Yo San University offers the following degree programs:

  1. Master of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (MAcCHM): This 4-year program focuses on acupuncture and Chinese medicine, combining rigorous classroom teaching with clinical experience.
  2. Entry-Level Doctorate (DAcCHM): The 4-year Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine program is an entry-level doctoral program that provides a comprehensive curriculum, including over 3000 hours of classroom teaching and clinical experience.
  3. Postgraduate Entry-Level Doctorate Completion Program (DAcCHM): This one-year online program is available for practitioners who have completed a Master's degree.
  4. Postgraduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM): This two year program is available for further specialization after completing the Master's or entry level Doctorate degree.

For prospective students entering the profession

Entry-level Degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Master's Degree

The Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (MAcCHM) equips students with the essential knowledge and clinical expertise required to excel as a licensed acupuncturist.

Duration: 4 years (191 units / 3375 Hours)
Admission Requirements:  60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits
Program Highlights: entry level training, meets the requirements for State licensing and National certification exams.
Program Tuition: $68,570, estimated for students who are not transferring credits.
Financial Aid: Yo San Scholarships, Federal Aid, Veteran Benefits, Work/Study, Installment Payments
Other Degree Names: Entry level Master's degree
Classes held: in-person weekdays and evenings

Doctorate Degree

The Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (DAcCHM) builds upon our Master's curriculum with an additional focus on integrative medicine, professional development and system-based medicine used in hospital care settings. Graduates are prepared to excel as a licensed acupuncturist and to collaborate effectively with Western medical doctors, physical therapists, and other health-care professionals.

Duration: 4 years​ (196 units / 3450 Hours)​ *with co-requisites
4 years (​206 units / 36​0​0 Hours)​ *without co-requisites
Co-Requisites: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Psychology
Admission Requirements: 90 semester credits or 135 quarter credits, biomedicine courses
Program Highlights: entry level training, integrative care, Dr. title, meets the requirements for State licensing and National certification exams.
Program Tuition: $72,000, estimated for students who are not transferring credits.
Financial Aid: Yo San Scholarships, Federal Aid, Veteran Benefits, Work/Study, Installment Payments
Other Degree Names: First Professional Doctorate, Entry level Doctoral degree
Classes held: in-person weekdays and evenings
Advanced Training: Survey of TCM Specialties, Professional Development & System-Based Medicine, Advanced Acupuncture Therapeutics, Research and Evidence-Based Medicine

For working professionals with previous Chinese medicine education and experience

Advanced Degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

1 Year Online Doctorate Degree

For professionals with a master's degree in Chinese medicine, the completion program is an opportunity to earn the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (DAcCHM) degree in just 315 hours. Graduates are prepared to excel as an independent acupuncturists and to collaborate effectively with Western medical doctors, physical therapists, and other health-care professionals.

Duration: 1 year (18 units / 315 Hours)
Admission Requirements: graduates with a Master's level degree from an accredited school of Chinese Medicine, plus 90 semester credits (or 135 quarter credits) of undergraduate education.
Program Highlights: integrative care, quick path to Dr. title
Program Tuition: $8,000
Financial Aid: Yo San Alumni Scholarships
Other Degree Names: DAcCHM Bridge program, Transitional Doctorate
Classes held: in-person and online (hybrid) weekdays and evenings
Advanced Training: Survey of TCM Specialties, Professional Development & System-Based Medicine, Advanced Acupuncture Therapeutics, Research and Evidence-Based Medicine

 

Advanced Practice Doctorate Degree

The highest level of academic and clinical education in the profession of Traditional Chinese Medicine is our DAOM degree. For practitioners with a Master's or First Professional Doctorate degree, graduates will enhance their practice with a medical specialization and qualify to teach TCM. Our executive program for working professionals meets just 1 weekend per month.  Specialization options include Women’s Health & Reproductive Medicine and/or Healthy Aging & Internal Medicine.

