Acupuncture courses have been integrated into the academic systems even at university level. One such university is the Bastyr University School of acupuncture & oriental medicine.
The acupuncture programs offered in this school are degree and non-degree. These courses are
Combined bachelor/ Master of Science in acupuncture (BS/ MSA)
Combined bachelor/ Master of Science in acupuncture & oriental medicine (BS / MSAOM)
Master of Science in acupuncture (MSA)
Master of Science in acupuncture & oriental medicine (MSAOM)
Certificate in Chinese herbal medicine.
The Bastyr University prepares students to work with practitioners of conventional western medicine and have given a comprehensive approach to acupuncture and oriental medicine. They make sure that students become highly qualified practitioners with clinical training and well informed on the Western health care disciplines. After their training the can train and inform health care practitioners on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) There is a combination of the Chinese medicine and western modern medicine which are taught as acupuncture courses by the Bastyr university. The programs are inspired by natural health care practice in china.
CERTIFICATE IN CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE.
The length of this program takes about 30 months which are sub-divided in 10 academic quarters. The total cost of the program is about $ 40,105.the US Department of Standard occupational classification code states that the students and ready for health care practitioners and technical workers or acupuncturist as a practice.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE (MSAOM)
The qualifications required for this course are one should be a holder of a bachelors degree, one should have attained a grade c or good in prerequisite course work and lastly, one should have experience with acupuncture. The program takes 3 Â½ years in full time; for part time the degree should be completed within 6 years. After the course the career opportunities available for the graduates include being a licensed acupuncturist in private practice, an acupuncturist working in international health, a writer on TCM topics and a sports medicine specialist.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACUPUNCTURE (MSA)
The qualification needed for this course is to be a holder of bachelors degree. The length of the course duration is 3 years full time. The career opportunities available are licensed acupuncturist in private practice, an acupuncturist working in international health, a writer on TCM topics and a sports medicine specialist.
Combined bachelor/ Master of Science in acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (BS / MSAOM) and combined bachelor/ Master of Science in acupuncture (BS/ MSA)
The main qualifications to this program are the completion of 90 quarter credits, a minimum 2.75 GPA and grade c or proficiency and science requirement courses.
The school however doesn’t offer online courses as they like to supervise their students and ensure they have the best quality of education available. One should not be worried about the license after joining the acupuncture courses as the program is recognized in 44 states within the US.