Master of Science in Acupuncture

A Distinctive Curriculum

Our 121-credit hour program immerses students in the same comprehensive training as in the oriental medicine program, with less focus on the study of Chinese herbal medicine.

Acupuncture students at National University receive a thorough curriculum in topics like meridian theory, point location and oriental medical diagnosis. They also learn fundamental biomedical science and modern medical diagnostics including coursework in radiology, pathology, physiology, microbiology and public health.

Quick Facts on Acupuncture Styles

Flag of Japan Japanese Acupuncture stresses meridian palpation and acupressure, and uses thinner needles.

Flag of Korea Korean Acupuncture often uses only four needles, and treatment focuses on extremities like hands or ears.

Flag of Taiwan Tung Acupuncture originated in Taiwan, and works great on musculoskeletal problems.

Flag of China Chinese Acupuncture is the traditional foundation for all styles, and larger needles are inserted over a wider area.


Six Competencies

At National University, we base our entire curriculum for all professional degrees on helping students achieve what we have identified as the Six Competencies. The Six Competencies provide a comprehensive education in health care that will benefit our graduates in their future professional careers. Learn more »


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