Duration: 2 years (212 units / 1220 Hours, 570 didactic and 650 clinical)
Admission Requirements: practitioners with a Master's or First Professional Doctorate degree from an accredited school of Chinese Medicine.
Program Highlights:  graduates will enhance their practice with a medical specialization, pursue breakthrough research projects, and qualify to teach future TCM leaders.
Program Tuition: $33,735
Financial Aid: Yo San Scholarships, Federal Aid, Veteran Benefits and Corporate Scholarships
Other Degree Names: Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Advanced Practice Doctorate
Classes held: in-person 1 weekend per month
Advanced Clinical Education: opportunities for externships, mentorships and preceptorships
Clinical Doctorate Specialties: Women’s Health & Reproductive Medicine, Healthy Aging & Internal Medicine

   

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At Yo San University (YSU) in Los Angeles, California, we offer a distinguished Acupuncture degree program, renowned for its blend of traditional wisdom and contemporary medical practices. Accredited by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the California Acupuncture Board, our program is designed to produce skilled, compassionate, and knowledgeable practitioners in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Why Yo San University Stands Apart:

  1. Nationally Accredited Curriculum: Our program adheres to the highest academic and clinical standards, ensuring our graduates are well-equipped for licensure and a successful career in acupuncture and TCM.
  2. Lineage-Based, Holistic Education: Rooted in the rich Taoist traditions, our teaching philosophy emphasizes a holistic understanding of health and wellness, combining ancient healing techniques with modern integrative medicine.
  3. Dedicated Faculty with Real-World Expertise: Our faculty members are not only academically accomplished but also seasoned practitioners, bringing a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom.
  4. State-of-the-Art Clinical Training: We provide extensive clinical training in our on-campus teaching clinic, offering students hands-on experience in treating a diverse patient population.
  5. A Community of Passionate Learners: Join a vibrant community of students and alumni who share a passion for holistic health and are active contributors to the field of acupuncture and TCM.

In-Depth Curriculum Overview:

The acupuncture degree at YSU is comprehensive, covering all facets of TCM and acupuncture. The curriculum includes:

  • Foundational Theories of TCM: Gain a deep understanding of the principles and philosophies underlying TCM, including Yin-Yang theory, Five Element theory, and Qi (energy) concepts.
  • Acupuncture Techniques and Practice: Learn various acupuncture techniques, including needle insertion, moxibustion, cupping, and electro-stimulation.
  • Herbal Medicine: Explore the rich tradition of Chinese herbal medicine, understanding herb properties, formulations, and applications in treatment.
  • Diagnostic Skills: Develop skills in TCM diagnostic methods, including tongue and pulse diagnosis, to formulate effective treatment plans.
  • Integration with Western Medicine: Understand how TCM and Western medicine can be integrated, learning about anatomy, physiology, and contemporary medical practices.
  • Clinical Practicum: Engage in hands-on clinical practice, treating real patients under the guidance of experienced practitioners.
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice: Participate in research initiatives exploring the scientific basis and efficacy of TCM treatments.

Faculty Excellence and Expertise:

Our faculty comprises seasoned professionals and scholars in TCM and acupuncture. They bring a blend of academic rigor and clinical expertise, offering students a rich learning experience. Faculty members are involved in groundbreaking research, contributing to the advancement of TCM in the modern healthcare landscape.

Student Experience and Support:

At YSU, we prioritize the holistic development of our students. Our supportive environment includes mentorship programs, academic advising, and wellness activities. Students have opportunities to engage in community outreach programs, gaining practical experience and serving diverse populations.

Career Prospects and Alumni Success:

Graduates of our acupuncture program pursue various career paths, including private practice, integrative healthcare settings, research, and academia. Our alumni network provides a valuable resource for professional development and opportunities in the field.

Unique Philosophy and Approach:

Our program is rooted in the Taoist philosophy of balance and harmony, emphasizing a holistic approach to health and healing. We encourage students to develop a deep connection with themselves, their patients, and the natural world, fostering a compassionate and mindful approach to healthcare.

Facilities and Resources:

YSU boasts modern facilities equipped with the latest resources to support academic and clinical training. Our campus provides a conducive learning environment, blending tranquility with state-of-the-art technology.

Conclusion:

The acupuncture degree program at Yo San University is more than just an educational pursuit; it's a journey into the heart of healing and wellness. We invite you to join us in this transformative experience, where ancient wisdom meets modern practice, preparing you for a rewarding career in the vibrant field of TCM.