Take The First Step to Becoming a Doctor of Acupuncture
National University’s Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) program offers a comprehensive curriculum in acupuncture coupled with training in how to balance an Eastern medicine approach with Western medicine.
Students have the opportunity to bundle the Master of Acupuncture (MAc) degree with the Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) degree and automatically earn their masters degree along the way!
Now is the perfect time to take the first step in your journey to earning your Doctor of Acupuncture —fill out the form to your right to request more info today!
“The education that I received from National University has helped me to look at each patient from not only an eastern but also a western health perspective. The faculty-to-student ratio was great. I liked the intimate classroom setting. You really got lots of one-on-one time with teachers and lots of time for class questions.”
– Ryan Secor, MSAc
“There’s a good dynamic of people in the program that come from medical backgrounds versus people from sociological backgrounds like myself, as well as people from philosophical backgrounds. It all opens people’s minds to absorb teachings from another culture and apply them to our own culture effectively.”
– Tobias Donaker, MSAc
Kickstart a Rewarding Career as an Acupuncturist
The career outlook for acupuncture practitioners has never been brighter—meaning there has never been a better time to invest in your terminal acupuncture degree.
Becoming a Doctor of Acupuncture will help you enhance patient care and confidence, and may also better qualify you for top-level positions at hospitals, integrative medical clinics, pain management clinics, and more
4 in 10 Americans Use Complementary Medicine
Nearly 4 in 10 Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture.
$89,600 Mean Annual Wage
The average mean annual wage for diagnosing and treating acupuncture practitioners is $89,600 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
42% Hospitals Offering CAM Provide Acupuncture
Acupuncture is increasingly becoming part of the main health care industry and many hospitals and treatment centers across the United States are incorporating integrative medicine practices. In fact, 42% of the hospitals offering complementary and alternative medicine now provide acupuncture as an outpatient service to their patients.
Why Earn Your Doctor of Acupuncture Degree at National?
For more than 110 years, NUHS has been the leader in integrative teaching, training and treatment. What makes us different?
Collaborative Learning Opportunities
At NUHS, students have the opportunity to study in an integrative learning environment alongside students in the chiropractic and naturopathic programs where they share classes, labs, and clinical experiences. This better prepares students for a future in integrated healthcare settings.
Students in the Doctor of Acupuncture program at NUHS have the option to earn a second degree, Chiropractic or Naturopathic, through dual enrollment. This not only allows students to save time and money, but also helps expand career options and increase earning potential.
Acupuncture Reinforced with Science and Anatomy
National University of Health Sciences is one of the few DAc programs in the world that incorporates human cadaver dissection into the curriculum. Students gain a deeper understanding of the anatomical structures their acupuncture needle is stimulating and which depths can be accessed.
In addition to receiving highest level of licensure-qualifying training and parity with other health care professionals, a DAc degree further enhances patient confidence that their care and treatment are handled and administered by a practitioner with a terminal degree.
Apprentice with Expert Faculty
Faculty at National University are international leaders in the field, committed to training students in the treatment methods and philosophies of traditional herbal medicine.
That’s why our Acupuncture programs incorporate apprentice-style learning so that students can learn via direction transmission of knowledge and skills from our faculty members.
Earn Your Doctor of Acupuncture Degree from a Top Acupuncture School and Enhance Patience Confidence with a Terminal Degree!
Big City. Big Opportunities.
The Chicagoland area is home to one of the largest health care communities in the country with over 120 hospitals and hundreds of area clinics, giving you countless opportunities to pursue a career in complementary and alternative medicine.
Prior to graduating from our acupuncture degree program, students will have the opportunity to take advantage of unique internship opportunities.
Our large integrative care clinic and extensive Chinese herbal dispensary ensures outstanding clinical training. Our gross anatomy laboratory allows you to learn western anatomy and eastern meridian theory through hands-on dissection of a human cadaver.
You will also have access to the on-campus James F. Winterstein Library, one of the region’s largest health science libraries, and modern classrooms utilizing state-of-the-art technology such as interactive video and SMART boards—giving you the tools and experience you need for a successful career in acupuncture!
Experience the NUHS Difference for Yourself!
We believe in bringing together professionals from a broad range of medical specialties for the benefit of patients and the healthcare industry as a whole. By earning a Doctor of Acupuncture degree from NUHS, you’ll be ideally suited for the growing number of integrative practice opportunities.
If you’re passionate about pursuing a future career in acupuncture, it’s time to take the next step—earning your degree from a top acupuncture school. Contact us today!