The Acupuncture program combines well planned academic course work with broad clinical experiences, leading to a Master’s level Acupuncture Certificate. The fixed schedule provides students a clear path to their educational goals and ensures all requirements are met to take the National Board Examinations.
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 examinations 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 a comprehensive treatment plan. This is the style taught today, in China, at Universities of Chinese Medicine and practiced in their affiliated teaching hospitals.
Internships are designed to build knowledge and skills to fine-tune patient/healer relationships. Midwest College delivered over 14,000 individual treatments in 2014. Internship begins immediately and continues each and every quarter of enrollment. After completing the program, graduates are confident in their ability as Acupuncture practitioners that can 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 graduates are qualified for licensure in the Midwest.
The minimum completion time for the Acupuncture program is only 30 months. To complete the program in the minimum time frame, students attend classes on Saturdays 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. These time frames are based upon students who begin in the Fall. For more information about how starting in Winter, Spring, Summer, or the Accelerated Start program will effect your graduation date, click here.
What You Earn
Graduates of the Midwest College’s Acupuncture program receive Master’s level Certification in Acupuncture. Graduates are qualified to sit for all examinations given by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM, and meet the requirements for licensure in Illinois, Wisconsin and many other states.
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