The Acupuncture program combines well planned academic course work with broad clinical experiences, leading to a Masters level Acupuncture certificate. The fixed schedule provides students a clear path to their educational goals.
For prospective students who want to concentrate on the practice of Acupuncture, graduates of this program can successfully treat many pain related syndromes and rehabilitative conditions. Students of this program learn both meridian based and Zang Fu based treatment styles and well as electro-acupuncture. Tui Na (Chinese massage) and other modalities of Chinese medicine are taught as Accessory techniques. Graduates of this program who pass the required board examination are eligible for licensure in both Illinois and Wisconsin.
Education focuses on the “Zang Fu” system of physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment strategy. Traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis aid the graduate in formulating and comprehensive treatment plan. This is the style taught today, in China, at Universities of Chinese Medicine and practiced in their affiliated teaching hospitals.
Internship is designed to build knowledge and skills and to fine-tune patient/healer sensitivities. Midwest College delivered over 14,000 individual treatments in 2011. Internship begins immediately and continues each quarter. After completing the program, graduates are confident in their ability as Acupuncture practitioners to address the full spectrum of conditions seen in practice.
Hours of Training/ Length of Education
The total hours in the Acupuncture program are 143.2 quarter credit hours or 2,088 clock hours. Additional internship hours and courses may be needed for licensure in some states. However graduate are qualified for licensure in the Midwest.
The minimum completion time for the Acupuncture program is only two and a half years (3 academic years). To complete in the minimum time frame, students attend classes on Saturday and a minimum of two evenings per week. Students have up to four and a half years to complete the program on a part-time basis.
What You Earn
Graduates of the Midwest College’s Acupuncture program receive Master’s level certification and are qualified to sit for the examinations given by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) which lead to Acupuncture Certification and meet the requirements for a license in Illinois, Wisconsin and many other states.
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