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Doctor of Acupuncture Completion
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Doctor of Acupuncture Completion

The Doctor of Acupuncture Completion (DAc-C) program is now available to those who have completed a masters degree in Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine. The DAc-C program can be completed in three terms or one full year of study.

Locations: Illinois

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Quick and Convenient Program

The DAc-C program can be completed in three terms or one year of study. It is offered completely online in an asynchronous format which allows students to adapt the program in a more convenient schedule to finish each term in the allotted time frame, to stay on track and complete in one year.

Apprentice with Expert Faculty

Faculty at National University are international leaders, committed to training students in the treatment methods and philosophies of the field of Acupuncture.

NUHS Alumni Benefits

NUHS graduates of the acupuncture or oriental medicine master’s programs, will be eligible to receive advanced standing for two courses (Doctoral Advanced Seminar 1 & 2) in the DAc-C curriculum. This will reduce the total credits for the program to 23 hours.

Doctor of Acupuncture Completion Students Succeed at National University

At National, students are not just learning how to treat a disease or a symptom, they’re looking for ways to restore health and to help the body heal itself, to restore the healing process.

Because I chose to study chiropractic medicine at NUHS, I'm not only able to become a well-rounded chiropractic physician but I am also better prepared for the overall future of health care - Victoria Martinez

Acupuncture Licensure

To practice as an acupuncturist or an Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, students must pass the licensing examinations conducted by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM). Currently, 47 states plus the District of Columbia require the passage of the ACAHM examinations or ACAHM certification as a prerequisite for licensure.

Students must also apply for licensure in the state in which they plan to practice. Each state regulatory board carries unique requirements for licensure. Students are responsible to become familiar with the state licensing requirements through their state licensing board. Visit for more information. Additionally, licensed practitioners must also check continuing education requirements for license renewal with their state licensing board.

The professional organizations representing acupuncturists and oriental medicine practitioners include the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM).

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