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aaaom_massage_certificateThe Chinese Tuina massage program is a 41-credit, 660-hour certificate program and is designed to run three total trimesters, with fifteen weeks per trimester. The purpose of this program is to train professional Tuina massage therapists to restore, promote, and maintain health through Tuina manipulations with a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology. This program meets the standards that enable students to successfully take the Asian Bodywork Therapy diplomate exam of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

First Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
TN1101 TCM Theory 60 4 4
TN1102 TCM Pathology 30 2 2
TN1103 Meridians & Points I 60 4 4
TN1104 Anatomy & Physiology I 30 2 2
TN1105 Introduction to Tuina 15 1 1
Total 195 13 13

Second Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
TN2101 TCM Diagnostics I 30 2 2
TN2102 TCM Diagnostics II 30 2 2
TN2103 Meridians & Points II 60 4 4
TN2104 Anatomy & Physiology II 30 2 2
TN2105 Anatomy & Physiology III 60 4 4
TN2106 Tuina Techniques 30 2 2
TN2107 Clinic Observation 30 1 2
Total 270 17 18

Third Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
TN3101 Tuina in Internal Medicine 30 2 2
TN3102 Tuina in Sports Medicine 45 3 3
TN3103 Tuina in Pediatrics 30 2 2
TN3104 Tuina for Health Maintenance 15 1 1
TN3105 Practice Management &
Ethical & Professional Issues
15 1 1
TN3106 Clinic Practice 60 2 4
Total 195 11 13

The program totals 660 hours, with 570 didactic hours and 90 clinic hours.

 

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