
AC3304 Acupuncture Board Review 30 2 2
AC3305 Clinical Practice V 120 4 8
  Total 240 12 16
  Program total 2430 136  

 

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