Educational Programs

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Students get clinical experience practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and develop real skills

Inspiring the Next Generation of Healthcare

YSU offers two fully accredited degree programs, Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).

We weave ancient teachings and healing techniques that emphasize prevention, balance and wellness with a modern approach emphasizing holistic and integrative healthcare.

Whether you pick a Concentration in the MATCM or a Specialty in the DAOM…You Choose Your Path!

In addition, the MATCM and DAOM programs offer an array of clinical experiences, both onsite and with partners, to provide our students with invaluable practice and observation opportunities that deepen their capabilities and confidence as healthcare professionals.

MATCM Program


Earn the degree you need to become a licensed acupuncturist. Our graduates leave YSU as strong individuals, ready to become competent, licensed primary healthcare professionals.

DAOM Program


A Clinical Doctorate for those who possess a master’s degree and are looking to become leaders in enhanced patient care. We offer two advanced specialty programs plus training in all aspects of TCM and within your core specialty, applicable biomedical science and advanced patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Life-long Learning & Professional Development

Yo San is dedicated to providing the best in Traditional Chinese Medicine education for our students and alumni, in our master’s and doctoral programs and beyond. We strive to be an educational center for all acupuncture professionals. It is our goal to foster life-long learning among TCM practitioners and to promote the advancement of our profession through a superior program of Continuing Education. In addition to our classroom and clinical programs, our CEUs and Tao of Success Program ensure our students and alumni have the best, most current resources for both their service to patients and promotion of their practice.

To learn more about the Tao of Success program and to access our past presentations, we encourage you to join our private site for students and alumni only. To do so, please click here.

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Doctorate in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Yo San University remains committed to being a prudent provider of education to all who entrust us with their career preparation. We have carefully evaluated and approached the field’s emerging First Professional Doctorate degree, but can state we are in the final stages of the application process. We remind all of our students, alumni, and other considering applying to any school that the master’s degree continues to be the only degree that permits one to sit for the licensing exam in the State of California, and it is the only degree accredited by ACAOM, the national accrediting body for acupuncture schools.

We will update as new information becomes available. Please check back regularly.