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oriental medicine

A Distinctive Curriculum

The 167.5-credit hour program provides comprehensive training in the five branches of oriental medicine. The program covers the history, theory and philosophy of oriental medicine as well as rigorous training in diagnosis and treatment planning. Students will also graduate with a solid foundation in the basic sciences of western medicine, having developed skills necessary for integrative and collaborative practice in health care settings of their choosing. 

Students learn oriental medical diagnosis, point location and needling, treatment strategies, Chinese herbal medicine, as well as a rich exposure to oriental healing arts such as Tui Na, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, moxibustion, cupping, and more. 

Our oriental medicine students not only receive a thorough curriculum in their arts, but also learn fundamental biomedical science and modern medical diagnostics including coursework in radiology, pathology, physiology, microbiology, and public health. Students will also be prepared for the business and practical realities of their professional career through our no-nonsense business program. 

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 »